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School hosts first Random Acts of Kindness Week

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Amy Caldeira is the 8th grade history teacher at Laurel Middle School. She's spearheading this campaign to teach others that a little kindness can go a long way.

The eighth grade teacher was asked by Superintendent Linda Filpula to spearhead random acts of kindness week.

"We're introducing kids to different ways that they can be nice that are really simple," Caldeira said. "Holding doors, saying nice things, talking to students that maybe don't have as much interaction with the other kids, inviting kids to sit with them at lunch."

KULR-8 asked why Caldeira brought attention to this idea.

"My mom passed away in 2001 and the next year, our family members didn't know what to do for her birthday and so we decided that for her birthday we'd do something nice for someone else."

And that's how the school wide campaign was born. It's a lesson that they can carry with them for a lifetime.

"It's good for everybody to realize that it doesn't take much to make other people happy."

Caldeira said that the buckets posted on the wall in the cafeteria room will be filled with hearts from the students at the end of the week to exemplify their random acts of kindness.
 

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