Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.
Dickinson students participate in Disability Fair to raise awareness about people with disabilities
Students at Emily Dickinson Elementary are now more knowledgeable about the challenges people with disabilities go through every day. The school’s PTSA hosted a Disability Awareness Fair in its gym on October 23, which was also National Unity Day. The gym was set up with six different stations that helped replicate some obstacles associated with common disabilities. Each station included information and an activity that demonstrated what it would be like to have that disability. The different station categories were vision, sensory, motor planning, speech and language, reading and writing, and mobility. For example, the mobility station had a wheelchair and walker, and students were asked to follow a path outlined in tape on the ground.
This fair was one way the school honored Disability Awareness Month in October. The Dickinson PTSA was focused on showing ways students can help their friends with disabilities feel more accepted and understood. They reminded students that a disability is only a part of who a person is, not the whole person.