NTPS: A Compassionate Community
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.
Compassionate Community Project 2018-19
This year, at NTPS, and in our community at large, we want to focus on being compassionate. We want to reach a goal of 100,000 compassionate acts together as a community! Fill in the chart at your school, report your numbers below, and help us reach our goal. The prize? a better community for all of us!
Current total: 15,334 compassionate acts
Track Our Progress!
Stories from Around the District
As part of our work towards 100,000 Acts of Compassion in our community, check out this great story of River Ridge Boosters showing love to a rival Clover Park athletics team.
October 2, 2018 - Read the article Thurston Talk wrote about the NTPS Compassion and our drive to reach 100,000 acts of compassion this year along with our supportive community!
NTPS is the most diverse district in Thurston County, so it’s no surprise our district theme for 2018-19 is “Everyone Belongs!” You’ll see this theme in our schools, in our calendar, and this video which focuses on just three of our district programs that promote belonging, kindness, and compassion. This simple message also fits nicely with our Compassionate Community effort and the idea that we should all promote positive behavior, respect and kindness throughout our community. #NTPSCompassion
August 25, 2018 - August marks the month of the Little Red Schoolhouse event. And it was another successful year! Numerous volunteers stopped by throughout the hours to participate in volunteering opportunities that involved handing out supplies to families as well as organization of the event. Read more.