Sarah Lynn Witkus
November, 2004, to April, 2016
Sarah's Library Project
Books for those in need.
For information on books available, etc, email
|Sarah Witkus was a 5th grade
student Murphy Elementary School in Haslett, Michigan.
She died on April 10, 2016, aged 11.
In her memory her family have started "Sarah's
Library Project", collecting several thousand books
to donate to hospitals, hospices and children in need.
to her new teacher
|Hi Mrs. Mahon! I am so excited to be in your class!
I am Sarah Witkus and I live on Wood Valley Drive in
Haslett. My hobbies are coloring, writing, crafting,
jump-roping, reading, piano and climbing trees. I have 4
people in my family – my family is my brother, Andrew,
my mom and dad. My mom is a high school math teacher and
my dad is a carpenter.
I have one cat – her name is Daisey – she is so cute! My
Aunt, Uncle and cousin live in East Lansing. My
grandparents live in Dewitt. I love going to my
Grandma’s house – they live on a lake – so we get to go
swimming, kayak, paddle boat, pontoon boat and making
s’mores! Even in the winter, we can go iceskating!
I really enjoy school! My favorite subject is math.
Because my mom is a high school math teacher and I work
with her on my math a lot – in working with her and
listening to her being enthusiastic – I think I have got
interested in it too! I also really like writing and
science! Mrs. Williams works with me one day after
school for tutoring. I have trouble understanding things
the first time I see/hear new material – I need to work
with it and practice and then I understand.
Sometimes I get frustrated that I don’t get things more
quickly – sometimes I get jealous of other people that
don’t have to work as hard as I do. But, my mom always
tells me to try to remember how good it feels when you
work hard at something and then do well. I do like that
feeling! Mrs. Martin gave me the persistence award last