OCTOBER IS BULLY AWARENESS MONTH

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:36am

October is Bully Awareness Month.  Here at Guilford ES we consider bullying to be a serious issue.  We promote a safe and secure learning environment in which students are able to learn, grow, and develop.  Our school also desires the support and co-operation of all parents in the school community.

October is National Bully Awareness Month. Here at GES, we support a bully free school environment. As part of our continued effort to provide awareness against bullying, we will have classroom lessons sharing information with our students about how to identify bullying behaviors versus teasing, how to report bullying issues, tattling versus reporting, conflict resolution, and identifying when to solve issues with peers and when to involve an adult..  In addition, students will learn strategies to use to help identify when a situation is peer conflict and can be handled without the help of an adult.

We will end the month  highlight UNITY DAY, the same date as our Fall Festival Tuesday, October 30th. Students and staff will demonstrate their commitment to ending bullying by wearing an orange shirt and signing a pledge to take a stand against bullying.

With your help, we hope to foster a safe, educational school environment where all students learn of the harms of bullying, and the importance of ending bullying and supporting awareness. For more information please click on the link: Microsoft Office document iconBullyAwarenessMonthLettertoParents.doc

Stephanie Dobbs
School Counselor, M. Ed.
Guilford Elementary School