Branch Brook Celebrates Happiness Day

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Branch Brook students celebrated International Happiness Day on March 18. Sponsored by the student council, students read announcements for 10 days leading up to Happiness Day, including the 10 keys to happiness, including “giving, relating to others, appreciating and setting goals.” They read inspirational quotes, and an action plan for each of the 10 keys.

Students also posted happiness quotes around the school. The student body created drawings to share what makes them happy. Everyone wore bright colors and donated $1 to wear a hat to school. The money was donated to the Heavenly Hats Foundation, which provides hats to cancer patients. Happiness Day goes along with Project Happiness, a program the teachers have been doing with buddy classes, which teaches about the social emotional learning skills necessary for happiness.