Hong Kingston/Valenzuela Magnet Elementary School celebrated Unity Day, created by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to unite schools and communities against bullying, in a BIG way. In addition to wearing orange to show their support, students, faculty and staff joined together for a school-wide march against bullying! Students from the school’s Leadership Team and PLUS group presented during two school assemblies in order to educate their peers on school bullying. The student leaders read powerful statistics and bullying encounters during their assembly for grades 4-8 and ended with the message, “The end of bullying begins with you.” For the K-3rd grade assembly, the leadership students acted out the children’s book, "Spookley: The Square Pumpkin.” The school then joined together on the blacktop to begin their march. Students chanted, "No more bullying," as they showed off their anti-bullying signs and banners that each class signed. Thank you to all that helped to organize this year’s Unity Day activities at Hong Kingston Elementary! Be sure to see the gallery to view photos from that day. Learn more about Unity Day and bullying prevention month here: http://bit.ly/1rh141U
Stockton Unified schools thank Love Stockton! for the organizations on-the-ground work to help spruce up our schools Saturday. Thousands of volunteers signed up to work on projects all over the city, including seven SUSD elementary schools. They raked leaves, picked up trash, planted, painted and made repairs that left our schools looking, well, loved. Stockton’s churches pitched in big time this year to make this annual event a success. Check out our gallery of just some of the work at Pittman, Cleveland, Tyler and Elmwood schools.
A big thanks from all our schools to the thousands of parents who are participating in this year’s back-to-school night events. While a few schools held their back-to-school night events the night before school started August 12, most are wrapping them up now.