Number of Participants: 8
Hours Donated: 3
Value of Time Served: $203
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: January 2, 2019
Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School and Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School observed Anti-Bullying Week from Nov. 13-16, when students and staff members took extra care to emphasize positive behaviors and kindness. This year’s event followed the theme, “Choose Respect,” and featured a variety of activities.
Lincoln Orens students and faculty members kicked off the week by wearing blue to symbolize peace and safety. Thanks to efforts by the Student Council, all received anti-bully erasers and cards. The next day, the entire school signed an anti-bullying pledge and the week’s initiatives continued when Student Council members read a poem about anti-bullying. On the final day, winners of a Student Council anti-bully poster contest were named.
As the week began at Hegarty, all students and faculty were encouraged to wear red, white and blue to show respect for service men and women and our country. An “Odd Socks Day” was designed as an opportunity for children to express themselves, appreciate individuality and uniqueness and promote self-respect. Another day involved wearing blue as a sign of peace and safety. As a culminating exercise, students reviewed and signed anti-bullying pledges that they took home to share with their family.
The week also included morning announcements that focused on the topics of anti-bullying and respect. The Island Park Public Schools are proud of students’ continuous demonstration of good character.