Waverly Park Elementary School students and staff celebrated the season of giving with a kindness tree throughout the month of December. Facilitated by the school’s student council, students and staff were encouraged to purchase a paper ornament for $1 each to decorate the kindness tree in the school’s lobby.
Prior to the ornament sale, student council members wrote kind messages and words of encouragement on the paper ornaments so students and staff could pick the ornament that they loved. Once purchased, the ornament recipients put their names on it and placed it on the tree. Together, the student council raised $60 through their kindness tree initiative to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
In addition to raising money, student council members visited the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island to bake for guests using baked goods generously donated by Waverly Park families.