Greetings Peirce Families and Friends,
During the month of November, teachers planned activities around our campaign "United We Stand Against Bullying", teachers implemented lessons from the Second Step Anti-Bullying Kit along with activities which helped support the message of kindness, inclusion and being up-standers. Students participated in a school-wide march on Friday, intended to build unity among our student body - several students said how nice it was for the whole school to be doing the same thing at the same time.
December 3rd-6th is Inclusive Schools Week, Inclusive Schools WeekTM is celebrated annually the first week in December by families, schools and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The Week highlights and celebrates the progress that schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for an increasingly diverse student population. Learn more at www.inclusiveschools.org.
Peirce has worked to develop our Special Education program over the last 3 years to focus on the use of inclusive practices, while we have made much progress, we recognize that we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that every student, every family member, everyday feels included in the Peirce Community. Inclusion at Peirce moves beyond our Special Education Program as we also are beginning our work around Race & Equity, continue our implementation of Restorative Practices and have continue our work with creating safe spaces for LGBTQ youth and families.
As we enter the final month of the year, I wish you peace and happiness - with winter break soon upon us, I hope that you will enjoy the break with your children, family and friends.
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