January 27 - 31, 2020

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Plans for the Week

Monday, January 27

Morning Greetings To kick off the Great Kindness Challenge, students will be welcomed to school Monday morning by a special greeting crew including local firefighters and police officers!

Tuesday, January 28

Cozy Up with Kindness PJ Day for staff and students!

Wednesday, January 29

Appreciation Day Students are encouraged to write notes or bring treats to teachers and staff based on grade level. The “Teacher Favorites” page lists specific names for many of the below groups. CLICK HERE.


                                                                                    PreK:    Teacher + Cafeteria workers & custodians

                                                                       K:         Teacher + Crossing guards & bus drivers

                                                                       1st:       Teacher + Cafeteria workers & custodians

                                                                       2nd:      Teacher + JCPRD workers

                                                                       3rd:       Teacher + Paras, aides, & support staff

                                                                       4th:       Teacher + Office staff & nurse

                                                                       5th:       Teacher + Paras, aides, & support staff

                                                                       6th:       Teacher + Specials teachers / band & strings

Thursday, January 30

Go Crazy for Kindness Wear your craziest fashions - mis-matched clothes, crazy hair & socks, etc.

Friday, January 31

Kind Hearts for Cougars Benninghoven students & families are invited to help hand out kind hearts and offer morning greetings to our SMNW Cougars as they arrive at school on Jan. 31! Meet outside either entrance (parking lot side or Benninghoven side) from 7:15 - 7:40 AM! 


In the Spirit of Kindness Wear BH Spirit Wear or Black & Gold!


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Kindness Challenge Checklists Pre-K - 3rd grade students will have a hard copy of their checklist and 4th - 6th grade students will download theirs to their ipad. There is a Family Edition checklist below OR you can download the Great Kindness Challenge app on your Android or iphone!

Kind Coins Campaign Students can bring in loose change for the Kind Coins project. This year we are joining with other schools around the world to help build a school and friendship center in Mexico. See the video HERE to learn more about this great project and click HERE to see the results of last year's Kind Coins for Liberia project!

Buckets of Kindness We are collaborating with other SMSD schools to create "Buckets of Kindness" for Kansas City's homeless population. Each grade will aim to fill a 5-gallon bucket with a specific item (see below). The buckets will be out by the Knight all week - let's see what grades can fill their buckets!

                PreK & K: Toothbrushes                       1st: Hair Brushes or Combs

                2nd: Toothpaste                                    3rd: Small Bottles of Hand Lotion

                4th: Lip Balm                                         5th: Bars of Soap

                6th: Decks of Playing Cards

Kind Hearts Students are ​encouraged to make paper hearts with kind messages and words of encouragement on them to be used in a variety of ways throughout the week. Hearts can be placed in the collection bin by the Knight. 


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Download & Print the

Family Checklist (or get the app for Apple or Android; search "The Great Kindness Challenge Family Edition")

Kind Coins Campaign


GKC Video starring Benninghoven Students

PHOTOS: 2018 GKC at Benninghoven