Chamisa School Creates Kindness Rock Garden

The entire student body and staff pose with a kindness rock Wednesday at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Photo by Samantha Mortimer
Deepa Pawar and 4th graders putting together a heart shape. Photo by Samantha Mortimer


Chamisa Counselor Michaelangelo Lobato shows his rock. Photo by Samantha Mortimer



The Chamisa K-Kids’ Kindness Rock Garden was dedicated Wednesday, May 15. Back in November, Kiwanis Sponsor – Roger Stutz, Chamisa Advisors – Michaelangelo Lobato and Renee Mitsunaga led the highly motivated K-Kids Club to initiate the Kindness Rock Garden.  
The 4th through 6th graders clubmembers met during their lunch recess to paint the first set of rocks. The K-Kids wanted to spread words of inspiration, kindness, caring, motivation and happiness to brighten everyone’s day.
Every student and staff member contributed to this project by painting a rock for the garden. The students painted rocks during their art class time. A rock-painting table was set up in the staff lounge for teachers and staff members to create a design.
The club is thankful to Los Alamos Landscaping & More for contributing the rocks for their garden.
K-Kids officers with advisors and Chamisa Elelmentary School Principal Suzanne Lynne. Photo by Samantha Mortimer
K-Kids officers Uxue Sansinena and Kylie Alvarez paint rocks. Photo by Samantha Mortimer
The shape sends the message. Photo by Samantha Mortimer
Rocks were laid out for students to chose. Photo by Samantha Mortimer