Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 3
Value of Time Served: $507
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: November 13, 2020
Every day is a celebration of kindness at Park Avenue Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District, but on Nov. 13, students and staff took it up a notch for World Kindness Day.
The global initiative, spearheaded by Inspire Kindness, was created to amplify the power of kindness through people’s actions, words and clothing. Students at Park Avenue were encouraged to wear shirts with positive messages and commit to at least one act of kindness that day either in school, at home or in the community.
In Nancy Del Rosario’s second grade class, students studied Mr. Rogers, a man known for spreading messages of kindness to generations of youngsters. They also wrote in the gratitude journals about acts of kindness other people have shown toward them and why they appreciated it.
Earlier in the year, third graders in Brittany Ciana’s class read “Third Grade Angels,” by Jerry Spinelli. Since then, one student per week has been recognized with a “Halo Award” for showing kindness toward others. Since World Kindness Day was special, two students were honored for their good deeds.
1: Second graders at Park Avenue Elementary School joined in the celebration of World Kindness Day on Nov. 13.
2: Fourth graders, from left, Michael Ferraro, Ava Puleo and Luke Giordano wore shirts with positive messages.
3: Third graders Amber Kaur and Jake Federlein showed the most important rule in their classroom.
4: Fourth graders Julianna Nardo, left, and Eliana let their clothes do the talking in spreading a message of kindness.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District