Did you know this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week? At The Winchendon School, we recognize those small acts each week which make our School special.
This week, CARE awards recognized the following people.
I would like to nominate Sarah and Yamuna for a CARE Award due to their professionalism and care for Dockery South 1. When the fire alarm went off the other night and I arrived on the floor, Sarah and Yamuna were already going into each room to ensure that students had evacuated the dormitory. On campus and in the dorm, they do their best to engage others in a positive manner, support those who are in need, and take the time to chat with the faculty member on duty.
I would like to nominate Brenda Gallant (custodial staff) for a CARE award if that is possible! This morning, she and I were talking about how incredibly icy it was outside of the Dockery Basement classroom. I said that I was worried about my students getting to class safely and she immediately went outside and started salting the pathway even though I let her know that I could salt or we could ask the grounds crew! Ms. Gallant showed how much she truly cares for our school and students in her selfless act to stand out in the cold rain to make sure our students could get to class safely.
And from a student–I wanted to give a care award to Dockery’s or at least DS1´s cleaning lady, her name is Brenda. She is always smiling and taking care that everything is fine.
I’d like to nominate Ephraim, Lauren, Anthony, and Nikolas Ospaly for a CARE award. Their collaboration for Lunar New Year, Winter Carnival, and Valentine’s Day showed incredible adaptability, responsibility, and resilience! When the Lunar New Year decorations did not come in on time, they used their resourcefulness to find other available decorations and made sure that the dining hall got decorated for the Lunar New year celebrations Thursday night. Ephraim, Anthony, and Nikolas single-handedly decorated the whole dining hall because everyone else had to leave. When we ran into many obstacles setting up for Winter Carnival, Student Government came together and again made it happen. Instead of giving up when the fire pit and fire wood were covered in snow, Nikolas grabbed a shovel and got to work digging out the fire pit and Ephraim jumped in to help as well. This resilience and dedication gave students the ability to gather around a warm fire with marshmallows and hot chocolate on a chilly but gorgeous day. Their hard work didn’t end there. After working tirelessly all day, Ephraim and Lauren collaborated with other Student Government members to make the chocolate covered strawberries that we all enjoyed for Valentine’s Day. They were in the kitchen cleaning up until 10pm Saturday night and returned to get back to work with Anthony and Nikolas and other members of Student Government again on Sunday afternoon. It is students like this that truly embody what we stand for. Thank you!
We want to say thank you to Mr. Church, Math Pierce, and Greg Lahr for playing goalie with VB last week. For both Matthew and Greg, it meant skating twice a day. It made practices much more fun for both players and coaches. Thanks again for your kindness!
I just wanted to let you know that I want to give a care award to “Sage staff” . They are always with a smile on their faces and a lot of times they make your day, simply for being positive. It is nice to have people that actually are nice to you without any interest.