Quail Valley Elementary School (QVE) students and staff demonstrated their commitment to creating a bully-free community by taking part in various activities designed to help spread awareness of the effects of bullying.
The school kicked off its anti-bullying week observation with a school-wide pep rally, followed by such activities as “Hat Day” to put a cap on bullying, “Pajama Day” to show that students are dreaming of a bully-free school, “Wear QVE Shirt Day” to show that together we are stronger, and “Crazy Sock Day” to sock it to bullying.
One of the highlights of their anti-bullying campaign was a visit by Granny Dupre (also known as Seeju Dupre, wife of FBISD Superintendent of Schools Charles Dupre), who presented a comical, yet thought-provoking performance to students. She engaged the audience with music and humorous skits relating to their week-long anti-bullying activities. She also mentioned popular books and movies that featured bullies whom students could easily identify, and reminded them that fictional bullying may be funny when seen on TV or read in books, but it isn’t funny when demonstrated in real life.
To wrap up their anti-bullying campaign, QVE students and staff invited parents and other community members to join them in forming a human peace sign on the school grounds to demonstrate their commitment to creating a peaceful community.