A bully is someone who takes advantage of someone else. Their goal is to achieve control over the victim. Sometimes a bully even wants to control a whole group of people. A child may become a bully to cover his or her weaknesses. Bullying can also be the result of having poor role models. If a child's parents bully him or her - or each other- the child thinks such behavior is normal.
Bullying is considered a big problem and stopping bullies is extremely important in order to keep our kids safe at school, at home, and in the neighborhood. Parents, if you see any signs, talk to your child. Start with a general question: "Is anything bothering you?" Then get more specific. Stay calm and listen. Get as much information as you can. Stress that no one deserves to be bullied. Talk about how to avoid being an "easy target" for a bully. Demonstrate how body language tells a lot about a person. Posture, eye contact, and manner can say, "I'm strong and confident." You can also reinforce the social skills your child needs to make friends. Children who have friends and are confident are less likely to be bullied or to become bullies themselves. When you see your child treating others with kindness, praise him or her so that you reinforce that kind of behavior. Help your child understand how to avoid bullies or defuse situations if bullies can't be avoided. Stress that there may be times when the best thing to do is turn and walk, or run away and tell an adult.
Parent Guide-to bullying.pdf
We Love Our Volunteers!
Thank you to all our Volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Volusia County School Board Volunteer at your child's school, please take a few minutes to complete this Online Volunteer Application. For assistance, please visit the campus where you wish you volunteer.
Musuem of Arts & Science
Ortona Elementary is proud to announce the return of our Museum of Arts and Sciences Museum Pass. This pass allows you to enter the museum with your family and enjoy all the different adventures the museum has to offer.
Check them out online: www.moas.org/
If you are interested please see anyone in the office. Family passes are available each month.
Ortona PTA will host our annual Fall Festival, Friday Oct 26 5:00- 8:00
Check out the PTA web site for lots of great information on up coming events.
To register, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st. Be sure to bring the following: Birth certificate, shot records, Social Security number, Florida physical and 2 forms of residence verification. Please contact your school for more information.
Children with health insurance miss fewer days of school, and applying for Florida KidCare is easy. Any family can apply, and many pay $20 or less per month to insure their children. Most pay nothing at all. Click here for additional information.
Kathyann Carmona, RN, provides assistance to parents and will
attend school and community functions. For more information, call (386)
734-7190, 255-6475, 427-5223 or 860-3322, extension 20516.
HEAD LICE FACTS
Head Lice Fact - Spanish
You can help prevent the spread of Zika and other diseases that mosquitoes spread by taking action in your community. Read more...
Looking for an activity for your child to participate in? Flyers announcing events and programs sponsored by community organizations are now available on the district’s website at http://myvolusiaschools.org. Simply select “Parents” icon and locate Tool box on right-hand bottom corner, then click Flyers. New flyers will be posted on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Be sure to check back frequently for events and activities occurring throughout Volusia County.
Don’t have computer access at home? A computer is available for your use in the media center and at every Volusia County Public Library.
Code of Student Conduct & Discipline
Dress Code Policy
H1N1 School Action Plan
Parent Guide (Spanish)
School Emergency Guide for Parents
Virtual Instruction Policy
Virtual Instruction Policy (Spanish)
Free and Reduced Lunch