Earlier this week parents had an opportunity to ask questions and express concerns to school administrators about many issues related to bullying.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Parents who attended last night's discussion on bullying with Superintendent of Natick Public Schools Peter Sanchioni expressed concerns with portions of the status quo.
Many of the parents who attended last night's meeting to discuss bullying with Natick school principals at Town Hall did so because they've found flaws in the current system that they would like to see addressed. "Something needs to be done earlier to the bullies," one parent said during the meeting. "You can't just let [the bullying] keep happening and let those kids get away with it." There was some discussion brought forth by some parents who felt that some kids seem to be getting too many chances when they've been caught bullying other kids. One question that was asked aloud was "at what point do you have to do more than just simply try to figure out why that child is bullying other kids at school? At what point do you need to go …
Principals from all nine Natick Public Schools joined Superintendent Peter Sanchioni as they welcomed parents to voice their questions, comments and concerns about bullying.
Superintendent of Natick Public Schools Peter Sanchioni welcomed parents to Town Hall last night as he and the principals of all nine schools in the district were in attendance for a discussion about bullying and the ways to combat it. "We do this on an annual basis," Sanchioni said at the beginning of the meeting. "Getting the award made us feel good, but we know the work isn't done. We always continue to evaluate our efforts." Natick High School principal Rose Bertucci spoke first about a renewed interest in the bullying curriculum the past couple of years. She said that two guidance counselors lead the program, and that there are students on a leadership team. Some of these students even attend a three-day workshop with the Anti-…
Friday, October 26, 2012
One parent is asking the holiday classic special be removed from the airwaves because of a bullying theme. Do you agree?
Maybe there isn't sincerity as far as the eye can see. One parent is speaking out online against the Halloween classic program, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," claiming the animated favorite actually condones bullying in an age where such an act is taken seriously in school systems nationwide, according to a report on WCVB.com. The TODAY Show's Moms Blog reported this week that in a recent blog post on Babble.com, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying": "The show is riddled with the kids calling each other stupid, dumb, and blockheads," DadCamp wrote. "Charlie Brown is supposed to be the hero. Instead, he is kicked and demeaned at every turn, even…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Middle and High School students from Natick crafted a 4th of July parade float to promote their anti-bullying message.
A group of student leaders from Natick schools worked together on decorations for the 4th of July parade on Friday at the Morse Institute Library. They crafted foam hands and paper banners advocating for and end to bullying in schools and a more tolerant student body.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Natick Anti-Bullying Coalition gave a talk to area residents on the effects of bullying and how to prevent it in the town's schools.
A panel of local volunteers gave a talk to area residents on Friday night, aiming to educate the community measures to prevent bullying in Natick's schools. Dozens gathered at the Morse Institute Library to hear the talk, which focused on the causes of bullying and how parents can help stop abusive behavior between students. "Remind them they are a lot more like your child than they are different," Renne Vaikeredes, said while speaking about how to avoid bullying toward disabled students.
Monday, May 16, 2011
The Natick Anti-Bullying Coalition hosted a conference Friday to grow awareness of bullying in schools and try to brainstorm solutions.
Members from the community met Friday to discuss current bullying issues and ways for improvement. The Natick Anti-Bullying Coalition organized the first annual conference of its kind in town, inviting members of town government, youth sports, after school programs, preschools, faith communities, arts and other activities programs. The groups met to dicuss current trends and solutions. Christine Guthery, chair of the Natick Parents Against Bullying and Cyberbullying, said Natick is at the forefront of dealing with the problem of bullying in a proactive way. Guthery spoke about the importance of bullying prevention, not just in the schools, but in the entire community. "This movement can't just be about the schools. As I tell parents, our …