On October 10, Polaris students kicked off a school-wide social emotional program called Random Acts of Kindness (RAK). RAK is an organization that believes spreading kindness will make the world a significantly better place. Their website is a great resource full of kindness ideas, stories and resources (www.randomactsofkindness.org). The program director for RAK, Brooke Jones, is a parent of a 5th grader at Polaris. We expect you will be hearing a lot about kindness since our wonderful Polaris teachers will be using the RAK curriculum with students this school year.
With the leadership of our school psychologist, Lisa Strassburger, and our Student Council, Polaris will kick off the RAK program with a “star project” focusing on acts of kindness to self and others. Look for stars to decorate the halls all over our building. We will continue the kindness theme throughout the year. In December, students will focus on kindness to the community by participating in the Holiday Giving Project. In Spring, we will focus on kindness to the earth with a “green project”. The culminating event with be at the Spring Showcase where students can share displays of their kindness work in the community by creating a display board.
We look forward to watching the kindness spread in our school, community and homes.