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National Bullying Prevention Month

During the month of October, Westside Elementary School participated in weekly activities to increase awareness of the negative impact of bullying, the important role of the upstander, and to promote unity within our school:

Week 1 (Oct. 3 - 7)Blue Pinky Pledge Week.  Administrators, counselors, and available staff members gave "blue pinky manicures" during student lunch periods.  Students signed a pledge to help stop bullying and got their pinky nails polished blue to serve as a reminder of their pinky promises.
 
Week 2 (Oct. 10 - 14)Bumper Sticker Contest.  Students participated in a contest by designing bumper stickers with an anti-bullying slogan or unity message.  The bumper stickers have been displayed on our "Bully-Buster Beetle Van."  Prizes were awarded for winning entries (grade level and adult categories) at the end of the month. 
 
Week 3 (Oct. 17 - 21) - Westside Unity Day was held on Wednesday, 10/19.  Students and staff wore ORANGE as a sign of support for those who have been impacted by bullying and to take a stand against bullying in our school.
Omega-Man Assembly for students in grade 4 was held on Thursday, 10/20.  Students were encouraged to dress up as a super hero for the assembly, which addressed bullying, peer pressure, making positive choices, and more!
 
Week 4 (Oct. 24 - 28)National Mix-It Up at Lunch Day was held on Tuesday, 10/25.  New friendships were created when students sat at tables according to their birth months and used conversation starters to discover things they had in common.