Open the Door

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Continuing to stress the importance of educating the whole student, the Bellmore School District has incorporated the “7 Habits of Happy Kids” into their character education curriculum.

During the week of November 8, the third and fourth-grade students at Winthrop Avenue School participated in numerous activities revolving around the subject of bullying. On Monday, November 8, the students enjoyed a performance by Scot Cannon entitled “Open the Door.” The 45-minute program uses pantomime, music, and audience participation to look at the subject of bullying, anger, tolerance, and what to do when you’re having a bad day. To follow up with the performances, district social worker Joan Sass, visited classrooms to participate in an open dialogue with the students and to address any concerns, comments, or questions the students might have.

To conclude the week, the Squeaky Clean Band performed their “Pull Together” character education show, where students learned about working together as a team and respecting one another’s differences.

“We wanted a week, early in the school year, that emphasized good character and an anti-bullying theme to refer to for the remainder of the school year,” said Principal Sally Curto.