Since kindness is one of our core values at AES, we have once again decided to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge. During the week of February 20th to February 24th, the students and staff at AES will focus on performing as many acts of kindness as possible. We invite you to join us in this challenge. On the back of this newsletter, you will find a copy of The Great Kindness Challenge checklist. Each class will receive a copy of this checklist on February 20th. Using the checklist, staff and students will work independently, in small groups, and as a whole class to complete all 50 challenges. While staff and students will be encouraged to continue sharing their kindness at home, in the Antrim community, and in our world, each class will keep track of all the kind acts that take place at school.
In addition to The Great Kindness Challenge, the theme of kindness will be highlighted throughout the the week. We will incorporate a different kindness related activity each day—kindness paper quilt squares, door decorating, kindness read alouds, etc. The week will culminate in a special school assembly on Thursday, February 23rd at 9:10am in the gym and AES Art Day on Friday, February 24th.
The staff at AES not only believe that your children will thoroughly enjoy this week of kindness, we also believe the planned activities will engage students and staff in maintaining a school culture of acceptance, tolerance, unity, and respect.
The AES Staff