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Jerabek celebrates Kindness Week

Kindness Week included an Artwork & Letter Drive for Sharp HealthCare heroes. (courtesy of Jerabek Elementary School FFO)

Jerabek celebrates Kindness Week

Jerabek Elementary School celebrated its Kindness Week despite not being physically open. Jerabek Elementary School children have been working in partnership with the school’s Family Faculty Organization (FFO) to host the regularly scheduled Kindness Week activities at homes in Scripps Ranch and throughout the community.

Kindness Week was founded by parent volunteer Laura Stephens with the intent of reinforcing positive behavior among children at Jerabek Elementary School. Years later, with thousands of acts of kindness being displayed, Kindness Week has evolved to be a signature Jerabek FFO program, and a model program for other schools in the area.

This year’s Kindness Week activities included a Food Drive to benefit the San Diego Food Bank. It also included an Artwork & Letter Drive for Sharp HealthCare. Students submitted artwork and letters thanking healthcare heroes. The Kindness Squad compiled all submitted artwork and letters into one electronic presentation to be delivered to the hospitals in the Sharp HealthCare system.

“At Jerabek we teach all children the Koala Way: be respectful, be responsible, and be kind. Our teachers, faculty and staff are pleased to see that our children and families have taken it upon themselves during distance learning to celebrate Kindness Week outside of our school campus,” said Dr. Angelia Watkins, Jerabek Elementary School principal.

“I am proud that our Jerabekians are participating in Kindness Week and thank our Kindness Squad for ensuring this vital act is being celebrated. One small act of kindness can truly change and enhance someone’s life,” said Shana Kinnerup, Jerabek FFO president.

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