October 29th – November 2nd 2018 is No Place For Hate Week
We are so lucky to live in a community that has ongoing dedication to reinforcing the concepts of kindness, acceptance, and tolerance. To help us celebrate our No Place For Hate designation, please note the following themed days.
Oct 29, Monday: No Place for Hate Kick off Day–We will hand out ‘No Place For Hate’ stickers. Fifth graders will get cool pins. Today is the day students sign NPFH promise. Wear No Place for Hate colors of black and yellow or a No Place for Hate shirt to show our commitment to being a safe place to learn.
Oct 30, Tuesday: We’re All Different, We’re all the Same Day–In our diverse world we all have things that make us unique and things that we have in common. We will focus on how we are all part of different houses (Spike, Max, Blackwell and Bulldog), but we are all part of the Blackwell Elementary family. Wear your “house” colors or a Blackwell shirt.
Reminder of House colors: Spike=Yellow/Gold Max=Purple Blackwell=Blue Bulldog=Black/Silver
Oct 31, Wednesday: Hello Day–We will focus on the importance of acknowledging others in our community with a greeting and a smile. All students will be given nametags to wear so that we can all greet one another by name throughout the day.
Nov 1, Thursday: Kindness Counts Day–Kindness is a huge part of our message to students every day and on this day classes will be doing random acts of kindness and reading books about kindness to emphasize the importance of respect and tolerance in our community.
Wear a shirt with a positive message today. If you don’t have one, you can make a sticker or sign with a message reflecting kindness and acceptance.
Nov 2, Friday: Upstanders Rock Day–‘Upstander’ is the term used in place of bystander when we are referring to someone who doesn’t merely stand by…but someone who stands up for others. Our focus at Blackwell is to reinforce the importance of knowing what to do if you see another who needs help (such as going to an adult, being kind to those who need friends, etc.)
Dress like a Rock Star to show that Upstanders Rock!!