Week of Respect 2017
October 2nd-6th

Week of Respect provides an excellent opportunity to kick-start year-long campaigns, school assemblies and service learning projects! The Center has provided daily themes, social media posts and projects that are easy for schools to replicate in Sussex County during Week of Respect. The overall theme is kindness, as that is a key component to building and supporting a positive school climate. There are many ways to accomplish this goal, including being kind and caring to other students and staff. Being kind can also relate to showing kindness to the environment, a school or a community. This year as we celebrate Week of Respect, keep this theme in mind throughout this exciting week.

Remember to send us pictures of what your students and staff are doing as we will be sending out daily emails to highlight your success! Share your photos with us on social media by using #Kindness365, we look forward to using this all year long!

Be sure to check out our Pinterest   page for even more great ideas, including bulletin board display ideas! 

Show Your Kindness Days

Blue Shirt Day- World Day of Bullying
Monday, October 2nd
Blue Shirt Day , World Day of Bullying Prevention is a national initiative held on the first Monday of October. STOMP Out Bullying created this exciting initiative where people are asked to wear a blue shirt in an effort to join together in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying. Help drive awareness of anti-bullying programs and STOMP Out Bullying in your community!  Register with Stomp Out Bullying.

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Respect for Others
Tuesday, October 3rd

To promote respect for others teach your students about Random Acts of Kindness. These simple tasks including smiling at someone, giving someone a compliment, visiting a sick friend or sharing a snack with someone. All are easy and quick to complete. Recognize students for their acts of kindness by creating a kindness chain or certificates. Need help coming up with some random acts of kindness projects? Check out our Pinterest page, or the Great Kindness Challenge website. 

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You Are More.

Own a Zone
Wednesday, October 4th

Bullying is a serious problem that can happen anywhere. This act of unkindness can happen in any school. Have your students learn to not only respect each other but the building they spend much of their time in. Assign different grade levels or classrooms to different areas of the school to assist in cleaning and making it more beautiful.  

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Go Green Day
Thursday, October 5th

There are many ways to show respect, one of those is respecting our environment. Teach students about the importance of recycling and conserving energy when possible. For activity ideas check out our Pinterest page.

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Respect for Your Community
Friday, October 6th

As a school you are part of a greater community, help your students learn to respect the community they live in by completing a service project. Collect donations for the local food pantry, write thank you letters to local first responders, or create decorations for the local nursing home. Check out our Pinterest page for more great service project ideas!

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The World Needs More Love Letters- Hannah Brencher

Check out all of our great Anti-Bullying PSAs- Here

Don't forget to hang your Summit banner!