Star Hill Elementary School held a special set of assemblies March 16 in which student leaders unveiled a new initiative, The Friendship Mailbox.

Students who are looking for a friend during lunch or recess can put a note in the mailbox. Principal Nicole Kurz-McDowell will check the mailbox daily and let the school’s Any Time Buddies know that someone is looking for a friend. A group of student leaders presented a skit and an explanation during the assembly.

The Friendship Mailbox at Star Hill was the idea of sisters Lola and Cali Caron, who built the beach-themed mailbox with help from their grandparents. Lola is in fifth grade at Star Hill, Cali is in fourth.

“I think the mailbox is going to make a big difference in our school,” said Cali. “Everyone should feel included.”

Star Hill has a Buddy Bench; the Friendship Mailbox is another of the school’s kindness and inclusion initiatives.