The East Meadow School District and its PTA Council celebrated Unity Day during the week of Oct. 19. Part of Bullying Prevention Month, the day aims to promote kindness, acceptance and taking a stance against bullying.
Students were encouraged to wear orange as a symbol of unity. Classes read encouraging books, took part in meaningful conversations and came together to discuss how to promote antibullying. In addition, each school in the district participated in a food drive to benefit Island Harvest.
Every year, the East Meadow art department and the district’s PTA Council collaborate on a districtwide Unity Day mural. This year, students signed their names on different colored pieces of paper, which will be assembled into a symbolic rainbow at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center.
- Students at Barnum Woods Elementary School wore orange to celebrate Unity Day on Oct. 19.
- Hayden Chode’s fourth grade class at Bowling Green Elementary School celebrated Unity Day on Oct. 19 by signing colorful pieces of paper that will be used in a mural representing kindness and hope.
- From left, Denise Michaelis, East Meadow PTA Council second vice president and Unity Day chairperson; Marc Suntup, vice president of development for Island Harvest; Donna Goldstein, PTA Council president; Kenneth A. Card Jr., superintendent of schools; and Veronica Nicastro, PTA Council first vice president, donated boxes of food to Island Harvest following the district’s Unity Day food drive.
Photos courtesy of the East Meadow Union Free School District