The COMPASSION COUNTDOWN
for our Custodians and Cafeteria Ladies
All JES students are being challenged to “earn” a dollar to donate toward a gift for the cafeteria and custodial staffs. The fourth grade Ambassadors of Kindness are leading this dollar drive. We are collecting through December 14th. The gifts are to be presented during fourth grade lunch the week before we go on Winter Break.
Thanks to all the children who have done an extra chore or had a bake sale to raise money to donate to this worthy cause. A big thank you to the parents who reinforce how important it is to acknowledge the hard work that these staff members. They contribute a service that keeps our school healthy and safe.
Our Core Essential character value for December is COMPASSION which is defined as caring enough to do something about someone else’s need. We will be talking about COMPASSION in counseling lessons. COMPASSION is an important character value that can easily be reinforce at home. Sharing your experiences with compassion and listening to what your child says about it is invaluable.
We will be working on several service projects throughout the year to give our students opportunities to “give back”. Look for our next project coming in January! Research shows that when children (and adults) give they experience positive feelings that lead to a greater sense of self-worth. Giving promotes cooperation, social connections and gratitude. Research has found that gratitude is integral to happiness and health. Watch for opportunities for our students to get involved in the experience of giving.
The district wide mental health focus this month is Kindness and Compassion. You can view the Dragon’s Breath newsletter at https://www.smore.com/5bzpr-carroll-dragon-s-breath to read about the district emphasis on kindness.
As always, if I can assist you in any way, please call.
817 949 4500