School Violence Awareness Week: October 16th – 20th, 2017

School Violence Awareness Week: October 16th – 20th, 2017

In Accordance with the New Jersey School Association (18A:36-5.1) all public school districts, charter schools, Renaissance school projects, and approved private school for students with disabilities are required to annually designate the third week in October as School Violence Awareness Week. School districts observe this week by providing age-appropriate instruction to discuss methods for keeping schools safe from violence, to consider school safety and security plans, and to learn how to recognize students in need of help. Mansfield Township Elementary School participates in School Violence Awareness Week in the following ways:

1) Daily morning announcements made by our Mansfield Peer Mediators that focus on various topics important to violence awareness.
2) Grade level appropriate classroom activities facilitated by classroom teachers.
3) School-wide assemblies provided by the Mansfield Police Department and Patrolman Madonna.

Monday, October 16th:
Good morning Mansfield School. This week in every school in the State of New Jersey is a very special week. It is called School Violence Awareness Week. During this week, schools across the state discuss methods of solving problems, helping others, and ways to keep our schools safe from violence. With parents, teachers, and students working together, we can make our school a place where everyone feels welcomed and safe.
I would like to take a minute and talk about “Acceptance and Tolerance”. Acceptance and tolerance mean appreciating and respecting differences in people. When you are accepting and tolerant, you understand that others may have different feelings, behaviors, or beliefs from you. You don’t judge others because they are different from you. Being accepting and tolerant doesn’t mean you have to agree with everyone. It means you respect them, even if they are different than you. Thank you for listening to this important School Violence Awareness Week announcement.

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