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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • TK/KG Orientation Day – Aug 6, 2:00 p.m.
  • First Day of School – Aug 7
  • Back to School Night / NO ASP – Aug 8, 4:00 p.m.

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BULLYING IS ALWAYS SERIOUS

Children need to feel safe before they can learn. To make sure this happens, school boards have developed policies that bans harassment, intimidation and bullying. Bullying is repeated negative behavior that takes advantage of a less-powerful person, and sometimes even makes the child who is bullied feel at fault. Hitting, name-calling, shunning and shaming are all forms of bullying. So are spreading rumors, gossiping and making threats online or via cell phones (cyberbullying).The outcomes can be bad for both victim and aggressor. The child who is bullied may become depressed and anxious, patterns that can last a lifetime. Bullying and cyberbullying have resulted in some students refusing to go to school and/or experiencing anxiety, depression, and insomnia. In some cases, bullying and cyberbullying have tragic outcomes. The child who bullies, already abusing power at a young age, is more likely than others to engage in criminal behavior as an adult. Kids involved in bullying - in either role - also are at risk for abuse of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. Be a model of assertive, respectful conduct for your child. Make sure the atmosphere in your home is warm, and spend focused time with your child every day. Provide discipline in consistent ways. Notice and praise your child’s good behavior. Get professional help for your child and your family if you do not see progress in a reasonable time. Talk with children in your family about bullying/ cyberbullying and your expectations about their behavior.

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