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I am so excited to announce that we are running the Year of Kindness for Schools Program at Alta Vista Public School (AVPS) this year. We are holding our Kindness Kick-off Assembly this Thursday for families at AVPS. The awesome student leaders from the Stand By Me Club will lead the assembly. They will provide a brief presentation explaining the program, perform a Kindness Improv Skit about being an Upstander, and then they will run a group Act of Kindness for all the families.

The students in the Stand By Me Club will run this same assembly (without the group Act of Kindness) for all the students and teachers when we head back to school in January.  This will ensure that everyone is excited to participate in the program and ready to start the daily and weekly Acts of Kindness challenges.

I thought that I would share the details of this event with you, so that you can get a better idea of what the Year of Kindness for Schools Program looks like. For more details on the program, check out our website at: http://worldchangingkids.ca/product/the-year-of-kindness-self-directed

If you are interested in bringing this program to your school, send me an email at worldchangingkids@gmail.com and I can send you more info!

Kindness Kick-off Assembly for Families at Alta Vista Public School

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Alta Vista PS, Gym 1 (with stage)
Cost: Free!
Age Suitability: All families with students at AVPS are invited and kids of all ages (even younger siblings) can attend

Group Act of Kindness – Details:

We will make reusable Kindness Bags out of old t-shirts, fill them with a gently loved stuffed animal and book, a Kindness Card, and a handmade beaded necklace and then gift them to the Heron Emergency Food Centre to be handed out to families accessing the Food Bank over the winter break.

Please Bring (if you can):

  • a gently used adult small or child medium to large t-shirt
  • a gently loved stuffed animal
  • a gently loved book

RSVP to lindseybarr@yahoo.com so we can be sure to have enough supplies for the Kindness Cards and necklaces!

For more information on how to make a reusable tote bag from an old t-shirt, check out our blog post with step by step instructions at: http://worldchangingkids.ca/archives/5391

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