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Be kind! Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 27

February 25, 2019
Pink Shirt Day is coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 27. #GPPSD schools will run different activities on that day to show their support and stand against bullying. Make sure to check your school's Facebook Page and website for more details.

Save the date and remember to wear something PINK that day!
We encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere.

​School​Event
​Alexander Forbes School​Students and staff will wear pink.
​Aspen Grove SchoolStudents and staff will wear pink.​
​Avondale School​Proudly wearing PINK shirts! 😊
​Bridge Network Outreach ProgramStudents and staff will wear pink.​
​Crystal Park SchoolStudents and staff will wear pink.​ Staff and students will take a group photo in their pink shirts.
​Derek Taylor Public School​Check with the school.
​École MontroseStudents and staff will wear pink.​ ”Wear your Montrose Pink Shirt”
​Grande Prairie Christian SchoolStudents and staff will wear pink.​
​Hillside Community SchoolCheck with the school.
​Isabel Campbell Public SchoolStudents and staff will wear pink.​ A group photo during the school assembly.
​I.V. Macklin Public SchoolStudents and staff will wear pink.​
​Maude Clifford Public SchoolCheck with the school.
​Parkside MontessoriStudents and staff will wear pink.​
​Riverstone Public SchoolCheck with the school.
​Roy Bickell Public SchoolCheck with the school.
​Swanavon SchoolCheck with the school.
​Charles Spencer High SchoolStudents and staff will wear pink.​ Staff and students will take a group photo in their pink shirts on the grand staircase.
Grande Prairie Composite High School​Pink your hair -- Cosmo students will  dye your hair pink (washable colour)  outside of the main office. Come get some highlights
 
Chain Link -  The students will be making a pink chain. If you place a link on the chain it represents that you support anti bullying.
 
Pink notes - The students will be placing positive messages all over the school 

WHAT IS BULLYING?

Bullying is a form of aggression where there is a power imbalance; the person doing the bullying has power over the person being victimized. In additional to any physical trauma incurred, bullying can result in serious emotional problems, including anxiety, low self-esteem, or depression.

TYPES OF BULLYING

  • Physical bullying: using physical force or aggression against another person (e.g., hitting)
  • Verbal bullying: using words to verbally attack someone (e.g., name-calling)
  • Social/relational bullying: trying to hurt someone through excluding them, spreading rumours or ignoring them (e.g., gossiping)
  • Cyberbullying: using electronic media to threaten, embarrass, intimidate, or exclude someone, or to damage their reputation (e.g., sending threatening text messages).

BULLYING VS HARASSMENT

  • Bullying and harassment are similar, yet different:
  • Harassment is similar to bullying because someone hurts another person through cruel, offensive and insulting behaviours.
  • Harassment is different from bullying in that it is a form of discrimination.

QUICK FACTS:

  • 92% of Albertans that agree that they have a personal responsibility to reduce bullying in their community
  • 88% of Albertans that agree that bullying prevention should be an urgent priority for their community
  • 28% of people in Alberta still believe that bullying is just a normal part of growing up

#PinkShirtDay
#PinkShirtPromise
#GPPSDPinkShirtDay
#PinkItForward
#GPAb #GPEd #AbEd

If you’re being bullied, bullying someone else, or see a friend who is being bullied, take a look at the below resources:
https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/resources

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