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!


Food Drive

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)
  • Rice
  • 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 Kit


LES BeKind21 Calendar


BeKind21 BLANK Calendar


Kindness and Kids' Health


BeKind21 Coloring Pages


BeKind21 Words of Encouragement


BeKind21 Blank Poster


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!

Facebook: @lafayetteelementaryschool

Twitter: @LESLeopardsK5

Instagram: lafayetteleopardsk5



We will end our #BeKind21 Challenge Sept 21st with a Kindness Fair.


Kindness Fair TBD

When: 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:

Project Giving Kids

Points of Light Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Soldier's Angels

Red Cross Digital Advocate World Archives Project



Children International - Testing for Impact

UN Volunteers

AARP Digital Fraud Fighter

USO Messages of Support

Learn to Be

Catch a Fire

Hands on Bay Area Project in a Box

Monument Crisis Center




“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.


Volunteer needs


Stay tuned!!


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