April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
In 1983, Congress declared April to be National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since that time, communities across the country have taken the opportunity to raise awareness of issues surrounding child maltreatment and abuse through proclamations, ceremonies, educational forums, tributes and candlelight vigils. April is a time to look back, to acknowledge the children who have suffered and the losses sustained throughout our communities because of that suffering. But it is also a time to look forward – most of all to a time when children no longer have to live in fear.
Our local Family and Children’s Services came to Fair Elementary and held a coloring contest for our second grade students. The students were given a picture of a ribbon and could color and decorate it in a way that represented what safety meant to them. A first, second, and third place winner was chosen. A T-shirt was made with the first place winner’s picture and name on the back. The winners of the contest were as follows:
Jakarious Rush – (Mrs. Blair’s class) first place winner
Jaylin Jordan- ( Mrs. Blair’s class) second place winner
Zabaius Miller – ( Mrs. Lee’s class) third place winner
For more information about prevention of child abuse and neglect, contact your local county DHS office.
Dates to Remember:
April 18th and 21st – Easter Holiday, NO SCHOOL
April 24th – Progress reports sent home