No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Students and faculty at Scott Elementary School joined thousands of schools, and millions of students across the United States, in celebrating National Kindness Week. They started off the week with a Kindness Pep Rally that the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student council and the school counseling department hosted. Students were then given a Kindness Checklist to complete throughout the week. Some of the tasks included: compliment 5 people, tell a joke and make someone laugh, give a KIND handshake to greet a classmate, do a happy dance, and bring a flower to your office staff. The 3rd- 5th grade students have 50 challenges to complete and the k-2nd grade students have 12 challenges to complete in ONE week. Students could also purchase KINDNESS Grams to give to a student or staff member at Scott with a positive message. Along with all of the kindness activities, students had kindness dress up days with different themes, dress up days are always a favorite at Scott. Classes across the school will also be showing kindness to the community by making Valentine’s Day cards for local nursing homes in Thomasville. Scott students and faculty are very excited, to not only join in on this initiative with other schools across the nation, but also to be the first school in the district to take part in this Great Kindness Challenge!