PS 279 - Annex
Teacher Computer Lab
Our choice for the Random
Acts of Kindness honor this month is our pen pals from Kilington, Australia. Even though we are all
the way across the world, we have begun a friendship
between kindergartners that we hope will last a very long
Bush Accelerated School
Teacher grade 3
I would like to nominate
Ashton Clark as my April honoree. We had an incident in
my classroom where Ashton didn't tell the complete truth.
That night I received a call from Ashton's mother. Ashton
couldn't sleep because she hadn't been truthful with me.
She explained to her mother what happened and wanted her
mother to call me because she felt so bad. I would never
have known that Ashton didn't tell me the truth if she
hadn't been so honest with me, her family, and herself. I
think it's great for a third grader to have such a
conscience. I'm very proud of Ashton!
6-8 Social Studies
Our school would like to nominate
Marlen Guillen as the student of the month. Marlen is a
sixth grader who came to the United States in 1995. She
did not speak any English when she entered in the USD#500
English as a second language (ESL) program. Since then
she has become fluent and works as a peer-helper to
non-English speaking students new to the district. She
assists them in adapting to our school. She is patient,
kind, and understanding towards the needs of our
"newcomers". She is always willing to assist any student,
no matter their language, age, or culture. She always has
a smile on her face and is an excellent role model for
Good luck to Marlen in all that she
attempts to do and with her perseverance. We at Central
Middle School know that her dreams will come
Teacher grade 1
I would like to recognize little
boy in my class named Daniel. One day last week I was
having a very bad day, and Daniel was one of the few
people who noticed. He came up to me and out his hand on
my shoulder and said, " Don't worry everything will be
okay, just calm down." Hearing these words from a first
grader definitely made me realize everything would be
okay. Thanks to Daniel for being my pal.
Loretta R. Sullivan
Michelle Barren-White is our Random
Act of Kindness Student of the Month. Michelle is nice to
all of the children in our class. She is respectful to
teachers and other adults in the building. Michelle does
extra projects and shares them at Discovery Circle time.
Recently she created her own telescope to show the class.
We are proud of Michelle for her kindness,respect for
others, and her inventiveness.
Teacher Grade 3
Sophie Isacowitz is a wonderful
person! She goes about her business in her quiet way, making
the world a better place. I have caught her many times
cleaning the lunchroom table because she knows it's the
right thing to do. She doesn't question who left a mess, but
she knows it's not supposed to be there. She's always eager
to help out anyone, in any way.
When she flashes her beautiful smile it just makes you feel
good inside. The world would benefit with more people like
Teacher Grade 4
Aysha Valery, a student in Astral
4-309, is the recipient of the April Random Act of Kindness
award. She is actively attempting to reach out to her fellow
classmates in their time of need.
The other day Aysha rushed over to someone who was crying
and offered them a tissue, assuring them that everything
would be fine.
After doing research and work on the Holocaust, Aysha
brought in a video she rented herself for the class. It was
entitled " A Friendship in Vienna" and took place during the
Holocaust. The class appreciated her action.
Aysha is on her way to making very dear friends in A4-309
and beyond for that matter.
Teacher Grade 5
Nancyanne Schmidt is the
person in class A5-305 who deserves the Random Act of
Kindness Award. She is diligent, responsible,
cooperative, and always has a smile on her face.
Nancyanne is always kind to her peers and is ready to
help, even before anyone asks!
Thanks Nancyanne for being so special!
Teacher Grade 4
Kaliq is an honest student
who always treats others with respect. We recently
returned from a field trip and due to time constraints,
the children were not able to purchase any souvenirs.
Melissa lost her money in the classroom. Kaliq found the
money and returned it to Melissa. Thank you Kaliq for
being a good role model.