By Aaron Little | Press
Gazette | @AaronL_SRPG | firstname.lastname@example.org
PACE - If you find a painted rock with the message, "You're loved" on it,
an S.S. Dixon Primary student likely left it there.
Kindness Rocks is a Dignity Health-sponsored community-building project
that's part of Kids for Peace's global campaign.
"The idea is to spread kindness through the community. Like ripples on
water, kindness can grow," S.S. Dixon art teacher Janie Seal said.
Written on the back of the rocks are students' names and the year, and on
the colored side, a decoration with an uplifting message.
"Don't bully," "Share" and "Be kind," Seal said, are some of the messages
that students put on their rocks.
"They're not supposed to keep them. They can leave them at karate
practice, at church, Benny Russell Park," Seal said. "Today a student said
she left her (rock with a heart painted on it) by the Touch of Love Daycare
- hoping someone would find it."
The rocks are a call to action, according to Seal. Whoever finds one of
these rocks should do a kind deed for someone, then give the rock to that
person and encourage him or her to pass it along - and pay it forward.
So, how did all of this come about?
Well, S.S. Dixon guidance counselor Stacey Price brought the idea to the
school after hearing about it in media and getting a $1,000 grant for the
rocks, paint and books on kindness.
Students received an acts-of-kindness checklist The Great Kindness
Challenge.com created. The 50-item list included ideas like smiling at 25
people, saying thanks to a police officer or lifeguard or donating something
to an animal shelter.
Students paint the rocks with Seal and take part in kindness lessons with
Price. With Price, students take turns giving each other compliments in
front of the class.
Now, the challenge to be kind extends to the public.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., November 29, 2016 – Today,
the Florida Department of Education unveiled a new website that will help
Florida families make critical education decisions by enabling them to
access school and district-level data and will better inform families about
the state's college and career ready standards and the quality of learning
taking place in their students' classrooms.
Box Top Update!! Aug/Sept/Oct: $1133.80
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Proof of Residence (example: power bill, water bill, rental
Your child’s Social Security Number
State of Florida Shot Record
State of Florida School Physical
Custody Papers (if needed)If any person other than a
natural parent has custody of a child, proof of legal custody or
guardianship must be provided before the child may be enrolled in a
Santa Rosa County public school.
2016-2017 S.S. Dixon Primary
School Starts: 8:10
Dismissal Starts: 2:15 NO CHECK-OUTS
AFTER 1:30 PM
NO CHECK-OUTS DURING PE
Early check outs are considered the same thing as a tardy: time out of the
instructional day. Office Hours: 7:30-3:30
7:55 - Students arrive on campus
8:10 - School Begins
8:25 - Tardy Bell Rings
2:15 - Dismissal Begins
Parents and guardians can locate their child’s bus with a free and
easy to use Smart Phone application
(or they can do it from their laptop/desktop/ipad). How? Download the “Durham Bus Tracker” application on your smart
phone or go to
Parent Drop Off
Area: Due to a
variety of safety issues, parents are not permitted to park and walk up to
the dismissal area to receive their child. Our first concern is control
and safety of all students. Please remain in your vehicle and follow the
traffic pattern that has been established. If you have any further
questions, please contact the office.