A major factor in student success is the community - teachers, administrators, parents, and commanders. Working together, we can ensure students receive the best possible education and take advantage of the opportunities we can provide. Parents are that all-important connection between home and school, and play an incredibly important role in our students' success. By supporting and reinforcing your child's learning at home and in school, you can help ensure your child reaches their fullest potential.
I encourage each of you to become involved in your child's education - whether it's reading with your child, helping with homework, meeting with your child's teacher, volunteering at your child's school, becoming involved in your school's Parent - Teacher Association, discussing school activities with your child, or monitoring and supervising their out of school activities. All of these opportunities for parental involvement are critical components of learning and development and we support your efforts at Shughart Elementary.
On Monday, October 6, our Shughart Pirates kicked off National Anti-bullying month with a Stomp Out Bullying pep rally in the gym. Students, staff, and a few community members participated in chants to help learn what to do if they or someone they know is being bullied and that bullying is very harmful to all those involved in the behavior. We want to remind all of our Pirates to encourage each other to choose friendship over bullying behavior. We have a school community where everyone comes to school to learn, to be safe, and to be themselves without fear of being bullied! Together we can STOMP out bullying!
We had our very own SES Pirate and special guests Ms. May and Sgt. Mike from Army Community Services help us STOMP out bullying. They reminded us that bullying can happen both in person and online, but if we all work together in choosing friendship over bullying we can STOMP out bullying and cyberbullying.
After our rally, students participated in walks around the school to continue to STOMP out bullying.