Julissa Armand, Danny Bonilla, Laniya Clark and Dakota Willenbrock were recognized as grade-level winners in Park Avenue Elementary School’s poster/slogan contest to celebrate “No Name-Calling Week.”
No Name-Calling Week is a national event sponsored by 40 national partner organizations and was inspired by the young adult novel entitled The Misfits by James Howe. No Name-Calling Week seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools and to provide students and educators with the inspiration and tools to eliminate name-calling behavior in communities across the nation.
In addition to Julissa, Danny, Laniya, and Dakota, the following students have been named finalists and are eligible to enter a national poster/slogan contest:

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David Akins Lauren Bell Shakinah Brown Erika Hernandez Alexus Shand
Ezeikel Allen Maiya Brant Kellie Fowler Benjamin Lopez

During the week of January 25-29, PAMES students also crafted a paper “friendship chain.” Keeping in mind the six pillars of character, each student wrote a compliment about a classmate on a link of the chain, which hangs in the school’s lobby. To assist in helping students treat each other with respect, anti-bullying messages were included in the morning announcements and all grades.