Random Act of Kindness of the Month-May
Random Act of Kindness of the Month
May 1999


PS 279 - Annex
Stacey Fauci
Teacher Computer Lab

Briana is this month's Random Act of Kindness honoree. Briana is always cooperative and enthusiastic in the computer lab. She helps all of her classmates whenever she can. Briana continues to write to her pen pal in Australia and has learned that she can have a friend on the other side of the world.

Bush Accelerated School
Heidi Ebersole
Teacher grade 3
I would like to nominate Breanne Reid as my May Random Acts of Kindness honoree. Breanne is a model third grade student. She always comes to school prepared to learn and does her best to help others do the same. She is an excellent helper - always willing to do anything she can to assist teachers and classmates. Breanne hasn't done just one random act of kindness for this month; instead, she is full of kindness every day of the year!

Lawrence Woodmere Academy
Scott Stolzenberg
Music Teacher

Travis is a dedicated member of the upper school chorus. His baritone voice is melodious and he is highly motivated. Travis serves as a musical leader. He always offers assistance to other students who need a helping hand. He sets a terrific example. His peers admire and look up to him. The upper school will miss him when he graduates this June.

P.S. 279
Terry Engelbert
Teacher grade 3

Simone Bart is this month's recipient of the Random Act of Kindness award. Simone is a very quiet young girl who always does her best. She is always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who may need it. You don't need to ask Simone to help because she is always doing the task as the need arises.

There have been times when Simone will go over to a child who is upset and just listen to them. I know they have felt much better because the smile that arises from that child is priceless. Thank you Simone for all that you do.

 Central Middle School
Felicia Nelson
6-8 Social Studies

This month I'm going to put all 180 of my students up for the students of the month. In light of the tragedy in Littleton, Co., and all across the United States, my students have fear but they are not seriously afraid because they have been taught what secrets to keep and what secrets to reveal I have been pleased, along with the other eight teachers, of our children's behavior. Even before the incident their behavior was good. They are working harder then ever and communicating better than ever. BIG UPS TO THE STUDENTS IN HOUSE 2.(THE VOYAGER)


P.S. 279
Harriet Stolzenberg
Teacher Grade 3

  Tara Charnow is one of the nicest children in my class. She is very sweet and kindhearted. She cares about others. Last week she found a bookbag on her way to school in the park. She decided to carry the bag to school, in addition to her own belongings. (I think the 2 bookbags outweighed her!) As soon as she saw me she told me what she found and asked me what to do about it. She then proceeded to deposit the bag in the office so it could be returned to its owner.
It's not very often a child go out of their way to help others. Tara is definitely deserves to be the Random Act of Kindness honoree this month and every month!

Avery Trace Middle School
Cindy McCloud
Teacher Grade 7
Last Wednesday at school, the students on our team came into the school that day with looks of concern and fear on their faces. They huddled close to their friends and to their teachers that day. Circles of children came to my door early in the morning to discuss their worries about a similar situation happening in our school that happened in Littleton, Colorado. Realizing that this needed some discussion time in class, I gave them time to freewrite about why they feel this sort of violence takes place. I was so proud of Ashley Dishman (a student who is quiet most of the time) who said that love and understanding begins when we can forgive people. Ashley also said,"We need to pray that the parents of the children whose lives were lost be able to forgive what has been done." Ashley's daily actions are an example of the spirit of tolerance she expressed in class that day. She is a kind, compassionate, and empathetic person. My hat goes off to her and to the many students who outnumber those that might wish to do others harm.