You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.--Leo Aikman
GROWTH MINDSET: WITH TIME AND EFFORT I CAN IMPROVE!
This week is KINDNESS (NO NAME-CALLING) WEEK at the Quashnet School. This is a national initiative aimed at stopping name-calling and verbal bullying in schools. The spoken word, when used appropriately, can be a very powerful tool for building a better world. Each and every day we encourage our students to choose their words and actions carefully and to have empathy for others. Every individual can make a positive contribution to making our Mashpee community a better place—free of verbal abuse.
Due to the efforts of the Quashnet School K-Kids, the Massachusetts anti-bullying legislation includes a proclamation that the fourth Wednesday of January be designated as “No Name-Calling Day.” We are very proud of current and past K-Kids for their efforts to make our world a better place.
I will not stand by while others are bullied.
I will report bullying whenever I see it.
Names Never Hurt
By Michelle Harper Davies
Sticks and stones break bones,
Names never hurt
Or so they say.
But it's the names that stick in the mind,
Like leeches sucking away
At what's left of the confidence and pride inside you,
Leaving a slimy trail of hurt and fear.
The sticks and the stones
And the punches and the kicks
Leave the painful, purple marks,
But none are as wounding
As the razor-sharp remarks,
That hit like stones
And sting like sticks
And scar for life.
CONGRATULATIONS TO FIFTH GRADE TEACHER MRS. WHIDDON ON THE BIRTH OF HER DAUGHTER. JESSIE MAE WHIDDON WAS BORN ON JANUARY 15TH AT 10:49 PM. SHE WEIGHS 6 POUNDS, 11 OUNCES, AND IS 19 INCHES LONG.