County Schools Celebrate Pink Shirt Day

County Schools Celebrate Pink Shirt Day
Posted on 02/26/2019
From Peace Wapiti Public School Division.

Kindness is the focus of Pink Shirt Day 2019. In addition to wearing pink on February 27, many PWPSD schools are hosting events to raise awareness and show their commitment to creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments.

Pink Shirt Day website asks social media users to “THINK before you post” It often takes more time and effort to say something mean than it does to say something nice. Kindness requires no manipulation, no focusing on the negatives, and no filtering of yourself. 

For social media users, remember to THINK before you post – ask yourself, is this True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and Kind? If you are being cyberbullied, remember to stop, block, talk and save. 

Don’t try to talk to or reason with the cyberbully. Instead, block the sender, tell a trusted adult, and save or capture messages, images or comments that have been posted online. More resources are available at https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/resources.


How Saddle Hills County Schools Are Marking Pink Shirt Day:

Bonanza School

Students and staff will wear pink to promote kindness.

 

Savanna School 

All students and staff are encouraged to wear pink. Saddle Hills County has supplied Pink Shirt Day bracelets for everyone. The front bulletin board will offer resources and pink Post-It notes for students and staff to record acts of kindness they have received or done for others.

 

Woking School  

Students will receive pink shirts bearing the school’s event theme, “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully.” Friendship and inclusion will be the focus of a friendship picnic for all students.

Saddle Hills County provided Pink Shirt Day bracelets for all County students and teachers.