KPR Schools Counter Bullying During Day Of Pink April 9

ware-pinkDay of Pink – the last of three widespread, annual events devoted to bullying awareness and prevention – will be recognized by schools across the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board April 9.
In the Municipality of Clarington, Central Public School will see students and staff wearing pink and highlighting peaceful problem-solving in announcements throughout the week led by Future Aces, a group of student leaders.
Clarington Central Secondary School will mark the day with students and staff wearing pink shirts created following a t-shirt design contest, and with I Support Anti-bullying cardboard t-shirts posted in the foyer. Funds raised by sale of the cardboard mini t-shirts, and from lunchtime Wii Bowling April 9-10, will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
John M. James PS students and staff signed an anti-bullying pledge, on display in the front hall. Everyone will receive a pink Bye Bye Bullying bracelet to wear with pink clothing.
Orono PS will hold an assembly at 11:10 a.m. April 9, with inspirational speeches, poems, short stories, tableaux, video remakes, readings, and songs. Students will wear buttons they created, as well as pink clothing. The gym will be decorated with posters. S.T. Worden PS students and staff also will wear pink.
In Northumberland County, April 9 will see a sea of pink at C.R. Gummow PS and George Hamilton PS.
The Leadership Club at Grafton PS is organizing an Everyone Counts Day, and asking students and staff to wear either a shirt with a number on it, or pink. Students are creating a display of Diversity Flags, using pictures, words and symbols to show the things that are important to them and that make them unique and special.
Plainville PS students are receiving pink paper glasses to express who they are, with the glasses to be displayed in a giant collage titled Celebrating Us: Look in My Eyes…What Do You See?” In addition to wearing pink April 9, students also will receive pink glasses to wear as a reminder of the need to see all the wonderful things people have to offer one another.472
In Peterborough City and County, Armour Heights PS students will follow up the Day of Pink by watching a presentation of Snow White, April 10 at 12:40 pm. The presentation focuses on the relationship between the bully, victim and bystander, as well as on conflict resolution and cyber-safety. North Cavan PS will welcome the performance of Snow White at 9:30 a.m. the same day.
Similarly, after encouraging everyone to wear pink April 9, Kawartha Heights PS will welcome families to a presentation on Internet safety and cyber bullying, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Quincy Mack’s Increase the Peace presentation will come to Keith Wightman PS at 9 a.m., and Roger Neilson PS at 1:30 p.m.
At Kenner Intermediate School, Team Rock – A Student Committee for Healthy Minds has created a presentation on stigma and negative stereotypes. Team Rock members will visit classrooms during the day to offer the presentation.logo
Author: Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board