Whether it was building a peace sign or making paper links or handprints, many of our students celebrated Unity Day and pledged to be upstandars -- to stand up against bullying and to be kind to others.
While some schools celebrated on Wednesday, national anti-bullying day, or Friday, the week of Oct. 22-26 is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, which has been recognized in the United States since 2011. To participate in Unity Day, individuals, schools, communities, and businesses wear or display orange to show support for students who have been bullied. In addition to wearing orange, students at Cesar Chavez Elementary formed a giant peace sign on the ground while a drone took their photo from the air. Creekside Elementary outlined their hands to place on trees as leaves. At Monte Bella Elementary, students made paper links to symbolize how connected they are.
These are powerful reminders that we are connected, that we are all one and that, through respect, we'll build a more peaceful world.
For some photos of the several events, click here.