Unity Day 2016, the Wizards and the Peacemakers
The students in the PEACEMAKERS groups at both Roanoke and Phillips meet with Shannon Kutner, a Riverhead Community Awareness Program (CAP) elementary social worker, and give up some of their recess time to discuss ways to end bullying in our schools.
In each of the schools, the PEACEMAKERS celebrated PACER'S UNITY DAY (Wednesday, October 19th). This is a national event and the fourth grade Peacemakers asked students to wear orange to show that Phillips Avenue and Roanoke Avenue are united against bullying and to send a message of support, hope and unity.
At Phillips, several Peacemakers read, The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. This book is about getting along, respecting each other’s difference and not judging a book, a person, or a pumpkin by its cover.
The Peacemakers ask their schoolmates to promise not to bully others and to speak up if someone needs help. Their message remains: “Speak Up, Don’t be a Bystander, Forgive Others, Accept Others for their Differences, Include Others, Seek Help if you Need It, and We can make a difference”.
HARLEM WIZARD SHARED A MESSAGE
The Harlem Wizards player nicknamed "Black Jack" told Pulaski Street School students that after he fell off his bike and chipped his teeth in 7th grade the students in his school began to bully him. "They called me 'Fang'," said Black Jack. It got so bad that I told my parents that I didn't want to go to school anymore.
Black Jack concluded his anti-bullying message by having the students chant the following message:
The Peacemakers Photo Gallery
(October 19, 2016) Peacemakers (pictured above) and accompanied by Community Awareness Program (CAP) social worker Shannon Kutner read The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin to all the classes at the Roanoke Avenue and Phillips Avenue Schools.
Unity Day in Our Schools - October 19, 2016
(October 21, 2015) Wednesday, October 19th, NATIONAL UNITY DAY, was celebrated by our elementary students. The students dressed in orange and participated in group activities that united them against bullying. Bottom -- Students in Gary Karlson's class at Roanoke created and shared a message of unity with their "Unity Bracelets".