Students in Janice Dougherty’s kindergarten art class at Forest Avenue Elementary School celebrated International Dot Day on Sept. 15. This day started in 2009, and encourages students to make their mark, be creative, and be courageous, in honor of the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. In the book, the main character makes a dot by not making a dot. Kindergarten artists created their own not-a-dots using bingo markers. Students were encouraged to decorate around a circle, leaving the space blank and creating a negative shape.