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Kindness embraced at Clara H. Carlson

Clara H. Carlson School celebrated Kindness Awareness Week from Feb. 11- 15. The weeklong event was organized to show students the power that compassion can have in their everyday lives.

 Each day centered on a different theme that included dress-up fun, a simple challenge and an inspirational quote. Throughout the week, the school’s youngsters made thank-you cards for various staff members to show their appreciation, while sixth-grade students took part in a positive Post-it campaign, writing kind notes to friends, teachers and themselves. Teachers showed their appreciation for their colleagues by tagging them with Kindness Hearts which were posted outside their classrooms for all to see. At home, children were encouraged to carry out good deeds and random acts of kindness.

School social worker Karina Bruno, along with teachers Melissa Basel, Robert Cavaliere and Tara Savage, organized and planned the Kindness Awareness Week activities. “This initiative was aimed at helping students and staff feel valued, that that they matter and really make a difference at Clara H. Carlson,” Mrs. Bruno said.

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  1. Clara H. Carlson School student Shanice Reyes posted a Post-it note on the wall outside the sixth-grade classrooms.

Kindness embraced at Clara H. Carlson

2. Clara H. Carlson School student Samiullah Mustanser placed a kind message to one of his friends in the school’s hallway.

Kindness embraced at Clara H. Carlson

3. Clara H. Carlson School student Rameezah Naz wrote kind messages to her friends and posted them.

Kindness embraced at Clara H. Carlson

4. Clara H. Carlson School students (from left): Anmol Kang, Kyla Montoya and Carina Ojeda were voted most kind by their classes. They are pictured with teachers Melissa Basel (left), Tara Savage (second, left), Robert Cavaliere (right) and social worker Karina Bruno.

Kindness embraced at Clara H. Carlson