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 Cassandra 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.