NTPS: A Compassionate Community

  • Compassion Coins
    North Thurston Public Schools is proud to follow the principles of the International Charter for Compassion which recognizes that we treat each other with kindness, respect differences and make our district a place where everyone belongs and feels safe. This call to action will help enrich our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) system in our schools which teaches behavior expectations to students throughout the year and provides positive recognition for those following the expectations. NTPS promotes compassionate acts and honors those who demonstrate compassion in our schools with a variety of compassion-centered activities, tools and educational opportunities including our compassion coins -- be sure to "pay it forward" if you get one. The idea is to recognize acts of compassion to others, our community and the earth. For more information on the international movement visit http://charterforcompassion.org.

Coin Drive to "Make a Change"

  • Donate to the District-Wide coin drive for the Thurston County Food Bank! Two Horizons students point out the progress they are making on their part of the drive. NTPS is participating in a District-Wide compassionate community project to help families in need. We are collecting coins for the new Lacey Food Bank! Look for donation jars in the District Office and your school. Help us to help the Lacey Food Bank become a reality in our area. The Thurston County Food Bank is looking to open a Lacey branch and we want to help them make it a reality! Give a penny and help out! Download a Flyer (PDF)

    Read the article in Thurston Talk!

Compassionate Community Video Playlist

Coin Drive Progress!

  • Latest tally for fundraiser as of November 14, 2017 - $850!

Pay it Forward!

Stories from Around the District

  • Salish Students take on Kindness Challenge

    November 20, 2017 - Recently, Salish Middle School ASB students recognized a need for increased kindness and positivitiy within their community and implemented the Ten Day of Kindness Challenge including daily themes, goals, and even community participation from Lacey Firefighters, JBLM soldiers, and others! Way to help spread compassion in your community, Salish!

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  • Compassion All-Stars: Jerry Anthony and Kimberly Hively (11/7/17)

    November 7, 2017 - Each month, staff, parents, community members, and students submit nominations for our Compassion All-Stars those who demonstrated a particular attribute of Compassion. For September/October's attributes were Caring & generosity and our winners were South Sound High School's Custodian Jerry Anthony and Horizon's Psychologist Kim Hively. Congratulations!

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  • A Spooktacular Run for Lacey Elementary (10/31/17)

    October 31, 2017 - Lacey Elementary Running Club runs a 5K to great fundraising success. Learn more about the Spooktacular Spring 5K in Olympia and Lacey Elementary's part in the fun!

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  • Evergreen Forest shows compassion for their community (10/29/17)

    October 29, 2017 - Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church down the street from Evergreen Forest Elementary had a fire recently which destroyed much of their property. Evergreen forest opened their gym for the church's Sunday Service, staff provided treats for them, and students made cards.

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  • Military mom takes on volunteer management (9/29/17)

    September 29, 2017 - NTPS is happy to welcome Jeannie Dimico, an NTPS parent and military mom, as the district’s new Volunteer Specialist. Jeannie has been volunteering since the age of 12 and has worked organizing volunteers for the American Red Cross and the military.

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  • Meadows students honor first responders on 9/11 (9/15/17)

    September 15, 2017 - In honor of 9/11, students at Meadows Elementary cheered local first responders as they walked through their "Tunnel of Hope". "We wanted a way to recognize 9/11 and help our students in celebrating our local first responders," said Meadows principal Angie DeAguiar. Meadows is a Kids at Hope school, where all children experience success - no exceptions!

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