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Park Avenue Elementary School Students Participate

Park Avenue Elementary School guidance counselors (left)

Park Avenue Elementary School guidance counselors (left) Kimberly Balducci and (right) Donna Salerno are pictured with Amityville students who were recognized as grade winners and finalists in the No Name-Calling Week slogan/poster contest.

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:

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.

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