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Week of January 18

Principal Corner

We will have no school on January 18th. We will take this time to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and how his story has shaped us today. Enjoy your extra day off and stay safe!
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January Notes from the Counselor

Counseling Lesson Theme: Being an Upstander


In classrooms this month, all grades have been talking about bullying and how to be an upstander.


Bullying is when someone is repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending him/herself. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.


There is usually an imbalance of power, meaning the person doing the bullying may be bigger, stronger, have more friends, or have authority over the person he/she is targeting.


Help your child be an Up-Stander!

  • Encourage your child to include as many kids as possible-invite those who may be alone

  • Practice with your child what they would say if they saw someone being bullied. Prepare them to say “Stop, that’s not okay, that’s not funny”

  • Teach them kindness, forgiveness, and tolerance- kids who bully deserve a chance to make changes

  • Set a good example by speaking up against intolerance in your own life and refusing to participate in gossip- send the message that any kind of bullying is not okay


Here is an online resource about Bullying

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January 18- Week 3 of lunch choices

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Upcoming Events

January 18- MLK Day (no school)

January 22- Spirit Day School Gear

January 29- Spring Pictures

February 5- Wear Red Day (heart awareness)

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About our School

  • Bernice Young Elementary was established in August 2000.
  • School mascot is the Yellowjacket
  • School colors are Red, Yellow, and Black
  • National Blue Ribbon School 2020
  • Principal- Christy Norwood
  • Assistant Principal- Stacey Plumlee