Allen Elementary School

Allen Elementary Students Pledge to Embrace Kindness and Compassion

Nov 06, 2014

Allen Students Take PledgeAllen Elementary School encouraged students to treat others with dignity and respect during a presentation on October 31 during Good Morning Allen.

It was the school’s annual kickoff for Rachel’s Challenge and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

Students were reminded of the six pillars of character including respect, citizenship, responsibility, caring, trustworthiness and fairness that are cornerstones of the Rachel’s Challenge program, which works to equip students and adults across the country to create and sustain safe, caring and supportive learning environments.

Students were encouraged to write positive messages to each other on small pieces of colored paper throughout the school year that can be linked together to form a chain to display on campus in the spring.

Afterwards, they pledged to be kind to others and follow the school’s anti-bullying rules:

  • We will not bully others.
  • We will try to help students who are bullied.
  • We will try to include students who are left out.
  • If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

Following the assembly, students went outside to trace their hands side-by-side in chalk on the sidewalk as a physical symbol of their commitment.

They were encouraged to draw pictures or describe what they feel they can do to help the school be bully-free, ways in which to promote kindness and compassion or characteristics that make a good friend.

Students Trace Hands in Chalk

Words on Sidewalk