Monday, October 23, 2017

Celebrating Kindness/Standing Against Bullying

Kathy FitzJefferies enjoys taking pictures. The photos here are among those she took at the walk.

By Kathy FitzJefferies
Program Manager Safe and Drug-Free Schools

This was my first experience participating in the Stand Up-Step Up Kindness Walk/Rally.  It was such a wonderful event.  The enthusiasm of the students, staff, parents, school board members and community supporters was phenomenal!  I really appreciated all those who planned, organized, volunteered, and otherwise supported this event.

From the student groups who provided song, music poetry reading and the martial-arts demonstration, to those who facilitated the Bully prevention workshops, to the incredible messages/signs posted on our “Wall of Kindness” by our students, it was a day to celebrate and motivate us to be centered in kindness and caring for each other. 

As I have been in this position only three weeks, I look forward to learning about the various ways schools are creating kind, safe and caring environment for their students and staff.  I am looking forward learning how we can better support bully prevention efforts.  

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