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!
Last Wednesday was No Name-Calling Day in Massachusetts, a special designation that is part of the Massachusetts anti-bullying legislation. Every day should be so designated. Bullying is behavior that has three components—it is hurtful, purposeful, and repeated. Bullying can be verbal, physical, or exclusionary, and can take place in many different settings including on a SMART phone or on the world-wide web. We take every reported incident of misbehavior very seriously. Our teachers and paraprofessionals are very in-tune with the students in their classrooms—watching for signs of stress, sadness, anger, or significant changes in attitude or behavior. We encourage our parents to call and share information with us whenever they have learned about concerning behaviors. School staff and parents must communicate frequently with each other in order to proactively protect our children from hurtful, purposeful, and repeated misbehaviors. Parents also need to closely monitor their child’s computer and cell phone use. Students at the Quashnet School are too young to handle on their own the responsibilities that go along with these technologies. Parents should know the content of the messages their child is sending and receiving on the technologies they have available today. There is often inappropriate language in the non face-to-face communication between students. Stay involved and be proactive.
Pictured above are fifth graders Nathan Perry and Ben Kennedy--both members of our NEHS. Nathan and Ben raised $563.89 (exceeding their goal of $550) to donate to the Alex's Lemonade Stand project which supports research for childhood cancer.
We are very proud of these excellent Quashnet School role models.
Don't forget to click on the "SY13-14 Pictures" tab at the top of this blog to view all the pictures taken last week.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO DINO MITROKOSTAS FOR PROVIDING A DELICIOUS LUNCH TO DAVE PALMER AND HIS FELLOW PARALYMPIANS FOLLOWING OUR PEP RALLY ON THURSDAY, 1/16/14