Friday, December 13, 2013

Kindness is part of curriculum at Jones Elementary School

Kindness is nothing special at Jones Elementary School, it's a way of life for the students and staff.
A Kindness Station
"We're 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.'

"I 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 environment!"
For more information, contact Powell at 858-496-8140.