Hoboken’s Wallace School celebrates ‘Week of Respect’

HOBOKEN – Wallace School students are finding out about R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
As part of the school’s anti-bullying initiative, the Wallace School’s Anti-Bullying Specialist Carrie Ellis planned activities for the week of Oct. 3 – Oct. 7 for the Week of Respect.
Each day during the week, students will recite the “Respect Starts with Me” pledge, which will be said after the Pledge of Allegiance.
Students are also taking part in “The Chain of Good Deeds.” Every time a student does “a good deed,” a staff member or teacher will give the student a piece of construction paper to design. At the end of the month, the pieces of paper will be stapled together to form a chain, which will be displayed in the hallways of Wallace School. The initiative will pick up again with a different color “chain” in November.
Another initiative includes the “Lend a Hand” program, in which students will trace their hands and then write five ways they can respect themselves, and five ways to respect others. The “hands” will be displayed in the school.
Other events during the week include book readings and skits put on by students with the theme of respect, as well as letter writing to local organizations to show respect for the community. — Ray Smith

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