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Bullies to Buddies Workshop

What:  In this workshop you will learn how to teach your child or children how to respond to aggression from others.    The Bullies to Buddies method, developed by psychologist Izzy Kalman, is a social skills program that uses role playing to teach children how to respond to bullying.  Most bullying programs are based on identifying and punishing the bully.  Bullies to Buddies teaches how to respond to a bully in a way that immediately decreases the incidence of bullying and increases resilience.  This method doesn’t just change the lives of individual children; it has the potential to change the entire culture of a school and its community. 


Standard Response

Punishment Focus

Adults solve the problem

Ideal: We can make kids stop behaving aggressively

Legal/Law Enforcement solution

Develops a victim view of the world


Bullies to Buddies

Prevention Focus
Students empowered to solve
the problem

Real: We prepare kids for a world where people are sometimes aggressive

Psychological solution

Develops a resilient view of the world





When:  Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30


Where:  Sherman Elementary School Auditorium

**Refreshments will served**
*** Babysitting will be provided***


Why You Should Come

  • Learn how to bully-proof your child
  • Learn how to get your own children to stop fighting


Who Connie Palmer is an experienced teacher, therapist and school counselor with thirty years of experience working with children.  In addition, she has two teenage daughters.  Throughout her career, she has been on a quest to find a solution to the problem of bullying and is now on a mission to share the gold she has found in the Bullies to Buddies curriculum.  This seminar will help you understand the causes of bullying and will give you techniques that will make a difference in your children’s lives. 



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We are pleased to announce that
Robert Gordon School
is officially a
Kindness Certified School
Students and staff from Robert Gordon will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge during the month of February. Each student and staff member will decorate a hand print, showing how he/she can show kindness. These handprints will be added to the Great Kindness Challenge, whose goal is to beat the Guinness Book of World Records for the “Most Kind-Hearted Handprints.” Robert Gordon students and staff will also be involved in many other activities focused around kindness this month. We are so proud of our students for displaying their kind-hearted spirits towards their peers, teachers, and others in the community. 

The Teddy Bear is the official mascot of Robert Gordon School.  In 1909 when Robert Gordon School was built, Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States of America.  His nickname was Teddy.  Legend has it that he once saved a bear cub.  A stuffed, toy bear was named after him.






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