Spreading Joy and Smiles


Kindergartners at North Salem’s Pequenakonck Elementary School continue to bring smiles to others as part of the ongoing ONE CUB kindness initiative. Students decorated “Feel Better Snowmen” cards to bring some cheer to the pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Prior to making the cards, paraprofessionals Claudia Badia, Lisa Finer, Carole Galligan and Britt Togonon read the Caldecott Medal winner, “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” by Philip C. Stead, with the students. They explained that making others feel better when they are ill is one way we can all share kindness. The students were soon busy coloring, gluing on sequins and stickers, as well as the following message of friendship and cheer:

This little snowman comes to say,
“Hope you feel better today!”
The Pequenakonck Kindergarten

PQ’s youngest learners were excited to create the cards and discovered that spreading joy and smiles to others can make your own heart happy too.

ONE CUB’s goal is to empower kindergartners with the knowledge that they can make a positive difference in our world through kindness.