Respect for All Week
Respect For All Week will take place during the week of February 10 - 14, 2020 with our early kick-off on Friday, February 7th. We are excited to announce the many activities planned to celebrate. Each day of the week starting on February 10th we encourage students to celebrate along with us in the following ways:
Monday, 2/10/20 is Super Hero Day! Our students will kick off Respect for All Week with a presentation by OmegaMan. Students are invited to wear a superhero shirt or accessories. (Masks are not permitted) We can all be heroes for Kindness!
Tuesday, 2/11/20 is “Respect is NO Sweat” day. Students are invited to wear their workout gear. Let’s show respect and stay healthy too!
Wednesday, 2/12/20 each staff/child will wear RAINBOW COLORS to represent DIVERSITY. At P.S. 216 we are proud of who you are!
Thursday, 2/13/20 each staff/child will wear YELLOW to represent POSITIVITY. Let’s help to remind each other that we can always brighten someone’s day!
Friday, 2/14/20 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. (It is also the 100th Day of School! Please note that
if your child made a 100th Day of School t-shirt they can wear it on that day instead.)
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and for your help in this initiative.
Additional Respect For All Activities
On February 7th 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 14th as “No Child Eats Alone Day”. Activities at lunch and recess will be centered on building inclusive relationships for all students. We are proud to include that this will be facilitated by our student mediators.
February 14th is the 100th Day of School! Be ready for some surprises!
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 for all!