Providence Elementary School
Mrs. Jo Ann Sweigart
137 Truce Rd
New Providence, PA 17560
FAX: (717) 786.1532
The Great Kindness Challenge at Providence
Providence Elementary School students are responding in a big way after being challenged to further improve their school and community with as many acts of kindness as possible. They are complimenting each other and their teachers, sharing with others, picking up trash and demonstrating kindness in many other ways as well. Providence is participating in The Great Kindness Challenge which is a positive, proactive bullying prevention initiative that was launched during a school-wide kick-off assembly at Providence.
In the photo, Providence teachers and staff, and community leaders including Quarryville Police Chief Ken Work, Quarryville Borough Maintenance Superintendent Bill Lamparter, Jessica Keffer from state representative Bryan Cutler’s office, community mobilizer Joe Bernotsky, New Providence Church of God pastor Dwight Lefever, and Solanco School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Robert Dangler created a “rally tunnel” to demonstrate their support of students and to encourage them to demonstrate their kindness.
The Great Kindness Challenge was created by Kids for Peace to provide schools with a tool for creating a positive school environment. “In order to create a consistent, positive message throughout our school and community, Providence Elementary is participating in this challenge,” Providence Principal Christina McLaughlin said. “This free program has a large value to students of all ages; in fact, to adults as well. In addition to random acts of kindness, participants actively seek out purposeful acts of kindness.”
One way Providence students will participate in the challenge will be by engaging in lessons about kindness. Following are daily theme activities planned for this week at Providence:
Team Kindness – Students dress in their favorite team jersey – Tuesday, February 10.
Tied Together by Kindness – Students wear a favorite necktie – Wednesday, February 11.
Love and Kindness – Students dress like a “hippie” from the 1960s in tie-dye shirts or shirts with “peace signs” – Thursday, February 12.
Kindness is a Work of Heart ‘ Students wear red and/or pink – Friday, February 13.