August 2008
Peace Signs
monthly e-newsletter from Peaceful Schools International
In This Issue
PSI's New Ambassadors
Peaceful Schools Workshop
Student Booklet
Errol Lee Concert
Parkview Public School
Special Offer
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Peaceful Schools International (PSI) is pleased to launch its first monthly electronic newsletter. Our goal is to share ideas and information that will be helpful as we work together to build a better, more peaceful world.

PSI celebrates peaceful schools around the world.

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Meet PSI's New Ambassadors
David Shepherd and Travis Price take a stand against bullying
boys in pink
PSI is pleased to announce that David Shepherd
and Travis Price have agreed to be our ambassadors.

In September, 2007, David and Travis
from Central Kings Rural High School in Cambridge, Nova Scotia made a statement that has echoed around the world. After hearing that a classmate was being harassed because he wore a pink shirt to school, they decided that "enough was enough."

To make a statement that bullying is never OK, David and Travis went to a nearby store and bought 75 pink t-shirts to give out to their classmates. Other students who heard about the plan also came to school wearing pink and that day, the school was a sea of pink. 
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Peaceful Schools:
Innovative Conflict Resolution Workshop

Start the school year with a toolbox filled with innovative and practical strategies for conflict resolution in your classroom and
school and life.
Day One:  Monday, August 25
Persuasion Power: Using Strategic Language to Build Relationships and Solve Problems
Day Two: Tuesday, August 26
Enhancing Healthy Relationships: Skill-based Interactions in the Peaceful School
Location: Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
To register call 866-532-0228 (toll-free)
Register on-line here
Peace Begins With Me
one page booklet for students
Download here
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Errol Lee... Music is the method. Character is his message.
                           Benefit Concert for Peace
Errol Lee
Date: August 26, 2008
Location: Citadel High School, Halifax, NS

Errol Lee, PSI Ambassador, is a successful singer, dancer,
recording artist, performer and motivational speaker. His positive message is reaching thousands of people of all ages in schools, youth groups, camps, YMCAs and local police leadership conferences and corporations. Errol seamlessly interweaves singing, dancing and a motivational message into a comprehensive character-building presentation.

Errol Lee will
perform a benefit concert for our work in Sierra Leone on August 26 at Citadel High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Concert information
Congratulations to Mary-Lou Donnelly
President Designate of the Canadian Teachers' Federation
Mary-Lou Donnelly, a member of the PSI Board of Directors, has been elected president designate of the Canadian Teachers' Federation. We applaud you, Mary-Lou!
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Parkview Public School
Read about Parkview's peaceful school initiatives

Parkview Public School in Komoka, Ontario, has been a member of PSI since 2002. Under the leadership of PSI Regional Coordinator Kathryn Sharpe, a teacher at Parkview, this school is an exemplary model of a peaceful school. Read about some of Parkview's initiatives here:

Creating Caring Schools: peace-promoting activities for all seasons
by Hetty van Gurp
Creating Caring Schools 
This book is filled with innovative ideas for school-wide activities. 
To order, call toll-free 866-532-02228

Our Price: $ 15.00
List Price:  $ 20.00

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Peaceful Schools International (PSI) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides support to schools that have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a culture of peace.

PSI was founded in 2001 and is now a respected and innovative source of support for over 260 schools in 13 countries.

PSI acts as a catalyst and clearinghouse for innovative ideas aimed at creating a school-wide culture of peace.

We welcome your contributions for future editions of Peace Signs.
Hetty van Gurp, President
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