The idea of "Bucket Fillers" is based on the book Have You Filled A Bucket Today? (A Guide to Daily Happiness For Kids) by Carol McCloud. The premise of the book is this...
We all carry an invisible bucket that contains our feelings. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel sad. A bucket filler is someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people's buckets and filling their own bucket at the same time.
On the other hand, a bucket dipper says or does things to cause other people to feel bad. A bucket dipper empties their bucket when they say and do mean things.
The staff and students of Madison Park strive to fill others' buckets everyday, and to stand up to bucket dippers by letting them know, "that's NOT the Madison Park way. We invite families to encourage self-reflection in their children by asking them, "Did you fill a bucket today?"