Thanks to Christine Phillips, a former Rose Drive graduate and current 8th grader at YLMS, Rose Drive is excited to be launching a school-wide kindness campaign entitled, “Kudos to Kindness”. Christine has already had great success with this program she developed to spread kindness at her own school, YLMS, and is now hoping to spread the benefits to Rose Drive as we work together to “scatter” kindness. Students are being encouraged to watch out for and acknowledge their peers’ acts of kindness by completing s many “Kindness Kudos” cards and adding them to our Kudos for Kindness box in the library. Every Friday, two cards will be drawn, resulting in the reward of a Kindness wristband to both the kind person and the person reporting the kind act. Everything was created and provided by Christine herself, including posters which will serve as a daily reminder to students about the positive and important act of “throwing kindness like confetti”. Thank you Christine – we cannot wait to experience the many benefits our students stand to reap as a result of this valuable program.
Rose Drive's Patriot Day Assembly, marking the fifteenth-year anniversary of September 11th. Together we recalled how people were brought together, demonstrating strength, unity, and commitment. We gathered to honor our heroes, both present and past, with poetry readings, letters of thanks, and a flag salute.
Two of our very own 5th graders, Rachel Pham and Duy Luan Hoang presented a powerful reading of the poem, “The American Hero,” by Roger Robicheau, effectively reminding us of the incredible feat of human nature and the ability to sacrifice so much – even life itself for the sake of others. Seven students were selected to read their original poems and letters which captured their heartfelt thanks to our men and women in uniform, both locally and abroad. Justin Hwang, Riley Morikawa, Jennalyn Salazar, Oliver Pedyash, Allisan Hwang, and Reagan Fan touched our hearts with their personal and heartfelt crafted words to the group of police officers and deputies present.
The ceremony concluded appropriately with a flag salute led by our local Boy Scouts troop, who ceremoniously presented the American flag and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. While it is hard not to approach this day and accompanying memories with a heavy heart, students were challenged to take the rest of the day on with kindness and service in their hearts, and encouraged to spread kindness in as many possible ways in order to make a difference to as many people as possible.
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