Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are continuing to create a culture of kindness at Mitchell Middle School. Our school will join hundreds of schools across the country for the 2017 Great Kindness Challenge. Your child is part of a powerful and positive bullying prevention initiative that will lead to more kindness, unity and respect.

To help multiply this momentum, we are participating in a service project called the “Kindness Drive for Today House.” We are collecting gently used (and clean) or new scarves, mittens and/or warm socks to donate to people in need who visit Today House in Steinbach. Students are encouraged to bring the items listed above to their homerooms between January 23 and 27. The homeroom that collects the most items will get a pizza party at a later date.

About Today House
Today House is a not-for-profit, integrated community-based program that provides immediate, overnight emergency temporary shelter for individuals who are homeless or street involved. Their mission is to provide emergency, overnight shelter in a safe environment for those in greatest need in the Steinbach area.

This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about accepting others, expand their compassion and become active citizens.

To learn more about The Great Kindness Challenge, please visit:

Below, you will find a schedule of events for next week. Feel free to join us during any of the events!

Thank you in advance for helping us continue to create a culture of kindness and compassion.
With Great Gratitude,
Andrew Mead

MMS Great Kindness Challenge
Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 19th:
Kindness Days letter sent home

Monday, January 23th:
9:05 AM Great Kindness Challenge Kick-Off Assembly – Gym

Tuesday January 24th
Silly Sock Tuesday – encourage your kids to wear silly or mismatched socks
Library Lunch Activity 12:15 pm – Kindness Sticky Notes

Wednesday, January 25th:
Team Kindness Day (Dress in your MMS colours, sports gear or favourite team sport)
Library Lunch Activity 12:15 pm – Kindness Bookmarks

Thursday, January 26th:
Tip Your Hat to Kindness Day (Hat Day!)
Library Lunch Activity 12:15 pm – MMS Kindness poster

Friday, January 27th:
Sea of Kindness – Wear Blue
3:00 PM Wrap up Assembly
Today House Kindness Drive Winner Announced
School picture

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