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 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.
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.
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.
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”.