Message from the Principal

Dear Ross Park Families,

May is Mental Health Awareness month.  In honor of this, Ross Park will once again present students with  Be Nice. lessons throughout the month. Be Nice. is a positive anti-bullying initiative designed to spread awareness surrounding the issues of bullying and the importance of treating people with civility throughout our community. The Be Nice. campaign focuses upon the understanding that someone’s mental health (how he/she thinks, acts, and feels) can be greatly affected by the actions of others.

Each week in the month of May, students will be presented with lessons that support an element  of the Be Nice. campaign.  These lessons include:

Notice: Students will be taught to notice how people are treating others.

Invite: Students will be taught to invite other students to make a change in behavior.

Challenge: Students will be challenged to take a stand for what is right.  

Empower: Lessons will focus upon empowering students to reach out to others to help make a positive change.  

I again look forward to the proactive teaching of the Be Nice. campaign, and the important lessons it will teach our children, not only this year, but in all years to come.  Please be sure to ask your child about Be Nice., and how it has become part of the culture at Ross Park Elementary. Together we can all help each other to Be Nice!

To learn more about the Be Nice. campaign, please visit their website at: http://www.themhf.org/education/be_nice1.

Sincerely,

Eve Mills, Principal