Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness
The following article was originally written by Terryville Library Media Specialist Deniz Yildirim and was posted in the Port Times Record, a local newspaper edited and distributed by TBR News Media.

In February, students and teachers at Terryville Road Elementary celebrated Kindness Week. Random acts of kindness and World Kindness Day are initiatives that highlight good deeds in the community and the people who strive toward building a kinder world.

This noble idea is one that schools around the world celebrate. From character studies to research projects about human rights, teachers work with students not only to educate but also foster qualities of kindness to make it an ever-present part of their day.

This year, Terryville's Student Council had a clever theme  for every day of its kindness week, such as Mind Your Manners Monday and Actions Speak Louder Than Words Wednesday. Additionally, Terryville pail special attention to kindness by doing something for those in need. The school gathered and donated over 15 boxes of food. This food was brought to Comsewogue High School's food pantry, which is open to struggling students and their families. 

"I know their efforts will fill bellies and warm hearts, buy my favorite effect of this week is our newly adopted slogan, Kindness if Free, Sprinkle That Stuff Everywhere," Student Council adviser Gail Ports said.