A Tree to Showcase Random Acts of Kindness

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As students pass through Winthrop Avenue’s main hallway, they are encouraged to take the time to read one of the many hearts that hang from the school’s Random Acts of Kindness Tree.

“The tree is a reminder to all of our students of the importance of showing kindness to others,” Principal Sally Curto said.  
During the month of February, students were assigned principal’s homework asking them to reflect on kindness and how it relates to being leaders. Leadership is one of the principles highlighted in the district’s character education program. The students were then instructed to brainstorm words that relate to kindness and to write their ideas on decorated heart-shaped ornaments.