Mr. krause

A Message From the Lion's Den



Dear Parents

In February, we began a school-wide focus on Random Acts of Kindness. So… can kindness be taught? Yes! Kindness, like physical and academic skills, appears to be something that is not fixed, but rather can be enhanced with training and practice. A researcher from the University of Wisconsin says, “It’s kind of like weight training, we found that people can actually build up their compassion ‘muscle’ and respond to others’ suffering with care and a desire to help.” “Compassion and kindness training in schools can help children learn to be attuned to their own emotions as well as those of others, which may decrease bullying." — Richie Davidson, Neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

We kicked off our kindness events with an "I Paid It Forward" surprise in one of our 5th grade classrooms where an entire class was given brand new Addidas or Nike shoes with one requirement, that they go out and pay it forward to another student of their choice. They each received one card to share with someone else that provides the recipient with information about how to access their own pair of free shoes. We encouraged each child in that class to be Ambassadors to kick off our kindness events and to look for opportunities to perform Random Acts of Kindness throughout our school. If you see one of these cards, they are legitimate. You can find more information about the nonprofit agency we coordinated with at-

www.ipaiditforward.org.

School Information

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 200
Battle Ground, WA 98204


Physical Address
13601 NE 97th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98662

Phone
(360) 885-5200

Fax
(360) 885-5205

Student Hours
M-F
8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Office Hours
M-F
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Principal
Nick Krause

Assistant Principal
Lori Schilling

Administrative Intern
Kelly Moses

Secretary
Sandy Coy


Attendance
(360) 885-5454 
ext. 1391