Chantilly, Va. (February 26, 2015) – Little River Elementary participated in the National Great Kindness Challenge during the week of January 26-30.
Throughout the week, students were encouraged to perform as many acts of kindness as possible.
At school, teachers shared books and facilitated conversations about ways to spread kindness throughout our world. Writing activities and creative posters were completed as class projects and displayed in hallways. At home, students were invited to participate in the Challenge by completing numerous kind acts throughout the week. They were provided a checklist of activities, but could create their own good deeds as well. The students that participated returned a checklist showing their work.
At home, a creativity challenge was offered to the students asking them to create a product that would highlight the importance of kindness. In return, Little River received excellent poetry submissions, thoughtful essay and art projects and entertaining video commercials.
During the Great Kindness Challenge week, the SCA kicked off its winter coat drive and the staff held a food drive with donations going to the Dulles South Food Pantry.
At the conclusion of the week, the winners of the creativity challenge were announced on a “Special Kindness Edition” of the Eagle News hosted by Principal Julie Gross, Assistant Principal Kevin Murphy and school counselor Anne Terry. Little River was then certified as a Kind School.