Random Act of Kindness of the Month

October 2002


Titahi Bay North School
Kathryn Pierre
Deputy Principal
Room 6

        Meet Waka, Parke and Nathan, the winners of our Kindness Award this month. The rest of our class, because of the way they have been treating others, has voted these boys. They have all made outstanding efforts to make others feel a million dollars! They have been playing nicely and helping out others when they are hurt or feeling sad. Good on you fellas! Kia Kaha!



Claxton Elementary School
Stacey Fauci
Teacher-grade 2

        Our school hs been spending a lot of time talking about different qualities that make up a "kid of character". In our class, William has shown all of the qualities we have been talking about. If he finds something on the floor, he will go out of his way to find the rightful owner. If someone is hurt, he will help them and never expects anything in return for being a good person. Way to go, William!



P.S. 279
Rosalie Azzopardi
Teacher - Grade 3

        Kevin is always straightening up the classroom when he notices things out of place. He fixes chairs that have been pulled out, and not properly placed back. He cleans up the room after projects have been done. Kevin does all this without being asked.



Steele School
Scott Stolzenberg
Teacher - music

        Michael is now a fifth grade student at Steele School. He is a multitalented performer and musician. Michael's contributions to our 9/11 memorial assembly were enormous. Not only did he help to make sure that everything was properly set up and that everything ran smoothly, he also served as musical leader for our patriotic musical presentations, which we were asked to perform last minute. Michael not only made his teachers and school proud, he made his country proud! 9/11 and everyday!


P.S. 279
Harriet Stolzenberg
Teacher - computer lab

         For my first honoree of the year I would like to nominate Darnell. Darnell was a student in my lab last year. When his new class came in for the first time this year he was kind enough to help out his classmates who weren't familar with the program we were using. It's nice to see Darnell remembered what he learned previously. More importantly it's nicer to see what a good citizen Darnell is becoming!


Clark Middle School
Sheila Greemore
Teacher - 6th grade science

        My classes do two dissections a year, and these students must pay for the specimens. I know it is difficult for some children to find the money. Tanner found a child's money under his math desk. Since it was a check, he knew the owner and brought it to me to give back to the student. I am proud that Tanner took the time and care to make sure this student received his check, and I am proud of his honesty.


Clark Middle School
Sheila Greemore
Teacher - 6th grade science

        Clark Middle School in Vincennes, IN wanted to openly express their gratefulness and appreciation to not only God, and country, but our courageous firemen and police officers. A group of our firemen went to N.Y. during the 911 crisis to give support and money for the NY firemen and police officers who had lost their lives. Students were invited to group around our flagpole at 7:30 a.m on Sept. 18 for prayers, songs, the pledge, and words of encouragement.


P.S. 279
Joanna Berger
Teacher - Kindergarten

         I am proud to choose Trevon for the Random Act of Kindness of the month honor. After the class came back from the computer lab he gave me a quarter and told me he found it. He wanted me to return it to the person who lost it. What a wonderful unselfish thing to do! We're very proud of you Trevon!



Southwest Elementary
Amanda McCutchen
Teacher - Grade 4

        Ryan was nominated by our class for the Random Act of Kindness Award because he shows the six pillars of character wherever he is in school. He helps others with their math when he is finished. At school, he knows the difference between right and wrong and doesn't break the rules. When he has to sit by someone different, he never complains or says anything rude. These are the reasons we pick Ryan


Southwest Accelerated Elementary
Ruth Kem
Teacher - Grade 4

        Students in our classroom nominated Kate because she is alwaysfollowing the Six Pillars of Character (Fairness, Trustworthiness, Caring, Citizenship, Respect, and Responsibility). She gets along well with others and helps people when they are hurt. She helps others in the classroom when they don't understand something. She just does NICE things the students said.