SeP 1st - Sep 21st, 2022
Lafayette Elementary prepares to make Kindness a Habit!
We are partnering with Born This Way Foundation and the city of Lafayette on their challenge to make kindness a habit. It reportedly takes 21 days to build a habit, we're making Kindness one of them!
What does #BeKind21 hope to accomplish?
From the Born This Way Foundation: BeKind21 is an invitation to think about and prioritize how you are caring for yourself and how you’re taking care of those around you. We hope #BeKind21 is an opportunity for students, teachers, and families to kick off the new school year by establishing kinder habits that will last all year and for everyone else to head into fall with spirits of compassion and action.
What will #BeKind21 look like at our school?
On September 1st we will kick off our #BeKind21 campaign. We have partnered with Born This Way Foundation to help inspire our kids to care for themselves, their families, their school, their community and their world.
By proactively committing to twenty-one days of kindness, lifelong habit-forming actions can start to take root. Especially now, with a pandemic and a country that still has so much to continue to grow and learn in regards to equality and inclusion, a simple act of kindness can help promote togetherness, inclusion and just makes us feel good!
We encourage you to sign up with Born this Way Foundation and sit with your family and create your own family kindness calendar. We have created a sample calendar if you need ideas. Talk to your kids about kindness and why it matters. Then show them with kind actions (don’t forget to include self-care!). Share your kind acts on social media with hashtag #BeKind21 and don’t forget to tag us!
Look for the collection bins outside the main office and help us feed our community. Bins are managed by a Contra Costa County Food Bank.
We recommend donating healthy, nonperishable food that you would like to eat! Here’s a list of our most needed items:
- Canned tuna and chicken in water
- Beans and lentils (dry or canned)
- Whole grain cereals
- Whole wheat/grain pasta
- Low-sodium canned vegetables
- Canned tomato products
- Hearty low-sodium soups
- Canned fruit in juice
- Nonperishable ready-to-eat meals (chili, ravioli, etc.)
BeKind21 Words of Encouragement
BeKind to your Body - Healthy Snacks Kids will Love
Random Acts of Kindness Free Lesson Plans
Make sure you share your kindness acts with us on social media!
We will end our #BeKind21 Challenge Sept 21st with a Kindness Fair.
Kindness Fair TBD
What: Help spread kindness! Celebrate UN International Day of Peace and commit to volunteering with your family.
Where: Stay tuned for more information
The Kindness Fair is a way for our school community to help our larger community.
List of Online Volunteer Opportunities for Families:
Points of Light Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
Ancestry.com World Archives Project
Children International - Testing for Impact
Hands on Bay Area Project in a Box
“Just be kind. The act itself is free and it’s priceless.” - Lady Gaga
If you would like to promote your own acts of Kindness, you can tag your public posts with #BeKind21 and @BTWFoundation who may re-post to help spread the habit of kindness! You can take their pledge here.
Questions and Chair Persons
For questions about #BeKind21 please contact:
Sarah Tsai Chao
Their contact information can be found in the directory*
*Sorry but we do not publish personal emails on public webpages. PTA Directory is accessible to PTA Members.
Updated: August 30, 2022