During Respect for All Week – February 13- 17 – students in public schools across New York City will participate in programs and activities that teach them to value diversity, prevent bullying and harassment, and learn to respect one another. To help celebrate Respect For All Week, Brooklyn’s District 21 students in grades Pre-K-12 may participate an essay contest sponsored by CEC District 21
and City Councilman Recchia
. Students are asked to write an essay in which they discuss what a student should do to bullying, harassment or intimidating behavior. There is a limit of one essay per student. CEC District 21 students who wish to participate can download a complete flyer with rules and requirements
The contest will be judged in three separate categories,
Elementary Grades: PreK-5; Intermediate School Grades: 6-8; and High School Grades: 9-12. Essays may be handwritten or typed. All essays must be 400 words or less. Heading must include name, grade, school, class, and essay title. All essays must be completed and handed in to your school principal no later than Friday, February 17, 2012
. Winners of each category will receive a City Council citation personally signed by Councilman Recchia.
This story is part of a series to promote the ongoing school-based programs and activities through the Respect For All initiative.