Give and take
April 14, 2019
There’s a new bulletin board in the main hallway of Patrick M. Villano School. The Give and Take bulletin board allows students who are in need of a “pick me up” to take an inspirational quote. There are various categories of “need” according to Kristy Freidman, a Basic Skills teacher in charge of the board.
“For example, if you are feeling anxious about an upcoming test or assignment, you may need a little patience, or if you have had a frustrating and hectic week, you may need a little peace,” Freidman explained.
Students are encouraged to take what they need and give what they can in return. Part of the bulletin board asks that students to take a slip with a specific task to be completed as a way to give back.
“You may be asked to write a thank you note to a staff member or compliment a classmate. Whatever the task may be, we hope that these small acts of kindness help make our school a better place,” Friedman said.