September 24, 2012
The 2012-2013 school year brings a meaningful new program to Newell Elementary School. We are excited to announce the launching of the new Olweus Bullying Prevention Program for our kindergarten through fourth grade students. The Olweus Program is a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the developmental needs of our K-4 students. The program uses a variety of strategies and activities to address bullying at the school wide, classroom, and individual student levels in order to make Newell Elementary School a safe positive environment where all students can learn and thrive.
To kick off the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program this September, each classroom worked together to create an anti-bullying bulletin board display in the hallway. Classrooms created their own unique messages reinforcing the importance of a healthy school climate where our core beliefs of Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-control are practiced each day. On Monday, September 24th we were pleased to present Box Out Bullying, a nationally touring bullying prevention assembly to our students in kindergarten through 4th grade, courtesy of the PTA. The performances focused on bringing to life the main principles of our newly implemented Olweus curriculum in two interactive, fun filled shows. The students loved the live shows and it was a terrific way to kick off our new Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
Please remember to enjoy the students’ work on display in the hallways during Back To School Night and take a moment to ask your child how they can help to make their school a great place to learn and play.