St. Francis Xavier students participated in the Great Kindness Challenge during Catholic Schools Week, January 26– 30. The Great Kindness Challenge is part of a national campaign, that stresses performing kind acts – child to child, teacher to child, teacher to teacher. Ms. Kim Cavner, St. Francis Xavier principal, said, “The Great Kindness Challenge was a perfect compliment to our school motto of being Kids for Others. Kindness is a way of caring for others with intention and consideration for the well-being of someone other than oneself. The connection with Dignity Health allowed our kids to imagine what they might say to someone hurting or healing in the hospital. What a great use of their imagination and compassion!
The school hosted different activities throughout the week. On Monday, the students took the kindness challenge. Student Council members greeted students on their way into school, and each student was given the kindness challenge checklist, that had over 50 acts of kindness to complete throughout the week. There was a kindness station set up before and after school, where students wrote an act of kindness on a piece of construction paper, these links were then joined together to create a kindness chain that wrapped around the courtyard of the school. On Tuesday, students wore ties to school to show kindness ties us together. The week ended with a dance-a-thon in the courtyard, the annual teachers versus eighth grade students volleyball game, and an all school photo of every student and teacher forming a heart in the schools courtyard. The entire week was a wonderful celebration for all the students, teachers and staff.
St. Francis Xavier School is a Jesuit Elementary School, Preschool – 8th grade, located in North Central Phoenix, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85012, 6022665364. school.sfxphx.org
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