Random Act of Kindness of the Month

December 1999

Jose Damin Elementary
Mrs. J. Pina
Teacher - grade 4
Let us celebrate and notice the act of kindness, and deed Diego Rivera does. Diego Rivera is nine years old. He is recognized for his attentiveness, and his kindness, to especially one of his little classmates that has had a handicap. Everyday Diego goes the extra distance by being kind to her. He pulls down and puts up her chair during the day.  


P.S. 279
Ronnie Falkowitz
Teacher - grade 5

Brittney is the fifth grader in my class that receives the Random Act of Kindness Recognition this month. For more than just this year, Brittney has had a younger student with special needs to take care of on the bus to and from school. She is very diligent about this job, is never late, never complains and is very responsible.
Brittney is a hard worker, always has a smile on her face and is eager to please! She is a delight to have in the class. Keep up the fine job Brittney!


North Shore Hebrew Academy
Mrs. Krimko
Teacher grade 1

Ben is a gentle, kind and thoughtful first grader. He is polite in waiting his turn, raising his hand to be called on and sharing his ideas with his classmates. Ben is considerate of the feelings of others. He is respected by his classmates because he is respectful of them.




North Shore Hebrew Academy
Mrs. Chassman
Teacher grade 1

It is said that, "A book can be a friend." Thanks to the generosity and kindness of the children in classes 1B and 1C our library is now blessed with wonderful new friends.
Nina, a giving and caring girl, went through her own books at home, and decided to donate her favorite books to our class. One day she quietly placed the books on her teacher's desk.
Lili, ordered books from Scholastic and when her books arrived, she immediately decided to donate two of them to our library.
Our friend Noor, also decided to choose books to give to our class. She wrapped the books herself and now our library has another special gift.
Victor, decided to give the class a present for his birthday. The books he chose are funny and exciting, just like our good friend Victor.



North Shore Hebrew Academy
Mrs. Krimko
Teacher grade 1

Andrea has shown a kind, caring nature since she has begun first grade. She is polite and respectful to her teachers. She is kind and helpful to her classmates. Andrea is always volunteering to help friends pick up their crayons, lend a pencil, and share her ideas. Andrea is equally kind to make sure our class plants are watered and "happy!" Andrea brightens our day.


P.S. 279
Harriet Stolzenberg
Teacher grade 3

For a Thanksgiving craft project the children were instructed to bring in an apple. There was a dispute as to who one apple belonged. I decided to hold the apple on my desk since it couldn't be identified. The next day, Niaa Daniels brought in another apple and told me to give the one I held to the other child. She solved the problem all by herself.
Niaa has exhibited many random acts of kindness since the beginning of the year. She has returned money she found and is always there to help keep our room clean. She is always looking for a way to be nice to her classmates and her teacher. What a fine example she sets for all of us to follow. Well done Niaa!


P.S. 279 annex
Stacey Fauci
Teacher - Computer Lab

This month's Random Act's of Kindness honoree is Jacob from class 1-101. Jacob is very knowledgeable on the computer and always willing to share his expertise with his classmates. He helps distribute headphones and folders every time his class comes into the lab. If he has a CD that someone else needs, he will always offer to switch disks with them. Great job, Jacob!!!


Clark Middle School
Sheila Greemore
Teacher grade 6

Anthony is an 8th grader that has been a cadet for me for 2 years. He is a very committed student helping students get their homework done, reviewing them for tests, and encouraging them to finish their work. He has personally bought treats for the students. He treated the whole class this Halloween. Often, Anthony stays back to share with me his concerns for these 6th graders. I think Anthony would make a great teacher some day. He also helps out in our special education classes. I know whatever Anthony will choose in life, he will go the extra mile. Good luck, Anthony, and thank you for two years of dedicated help in my classroom.


Ben Milam Elementary
Jennifer Opiela.
Teacher - grade 2

I would like to nominate one of my students, Joe R., for the act of kindness for this month. Joe consistently looks for things he can help do. He picks up paper around campus without being asked. He is enthusiastic about helping in the room also. He helps put books away, pick up trash, and tidies up the room at the end of the day. He is very courteous to all he meets. Joe is a joy to have in class.


P.S. 279
Terry Engelbert
Teacher - grade 3

For the month of December I am nominating my entire class, Class 3-208, as the honorees for this all important award...The Random Act of Kindness of the Month. I am so very proud of all my students. They treat their classmates, friends, and teachers with the utmost respect. It is wonderful to watch them help each other out when someone doesn't understand something. They truly are a team. For all these reasons they are getting this accolade. Way to Go 3-208!!!!!

P.S. 279
Estelle Leviton
Teacher - grade 5

This award is given to Sophie Isacowitz of Astral 4-309 who has repeatedly exhibited very special humane qualities. A classmate was hospitalized for over a week. Sophie collected her homework daily never forgetting her classmate's absence. She's always thinking of others and at present is running for student government office. She's got our vote!!