A Message from the Principal:
Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program definition of bullying
Every Wednesday, our students participate in an Olweus classroom lesson designed to teach them to be good friends and citizens, to recognize bullying behaviors and respond appropriately to those behaviors, to speak for themselves and lend a hand when needed, and so much more. These lessons are a vital part of our school-wide Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Over the course of your child’s years at Jefferson, that will translate into over 150 lessons that will lead to healthier relationships, improved self-confidence, and empowerment. I encourage you to talk with your child about these lessons. I believe you will be impressed, as I am, with his/her ability to define bullying, identify ways to find and offer help to those who need it, and explain what it means to be a good friend.
1. We will not bully others.
2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
3. We will include students who are left out.
4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
We ask that you use this definition of bullying and these four rules in your home. When we work as a team and the message is reinforced across all areas of our children’s lives, our impact is strengthened, and our children benefit.
Your partner in education,