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International Dot Day Inspires Creativity, Courage and Collaboration in LB

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The Long Beach Public Schools’ elementary buildings participated in a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration on Sept. 15 when they observed International Dot Day. This movement is inspired by the book “The Dot,” by Peter H. Reynolds, which illustrates people’s power to make their marks on the world.

Throughout the schools, classes read and discussed “The Dot” and other books related to the theme. Students participated in Dot Day declarations, artwork and other activities, and many incorporated dots into their attire as well.

Students at Lindell shared their reflections during their morning announcements. “I make my mark by being kind,” “I make my mark by being creative” and “I make my mark by being different” are some of the thoughts they expressed.

East, Lido and West students showcased their abilities to make their marks through illustrations and paper dots, and West students additionally demonstrated the day’s message by raising funds for those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

Remarkable Reviewers at Lido

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First Grade classes at Lido Elementary School celebrated their completion of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project’s "Writing Reviews" unit with a publishing party. Students explored the art of opinion writing as they reviewed a variety of topics and learned how to state strong opinions with supporting explanations. They had the opportunity to review their favorite restaurants in the Long Beach community as a culminating activity. 

P.S. I Love You Day

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Several Long Beach schools celebrated P.S. I Love You Day as a way to encourage kindness and caring. An assortment of activities and projects focused on thoughtfulness toward others and helped to connect students and staff members. Many participants wore purple in support of the program’s mission.

At Long Beach High School, the Student Organization coordinated P.S. I Love You Day efforts on Feb. 11 and 12. Members arrived early in the morning and decorated the building, placed notes on every desk and filled the commons area with displays of positive affirmations. Additionally, carnations were available for students to purchase for others.

The Middle School organized numerous initiatives over the two days as well. A welcoming committee provided positive statements, purple ribbons and uplifting messages to those entering the building. Students wrote kind notes that were affixed to lockers and doors and also composed letters to special people in their lives. Additionally, they shared characteristics that define good friends and combined their responses to create a “caring quilt” displayed in the hallway.

Lido and the Pre-K Center observed Kindness Week, which culminated with P.S. I Love You Day. Students decorated kindness rocks in a project sponsored by the Pre-K and Lido PTAs and completed “I Love My Selfie” posters. Students and staff members also shared hearts with words of encouragement. The other buildings hold lessons and activities throughout the year that take different forms, but encompass the same underlying messages of love, compassion and positive mindsets.