Elmer Avenue Elementary School
Avenue Elementary School has been recognizing "heroes" since the
beginning of the school year.
Principal Carmella Parente modeled the new recognition program
the one that Superintendent Larry Spring
kicked off early in the school year in which he recognizes staff
members who "make a difference."
[Read more about that here.]
Club recognizes students who are consistently doing the "right
thing." "Elmer staff and I wanted to make a special point
in commending students who practice kindness to others on a
daily basis," said Parente. "Unfortunately, television and
reality shows might make it seem like it is popular and "cool"
to be hurtful and confrontational with others. Here at
Elmer, we want to show our students that we know that those who
are caring, honest, and friendly to all are those who have
strong character and are real leaders."
recommend to the principal a hero from each of their classes.
"I honor them with a certificate and a luncheon," said Parente.
So far the
heroes have enjoyed lunch from McDonalds or pizza. "We
will try something a bit different as the lunches continue,"
The name of
each hero and their photo gets posted on the school's "Heroes of
Elmer" wall, which also serves as a reminder of the school rules
and qualities of an Elmer hero.
all of the members of the heroes club and their parents and
guardians will be invited to a special recognition gathering in