Parents paint messages of joy and kindness on school bathroom stalls

Parents painted bathroom stalls to reflect a Texas school's positive learning environment.

(CNN)When an elementary school in Texas picked happiness as this year's campus theme, a group of parents decided to bring the cheer straight to the students -- and to their bathrooms.

The parents worked for 37 hours last weekend to surprise the kids at Mary Moore Elementary School in Arlington.
Motivational messages of hope, kindness and unity are now artfully splashed across the fifth grade stalls and water fountains.
    "The teachers work really hard, the students really apply themselves to get good test scores, so the parents wanted to add that theme of joy [to the atmosphere]," Principal Tyson Jones told CNN.