Dear Cherry Crest families,

We are celebrating No Name-Calling Week (NNCW) from January 20-24, 2020. The week is rooted in the idea of #KindnessInAction by actively adding kindness in our every action. Our school will be celebrating NNCW by discussing what kindness means and how we can be kind to others. Students can then compete No Name Calling Week Pledges and add their own goal stickers to the pledge.  The pledges are a symbol that together we stand for kindness at Cherry Crest. Our hope is for our students to practice kindness at school and at home.

Below are many ways you can support your child by practicing kindness outside of school.

Read about it! 

  • Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
  • The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwing
  • Each Kindness by Jacquelin Woodson
  • Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
  • Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
  • The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates
  • I Walk With Vanessa: A Story About A Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoet
  • Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson and Fumi Kosaka

Talk about it!

Here are some questions you can talk with your child about Kindness:

  • Tell me about a time when someone was kind to you. How did it make you feel? How do you think the other person felt?
  • What do you think kindness means? Why is it important?
  • What are ways you can be kind to people at school, at home, and in the community?

Practice Acts of Kindness!

  • Say Good Morning
  • Be encouraging
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Compliment 3 people
  • Ask a friend how their day is going
  • Make a thank-you card
  • Give someone a high five

If you have any questions or would like additional ideas of how to implement Kindness at home, please contact our substitute school counselor- Katelyn Fiorillo.