The Ontario government has designated the third week of every November as Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week  to help promote safer schools and positive learning environments.
MEDIA LAUNCH EVENT
DATE: Monday, November 19, 2012
LOCATION: Deseronto Public School, 385 Stanley Avenue, Deseronto
TIME: 9:30 a.m.
PURPOSE: Hear about the restorative practices approach at the school. Students will be available for interviews and photographs.
During Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week, November 18 – 24, 2012, Ontario students, school staff, parents/guardians and community agencies are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being.
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has partnered with police services, Children’s Mental Health, Loyalist College, the Parent Involvement Committee, student groups and several community agencies to plan activities. Seven municipalities/counties have officially proclaimed Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week. The local theme is Be Kind to Me.
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week is an important way for school communities to promote safer learning environments for all students, which is essential to their success. It is also a time to raise awareness of bullying-related issues with parents/guardians and the local community.
Schools will be hosting a variety of bullying awareness events and activities throughout the week.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]