The Great Kindness Challenge

The Great Kindness Challenge ~ January 25 - 29, 2021

  • Our school is proudly participating in The Great Kindness Challenge, a week-long program dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion in communities worldwide.  Kindness is something we always work to spread here at WMES-FAM, but during the week of January 25th – 29th we will be putting the spotlight on it!  We know our Shining Stars will help shine this light!

    This past year has been challenging for our school community, so we are extra excited to participate in this uplifting week of positivity.  To help our students “practice kindness” and put their compassion into action, they will receive a Great Kindness Challenge checklist.  We encourage all students to complete as many acts of kindness as possible, both in school and at home, and we hope you will celebrate them from home!

    Each day of the Great Kindness Challenge, we will share a kindness quote in morning announcements, reinforce kindness in our morning meetings, and have a kindness theme for each day that will encourage students to share kindness with someone specific that day!

    Monday, January 25th Kindness to Others!  Wear your Kindness shirts! Say something kind to your teacher, classmates, bus driver, or anyone you see today!

    Tuesday, January 26thKindness to Family!  Say or do something kind for a family member!  Share your act of kindness in a morning meeting this week.

    Wednesday, January 27thKindness to Self!  Practice mindfulness and deep breathing today.  Spend some time alone and think about what you love about yourself!  Share with your classmates on Thursday!

    Thursday, January 28th Kindness to our WMES-FAM school!  Wear WMES shirt or school colors!  Thank a staff member or teacher for all they do for you!  Pick up trash that you see, give a heart shape with your hands so they can see a smile, invite a classmate to play at recess, or give someone a compliment.

    Friday, January 29th – (teacher workday, no school) Kindness to our Neighbors!  Do something kind for a neighbor ~ take them cookies, write a nice note, take in their trash can, or anything else you can think of.

    Together, we will lift each other up, cheer each other on and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!