Culture of Kindness

  • Noxon Culture of Kindess and Dignity Act Information Culture of Kindness and NYS Dignity Act

         As educators, we are concerned about the increased violence in today's society, and the children's increased fascination with, acceptance, and use of violence.  Therefore, Noxon Road School in partnership with Sprout Creek Farm will establish and maintain a "Culture of Kindness" within the school community. 
         We believe that every child has a right to dignity, self-esteem, and personal safety.  No one should be able to infringe upon the rights of another in any harmful way.  Infringement of these rights with violent actions limits a child's freedom to develop.  We view all violent actions, whether verbal, physical, or psychological, as harmful and limiting to a child's emotional and educational growth. 
         The faculty, staff and support personnel pledge to provide a safe and nurturing environment which allows each child the freedom to develop academically and socially. 
         As educators it is our role to define, describe, and to deter violence among children, and between children and adults.  Our commitment is to provide ongoing education to children and suggestions to parents about how to lessen the violence in our daily lives.
     
    The Dignity For All Students Act
        New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act)seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondar school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.

    Helpful Resources for Parents and Students:
    For more information on the Dignity Act:
    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/

    Facts on Bullying for Parents:
    http://www.nasponline.org/resources/factsheets/bullying_fs.aspx

    Bullying Information, Games & Activites for Kids
    http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/