Random Act of Kindness of the Month

May 2001


J. C. Solmonese School
Wendy Quinlan
Teacher of Technology

Christopher, a pre-school student in Ms. Bull's class, began the year with a terrible fear of the vacuum cleaner. With the help and kindness of Mr. Steve, one of our daytime custodians, Chris has overcome this fear. Now he and Mr. Steve work together keeping our cafeteria nice and clean. They have found a new friend in each other. Thank you Mr. Steve!

Mrs. Scott, a Grade 2 teacher, thinks that Kaitlyn, Danielle, Keiko and Caroline, all third grade girls from Mrs. Bush's class, should be commended for their kindness in her room. They are always willing to give up their recess to help in Mrs. Scott's room.















William A. Walton Elementary School
Diana Griffin
Teacher - LD 3-5

Warren Newell is a fourth grade student at William A. Walton Elementary School in Prince George County, Virginia. I have nominated Warren for the Random Act of Kindness of the Month because Warren is an outstanding example of the word "kindness." Warren is a very happy and hard working student. He always has a kind and polite word for the students and teachers at Walton. Warren is always willing to read to his classmates and help them with their Accelerated Reading tests. He will complete any job he is given with a smile!


School No. 6
Ellen Mandel-Steiner
Teacher - ESL K-5

JM is our honoree for April because she is always so sweet and helpful. She joined our school district only a few months ago, but she fit in right away. Although she is shy, JM is never afraid to help with class chores, or share her snack with fellow classmates. A week ago, one of the children forgot their snack during after-school tutoring, so she was only too happy to share her snack. I never have to worry about JM misbehaving because she knows how to listen and respect her fellow classmates. It's a pleasure to honor JM for the month of May; you deserve it!

Poplar Road Elementary
Menlia Trammell
Teacher - grades K-5

Mrs. Patricia Kelly's fourth grade students take turns going to lunch with and spending "buddy" time with students in our "physically challenged" class here at Poplar Road. Students in both classes enjoy and benefit from the interaction.


William Davison Elementary School
Lorol A. Brackx
Teacher - grades K-5

The executive officers of the MicroSociety program at Davison School have been working hard tutoring 1st grade students in reading and math during their lunch hours. They have also initiated a clean up program where they have organized other 5th graders to help them clean up the school grounds weekly. The campaign for the month of May is " Acts of Kindness". Students nominated by their classmates will have their name and act posted on a hall bulletin board for all to see. They are a very kind and caring group of students. I feel Rosemary Harris, Angelo Foster, Mercedes Daniels, Eba Chowdhury, Jamerika Lyte, and Lillian Tripp are students who work hard to make Davison School a better place!


Steele School
Scott Stolzenberg
Teacher - music
Dominic is a fifth grader at Steele School in Baldwin. He is an artist, musician, and all around great guy. Dominic is involved in all school activities and is the leader of the "Peer Mediation" club. "Peer Mediation" meets one day a week during lunch and is a program for students with social issues to talk to other students seeking guidance. Dominic helps fellow students solve their problems by offering suggestions and good advice. Dominic also helped to train eight other peer mediators. This program is a wonderful way for to develop relationships and Dominic is a terrific leader and friend to all!



Benton Elementary
Ashley Jones
Teacher- Kindergarten

My nominees for the May page are Breanna Mathis, Kelcie Blackwell and Kenzie Eakes. They all are a joy to have in the classroom. They love to help others and are so excited about learning new things.



P.S. 279
Harriet Stolzenberg
Teacher grade 3

As the school year comes to a close I would like to honor a young man who has been very helpful. Jeffrey Wu is that young man. He is an all around student and a friend to everyone. If you need anything done, Jeffrey is always ready to lend a helping hand. He can always be counted on to get the job done right. Thank you Jeffrey, for jobs well done. Keep up the good work!


Glenvar Elementary
Missy Chapman
Teacher - 1st grade

My wonderful person of the month is Hensley. He made a new student to my classroom feel very welcome! He introduced my new student to the ways of the classroom, and introduced him to many new friends. Thanks Hensley!!!


SeaView School
Gail Henderson
Teacher - grade 3/4/5
Bruce is a grade 4 student at SeaView School. He helped a student, who wants to play hockey, to learn how to skate. Bruce also helped to tie up other students' skates. He has also given up his free time to help a classmate. This made the student feel good.