Making peace must start within us and in our school. Each of us, members of Griffith Elementary School, on this day,March 31, 2017, commits ourselves as best we can to become nonviolent and peaceable people.
To Respect Self and Others To respect ourselves, to affirm others and to avoid uncaring criticism, hateful words, physical attacks and self-destructive behavior.
To Communicate Better To share our feelings honestly, to look for safe ways to express our anger, and to work at solving problems peacefully.
To Listen To listen carefully to one another, especially those who disagree with us, and to consider others' feelings and needs rather than insist on having our own way.
To Forgive To apologize and make amends when we have hurt another, to forgive others, and to keep from holding grudges.
To Respect Nature To treat the environment and all living things, including our pets, with respect and care.
To Play Creatively To select activities and toys that support our school's values and to avoid activities that make violence look exciting, funny or acceptable.
To Be Courageous To stand up against those who try to encourage us to say or do things that do not promote peace, like fighting or bullying, whether at home,at school, or in the community, and to stand with others who are treated unfairly.