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October is National Anti-Bully Month.
Our goal is to teach students about ways to address bullying. We want to raise the level of awareness and action by students to prevent bullying all year long. Our teachers will be providing instruction and activities about bullying prevention and we will tie this learning to our Rascal PRIDE school wide behavior expectations. We have also scheduled the Power of One anti bully assembly for our school. Parents, you can access resources and learn more at Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Please watch this Anti Bullying video.
From October 16-20, we will have our annual Digital Citizenship Week which is part of our ongoing work for National Anti Bully Month. Digital Citizenship is about students learning appropriate behavior while using the internet and social media so that they are safe and make responsible choices online. Students learn about Digital Citizenship in the computer lab and in classrooms and students will participate in a Poster Contest Digital Citizenship Cyberbullying Awareness. Last year, we were named a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship for our dedication to teaching young people how to be safe, responsible digital citizens. We are committed to providing this important learning to our students again this year. Parents, you can access games for kids and Digital Citizenship resources at Common Sense Education. Please watch this Digital Citizenship video.
We will close the month with Red Ribbon Week which is October 23-27. Our theme this year is: Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free. Students will be engaged in activities that promote a drug free and healthy lifestyle. Please review our activities flyer and visit The Red Ribbon Campaign to learn more.
Please partner with us and have discussions at home with your kids about bullying, digital citizenship, and staying drug free. Conversations at home, at the dinner table, at family outings, and with friends and extended family have a significant impact on kids. It is very important that kids are able to share their school experiences and feelings and that the adults in their life are good listeners. Also, it is every adult’s responsibility to teach kids how to take steps to address and solve problems so that they build confidence and independence. Together, we can make our school a place where kids feel safe and bullying is not tolerated. 
Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or the school web site. This is an excellent way for you to stay connected with our school and have topics to discuss with your child.
Twitter: @RascalPride
Facebook: RowlandElementarySchool