Combating bullying was the focus of a recent two-day program at Grundy Avenue Elementary School in Holbrook. Fourth- and fifth-grade students attended the “Steer Clear of Bullies” program presented by Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS).
During the activities, students shared their feelings and practiced identifying expressions associated with specific feelings. Additionally, students went over the ways that feelings are shown, such as physical, verbal and situational, and learned the signs of cyberbullying and strategies to avoid those situations.
As the program concluded, students were encouraged to be good friends, classmates, and family members and to always spread kindness.
Grundy Avenue Elementary School is located at 950 Grundy Ave. in Holbrook. The school is part of the Sachem Central School District. Sachem Central School District is the second-largest suburban school district in New York State with an enrollment of approximately 13,500 students. There are 10 elementary schools, three middle schools, two 9-12 high schools, and a district office located in the administrative annex of Samoset Middle School in Lake Ronkonkoma.
CAPS is Long Island’s leading non-profit dedicated to the prevention of bullying, cyber-bullying, child abuse and neglect, and the only volunteer organization that works directly with children and youth in Nassau and Suffolk elementary, middle and high schools.