Join P.S. 186Q in celebrating Respect for All Week!

 RFA Week at Castlewood

During Respect for All Week, schools have the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing diversity programs and to embark upon new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and focus on preventing bullying, intimidation, and bias-based harassment. Castlewood’s student Kindness Committee and Staff Respect for All Committee have been working together to plan a week of events and activities for this important cause.

In addition to the outline of this week’s events (right), during the month of February, Kindness Committee kids will be collecting gently used shoes to donate to Soles for Souls. Mr. Bogart will be leading a drama lesson on empathy, with opportunities for actors to reflect and pretend to walk in someone else’s shoes. Ms. Cageao will be leading a school-wide art project which will give students the opportunity to express their internal strengths/traits they wish could be more easily visible upon first glance.

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The 2017-18 Kindness Committee 


Confetti Monitors   Community Outreach Monitors
Abby Aiden O.
Aiden T. AJ
Alhena Carlyne
Amrit Daniella
Caitlyn C. Devyn
Carmelo Dina
Chloe R. Isabella
Fawziya Jada
Ishaan Jamilah
Jasmeet Gianna
Jasmine C. Justine
Jonathyn Katherine
Khloe I. Kylie
Malcolm Matthew B.
Masadah Sarina
Mikey Vanessa
Nayelie Victoria C.
 Victoria B.
Kindness Cone Monitors   P224
Avni Amana
Donnolley Jerell
Eva Elliot
Gillian Arrayan
Laila Daysi
Sofia B.
Victoria B.

Our Senior-Junior Visits

Once a month, Castlewood’s Kindness Committee visits Centerlight Senior Center to spread kindness to the seniors that spend their days there. These senior-junior relationships continue to bring great joy to both parties. While seniors delight in the children’s energy, enthusiasm, and  acts of kindness, the students experience the intrinsic value of performing kind acts for others and make new connections about life, their elders, and their community.

The KC’s first trip to Centerlight for the 2017-18 Academic Year was on Halloween! It was a true treat for all!


Kindness Committee’s Community Outreach 2017




This year’s gently used toy drive was a MAJOR success. The KC and PTA worked together to collect and clean over 600 gently used toys. These toys were given to various charities throughout Queens. Thank you to everyone who helped make this drive a HUGE and HAPPY success; it is truly better to give than to receive!

UPDATE: Non-Perishable Food Drive:

The KC’s 2017 Non-Perishable Food Drive was our most successful food drive yet. The KC collected and donated over 100 items to Our Lady of Lourdes Pantry, which serves people in need in Bellerose, Glen Oaks, Queens Village, and parts of Bayside. Members went to the pantry to drop off our donations, learned about needs and logistics of the pantry, and have already started brainstorming new ways to help, like collecting left over breakfast items and launching a cookie and coffee drive in February. THANK YOU to all families who participated in giving back! We love you!