Olweus @ UE

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Unionville Elementary School is a wonderful place for children and adults.  Our school cares about the safety and well-being of our students, and  we strive to make UES a safe and productive place for children to grow and to learn.  This year, we've adopted an approach called the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.  The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is one of the best-known bullying prevention programs. OBPP has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying.  The goals of OBPP are to reduce bullying problems and prevent new bullying problems from happening. The program also works to make relationships better among students.  The program is for all students, not just those who are being bullied or who are bullying others.

Parents and guardians play a key role in this program.  Your child will be asked to tell an adult at school and at home if he or she is bullied or sees bullying happening at school. It will be very important that you take any bullying seriously and tell our school staff. Our school staff members are being trained to deal with bullying situations when we are told about them.

Bullying should not be seen as “kids being kids” or something that students just need to deal with. Having a safe school experience is something that all students should be able to enjoy.

If you have any questions about the program, please call your child’s teacher or me.

Sincerely,

Michelle Lafferty

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