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Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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    Definition of Bullying

    Our School Counselor, Ms. Lutz, has been visiting classrooms, teaching the definition of bullying and how to be part of the 'Caring Majority' of Upstanders.

    What is bullying?  Bullying is intentional harmful behavior by one or more that is directed towards a specific victim.  Bullying exists when a student deliberately dominates and harasses another student who is perceived to have less power.  Bullying is repeated and intentional.

    What is the 'Caring Majority'?  The Caring Majority is a group of kids that care enough to stand up and support those who are being bullied.  These students are called UPSTANDERS.  No longer can we stand by and let others be bullied.  They use their words and presence to support students that are unable to speak up for themselves. 

    If you have any questions regarding bullying at Pine Trail Elementary, please call Ms. Lutz at 386-258-4672


    Life Skills

    Pine Trail's character-building life skills are woven into the curriculum at every grade level. Students whose behavior reflects the life skills often receive special recognition.

    • INTEGRITY: To conduct oneself according to a sense of what's right and wrong.
    • INITIATIVE: To do something because it needs to be done.
    • FLEXIBILITY: The ability to alter plans when necessary.
    • PERSEVERANCE: To continue in spite of difficulties.
    • ORGANIZATION: To plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way; to keep things in an orderly, readily-usable way
    • SENSE OF HUMOR: To laugh and be playful without hurting others
    • EFFORT: To try your hardest
    • COMMON SENSE: To use good judgment.
    • PROBLEM-SOLVING: To seek solutions in difficult situations and everyday problems.
    • RESPONSIBILITY: To respond when appropriate, to be accountable for your actions.
    • PATIENCE: To wait calmly for someone or something.
    • FRIENDSHIP: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.
    • CURIOSITY: A desire to learn or know about one's world.
    • COOPERATION: To work together toward a common goal or purpose.
    • CARING: To feel concern for others.