Unity Day is Wednesday, Oct. 23 and is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal of Unity Day is to come together against bullying and stand united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
LAPS students, staff and community members will proudly wear orange to spark conversation and to send the universal message that bullying is never acceptable behavior. The Los Alamos Fire Department and School Resource Officers will also be wearing orange as they greet elementary and middle school students Wednesday morning.
This year, LAPS will be handing out small cards that ask “How will you change your world today?” This question prompts students and staff to think about how they can use their personal strengths to create a more kind and accepting world.
In addition to passing out orange ribbons and pledge cards, teachers are also encouraging kindness and inclusion in the classroom through creative projects and lesson plans. Some elementary schools are planning school-wide assemblies to kick off Unity Day while others are inviting parents to write a kind message in orange chalk at their child’s school the night before.
For more information about Unity Day, please contact LAPS Prevention Support Specialist Brandi Seekins at firstname.lastname@example.org.