Students, Teachers at Arlington's Ditto Elementary Recognized for Kindness
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 25, 2019, November 25, 2019

During a pep rally on Friday, Nov. 22 at Ditto Elementary School in Arlington, the Commission surprised students Kassidy Hughes and Brooklyn Simpson with a pair of premium Rangers tickets each.

To recognize youth who are spreading kindness throughout The American Dream City, Arlington's Community Relations Commission has partnered with local businesses and launched a program that rewards students for their kind hearts.

During a pep rally on Friday, Nov. 22 at Ditto Elementary School in Arlington, the Commission surprised students Kassidy Hughes and Brooklyn Simpson with a pair of premium Rangers tickets each.

With the help local business sponsors, including the Parks Mall, Prince Lebanese Grill and Chick Fil-a, the Commission also rewarded other Ditto students and teachers for their kind deeds.

Mrs. Carrie Hamilton's class received an ice skating party certificate courtesy of The Parks Mall, one of the Community Relations Commission's kindness ambassadors. Additionally, teachers Nikki Jerkins and Christy Schmidt each received Prince Lebanese gift cards from Prince Lebanese, another kindness ambassadors.

Attending Friday's pep rally were Community Relations Commission members Gloria Peña, Timi Hazle, Nikki Hunter, Cyndi Golden and Dr. Von Peaks, along with Arlington School Board Member Polly Walton and Karen Williams, wife of Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. Fellow kindness ambassadors, Ray Casas with the Texas Rangers and Elizabeth Kobty and Aziz Kobty with Prince Lebanese Grill, also attended to show support for students and teachers.

The Community Relations Commission has been working to promote acts of kindness among our residents, visitors and business community since Mayor Jeff Williams announced the Kindness Initiative in 2017. People are encouraged to report acts of kindness that they perform, witness or were the recipient of through the City's Ask Arlington mobile app, on the Acts of Kindness website, or by posting on social media using #ArlingtonKindness and @CityofArlington.

Click here to read more about Acts of Kindness occurring throughout The American Dream City.

The Community Relations Commission is seeking local businesses to provide rewards that can be used to recognize youth for their acts of kindness. Those who are interested in becoming a sponsor can email the commission at CRC@arlingtontx.gov.

Kindness Initiative, Acts of Kindness, Community Relations Commission, Arlington ISD
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