Bloomsdale Elementary Participates In Great Kindness Week Challenge

Bloomsdale Elementary School participated in the Great Kindness Week Challenge from January 28 to February 1. Schools across the nation submitted acts of kindness to thegreatkindnesschallenge.com. Bloomsdale Elementary participates in the Leader in Me Program, and students led the activities for the week. Sixteen fourth-grade students volunteered their recess time in November, December and January to help plan the event. The students had a mission statement wanting to inspire respect and kindness at Bloomsdale Elementary while having fun. Students shared acts of kindness that inspired them on the daily announcements. Students organized dress-up days and created posters around the school. Students wrote letters to all faculty and staff at the school to spread kindness. They even read books and taught lessons to students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade. Students played school-wide bingo, and first through third places received prizes donated by Bloomsdale PTO. The leadership group was inspired to provide shirts for the entire staff and student body that promote kindness. The students conducted a raffle to raise the money. Students could buy tickets to win a season pass on Amy Rowland’s couch, to pie a fourth-grader in the face, or to be principal for the day. Fourth-grader Riylan Stemler was principal at Bloomsdale on January 30. Principal Lorie Zuspann attended fourth-grade classes for him that day.  Several classrooms were inspired and facilitated their own random acts of kindness projects throughout the school. (Photos, information from Ste. Genevieve R-II School District)

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