River Edge Students Embrace Differences During Respect Week
Roosevelt and Cherry Hill youngsters will participate in a variety of events all week to promote respect among one another
All week long, students in the River Edge School District will be celebrating a "Week of Respect" with a different activity each day to make it fun for the children as they learn the importance of respect.
"It's the importance of respect in our lives, at school and in our relationships with each other," school district pupil assistance counselor Tara Benevento said.
Below are the schedule of events for the week
Monday: School Pride Day. Wear your school colors (blue and yellow for Roosevelt, red and white for Cherry Hill and New Bridge).
Tuesday: Make a New Friend Day. Wear a name tag.At lunch, students will sit with someone they don’t usually sit with (in their class of course) and make a new friend. When they make a new friend, they will swap nametags so when they come back from lunch they will be wearing the name tag they got from their new friend.
Wednesday: Go Green Day. Wear green.Today is National Walk to School Day. Students will walk to school today, if possible. The district will also aim for a zero garbage lunch. (Bring re-usable containers, lunch boxesand thermoses instead of plastic bags & bottles).
Thursday: Switch Day. Walk in your teacher’s shoes for a day. Students will dress like teachers and teachers will dress like students.
Friday: Unique Day. We all have different interests, talents and gifts. Wear something that represents your uniqueness. ie: Think of music, art, sports, dance, etc.
Friday will also feature the George Street Playhouse Touring Production at Roosevelt School and Jim Vaigas at Cherry Hill. Both assemblies continue the week long goal of sending the message to respect each other.