Troy Craughwell Elementary School’s new Kindness Club has already been making a big difference in the school, uplifting spirits of the students and staff, with plans to brighten the days of community members, as well.
Teacher Kelsey Hackworth and social worker Alyson Capriotti began the club this year after Principal Kathy Barker added the tenet of being kind to the school’s rules of being respectful, responsible and peaceful.
On of the first things Craughwell’s Kindness Club, which is for fourth-graders, began was to chalk messages of encouragement at the school’s entrance so that students and staff would see them as they entered the building.
They also created cards for veterans and greeted those who attended the school’s Veterans Day Assembly.
Each week, the students also leave messages of kindness in teachers’ classrooms. The club also made kindness rocks that students will “plant” throughout the community.
Future plans include making holiday placemats for Meals on Wheels recipients with the Troy Cronin Elementary School Leadership Club, visiting nearby assisted living centers and nursing homes, making a kindness mural for their school, and reading stories about kindness to younger Craughwell students.