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

    We are continuing our theme of The Spirit of Giving Back for the 2022-23 school year. With our schools and students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, we want to continue this theme and celebrate getting out in the community for volunteering.

    The campaign spotlights the ways students, community groups, employees, individuals, businesses, clubs, and organizations give back to our community.

    Here is how you or your group can participate:

    1. Pick up a "Spirit of Giving Back" banner before your event at:
      • NTPS District Office (305 College Street NE). Each school will also have its own banner.
      • City of Lacey (420 College Street SE)
      • The Lacey South Sound Chamber Office (3925 8th Avenue SE Ste C)
    2. Send a selfie/photo of you/your own group holding the banner and a short description of your project to publicaffairs@ci.lacey.wa.us so we can post them on our Compassionate Community Facebook page for everyone to see (please return banners when done).
    3. If you can't pick up a banner, send us your service/volunteering photos anyway!

    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.

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