Members of the Peacemakers Club at Phillips Avenue and Roanoke Avenue elementary schools are making a difference in their schools by leading antibullying campaigns.
Members of the Peacemakers Club at Phillips Avenue and Roanoke Avenue elementary schools are making a difference in their schools by leading anti-bullying campaigns.

Members of the Peacemakers Club at Phillips Avenue and Roanoke Avenue elementary schools have been working to bring peace and kindness to their schools.

Throughout the months of October and November, these Riverhead fourth-graders are visiting classrooms in their respective schools to read Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy’s “The Juice Box Bully” to fellow students. They are also encouraging their peers to sign an anti-bullying pledge.

During lunch periods, the club members meet with their adviser, Shannon Kutner, a social worker at Roanoke who works with the Riverhead Community Awareness Program. They also use this time to make posters and plan anti-bullying campaigns, including a kindness initiative that will kick off in January.

Source: Riverhead Central School District press release dated Oct. 22, 2019.

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