Our 2nd annual bully walk was held last Friday, October 26th. We celebrated Bully Prevention Month by following our motto of “Take A Stand, Lend A Hand” and walking together against bullying in our school. Students were asked to dress as twins that day or wear orange. Nutzy the Squirrel and Minnie Mouse walked with us to celebrate, Glen Allen High School track team came out o cheer us on, Officer Vitek walked along with us and Mr. Favale entertained us with some great tunes! Enjoy the pictures below.
We had a great time celebrating Bully Prevention Month here at “The Park”! Our motto was “Take a Stand, Lend a Hand”. Students in each classroom received a hand to decorate with how to stop bullying. Classroom lessons were taught by Mrs. Woody and Mrs. Tate. Students learned 3 steps to stop a bully:
- Be Brave
- Tell the bully to please “stop”
- Go tell an adult
Students also learned the difference between joking, teasing and bullying as well as the difference between upstander and bystander. We had trivia questions some mornings on the announcements and also celebrated as a school with our 2nd annual Bully Free Walk. Below are pictures from our decorated bulletin board after our walk and decorated hands to celebrate our theme “Take a Stand, Lend a Hand.”
Today was Mix It Up day! Each class was given matching animal pictures and students were given an animal and asked to find another student with a match. At lunch today, students were asked to sit next to their animal match student and meet them and talk with them. I had popsicle sticks with conversation questions on them for students to ask each other. I was also in the cafeteria from 10:30-1:00 playing music and asking students to ask his/her partner a question on the popsicle stick like “What is your favorite food?” , “If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?” “What would you do with $100?” and more fun questions like that. Below is a picture of the matching animals and conversation popsicle sticks. Ask your child how they enjoyed Mix It Up Day. 🙂