6th Grade Discovery Center Trip Information
Questions and Answers for 6th Grade Families about the Discovery Center Experience
Fifth grade students and teachers enjoyed an afternoon outside participating in a variety of teambuilding activities including Wizards, Giants and Elves - a team version of Rock, Paper, Scissors! The classes were mixed together giving students the opportunity to meet new friends from the 3 elementary schools. What a great way to start off the new school year and unite this 5th grade class!
Everyone here at Windermere is excited for the first day of school! We are looking forward to a fantastic new year.
Our New Buddy Bench
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
― Lao Tzu
A few years ago, a second grader in York, Pennsylvania initiated a unique idea after his father showed him a photo of a bench placed by a German school on their playground specifically so that lonely or shy children could be offered friendship.
Christian Buck wanted to put such a bench at his school, Roundtown Elementary, and the principal agreed. In the years since that one bench was put outside to foster relationship-building, others like it have popped up at schools across the country.
More than 200 schools around the world have since installed ‘Buddy Benches’ — both across the United States, and in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Italy and Canada, according to Christian’s family, which has kept track of the growth, says the York Daily Record.
Windermere School is proud to boast a Buddy Bench, new to our playground this school year. We hope that students who seek friendship from others or just need a kind word or gesture will utilize the buddy bench and know that the kindness and graciousness of our Windermere students will invariably emerge.
Special thanks goes out to our PBIS Team and especially to the Vargas and Ms. Warriner for their artistic work in making this happen!