What is PS I Love You Day?
On the second Friday of every February, it is encouraged within communities to wear purple in order to foster kindness and a welcoming environment and educate others that mental health is just as important as physical health. Behind the 2023 Theme: In life, we are presented with different events. On April 23rd, 2010, just one week after her fourteenth birthday, the DiPalma family experienced a tragedy. On that beautiful Friday morning, Brooke was dropped off at middle school by her father, Joseph DiPalma. Joey was a man who was always smiling, laughing, and was very involved in the community. On her way out of the car, her father said, “I Love You” and she said, “I Love You” back. Little did she know, only hours later, she would be taken out of school and told that her father died by suicide. Brought home to a scene nobody should ever see, she felt let down, lost, and unsure of where to turn. We hope that you hear nothing but positive messages that make you feel special, loved, and remind you that you are never alone!
During the week of February 6th Pre-k through 12th grade participated in spirit week to show kindness. On the elementary side the hallways are lined with footprint created by the faculty and students. Each footprint shows what kindness represented to them, and the message behind it was to take a walk in someone else's path. The amount of support from the students and faculty is amazing.
"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” —Princess Diana.