When the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School custodial team came into work on Monday morning, there was a nice surprise waiting for them. On Friday, Araceli, who is an eighth-grade student at the school, wrote a “thank you” note to the team, and taped it to the door of their storage closet.
The note read:
“I thank you and the others who keep our school clean and I’m sorry you clean our messes and take out the garbage. The school should have a day just for all of you.”
Araceli said she was inspired to write the note because she sees how hard the team works, and how friendly they all are to the students.
“They deserve the thanks,” she said. “I try to show people that I appreciate them. I also wrote a similar note to the lunch team a few weeks ago. They all work so hard.”
One of the district’s four goals is to “emphasize kindness and respect and ensure that all students, staff and visitors are valued and supported,” and at such a young age, Araceli embodies the exact culture that we strive to build here at Monticello.
Kudos to our custodial team for all of their hard work, and a special kudos to Araceli for taking the initiative to spread kindness and respect.