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October 5, 2015

"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart;
to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
to yourself, respect; to all men, charity."
-Benjamin Franklin

October is National Bullying Awareness Month, and we kick off a month of anti-bullying celebrations by recognizing October 5 - 9 as a "Week of Respect". As adopted by our board of education in 2010, "respect" is one of the district's core values, and is defined as 1: a relation or reference to a particular thing or situation. 2: an act of giving particular attention: consideration. 3a : high or special regard : esteem. b: the quality or state of being esteemed ( If each of us maintains respect for others, even our most challenging situations will be handled with professionalism and dignity. We strive to teach our students that we can respectfully agree to disagree, and to use techniques that will diffuse a situation before it becomes hurtful or dangerous.

See the list below for activities specific to your child's school (check back often as we will be adding activities as they are scheduled), and don't forget to visit the school counselor’s web page to see what our Anti-Bullying curriculum is all about!

Arthur Rann Elementary School

  • All students will sign a "Respect Pledge".
  • "Respect is the Key to Success" activity displayed in hallways.
  • Friday, Oct. 9 is a Dress Down Day - staff and students will wear yellow/gold for respect.

Smithville Elementary School

  • Every class will be given "anti-bullying" pencils to celebrate the week.
  • School guidance counselor Mrs. Zabelski and assistant principal Mr. Berardis will be visiting lunches and quizzing the students on the Bully Busting lessons for prizes and discussing bullying and HIB.
  • Everyone will have their classes sign their Upstander feet by Thursday October 8th.
  • Mrs. Zabelski will be teaching Peaceful bus lessons for the month of October.

Reeds Road Elementary School

  • Monday- RESPECT OTHERS; Get a gold RESPECT pencil - Remember the Golden Rule.
  • Tuesday- RESPECT OUR SCHOOL; Wear school colors (Gray & Maroon) OR Reeds Road Spirit Wear - GO BULLDOGS!
  • Wednesday- RESPECT THE EARTH; Wear GREEN & BLUE - Bring in a fact about recycling.
  • Thursday- RESPECT THE SCHOOL BUS; Wear Yellow & Black Say “Thank you!” to your bus driver.
  • Friday- RESPECT YOURSELF; Formal Friday---Dress to impress; be the best you can be!

Roland Rogers Elementary School

  • Bully Pledge bricks from each homeroom will be posted on the ‘No Bullying Wall.’
  • Miss Teen NJ visits and discusses Respect and Bullying with 5th & 6th grade students on Thursday.
  • Bullying Quiz week in lunch periods Monday, Wednesday and Friday (free snack coupons given out to 3 winners each lunch period)
  • Wear purple (official "Week of Respect" color)

Galloway Township Middle School

  • All students will sign a "Paw" contract, acknowledging their commitment to maintaining a respectful learning environment.
  • School counselors will conduct Q & A sessions on respectful behavior during lunch periods. Respect the Paw pencils will be given out as a reminder to always be respectful.
  • GMTV will be showing "respect" themed videos to prompt discussions on respect.
  • Bus drivers will be choosing one student a week to highlight as a respectful bus rider. Students will be acknowledged with a letter home and the opportunity to participate in a snack pass giveaway.

Annette C. Giaquinto, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Meeting the Standard of Excellence
609.748.1250, ext.

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