CASIMIR PULASKI #8 SCHOOL SAFETY TEAM PAGE
Theme: No Bullying - Ways to Handle A Bully
MAY 2013 Antibullying Bulletin Board
Theme: Be A Buddy Not A Bully
APRIL 2013 Antibullying Bulletin Board
Theme: Be A Hero Against Bullying
MARCH 2013 AntiBullying Bulletin Board
Summary: Our Bulletin theme for the Month of March was Be A Hero Against Bullying. Children from all classes were asked to participate in writing a message of kindness and ways to prevent bullying in and around our schools. The work generated was read and shared with classrooms.
February 2013 Antibullying Bulletin Board
Our bulletin theme is Friendship. We have chosen friendship because we wanted to focus on a positive aspect of anti-bullying. By promoting friendship, and by influencing friendly behavior, we can build a strong foundation to stand against bullying!
For our interactive anti-bullying bulletin, our first grade students have written friendly letters to their classmates. Many of these letters were written to thank a classmate for a kind moment, or to simply use kind words towards a friend. All of these letters inspire friendship and kindness. We hope these letters will inspire others to be kind, as well.
Promoting and modeling positive behavior is the first line of deffense against bullying. We challenge you to be a great friend today!
We can all be friends!
January 2013 Antibullying Bulletin Board Summary
Snowflakes are amazing, unique and beautiful -- and like the children of our school each one is different. The Kindergarten classes of School #8 chose to expand on the snowflake theme for our anti-bullying bulletin board.
Teachers discussed with our students how we need to learn how to treat others with respect and accept differences. The snowflakes we made showed that despite being different we are all special and we need to learn how to appreciate the differences and take a stand against bullying.
December 2012 Antibullying Bulletin Board Summary
Pulaski School # 8
THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP
Source: Google Image
The Holiday season is a time for recognizing those you care about as well as giving. The December anti-bullying bulletin board encouraged our students to reflect of what it means to be a friend as well as giving the opportunity for our students to show kindness towards each other.
Created by: K. Fernandez, K. Fragale & M. Potter
December 2012 Antibullying Bulletin Board Display
November 2012 Antibullying Bulletin Board Summary
By Vanessa Tregenza
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud is the story of how we can each be “bucket fillers” or “bucket dippers”. The idea of the story is that we each have invisible buckets that become full when we are happy and do kind things. Our buckets are emptied when we are mean to others or others are mean to us. After listening to the story, students listed ways that they can be bucket fillers and make other people feel happy. Ideas included listening to their teacher, being nice to their friends, sharing, and helping others. They decided that bucket dippers are rude, do not listen, hit, and are bullies. The bulletin board displays the students’ writing about ways that they will be bucket fillers along with a bucket that they each colored in. It also displays posters identifying how to be a bucket filler, a bucket dipper, and asking students if they have filled a bucket today.
November 2012 Antibullying Bulletin Board Photo
October 2012 Antibullying Bulletin Board Photo
Stomp Out Bullying Website - www.stompoutbullying.org
We want to thank the performance by the Mighty Puppets. The performance was geared towards bullying and how children can stand up against bullying. To learn more about the Mighty Puppets please be sure to visit their website.
UPDATES / ADDITIONS: We just added revised forms of Bully / Victim Parent Letters. Parents receive these letters in the event of HIB case. Scroll down the page to view the documents.
In addition to those two forms being updated we also included the Power Point Presentation that was shown to parents during the recent workshop.
WEEK OF RESPECT - OCTOBER 1st - 5th 2012
As you may know, this week (10-1/10-5) we will be celebrating the week of respect. Mr. Gonzalez had previously given suggestions on a “Bully Prevention Poster Contest.” (See below) I also included two different websites that have related lesson plans. If you have any suggestions or ideas please do not hesitate to share with the rest of us. Thanks for your anticipated cooperation!!
Karolin Fernandez B.S.I. Teacher & Anti-Bullying Specialist
FIRST SUGGESTION: In addition, brainpopjr.com has a movie called “bullying.” After the students watch it, there are a series of lessons, activities and quizzes that follow. As always, differentiate the instruction based on your grade level and/or on your students’ needs. www.brainpopjr.com
SECOND SUGGESTION: The education world website offers different lessons that focus on character. Below is the link: http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/character-education-templates.shtml
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The AntiBullying Bill of Rights law designates the week beginning the first Monday in October of each year as a “Week of Respect” in New Jersey. School districts are directed to observe the week by providing age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Throughout the school year, districts are expected to provide similar instruction in accordance with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Here are some resources for the Upcoming Week of Respect
BULLYFREE ZONE POSTER (Download and Post in your classroom.)
BULLYFREE SPEECH BUBBLES (Use this document to create a bulletin board in your classroom reminding students how to prevent bullying with these tips.)
BULLYFREE ZONE STRATEGIES (3 simple Strategies reminding children how to prevent bullying in and out of the classroom.)
CASIMIR PULASKI SCHOOL #8 AntiBullying Bulletin Board Photos
OUR SEPTEMBER 2012 BULLYING BULLETIN BOARD.
REVISED and Posted on Feb. 26th 2013
----->Understanding the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights<-----
A presentation by K. Fernandez, Casimir Pulaski School # 8 Anti-Bullying Specialist.
Note: To view this file you must have Powerpoint installed on your PC.
HIB1Form - Must be completed by teacher / staff member reporting HIB. This form has been updated as of Jan. 2013. The forms are available in two formats. One is in traditional MS Word and the other in PDF format.
TWO NEW FORMS HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY MS. FERNANDEZ, Anti-Bullying School Specialist. Please review these very important forms. Updated 1/2013
* Forms will be sent out by Ms. Fernandez.
These forms will be discussed during our Faculty Meeting on Monday, March 5th 2012.
ANTI-BULLYING LESSON PLANS AND RESOURCES
Casimir Pulaski School # 8
School Safety Team (S.S.T.)
Mr. Fraguela, Principal
Mrs. Fernandez, Anti-Bullying Specialist
Mrs. Martinez, Counselor
Mrs. Y. Severino, Counselor
Mrs. Fuentes, Co-Chair
Mr. Gonzalez, Co-Chair
Mrs. Pilipski, Nurse
Ms. Febres, Parent Liaison
The "Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act" enacted by the New Jersey Senate and General assembly requires that each district post contacts, policies, and other information regarding harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Please familiarize yourself with the information on this page.
Passaic City School District
5512.01 HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, AND BULLYING (M) Policy Statement
New anti-bullying law in NJ! (which requires schools to post their anti-bullying policy on a website - a small matter but an omission of the existing law and one which will be helpful; and - most important - establishes a new state commission on bullying. The job of the commission is to advise the legislature on changes/improvements to existing anti-bullying law, and to spur a new statewide initiative on bullying which could provide meaningful expectations of and support for schools to address the issue effectively.