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Wildtimes Newsletter – 5th Edition

Posted November 25, 2019 By Hal Miller
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World Kindness Day

Posted November 12, 2019 By Donna Moscatello

November 13th is World Kindness Day in which individuals, schools, and organizations unite in recognizing and spotlighting acts of kindness as efforts to make the world a better place.

It is the hope that our community attempts to appreciate each other every day. On November 13th for World Kindness Day, we have the opportunity to celebrate compassion and be intentional about how we will express appreciation and positivity.  World Kindness Day is an annual internationally honored day, to pause and reflect on times when we have been shown kindness, and think about ways in which we can return it.

Let’s inspire kindness in our students!

On this day we plan to:

1.     Wear a red color shirt to symbolize the heart present in all measures of kindness.

2.     Pay it forward by spreading random acts of kindness throughout the day, for example: pass along positive messages that remind someone how much they are appreciated, smile, hold the door open, ask someone how their day is going, etc.

3.     Throughout the day the overhead will turn on and ask students and adults to pause with what they are doing, turn to the person next to them, and verbally communicate a positive message such as: “ You really know how to make me laugh,” “Believe in yourself, because I do.” “ I think you’re awesome, and this is why,“ or “ Your quiet manner is very calming, thanks.” These are merely examples.

4.     Middle School-(40 min) During WIN, every group will read George Saunder’s graduation speech, which appeared in the New York Times, about his reflections on the lessons kindness taught him during the course of his life. Students will respond to two questions, in writing, after reading the article.

5.     Elementary School-(10 mins) At the start of the day, or when the teacher thinks the activity works best with the curriculum, an excerpt from Each Kindness, by Jacqueline Woodson will be read aloud to the class. Classes will discuss the lessons they learned about kindness from the read aloud. Students in grades 2-5 will respond to two questions, in writing. Students in grades 1-K will demonstrate the importance of kind thoughts and actions through a graphic organizer.

6.     Mr. D’ Anna’s technology crew will capture moments of kindness in action.

We can start here and build upon creating a culture where random acts of kindness are constantly discovered.

Our light shines brightest when the whole school community joins together smiling, sharing, and supporting each other.

Thank you for your time and participation.

Warm regards,

Ms. Chadonic

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Parent-Teacher Conferences – Thursday, Nov. 14th

Posted November 10, 2019 By Hal Miller


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PTA News for November

Posted November 10, 2019 By Hal Miller

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