Unity Day is a part of a month long recognition of sending a loud and clear message about the effects of bullying, especially cyberbullying. Students wore orange to signify unity and made posters, signs and banners to send their powerful messages that bullying will not be tolerated on the school campus at Northport K-8. This year marked Northport’s third annual unity day celebration.
Joe Wojcik, better known as Joe the Biker, spoke to students on the morning announcements recently to kick off the day-long “unity day” event where students walked a mile-long trail marked out by school custodians. The school has been designated as a nature preserve by the National Wildlife Federation. Students walked the trail with the coaches, resource teachers and classes as part of an organized Positive Behavior Support activity. The very successful event supported the school’s unified message that bullying will not be tolerated.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month:
The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action.
PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is partnering with Green Giant to encourage parents to “raise a giant”. Green Giant goes to great lengths to help people grow and thrive. This means more than providing delicious vegetables for physical health but also helping people thrive emotionally. Green Giant understands that to grow and thrive you have to feel safe and that is why they are addressing one of the biggest emotional issues facing families today – bullying. To help parents raise kids who are strong inside and out, and to help them learn how to prevent, stop and cope with bullying, we’re asking you to sign in to Raise a Giant. Write a letter to the kids in your life telling them why they have the courage to stand up to bullying and asking them to do their best to be a giant in their life.
REF: Lucie Links Newsletter (SLCSD) Oct. 2013