Letter from the Principal

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Dear Janney Families,

It was nice to see many of you at the Fall Picnic on Friday.  Thanks to everyone who helped to plan this fun annual event!

Update on yahoo.com email addresses:  We believe that we have resolved this issue and that our dc.gov emails will respond to all yahoo.com email addresses.

The annual Halloween parade will begin at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, 10/31.  Children are expected to bring their costumes to school and will be allowed to change 15 minutes prior to the parade.  A gentle reminder that students are not allowed to wear costumes that promote violence or bring materials that look like weapons.  Classroom parties will follow the parade.  As Wednesday, 10/31 is a full school day, we intend to maintain a normal school day prior to 1:00 pm.  Thank you for your support and cooperation.  More information on the parade route will be shared in next week’s newsletter.

Finally, October is Farm to Table month and we will celebrate this month by hosting a small food celebration during our four lunch periods in the cafeteria.  We are looking for volunteers to help on Wednesday, October 24.  Please see the sign-up genius here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4fa4ab2fa3fe3-farm

Have a great week!

Student Support Services Column
Throughout the month we have been talking about bullying awareness and prevention.  It is important to talk with young children about this issue because even if it is not something that they will experience or witness in elementary school, it is something that they may encounter as they move into middle and high school, either in person or through social media.  Victims of bullying can suffer significant stress and anguish and the results can lead to feelings of isolation, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and in extreme cases, suicide.

Research on bullying has generally focused on the more visible and widely recognized forms of physical and verbal bullying.  However, definitions have been expanded to recognize social bullying as a significant form of aggression. Social bullying refers to behaviors that are aimed at undermining social status and threatening feelings of support, security, and closeness with peers.  The behaviors can include: leaving someone out on purpose; telling other children that they are not wanted in the group; telling other children to exclude a particular person from group games or activities; walking away or ignoring particular children when they attempt to join the group; telling other children not to be friends with someone; spreading rumors about someone; telling others negative things about a particular person in order to damage or sabotage that person’s relationships or social reputation; or embarrassing someone in public.  Social bullying can occur within large social groups as well as within close friendships.  Understanding the range of social bullying behaviors and the different contexts that motivate the behaviors can help to appropriately identify social bullying incidents and can inform strategies for how to effectively intervene.
This Thursday we will have Blue Shirt Day where we ask everyone to wear a blue shirt to school to show our commitment and support for our anti-bullying message.   (Any style of shirt and any shade of blue will do!)

Lisa Oakley, school counselor
Cydney Lewis, school counselor

Warmly,
Alysia Lutz, Principal

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