Students arriving at several elementary schools on Oct. 3 were greeted by hundreds of special messages written in sidewalk chalk as part of the “Kindness in Chalk” initiative.
An event that takes place both throughout the U.S. and around the world, Kindness in Chalk seeks to spread positivity throughout schools and communities by covering sidewalks with phrases, quotes and images that represent love, peace, hope and acceptance. The event is held annually in October to coincide with Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in the U.S.
The events were coordinated by each school’s PTO. Erin McCurdy Donner, whose children attend Elm Creek Elementary, said approximately 150 parents, family members and friends of students at the participating schools spent Sunday evening creating the positive messages in order to surprise students on Monday morning.