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October is Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month

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As we enter the month of October, let's not forget the importance of Bullying Awareness and Prevention. It is important for parents, staff and students to Recognize, Report, and Refuse bullying.


Bullying Is:
A person being hurt, harmed or humiliated with words or behavior.Sometimes repeated behavior, but it can be a single incident as well.Being done intentionally.One sided. Bullying is not conflict.Unfair. There is an imbalance of power.When the person being hurt cannot ignore, walk away from, or stop the problem. Remember, don't ever be a bystander, be an Upstander instead!
                                  If you see something that is wrong, DO something to make things right. 
Don’t ever join in bullying!Support the victim. Show your concern and offer kindness!Stand with the victim and say something.Reach out to others in friendship.Report bullying to an adult.  Click HERE to watch a video made by some UPSTANDER 5th graders at Great Falls.
The BEST way to stay bully free is…

September is Attendance Awareness Month!

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Dear Great Falls Families,
As we begin the school year, I want to welcome you back as a partner in your child’s education. We value, appreciate, and seek out your involvement and collaboration for the success of your child.


Our goal this year is to ensure that every student attends school every day possible. Positive attendance is a key ingredient to keeping kids on track and engaged.

Being present daily in school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten. Families play a key role in making sure our students understand why attendance is so important for success in school in life.


Some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically. Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Absences can add up qu…