Respect For All Week will take place during the week of February 12 - 15, 2018 with our early kick-off on Friday, February 9th. Each day of the week starting on February 12th we encourage students to wear a designated color to school representing a positive characteristic that they can model that day.
Monday, 2/12/18 each staff/child will wear RAINBOW COLORS to represent DIVERSITY. At P.S. 216 our students come from all over the world representing over 15 different countries!
Tuesday, 2/13/18 each staff/child will wear GREEN to represent HONESTY. One action to show honesty is to be trustworthy. Great leaders do their best even when nobody is watching.
Wednesday, 2/14/17 each staff/child will wear RED or PINK to represent COMPASSION. Let’s make sure to show each other that we care. Be considerate and thoughtful of others. Take time to listen to one another.
Thursday, 2/15/17 PAJAMA DAY
We will be wearing pajamas to help us to remember to FOLLOW OUR DREAMS. When we respect ourselves, we believe in ourselves and always reach for the stars!
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and for your help in this initiative.
Additional Respect For All Activities
On February 8th the book, “Have You Filled A Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud will be read to all students. The purpose is to help children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation and respect. The book explains to children that we all carry an invisible “bucket” in which we keep our feelings. When our buckets are full, we are happy, when they are empty, we are sad.
P.S. 216 has designated February 9th as “No Child Eats Alone Day”. Activities at lunch and recess will be centered on building inclusive relationships for all students.
Please help us kick off Respect for All Week by wearing our school shirt and/or school colors on Friday, February 9th.
Please stress the importance of treating others kindly and respectfully in all that they do. Together we can stop bullying from occurring by teaching children how hurtful words and actions can be.
Together we can guide our children towards making the world a better place to live!