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Olweus Parent Engagement Night October 23, 2014. Welcome and Introductions  Welcome the parents  Introduce committee members  Kevin Walbridge, Principal.

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1 Olweus Parent Engagement Night October 23, 2014

2 Welcome and Introductions  Welcome the parents  Introduce committee members  Kevin Walbridge, Principal  Leigh Oakes, Counselor  Sarah Craig & Danielle French, Instructional Support  Dennis Elliott & Katie Smith, Classroom Teachers  Kelli Mainville Special Education Teacher

3 Bullying Definition  Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.

4 What is the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program?  Research-based program  Designed for all students  Focused on changing norms and restructuring the school setting  Preventive and responsive  NOT time limited: requires systematic efforts over time

5 Goals of OBPP  To reduce existing bullying problems among students  To prevent the development of new bullying problems  To achieve better peer relations at school

6 Main components and core principles  Components include: School level, Classroom level, Individual level & Community level  Core principles are:  Warmth, positive interest and involvement by adults  Firm limits to unacceptable behavior  Consistent use of nonphysical, non-hostile negative consequences when rules are broken  Adults who function as authorities and positive role models

7 4 Anti-Bullying Rules  1. We will not bully others.  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.  3. We will try to include students who are left out.  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

8 Possible Positive Consequences  Verbal encouragement, smiles, positive notes home  Fun activities or privileges  Healthy treats  Point systems

9 Possible Negative Consequences  Verbal reprimands  Time outs  Replacement of damaged property  A discussion about what has happened and what is expected in the future  Close proximity to adults  Parent contact  Principal and/or parent meetings  Suspension from school

10 DVD Clips  Daryll, the new girl  Michael at Lunch

11 Parent Contact  Notes or phone calls  Parents play an important role in partnering with the school to address bullying behavior with their children.  Resources are available (Hand out parent pamphlet.)

12 Hot spots as determined by Olweus survey  Cafeteria  Bus  Playground  Procedures to address hot spots:  Staff training  Increased supervision  Review of data

13 Classroom Meetings  Held weekly in classrooms  K-2 for at least 15 minutes  Gr. 3-5 for at least 30 minutes  Build community  Teach expectations  Classroom charts  Bulletin boards

14 Parent questions or concerns  Bullying is best when discussed in private, not in group settings.  Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher with questions or concerns.

15 Questions? Suggestions? Feedback?

16 Thank you!  We welcome your ongoing input and involvement.


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