Monday, May 14, 2012

Bayview Terrace Elementary Promotes Diversity Through Wearing Orange

Spread the word
In an effort to promote diversity and working together, Bayview Terrace Elementary School recently had a day where all students and staff members were encouraged to wear orange to show their solidarity against bullying and stereotypes, especially stereotypes against those with disabilities.

The day's "Spread the Word to End the Word" assembly combined both themes and hear guest speaker Krstina Alicia, a district resource teacher, talk about the positive effects of inclusion.

"Working together, staff, parents and students gain a greater understanding of people with disabilities," said Principal Magalena Tavasci. "The symbolic gesture of everyone wearing the same color showed unity in fighting bullying and helped our school come together."

For more information on Bayview Terrace Elementary School, contact Tavasci at (858) 273-5244.