Students at Alameda Elementary School kicked off the year by hosting an assembly promoting their message, “Catch a Wave of Kindness.” Students created several poster boards which decorate their hallways, showcasing kind thoughts and well wishes for others. The student leadership council also recorded a music video about kindness and shared it with students during the assembly.
For the remainder of October, each student has been given the challenge to write the names of students who they witness performing small acts of kindness on strips of paper, which will be strung together to create a chain of positivity. But the message doesn’t stop there. During the month of November, students will write letters to children with cancer, and will write letters and send artwork to the elderly living in nursing homes. In December, students will collect hygiene products, which they will donate it to those suffering from homelessness in Las Cruces.
In January and February, students at Alameda will turn their attention toward helping homeless pets, according to student leadership council sponsor Marita Renteria. March will find the students focused on health, and April and May will be spent being “proactive,” and “Polishing Alameda” — an effort designed to teach students to take pride in their school.
“The students at Alameda Elementary have done a wonderful job creating a positive message and sharing it with the community,” said Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Greg Ewing. “Not only are they promoting kindness within their own school, but they’re extending small acts of kindness to others in the community in a big way, and we couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Renteria said the student leadership council has been working hard since the school year started. The organization was tasked with coming up with the themes for each month.
— Samantha Lewis, LCPS Public Relations Coordinator, 575-527-5946, email@example.com