Our 7th and 8th grades had a block about Eurasia last semester. Dzvinka Hayda, our Parent Child teacher, visited the classroom and told the students a story about two children growing up in Ukraine during the chaos following World War II. She described how parents were lost and families became separated during the social and economic disruption of war. She told about how one mother had to leave her children at an orphanage and then reclaim them as soon as she was able to find work to support them. At Dzvinka's invitation, the 7th and 8th graders collected useful items and made gift boxes for teenagers living in orphanages in Ukraine. The students chose the items with thoughtfulness, thinking about what would be not only practical, but also about what might be fun for these teens to receive from friends in the U.S. The photos and letters are from our new friends in Ukraine.