Spring is here! It’s a great time to make a difference in someone else’s life. Do something kind for someone, open a door for them, compliment them, stand up for them if they are being bullied. Have a positive influence on others. You will feel great too!
Dee Dee and Pat continue to reach out and help schools, parents, churches and communities to understand that bullying does exist today and that we all have to be involved in order to stop the spread of bullying. Contact us to set up an anti-bullying presentation. We also do moving up to middle school presentations for 5th and 6th graders in the spring.
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In April Pat visited Tecumsah Elementary School in Farmingville, NY to do an author visit for the fourth grade students. She spoke about our book “There’s Always A Bully” from our first idea and outlines to the finished product our self published book and coordinating bookmark. The students were very interested to learn that we went a step further by developing Anti-bullying programs for schools and parents/communities workshops. We felt the need to do more to help children learn to prevent the spread bullying as well as deal with bullies. The students of Tecumsah were very attentive, well mannered and asked some great questions.
Plainview/Old Bethpage JFK High School- Pat was a speaker at the High School for their Mix it up day. She spoke about bullying, diversity and respect. Here is a review by Georgette Dorfman: I had the pleasure of introducing Ms. Patricia Trutner to the POBJFK students on mix it up day. Her message on bullying was riveting, and she engaged the students to participate and encouraged them to ask questions. I was particularly moved by the account of her own sons, who had been bullied at school. I feel that the students related to her and would recommend her for other speaking engagements.
Pat did two Anti-bully presentations (grades 1-3 and grades 4-5) at Jericho Elementary School in Centereach, NY. Working hard to reach as many children as we can to help stop bullying.