The Peacemakers at Roanoke
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 their school. In each of the schools, the PEACEMAKERS begin the school year by reading the book THE JUICE BOX BULLY to every class in their schools and then ask the students to help them by signing a promise not to bully 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”.
The Peacemakers Photo Gallery
(October 27, 2015) Peacemakers (pictured above) and accompanied by Community Awareness Program (CAP) social worker Shannon Kutner were from Ms. Adla’s class: Najelys Cantello, Jorge Mendez, Hailey Rosen (who read in English), Aidan Daniels and Jasmine Alvarado (who read in Spanish). They read THE JUICE BOX BULLLY to the kindergartners in Mrs. Jimenez's bilingual class. If you listen to the video, you'll see that the kindergartners thought the title of the book was hilarious. However, they took the message very seriously.
Unity Day in Our Schools - October 21, 2015
(October 21, 2015) Wednesday, October 21st, NATIONAL UNITY DAY, was celebrated by our elementary students. The students dressed in orange and participated in group activities that united them against bullying. The Student Council at the Riley Avenue School sent members to each of the classrooms to share a message of Unity. (Photo: Top Left -- A student at Riley signs a pledge to take a stand against bullying and for unity. Top Middle -- Riley Avenue Student Council members visit a class on Unity Day. Top Right -- Students in Mrs. Scully's class shared personal traits via a name tag that promote acts of kindness and unity. -- This student's tag reads, "I include others." Bottom -- Students in Gary Karlson's class at Roanoke created a Venn Diagram for the word "Unity" and made and shared a message of unity on their "Unity Bracelets".)