Today is Unity Day! Across the district students and staff are celebrating kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Check out some of the different ways Bellevue School District is uniting against bullying!


Medina Elementary students and the Medina Kindness Club engaged in a schoolwide celebration of kindness, acceptance and inclusion this morning at their Unity Day Assembly. The entire community, including students, staff, neighbors and the Medina Police united together in kindness to help school mascot, Pawlie the Tiger, find his lost “superpower bracelet.” Fortunately, Medina Mayor Cindy Adkins found the bracelet in Medina Park, and returned it to Pawlie the Tiger at the assembly. The orange bracelet said “Kindness is a Superpower!” To pay the kindness forward, Medina students pledged to unite for kindness with Mayor Adkins, and received their very own bracelets to wear today and every day!

students holding up a poster that says "Unity means Kindness, Working Together...Helping Each Other!"
kindergarten students talking to a police officer
a photo of the Medina mayor at the Medina Elementary Unity Day assembly
students signing their names on Unity Day pledges


Students at Eastgate Elementary celebrated Unity Day by creating a rainbow! They all wrote about what they can do to spread kindness and inclusion at their school – such as inviting people to their parties, including someone when they’re lonely and saying kind things.

student art that forms a rainbow
student art for Unity Day
student art that forms a rainbow
student art for Unity Day at Eastgate Elementary


The district office is celebrating Unity Day with an orange photobooth! Staff from different departments came together to enjoy the crisp, fall weather for a Unity Walk during lunch.

staff at the district office using the orange photobooth for Unity Day
staff going for a Unity walk for Unity Day
staff at the district office using the orange photobooth for Unity Day
Staff going for a Unity Walk for Unity Day


Check out the beautiful Unity Tree at Bennett Elementary! The tree can be seen from both inside and outside of the school and is covered with vibrant leaves of kindness. After classroom lessons about what Unity means, each student wrote or drew on a leaf about how they could show kindness, acceptance and inclusion towards others.

the unity day tree at Bennett Elementary
unity day tree at Bennett Elementary


This year Phantom Lake Elementary celebrated Unity with a theme inspired by the book “The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates. In the book the authors use the metaphor of an umbrella to demonstrate how kindness and inclusion work. Each classroom decorated their own raindrop with their individual interpretations of what unity means to them and they will present their messages at their assembly on Thursday after the second graders read aloud “The Big Umbrella”.

student art of an umbrella and raindrops
student art of a raindrop
a group of staff members wearing orange for Unity Day
student art of a raindrop

Check out our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more photos of Unity Day Celebrations!

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.