Students at Locust Valley Intermediate School celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Week from Feb. 13-17. Students attended presentations about being kind, learned about kindness in their classes and of course, performed their own random acts of kindness throughout the week.

Student Council members held a stuffed animal drive to donate the toys to a local nursing home. The group placed loving messages on tags for Valentine’s Day and attached the tags to the stuffed animals, which were then placed by nursing home employees on residents’ meal trays.

Spreading cheer to the nursing home residents was a wonderful way for students to see how easy it is to practice kindness, said Student Council Co-Advisor Shari Zindman. “It was a very worthwhile activity and the students learned that a kind act goes a long way,” Mrs. Zindman said. She and Co-Advisor Jane Benstock assisted the students throughout this project. 

Assistant Principal Amy Watson said activities throughout the week reinforced the concept that kindness is easy and worthwhile. “Students saw that spreading kindness makes others feel good while making those practicing kindness feel just as good.”