Gorrie was given 15 days to complete 5,000 acts of kindness! How did we fare?

We were amazing, coming in at a whopping 13,786 or 23.2 per child! 

On Monday, October 9th, we held a special assembly to end our 15-day Kindness Challenge. The top three classes were presented with Kindness Sticks for their great efforts and the top grade level was presented with a huge trophy! Plus, Chadd and Kristi from b98.7 came and presented our school with their “Be Nice” award. We also showed a special message from Brian Williams and a slideshow with photos recapping the challenge.

The total acts of kindness was 13,786 or 23.2 per child! BOOM!


1st and 2nd place classes were super close:

  • Franklin: 1,671, 69.6 per child

  • Kalmin: 1,641, 68.4 per child

  • Moon: 950, 45.2 per child


Grade winner is 5th grade with 4,530 or 47 per kid. Knuckle-bombs for all!


Where Do We Go From Here?


The kindness campaign is a year long, hopefully life long, initiative not just a quick contest. We will stop recording kindness acts in journals, but will be continuing many initiatives to keep kindness going strong!


Initiatives for the rest of the year:

  • Monthly Think Kindness "Ninja Kindness Task" from Brian Williams

  • Monthly Thankful Friday Cards in the Cafeteria

  • Monthly Morning Family High Fives/Knuckle-bombs

  • School Wide Service Project During Teach In

  • After School Gorrie Cares Service Projects

  • Morning Show Kindness Speakers

Please take a moment to watch Brian Williams with Think Kindness as he challenges our kids to document 5,000 Acts of Kindness in just 15 Days.


  • White Instagram Icon

© Copyright 2020 by Gorrie Elementary school. Proudly created with

Contact Us

Telephone: 813-276-5673

Attendance: 813-276-5673 ext 1

Principal: Marjorie Sandler

School Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 1:55 p.m.



705 W De Leon Street

Tampa, FL 33606