Book Fair and Bully Awareness Week : November 19-22

The Scholastic Book Fair begins on November 19th and runs through to November 22nd in our school library. Classes have the opportunity to go to the library to purchase books. There will also be open times for individual students to purchase books. On November 22nd the library will be open in the evening during parent-teacher interviews so that students can show their parents the wonderful  books and items for sale and choose their favourites to be purchased.

Bullying is defined as a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals, that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance. Please speak to your child about the different forms bullying can take. These include:

-Physical-hitting, shoving, stealing or damaging property

-Verbal-name calling, mocking, or making sexist, racist or homophobic comments

-Social-excluding others from a group or spreading gossip or rumours about them

-Electronic(commonly known as cyberbullying)-spreading rumours and hurtful comments through the use of cellphones, e-mail, text messaging and social networking sites

Monday, November 19th: Stand up to Bullying!  Wear mismatched socks to show that nobody is perfect. Tuesday, November 20th: Wear two different shoes to show how it feels to walk in someone else’s shoes. Wednesday, November 21st: Wear pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. Thursday, November 22nd: Wear dress code clothes backwards: to symbolize that we well never turn our backs on someone in need.