Hyattsville Elem. Principal: Be More Kind, Caring to Others
Remarks from new principal to students before moment of silence emphasize one lesson to take from the tragedy in Newton.
Hyattsville Elementary School's new principal, Julia Burton, addressed her students before Prince George's County school's observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Her brief address, republished on the Hyattsville Elementary School Parent Teacher Association's Facebook page , gracefully addressed at least one lesson which she wanted her students to take from the tragedy: how to be more caring and kind to others.
Her remarks, republished in full:
"Good morning staff and students. Today Prince George's County Public Schools is observing a minute of silence. Please stop what you are working on. Remember that all of our school rules come down to three simple acts:
Take care of yourself.
Take care of each other.
And take care of the place.
It is always important to demonstrate kindness and caring every day. During our minute of silence, please think about what we we can all do to be more caring and to be kind to others. What can we all do to live in a more peaceful and less violent world? Our minute of silence begins now."
And then silence.
"Thank you students and staff. Please resume your work, but keep in mind how we can be peaceful here at Hyattsville Elementary School. Remember our basic guidelines. Take care of yourself; take care of others; let's take care of our place."