October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Alexian Brothers Parish Services in partnership with the Chicago and Joliet Dioceses will be hosting a Parent University movie showing of "Finding Kind," a document to redress the mean-girl phenomenon, and of the filmmakers’ quest to take these experiences and find a common ground of kindness and mutual respect. A panel discussion with experts in the field will follow after movie to identify next steps on creating a culture of mutual respect.
Location: Holy Family Catholic Academy, 2515 W Palatine Rd, Inverness, IL 60067
October 10th, 2013: Educator Open House, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Admission is FREE for elementary, middle, high school, and community college teachers and administrators. Join us for self-guided tours of our exhibitions, student and teacher program information, free resources and materials, and refreshments.
October 21, 2013 - For K-2 Teachers, IL Holocaust Museum
Featuring: Dr. Dorothy Espelage, Professor of Child Development, Associate Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Early elementary educators will explore strategies for fostering a supportive classroom environment, helping students develop empathy, and meeting students’ social-emotional needs to create good classroom citizens. Learn how these skills help reduce incidents of bullying, lay the groundwork for academic and career success, and prepare young learners to be global citizens.
October 25th, 2013 (9:00am-2:00pm): Stand for the Silent - A Culture of Compassion: Creating Connected, Confident, and Culture-Changing Student Leaders
Location: Alexian Brothers, Poplar Creek Club, 1400 Poplar Creek, Hoffman Estates
Featuring: Edward Caplan is a creative and engaging professional with over 17 years experience empowering student leaders to advocate for their peers and a cultural change against bullying. He has specific expertise in experiential initiatives, outdoor education, and a connection with learners. He is currently the Director for Development and Training at Balance Your Team, and an adjunct instructor at Aurora University. Adults can invite up to 2 students leader to help you implement back at school and the community! Register Today!
National Stand Up Day, www.standupday.com
November 17 - 23, 2013 Theme: "Stand Up! (to bullying)" Bullying Awareness Week, www.bullyingawarenessweek.org
Other resources for National Bullying Prevention Month, visit http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/
Through a quality educational program which provides for individual differences and which motivates and challenges each student, both academically and socially, the school’s mission is to provide within each student the hope of realizing his or her individual dreams, a desire for learning and living, and a sense of gratitude and respect for others.