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DPSCD’s Expect Respect in November: Kindness

For the month of November, the District’s Expect Respect character trait is kindness. While kindness is practiced and modeled in our schools this month, families can make a home connection by engaging in activities that further enhance what is happening at school.  

Kindness Quotes: Start your child’s day off with positivity. Share a quote of the day with your child each morning that focuses on kindness. Sample quotes include:  

  • “It’s nice to be important, but it is MORE important to be nice.”
  • “If you can be anything, be kind.”
  • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
  • “Try to be sunshine, to someone’s cloud.”  

Kindness Challenge: As a family, focus on being more kind to each other and recognize when kindness is being displayed.

  • Make it fun by writing out all acts of kindness that happen throughout your household this month. Save the notes and read them aloud.
  • Challenge your child to do at least one act of kindness each day and you do the same. Discuss how it made each of you feel.
  • At the end of each week this month, recap all the kind acts done by each family member.  

Beyond your household and school settings, being kind to our environment, such as no littering, is another area to teach your child kindness. Demonstrate practices such as recycling trash and plastics, reuse of products as well as reduced use of natural resources such as water. Share with your child how these types of everyday acts help the entire neighborhood, community, and planet.  

With World Kindness Day falling on Saturday, November 13, 2021, DPSCD will celebrate the day in our schools on Friday, November 12, 2021. Check with your school on activities and events that are being planned to support your child.

Whether it's kindness quotes, random acts of kindness, or recycling, you can help your student Rise Up with DPSCD by incorporating this month’s Expect Respect character trait of kindness into their home lives. To read and learn more about the Expect Respect initiative, please visit the District website at detroitk12.org/expectrespect.  Because, as we know, when everyone does their part, students rise, we all rise!