Presentation on theme: "Olweus Parent Engagement Night October 23, 2014. Welcome and Introductions Welcome the parents Introduce committee members Kevin Walbridge, Principal."— Presentation transcript:
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Possible Positive Consequences Verbal encouragement, smiles, positive notes home Fun activities or privileges Healthy treats Point systems
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
DVD Clips Daryll, the new girl Michael at Lunch
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.)
Hot spots as determined by Olweus survey Cafeteria Bus Playground Procedures to address hot spots: Staff training Increased supervision Review of 2014-2015 data
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
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.