Proud To Be Me Week
idea was created in 2010 in of honor Katie Goldman, a 7 year old from Illinois, who
was teased for her interest in science fiction, Star Wars and fantasy. The teasing became so intense that Katie
wanted to conform to others’ interests just so the teasing would stop. Katie’s mom began blogging to ask for help to deal with her daughter’s dilemma. Thousands of responses came in to aid Katie’s
mom and support Katie’s individuality. Since then, Katie’s school has held a Proud to Be Me Day to foster expression
of unique abilities and interests. Likewise, Methacton School District counselors feels strongly about encouraging
differences and celebrating uniqueness and will dedicate a week to celebrating
this theme with special dress-up days and activities to promote diversity and acceptance.
Students have the opportunity to eat lunch with me in the counseling office. They may request to have a lunch bunch with a few friends. This is a fun, informal way to get to know classmates and to practice social skills such as initiating conversation, listening to others and using manners.
Safety Rangers is an after school safety awareness program sponsored by Victim Services Center for second grade students. Students meet after school for one hour learning about many ways to be safe.