Monday, February 25, 2013

Respect for All Celebration

Guest Speaker, Jason Sirois, from the Anti-Defamation League of NYC
With performances from the PS4 Choir and The Ellington Poets, students celebrated a week of activities encouraging everyone to show respect for all.  The guest speaker, Jason Sirois is the Assistant Education Project Director for the New York Office of the Anti-Defamation League.  He spoke about being an ally and encouraged audience members to appreciate each others differences.  Earlier in the week, Mr. Sirois led a morning workshop with members of the Honor Society and Student Government.


During the celebration, audience members were asked to make a promise to keep PS4 No Place for Hate.  The promise states...

I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly.
I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone - even if they are not like me.
If I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher.
Everyone should be able to feel safe and happy in school.
I want our school to be No Place For Hate.

The program ended with a dedication to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by the Ellington Poets and a song by the PS4 Choir.  To see a clip of the Ellington Poets, click here.  To see a clip of the PS4 Choir, click here.

PS4 Choir sings during Respect for All Celebration

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