Goshen Rotarians read to Scotchtown students during Kindness Assembly

The monthly Kindness and Friendship Assemblies at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary hosted two very special guests on Friday, Feb. 21, the 100th Day of School.

Goshen Rotary representatives Amy VanAmburgh and Christopher Tippin offered their support to the school’s emphasis on kindness by reading Mem Fox’s “Whoever you are” to every Scotchtown student.

Illustrated by Leslie Staub, “Whoever you are” explores the differences between children that make them unique, as well as the common humanity that unites them.  “Their lives may be different from yours,/ and their words may be very different from yours./ But inside, their hearts are just like yours,” the book concludes.

Group photo of school principals and visiting rotarians
Visiting Rotarians Amy Christopher (left) and Christopher Tippin (right) were hosted by Principal Henry Freedman and Interim Assistant Principal Nancy Mesic.

Principal Henry Freedman took the opportunity to thank and praise students for their participation on recent kindness-themed activities throughout the school. He encouraged them to always care for their school and each other, and make the world a better place.