September- Friendship and Acceptance

As a Special Olympic Unified Champion School, we work to make sure all students have the opportunity to work, play, learn and grow together. This year during morning announcements, we are sharing weekly messages to reinforce that goal. 
 
This month's theme is friendship. Here are a few ways to start a discussion with your child about what it means to be a friend:
- Share this quote from poet Ralph Waldo Emerson: "The only way to have a friend is to be one." Talk about what that means.
-Share a story with your child about the different ways you've made friends over the years.
- What are the benefits of having friends who have things in common with us? What are the benefits of having friends who are different from us.
 
Did you know? September 18 is National Respect Day.