- Wednesday, December 31, 2014
As students, staff, and a few parents filed into the gymnasium for a Kindness Assembly at Hawley Elementary School, Tuesday, December 23, a slide show of artwork by various students in grades K through 4 flashed on the screen set up on the stage. Colorful drawings depicted each student’s vision of what kindness means to him or her.
“Kindness looks like friends playing,” was scrawled across one drawing. “Kindness is sharing,” another child wrote, an expression that was echoed by many of the other artists.
- Saturday, December 20, 2014
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures.
Like many others, Ashley Petersen did not know any of the children or women who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14, but she was horrified and changed by what happened that day.
- Friday, January 3, 2014
For several days before the somber anniversary of 12/14, First Selectman Pat Llodra led a panel of community leaders through a half-dozen press conferences that were attended by state, regional, and national media.
- Monday, February 25, 2013
With a photo of a smiling Charlotte Bacon displayed at the front of the room and the words, “Happy birthday Charlotte, remember forever,” the first night to honor students entered into the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards tooko place Friday, February 22, at HealingNewtown Art Space.
The day would have been Charlotte’s seventh birthday, and, in honor of her, other children were recognized for their kindness.