Kindness Painted

Kindness Painted

When students and faculty enter Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh, they are greeted by a large and colorful mural filled with aspirational quotes and thoughts to start the day. 

The mural replaced a former glass bookcase and exhibit area and includes Forester, the school’s mascot, and the quote, “Forest Lake is a Feeling.” 

“The mural reflects the attitude and camaraderie of the school community,” said Donna Shulman, an elementary school counselor and Kindness Club adviser.  

Under the collective efforts of art teacher Laura Capozzi, advisers Laura Megargel and Donna Shulman and Kindness Club members, the mural located in the front lobby was created as a way to spread cheer throughout the school community. Club members, who also helped paint the mural, were responsible for generating positive affirmations. 

“The students wanted to create a way to brighten everyone’s day as they stepped into school each day,” Ms. Megargel said.