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September 7, 2019

Dear Mr. Fout,

As with any job, I know how often you may only hear the negative comments,  and the praise can be few and far between.

All I can say is WOW!

Long story short, this Saturday I was at Gillespie park and lost my phone.  A group of your students were there along with another school for an organized event.  I had asked a parent if they knew of any of the students finding it.  He pointed me in the direction of the head leader that was out there for your school.  He said he had not seen anything.

As I continued walking across the park, about 5 seconds later I turned around and noticed all of the students scattered in the direction I mentioned I thought it might have been. I wanted to make sure to say THANK YOU!  I was so impressed with their immediate call to action to help someone else.  They did not have to completely stop what they were doing for something that in the grand scheme of things is pretty trivial, BUT they did. Thank you to the staff, and parents for helping to raise such great kids.  And to the kids for stepping up.  Please share this with the staff members involved and even your students.  They should really be proud of themselves! 

From a very thankful & impressed Sarasota citizen,

(I did end up finding the phone :)

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