NO NAME-CALLING WEEK will be observed at Akron Elementary from Tuesday, January 22nd thru Friday, January 25th. (Monday of that week is MLK Day.) Following is a list of activities focused on reducing the incidence of name-calling and other bullying behaviors, and ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE! Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.
SCHOOL-WIDE ACTIVITY: BEING KIND IS “SNOW” MUCH FUN!
In an effort to showcase the kindness that happens every day at Akron Elementary (not just during No Name-Calling Week!), all are invited to create a snowflake to be displayed outside of Mrs. Martin’s office. Each snowflake should include a KIND name that the maker has been called or has called someone else. Finished snowflakes can be turned in to Mrs. Martin anytime throughout the week.
All Week: INDIVIDUAL CLASSROOM VISITS
Sign up in the Main Office for a visit from Mrs. Martin! Students will be treated to a book or will see and discuss a “cause and effect” demonstration focused on bullying or name-calling.
Tuesday (1/22): NAMETAG DAY
All are invited to design and wear a nametag with their given name on it, reminding us of the importance of using people’s names (vs. any other term) to address or refer to them. THIS is the only name we are meant to be called!
Wednesday (1/23): “GOLDEN RULE” DAY
All are asked to wear "gold" (yellow) to demonstrate our commitment to living the Golden Rule—that is, to treat others the way we wish to be treated! Practice treating others the way YOU'D like to be treated today… and EVERY day!
Thursday (1/24): “HATS OFF TO BEING BULLY-FREE” DAY
All are invited to wear a special hat to illustrate the theme of the day – celebrating our efforts at being a bully-free school! Whether a baseball cap, cowboy hat, winter hat or silly hat, wear it proudly and join in saying “hats off to being bully-free!”
Friday (1/25): “BE A GOOD SPORT” DAY
All are invited to wear sports/athletic apparel to illustrate the theme of the day – being a good sport! Good sports avoid name-calling and bullying behaviors, and instead, treat others with respect regardless of whether they win or lose.