The Partners in Kind Club, mentored by faculty advisors Allegra Atkinson and Tracey Stewart, ran its fourth annual Kindness Day on April 28. According to Ms. Atkinson and Ms. Stewart, "Kindness Day is about celebrating the goodness and humanness in all of us." For the fourth year, the PTSO supported this event by paying for doughnuts and distributing 600 doughnuts before school.
Teachers had the option of bringing classes to a series of optional assemblies. Here are the offerings.
Pamela Schuller is an internationally known inclusion advocate. Her extraordinary personal story of growing up with the most severe known case of Tourette Syndrome in the country, and turning that challenge into professional and personal success, is engaging, funny, a little bit heartwrenching, and deeply meaningful. Pamela holds a BA in Psychology and Youth Outreach Through the Arts from Knox College, and an MA in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University, where she focused her studies on creating improvisational theater programs as a tool for youth with disabilities to improve self-advocacy skills. Pamela does inclusion differently. Through storytelling, comedy, laughter, and improv, our community will leave with concrete goals and a new mindset to become more inclusive. To do better. To laugh more. To celebrate differences. Check out her YouTube video here: The Two Little Words That Can Change a Life: https://youtu.be/COJvIrVoD-4