Kindness is nothing special at Jones Elementary School, it's a way of life for the students and staff.
proud to be a Kindness Certified school," said Principal Rita Powell.
"Last year we participated in the Great Kindness Challenge, a Kids for
Peace initiative. The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive, proactive
anti-bullying initiative, reaching millions of students during the last
full week of January every year."
In order to create a consistent,
positive message throughout the school and community, Jones holds
"kindness stations" during recess every month. Students make hearts,
bookmarks and posters all devoted to kindness for their friends,
teachers, parents to show that kindness matters.
"One child even
shared the note he wrote," said Powell. "'It said "I am sorry.' Other
kids wrote, 'You are a great friend" and 'You make me smile.'
am so thankful to our wonderful PTA and parents that help run and
support our efforts of creating a bully-free, safe and caring school
For more information, contact Powell at 858-496-8140.