January 27 - 31, 2020
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!
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
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.