Cawston Elementary participates in kindness challenge

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HEMET – Spreading kindness must be contagious because the students at Cawston Elementary School in Hemet have been spreading kindness on their campus in honor of National Kindness Week.

Students filled out papers with their acts of kindness, and staff collected the papers to make flowers. They collected 5,667 recorded acts of kindness in one week. On the first day of the week, the staff created a tunnel and welcomed students and their families onto campus. Staff members received hugs and high fives as well as a crowd full of smiles.

During the school’s Friday Flag assembly that week, students were asked to wear yellow.

“Let’s just say that the crowd was glowing,” Romeril said.

Parents, students, and staff showed up in yellow filling the crowd with positive energy, she said, adding that Cawston Elementary values the culture and climate of their campus, encouraging students to feel connected to their school and discourage bullying.

Principal Kimberly Romeril used to be a counselor, and the mental health and well-being of her students is very “near and dear” to her heart, she said.

Romeril said she hoped that students and their families see Cawston Elementary as a safe place and continue to spread kindness.

Submitted by Hemet Unified School District.