Students Celebrate International Peace Day

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International Peace Day was celebrated on Monday, September 25th. 

International Peace Day is observed around the world each year on September 21st. The theme for 2017 is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All." According to the U.N.'s website, this year,the International Day of Peace focuses on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. Its messages are shared with communities hosting refugees and migrants, as well as people concerned that refugees and migrants may bring physical and economic insecurity to their lives. The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "In times of insecurity, communities that look different become convenient scapegoats. We must resist cynical efforts to divide communities and portray neighbors as ‘the other’. Discrimination diminishes us all. It prevents people — and societies — from achieving their full potential.” He added, “Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights. Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope." Please read Mrs. DeLalio's speech below:

"I would like to start by thanking our BOE, Ms. Winter, Mr.Casale, Ms. Modica, Mr. Jones, Mr. Gibbons, Ms. McGowan, Mr. DeHavannon for our peace dove, Mr. Newman and Mr. Drew, Mr. McCormack and the East Hampton Fire dept. Ms. Cleary for taking our picture and all of our staff and students for participating and carrying out acts of kindness and respect everyday at our school and in our community.

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on the 21st of September. We at Springs School are celebrating today and joining the world, with our thoughts and actions. Peace day was established in 1981 by an unanimous United Nations resolution, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

This year’s theme is Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All promoting respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

We are thankful for being apart of Springs School and taking time to reflect on how our school is a family that cherishes everyone’s differences. As I walked around reading your pinwheels, peace means family, friends, love, sharing, caring,  taking the time to help each other and many more wonderful ideas were expressed. Let’s lift our pinwheels up  as we sing 'Let There Be Peace.'"