Peace Patrol: Reminding students to talk about their problems
Life at SEES is not only academic, it's social. But sometimes it's hard to get along, even with your best friends. Peace Patrol is a group of 4th and 5th grade students who have volunteered to serve their school for one year by helping others solve problems on the playground. When there's a disagreement, Peace Patrol's job is to encourage those involved to clearly state their side of the issue and to help students work together to come up with a peaceful solution to the problem. Peace Patrol is on duty during lunch, and at recess. So, if you have a problem on the playground, look for Peace Patrol to help. They are the ones in the blue jackets.
Peace Patrol students work a rotating schedule that changes monthly. The current schedule is posted in each 4th and 5th grade classroom. As a Peace Patrol volunteer, you are responsible for the following: - maintain good grades; - set a good example to others by your behavior; - complete an 'Incident Report' when there's a conflict. Keep this report in your folder and be prepared to turn it in at the monthly meeting; - attend the once a month meeting with the Peace Patrol Coordinators,
- check the schedule so you know when it's your turn to do Peace Patrol.
Peace Patrol is a wonderful program at SEES and a clear example of life skills being caught, rather than taught. Peace out!