The last week in January brought The Great Kindness Challenge to Conshohocken, Ridge Park and Plymouth elementary schools, where activities and morning meeting discussions focused on kindness.
Throughout Colonial School District, students and staff find ways to make differences in our classrooms, schools and community.
Their acts help Colonial serve as a warm and welcoming place where children feel safe and comfortable while learning their academics -- as well as providing opportunities for students to learn how to contribute to the greater good.
These are some of their stories.
CES fourth and fifth graders celebrated "No Name-Calling Week" with special dress up days and Morning Meeting projects that focus on kindness.
The Ridge Park staff took a break from their usual holiday Pollyanna to collect toys for children in the hospital in honor of two young best friends with RP connections.
PWHS Language Club Toiletry Drive brought in 4,000+ items that were distributed when the groups went to volunteer to serve dinner at the Grace Café.
For the month of December, students focused on the concept of kindness as part of the District-wide school climate program known as Rachel's Challenge.
The Whitemarsh Township Police Department challenged WE students to collect nonperishable food for the Colonial Neighborhood Council in Conshohocken.
Gentleman's Club members collected more than 930 pairs of gloves to distribute in the community.
Colonial Middle School Teacher Ansley Dawidziuk was one of twelve people named a Best Buddies Champion for eastern Pennsylvania.
At Whitemarsh Elementary, each class brought in a specific item to fill 20+ food baskets for Thanksgiving as part of the school's annual WE Serves project.
Colonial School District raised more than $5,000 related to Breast Cancer Awareness in October.
Colonial Elementary School marked their first anniversary as a No Place For Hate School by continuing their commitment to respecting differences and being kind.
The PW UNICEF Club teamed with Whitemarsh Elementary to raise money for needy children around the world through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
More than 65 PWHS students came together to create a Friends of Rachel Club and brainstorm ways to spread kindness in their school.
Family event related to District's Rachel's Challenge initiative encouraged students to spread kindness through making kindness rocks and participating in interactive read alouds about kindness.
Students at Conshohocken Elementary School are collecting used sneakers that help people in developing nations, as well as families in the United States dealing with pediatric cancer.