Chicago Bears continue COVID-19 relief donations

Good News Notes: “As part of the $1,920,000 commitment to local COVID-19 relief efforts by the Chicago Bears and Bears Care, the organizations are providing $160,000 in total donations and matching grants to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, GENYOUth, I Grow Chicago, Meals on Wheels Chicago and The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division. Additionally, the NFL’s…

Teacher cares for student’s newborn brother, mom has coronavirus

Good News Notes: “An elementary school teacher in Connecticut ​says she is taking care of a newborn baby boy after getting a phone call from a student’s mother who was eight months pregnant, when she was hospitalized suddenly with Covid-19 symptoms. Baby Neysel turned 1-month-old over the weekend, but his parents, Zully and Marvin, have…

Gwinnett teacher draws caring chalk messages to nearby students

Good News Notes: “As the lone science teacher at Berkeley Lake Elementary, Kathy Bentley teaches all 798 children at the school. From pre-school to fifth grade, she supplements the lessons from their main teacher with hands-on experiments and additional activities like maintaining the school garden and hatching butterfly eggs. And while right now the learning…

Students Accept Chain of Reaction Kindness Challenge

 Good News Notes: “Students at Sage Elementary School cheered, danced and screamed as they pledged to start a chain reaction of kindness at their school. During a school assembly Wednesday morning, Sage students listened to Rachel’s Challenge representative Meichelle Gibson speak about Rachel Joy Scott and how the chain of kindness movement started. According to…

Maplewood school lunch lady’s fruit and vegetable displays go viral

Good News Notes: “The salad bar at John Glenn Middle School comes with instructions. A sign in the Maplewood school’s cafeteria explains that the salad bar as a meal choice includes fruit, vegetables, grains/pasta, meat or meat alternatives and milk — emphasizing in bold type that students ‘Must take 3 of the 5 offerings including…

Good Samaritan cancels lunchroom debts for nearly 1,000 students in NEISD | kens5.com

 Good News Notes: “Nearly 1,000 elementary school students within the North East Independent School District had their lunchroom debt canceled thanks to an anonymous donation.” “During the summer, the district started to collect lunchroom donations by calling graduates who had positive account balances. Glosson said they called thousands of students and collected $3,000. So far this year,…

Irish School Replaces Homework with Acts of Kindness – One Green PlanetOne Green Planet

Good News Notes: “An elementary school in Ireland is doing something radical with their homework program. Instead of doing assigned homework, students are assigned ‘acts of kindness.’“ “In December, students at Gaelscoil Mhíchíl Uí Choileáin, Clonakilty, were given a kindness task for each day, instead of homework. According to  Upworth, ‘Mondays they are asked to reach…

Caring Closet at Columbus Grove schools provides helping hand

“A Caring Closet at Columbus Grove schools is providing students with clothing, food and hygiene items so they can have peace of mind and focus on their education. Guidance counselors Brenda Bruce and Mindy Losh came up with the idea for the closet in December after seeing it on Facebook at another school.” View the…