BOURNE — Superintendent Kerri Anne Quinlan-Zhou and Principal Liz Carpenito are pleased to announce that Bournedale Elementary School is participating in the Great Kindness Challenge again this year, joining over 18 million students in over 35,000 schools across 115 countries.
Students and teachers are working together throughout the week of Jan. 24-28 to spread kindness by performing kind acts at home, in school and in the community. Each student has been given a kindness checklist based on their grade that provides a variety of kind acts to complete, ranging from inviting a new friend to play with them and thanking someone who has helped them, to being kind to themselves or eating a healthy snack.
Once the checklist is completed the students are personally recognized for their kindness. Each day students will also get the chance to watch a “read aloud story” about kindness from a member of the BES staff.
Also part of the Great Kindness Challenge is students having opportunities to complete fun activities and classroom discussions about kindness during their “What I Need” (WIN) period.
The week’s activities were organized by BES School Adjustment Counselors Abby Downing and Bethany Magnatta.
“As part of this fun and engaging week, we are challenging all students and staff to spread kindness and strive to be respectful, responsible and safe members of the Bournedale community,” Downing and Magnatta said. “These are the guiding principles of not only our school but of the entire district, and we are eager to see all of the different ways our school members can come up with to brighten each other’s days.”
To learn more about the Great Kindness Challenge, click here.