On Oct. 19, orange filled the halls and classrooms of Lynbrook Public Schools signifying Unity Day and the community’s unified stance against bullying.
Created by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Lynbrook schools and others across the country recognize the day to promote acceptance, inclusion and kindness. Students, staff and administrators wore eye-catching orange to show their commitment to taking a stand against bullying.
Many activities throughout the week promoted Unity Day, such as the creation of the unity tree at West End Elementary School, on which students shared ways to prevent bullying. At Waverly Park, students pledged to be kind to all their peers by posting promises to be inclusive. The Marion Street community came together for a school-wide walk around the track, and at the Kindergarten Center, students drew scenes of kindness, which were combined into an orange pumpkin to celebrate the season. North Middle School students in the Career Development Program who run the Hoot Café visited West End to serve up some tasty treats, while at North Middle, students created and signed a group agreement to do their part to create a safe and inclusive environment. The classroom doors of South Middle School were decorated for a competition promoting teamwork and Unity Day messages. Finally, several of the schools gathered outside to take a group Unity Day photo in different shapes, including “unity” at Waverly Park.
Date Added: 10/21/2022