Unity Day at Manatee Elementary


How do you spell love, peace and U-N-I-T-Y?




Students at Manatee Elementary School in Bradenton gathered together on Wednesday, October 25th for Unity Day 2017.



Almost everyone at the school was proudly wearing orange, in the form of t-shirts or bead necklaces, to show they are “United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion.”




School Guidance Counselor┬áCassandra D’Addeo (left) and School Psychologist Noelle DeLaCruz (center) directed the students as they formed the letters U-N-I-T-Y. Kindergarten through 4th grades each spelled out a different letter, 4th and 5th grade students formed a peace symbol and Manatee Elementary School’s staff gathered in the shape of a heart.



A drone operated by Media Specialist Jerry Jones caught the attention of many curious students while it captured photos high above their heads. Afterwards, teachers proudly stood with their students for a class photo.



October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Unity Day sends a unified message that we care about student’s physical and emotional health and that bullying will not be accepted in our community!



The weather was beautiful – as were the smiles of students and staff who linked arms, hugged and supported each other during an inspiring school-wide activity.



Unity Day will be held again on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. To learn more please visit www.pacer.org/bullying. Great job, Mustangs… way to take a stand against bullying!



#WeManatee stands for We are the School District of Manatee County. No matter what challenges we face, we strengthen each other when we stand together.