Elsmere News

Mrs. DiPetta, Mrs. Eichenlaub, Mrs. Ferris, & Mrs. Hyde

Elsmere Deli

Tuesday: Grilled Ham & Cheese with Tomato Soup, pumpkin spice cookies

Thursday: Hot dogs with meat sauce and tater tots

Elsmere News (cont.)

Important Reminders

The Box Top Challenge Continues - Mrs. DiPetta's Homeroom is in the lead

Spirit Week - October 26th - October 30th - More information coming soon

Counselor's Corner

Counselor's Corner

October is designated “Anti-Bullying” month in New York State since the law “The Dignity for All Students Act” was passed several years ago. Bullying in schools, as defined by this law is: “Unwanted, aggressive, repetitive behaviors that involves a real or perceived power imbalance”. (See the website www.stopbullying.gov for further details and information).

As part of this month each morning the school is doing a special announcement regarding “facts” about bullying as well as a “kindness challenge” for the day.

While I think that defining bullying is important (and talking about it and the feelings that it evokes) I think that it is also important to talk about and even stress how to be an “Upstander” (eg: how a student can safely help their peers stand up to a bully) and also to focus on the positive side of school relationships: acting kindly, developing good character traits, and developing healthy friendships.

If your student is in group counseling we will be talking about these positive topics for the next month or even 2 months. I will be encouraging them to, even more than they already do, find ways to be kind and helpful and honest and a good friend. If you could do the same at home that would be terrific!!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about anything social/emotional/behavioral with your student or questions about services for your student outside of school (such as respite, socialization opportunities, etc…) please call me at 739-3581,

ext 1149.


Debi Hyde

Elsmere School Social Worker