NTPS is 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. The idea is to recognize acts of compassion to others, our community and the earth.

    Facebook Icon See compassion in action on our Compassionate Community Lacey Facebook Page!

Compassionate Community Projects

  • The Spirit of Giving Back, with logos of the District, Lacey City, and Lacey South Sound Chamber2022-23 Project

    Stay tuned for information about the 2022-23 Compassionate Community Project.

    2021-22 Project

    NTPS selected community service and volunteering as the focus for our 2021-22 Compassionate Community Project. Titled "The Spirit of Giving Back," the year-long effort highlighted the many ways your classes, clubs, teams, schools, businesses, organizations, or group can give back to our community. Read about the Spirit of Giving Back in Thurston Talk! >>  

    Participants proudly displayed a "Spirit of Giving Back" banner during their projects, and shared pictures of their good work with NTPS and the City of Lacey, who promoted the service on their communications channels.

  • River Ridge Students Lacey students weekend food bag distribution (holding the banner) FYRC Grinch Foundation donation (truck of car) with banner
    NTHS Key Club volunteering together (with banner) Lakes Elementary garden cleanup (with banner) Horizons K-Kids with banner doing a drive-by food drive

Looking for volunteer opportunities?

  • If you want to make a difference by volunteering, contact Lindsay Fujimoto at United Way of Thurston County. UWTC's volunteer team will support you every step of the way in connecting you with opportunities that suit your needs and passions. Reach out today: lfujimoto@unitedway-thurston.org, 360-943-2773 x116.

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