Random Act of Kindness of the Month

December 2001


Hacienda Heights Elementary
Drina Hernandez
Teacher - Kindergarten

       Our honoree this month goes to Oscar. He is always helping me around the room and helps the other children and clean up their work area. He will stay a few minutes after the bell has rung to go home and will help clean the classroom.


Titahi Bay North School
Kathryn Pierre
Deputy Principal
Room 6

        Our nominee for this month is Skye! She has been keeping an eye out for the people who are feeling sad and lonely by offering to play with them and spend some time with them. She has been nominated for using appropriate language in the playground… everyone has noticed the kind words she uses and her friendly smile… we hope the whole world will enjoy this lovely photo of her smile as much as we do!!
Well done, Skye.
Love from all your friends in Room 6.







Claxton Elementary School
Stacey Fauci
Teacher-grade 2

        Our December Random Acts of Kindness Honoree is Macon. She goes out of her way to be kind to all of the other children and will share anything she has with the rest of the class. We are very proud of Macon!


LeBarron Park Elementary
Elizabeth Hannah
Teacher - grade 6

        My pick for Random Act of Kindness was difficult this month because I have had several students that have been really practicing doing things for others. The winners in my classroom this month were the girls and the boy in the picture. As they were dismissed from class one afternoon they went about their business getting their things and talking about their assignments. When they went out the foyer door they noticed a group of students huddled around a boy and a sharp smell in the air. Their curiosity got the better of them and they went over to see what was happening. The boy in the center of the group had matches and was attempting to light a fire near the wall of the school. They immediately told the young man that he could burn the building down with the fire he was trying to light, but the student simply kept playing with the matches. My students kept after the group and finally talked the boys into putting out the fire. Two of them came to get me and by the time I got to the group of students the fire was out and all was under control. These students did a wonderful thing and did not get excited and stayed calm and just talked the students into the correct behavior. I am so proud of them for their actions.


Poplar Road Elementary
Menlia Trammell
Teacher - grades K-5

        Mrs. Nikki Weaver's first grade class made Fireman's Survival Kits which were placed in the firefighter's mailboxes for one of the Newnan Fire Stations. This was a thank you surprise for them, and the class received a personal letter from the captain of the department.

Steele School
Scott Stolzenberg
Teacher - music
        Patrick is a fifth grader at the Steele School. He is an outstanding athlete, musician, and student. Patrick always goes above and beyond the call of duty and is always there and willing to lend a helping hand to his fellow student. Since school began in September, Patrick has been a friend and a teacher of the English language to a new student from Turkey who speaks little English! He not only sets a good role model, but he also guides and steers our new student in the right direction!


 School 6
Ellen Steiner
Teacher - ESL K-5

        This month I am proud to feature KM as December's honoree. She came from Lithuania in September, and she is acquiring English rapidly. KM is very artistic, as well as an excellent writer and student. Despite her short time in the US, KM became Student of the Month for Kindergarten. She enjoys helping her teacher with classroom chores, as well as explaining a computer game. It was a pleasure to see her show a fellow classmate how to print a Thanksgiving card. I am very thankful to have KM in my class.

P.S. 279
Harriet Stolzenberg
Teacher - computer lab

        One day after my special education class came in the lab Jerome got out of his seat. He proceeded to move a chair away from another desk. I couldn't understand what he was doing since he is always a well-behaved student. I asked him why he was out of his seat and he simply said that Scott was coming. Scott is another student in the class who is confined to a wheel chair. Jerome noticed I didn't move the regular chair out of the way to make room for Scott's wheel chair so he did it. What a wonderful and thoughtful act of kindness from a very special little boy!


Parkland Middle School
Cheryl Salles
Teacher - grade 8

        I would like to nominate David O. and Demario J. as the students at Parkland Middle School who have shown great kindness. After a week of state standardized testing, these students knew how tired and frazzled I was. They volunteered to put my classroom back in order (reference materials, student projects, and posters had to be covered or removed during testing). That was a kind act that saved the day for me.


Clark Middle School
Sheila Greemore
Teacher Homeroom 121 - 6th grade

        Each year Clark Middle School has a can food drive for the Salvation Army's food baskets. This is the 2nd year in a row my homeroom children have won this award. I want to thank my homeroom of giving of their time and hearts for the benefit of others in our small community. 16 children collected 447 cans of food in just under 2 weeks.Thank you students for thinking of others in our community! By the way, Clark collected over 6,000 cans for this project!!!


Parkland Middle School
Deborah Cox
Teacher - grade 8

        Recently we had a parent conference. I was buried under my desk with projects to grade and large pieces of student work to hang on the walls. I told my students how frustrated I was from all that I needed to do and how my mood might be affected. A couple students, Abby and Alan, raised their hands and asked me if they would be able to stay out of their next class (an elective) and help me put up work. I, of course, was happy for the help. When they finished, they suggested putting up a title page over the work. It was quite an artistic endeavor, and made our projects look super for the parents.


Feltonville Elementary
Cathleen Conner
Teacher - grade 1

        Our honoree this month is Veronica Ruiz. Veronica is always helpful in the classroom and with the other children. She is always willing to help her classmates stay on track and to focus on what they need to do. She is always willing to volunteer for whatever needs to be done to make our day run a little better.