“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.”

Welcome to 2018!

We are continuing to celebrate our “10 Year Celebration of Excellence” here at Hidden Hollow Elementary! We are also continuing to “Go for the Gold” every day. We are also continuing with our S.T.E.A.M. challenges throughout the school and in our classrooms. Thank you to everyone who is supporting our efforts this year.

Last month we had the character trait of caring. As I communicated with teachers, students, and parents in the community, it was amazing to see the efforts being made by so many to care about those in need. Thank you so much for all the caring the occurred, especially during the holiday season.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

As we begin a new year, we would like to start with a “Kindness Challenge.” At the beginning of the year, a parent suggested this to me. I thought it would be great to start out the New Year with this challenge.

Our challenge to you is this…

We are asking everyone in our school community – teachers, principals, staff members and students – to each perform 5 acts of kindness daily for 3 weeks. We would like you to report each week (to your child’s teacher – a form will be provided each week) the results (from your family, etc.). As a staff, we will also be tracking our success. Just as a staff, if we complete this challenge, we will perform 7,350 acts of kindness. If we add each child, it will add up to nearly 96,000 acts if kindness.

It may be as simple as opening the door for someone in need, or carrying something inside for someone. It might also include cleaning up a room in the house, or helping make a meal at home. You choose, but we would LOVE to have everyone involved.

We would like to begin our challenge on the 8th of January and continue through the 28th of this month. We will report out on Monday, January 29th with the total amount of acts of kindness, which have occurred in our school community.

Mr. Davies, Principal