The Lawrence School District Celebrates P.S. I Love You Day

LAWRENCE, NY (FEBRUARY 2023)—With the month of February revolving around love, Lawrence Middle School participated in P.S. I Love You Day with the intention of raising awareness about mental health while spreading kindness throughout the school. On the second Friday of February, students and staff were encouraged to wear purple to highlight P.S. I Love You Day. Throughout the day, students participated in activities that promoted being compassionate toward others. “One of the character traits we strive to instill and reinforce in our students is that of kindness – kindness to oneself and to others,” said Willis Perry, Principal of Lawrence Middle School. “P.S. I Love You Day offers both our students and staff an opportunity to reflect on the importance of kindness and the ways we can show kindness to others. The day also gives us another opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues.” In discussing the day’s activities, Principal Perry also made a special note to thank Ms. King, one of the school’s English teachers, and her service-learning club for their help in organizing this day. To start off P.S. I Love You Day, students at Lawrence Middle School were shown a special informational video about the I Love You Day foundation and its efforts. There were discussions and a writing activity where students wrote kindness grams to their friends and loved ones. To top things off, a kindness quilt was created out of post-it notes filled with words of encouragement and hope that were put on display in the school’s main hallway.

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Photo 1: A Lawrence Middle School student posing in front of the kindness quilt. Photo 2: Lawrence Middle School students posed in front of the kindness quilt, reposted on the P.S. I Love You social page. Photo 3:Lawrence Middle School staff taking pictures at the Purple Photo Booth activity.