Kind actions and words were the mindset for Santapogue students as they celebrated Kindness Is Contagious Day on Feb. 13. Throughout the schools, students wore purple and white, and the Social Emotional Academic Learning Committee sold “Kindness Is Contagious” T-shirts to the staff.

First-grade teacher Kristen Ragusa and second-grade teacher Theresa Parrish coordinated the schoolwide event. In their classrooms, the students wrote their kind words and intentions on paper hearts and placed them on the Kindness Tree in the school’s main entryway.

Principal Eleanor Levy said that the school will host a monthly Kindness Day to continually remind students that positive words and actions create a positive school atmosphere.