GLENDALE—Chamlian Armenian School celebrated World Kindness Day along with thousands of schools on Thursday, Nov. 3. This day was introduced by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of Nations Kindness NGOs. In 2012, World Kindness Day was added on the National School Calendar for over 9,000 schools. Schools across the globe are now celebrating World Kindness Day to highlight the good in our communities focusing on the common thread of kindness which binds us all together. Kindness is a fundamental component of the human condition, which bridges the divides of race, religion, politics, gender and zip codes.
Chamlian’s Counseling Department is proud to announce the opening of the Kindness Corner on World Kindness Day on campus. The Kindness Corner, located right next to the Cafeteria, will be open every Thursday during lunch time. The room was decorated by the members of the Character Counts Crew with messages about the importance of being kind and being a good friend.
Fourth to eighth grade students are encouraged to visit the Kindness Corner to socialize with their peers, play board games, read books, and do arts and crafts with the members of the Character Counts Crew.
To kick off World Kindness Day at Chamlian, the Character Counts Crew welcomed the students in the morning with “I Am A Bucket Filler” stickers to remind them to be kind to one another.
When the first morning bell rang, the students walked into their homeroom classes to find a surprise on their desks. Bookmarks with messages such as, “You Are Amazing,” “You Are Important,” “You Are Valuable,” and “You Are Loved,” were placed on each one of their desks by the Character Counts Crew members.
The Counseling Department with the support of the Character Counts Crew strives to “Make the Difference” by spreading the message of kindness to our students in order to create a more nurturing environment.