Kindness Matters

Deauville Gardens East dressed head-to-toe in blue, representing unity, on Sept. 28 to celebrate this month’s character education trait: kindness.    
All grades gathered in the cafeteria for an assembly on kindness, presented this month by Jennifer Kelly’s fourth-grade class. Carrying their painted emoji plates, the students spoke about what kindness means to them and the proper way to treat others.

Each month, Deauville Gardens East guidance counselor Lysa Mullady works with students throughout the school on a different character trait.

Students receive “character counts” cards when they are caught showing an act of kindness. Mullady, who added the assembly portion this year, also includes songs and poems in the program, incorporated by the art and music teachers, so students can connect to the character education traits on many different levels.