UNION, NJ – Kindness goes a long way, and students at Connecticut Farms School celebrated February’s Kindness Month with deeds of kindness, big and small.

Students were given a ‘kindness calendar’ with a challenge to complete 28 acts of kindness, one for each day of the month. The challenge included such things as saying thank you to the school’s custodians, designing a poster about kindness to display in the  cafeteria, making a kindness bookmark and leaving it in a library book, and writing a thank you note to an adult at school.

Students who completed the calendar were entered into a raffle to win a gift card to a local business. Donations of prizes included gift cards to Here's the Story Bookstore, SkyZone, Cioffi's, Applebee's, and Kidz Village.

The five raffle winners were Essence White, Kenneth Acosta, Kayla Samedy, Mackenzie Rodrigues, and Kaithlyn Lozano.