By: Erin Lowenadler ‘ 21
The Kindness Committee scheduled two school-wide PJ days, on Dec. 8 and 10, where students, staff and faculty donated a minimum of $1 to wear their pajamas to school to support the Children’s Hospital.
The committee is proud to announce that they raised $487.50, which is amazing considering the fact that many students are on remote learning.
The committee works together weekly to establish plans for any outcome possible for any scenario. Julia Taborsak, the head of the committee, explained how the group of students has been very creative with how to involve students during distance learning.
“We’re adapting to what this year looks like, it will work with whatever model we’re in,” Julia Taborsak, head of the committee, said.
Although this school year is different, there are things to look forward to in the future.
“We can bring that unity when we’re not together physically, we’re together mentally in spirit,” said Jessica Wismar, the Kindness Committee co-leader.
Especially with COVID-19, the CT Children’s Hospital patients are even more vulnerable. Wismar and Taborsak explained that it’s just not “kindness”, but it’s deeper than that.
In advisories during PJ day, the students took pictures of themselves with their classmates sending uplifting messages to those at CT Children’s.
The photos will be sent to the children’s hospital within the next upcoming weeks, and the Kindness Committee is already planning their next kind task!
Kindness Week is quickly approaching so stay tuned for updates and news as to what to expect this February regarding Kindness Week 2021.