On a national level, our rhetoric may be white-hot.
Despite that — or maybe because of it — here in Westport, our kids are playing nice.
Long Lots Elementary School has developed a Caring Council. Last week, students and their faculty advisors, Lori Grindrod and Cecilie Schachte — with the full support of principal Jeffrey Golubchick — rolled out an important event for the entire building.
“Kindness Week” included:
- Make a Difference Monday
- Thoughtful Tuesday , during which Caring Council students gave hot chocolate to bus drivers
- What Can I Do to Help? Wednesday
- Thank You Thursday
- Friendship Friday, with a special friendship-themed “super recess.”
The Westport school system has embraced “kindness with sincerity” as a guiding principle. Is it naive to ask if some of our leaders in Washington could follow suit?
(Hat tip: Amy Chatterjee)