The Rock Creek Elementary Student Council is demonstrating the power of giving by sponsoring the Tree of Kindness.
Students are encouraged to do small acts of kindness, each of which is recognized with a star on the Tree of Kindness, a Christmas tree. The goal is to end up with a tree full of stars.
Students are encouraged to perform five to seven good deeds over a three-week period before Christmas, such as helping with chores around the house or helping a younger sibling. Each time a student completes an act of kindness, they document it on a form and have their parent initial the form. The students then can fill out and hang gold stars on the Tree of Kindness for each good deed completed.