From our principal

The Peace Path

 

Throughout conversations with the SSC last year, we recognized the need to support our kids with a common language for conflict resolution - hopefully something they can use at home and at school. Earlier this year, with the help of students in the YMCA program, we "installed" a Peace Path on our school yard. We envision this tool will be useful for our teachers, noon time monitors, YMCA Staff, and Junior Leaders on the yard.

 

The Peace Path is a step-by-step conflict resolution activity that teaches social and emotional skills. The Peace Path empowers children with self-regulation and necessary communication skills. It also provides our community with a common language to support conflict resolution.

 

At the end of the day, while we cannot always avoid conflict, we must prepare our kids (and ourselves) to confront conflict with kindness and respect.

 

 

-Julie Alderete

Principal