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Embracing the Power of Kindness: February's Heartfelt Journey

Hello, wonderful parents and students!

This month, we joined hands to spread positivity and create ripples of compassion that touch hearts both big and small. Mrs. Webb and the Grade 8 Leadership class taught the younger students how to spread kindness through “bucket filling”. Here are several read-alouds of the bucket filler books that can help families reinforce this terminology at home:

“How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids” By Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer


“Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud


“Bucket Filling from A To Z” By Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke


“Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children” By Carol McCloud, Katherine Martin and David Messing


“Will You Fill My Bucket? Daily Acts of Love Around the World” By Carol McCloud and Karen Wells

The older students watched this TedTalk on Kindness and discussed the concept of a “kindness boomerang” and paying it forward.

Ardmore School recognized Pink Shirt Day on February 28, 2024. This year’s theme was “Lift Each Other Up”. Staff and students were encouraged to wear pink on this day, and participate in school-wide activities regarding kindness and anti-bullying. We designed our own pink shirts and made “Cups of Kindness” to beautify our bulletin boards.  

Check out the Pink Shirt Day Website for information on how Pink Shirt Day began, resources, and how to get involved 

Resource Roundup: Nurturing Kindness

Explore these carefully selected resources for parents and students of all ages, designed to inspire and cultivate kindness:

For more resources, check out the Kindness page on the NLPS website.

Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Matter!

In January, we embraced a healthy lifestyle. Share your experiences: How did our previous mental health blog post impact your family? Your feedback and ideas are treasured.

Nurturing Kindness: Tips for Students

Students, let's cultivate kindness:

  1. Offer a smile or kind words to brighten someone's day.
  2. Help a classmate or teacher with schoolwork or a task.
  3. Create and share uplifting notes or artwork.
  4. Practice active listening and show empathy.
  5. Stand up against bullying and offer support.

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counsellors: Reach Out for Support

Need guidance or wish to discuss well-being? Our Student Advocacy Counsellors are here for you. Reach out to Mrs. Webb at or call (780)826-5144. Let's continue our journey of kindness and positivity together.