East Broadway Elementary School students recently participated in Random Acts of Kindness Week. Members of the East Broadway PAX Ambassador Club, led by social worker Danielle Bantileskas, challenged the school community to work hard, show kindness and make the school a better place.
Good deeds were shared on purple hearts and displayed in the school hallway. At the end of the week, the club members read through the paper hearts and selected nine students to receive the Polar Bear Award for their outstanding kindness.
Award recipients included Charlotte Buckman, Milena Ferreira, Ava Filagrossi, Cameron Peterson, Gabriella Popolizio, Michael Russo, Jack Ryan, Jackson Schmutzler and Danielle Schultz. In addition to receiving a certificate, the nine recipients also earned homework passes thanks to East Broadway's Student Council President Olivia Rausenberger who advocated for them.
The PAX Ambassador Club stemmed from the school's PAX Program, a skills-based program that gives students the ability to self-manage themselves. Classes engage in the PAX Behavior System which is shown to improve student self-management inside and outside of the classroom. The club is comprised of eight fifth grade PAX Ambassadors: Emma Dunlevy, Aiden Filagrossi, Ryan Klotz, TJ McKeever, Mary McNerney, Joe McNerney, Cameron Peterson and Gabby Shananhan.
These students show excellent leadership on a daily basis as they strive to make East Broadway Elementary School a better place. They help to launch a peaceful culture throughout the school with their PAX Visions, where students share what they want more of in their class or school. They also recognize PAX Leaders, or those who make good decisions, throughout the building, and model appropriate behaviors and positivity each day.