The following is a press release from The Perkiomen Valley School District
In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, Mrs. Stacia Hang, the school counselor at Schwenksville Elementary School, organized an all-out anti-bullying campaign in October that including the following components:
• “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” video was shown. Mrs. Hang also dressed in a jack-o-lantern costume to help emphasize our motto, “Be a Buddy, Not a bully.”
• Students signed the “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” bulletin board outside the office.
• The entire school participated in a Unity Day Walk/Dance on the playground. Students carried posters promoting a bully-free school and stomped out bullying on the playground.
• Students and staff were asked to participate in spirit days during the week of October 7 to show their support for our anti-bullying push: 10/7 – Make Footsteps Worth Following: wear crazy socks, fancy/outrageous shoes, or mixed up shoes/socks; 10/8 – Follow the Golden Rule – wear gold/yellow; 10/9 – National Unity Day – wear orange; 10/10 – Super HERO Day (Help Encourage Respect Others); 10/11 – Mix It Up Day – Meet a New Friend - wear mixed up clothing/mismatched clothing
• For each of the spirit days, Mrs. Hang read related books aloud. Teachers and students viewed these readings on-line and completed tasks and activities in their classrooms which fit the theme for each day.