Long Beach elementary students throughout the district 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 district’s four elementary 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 with peers during their morning announcements. “Make your mark one way or another but make it unique!” “There’s no one like you and there’s only one you so do your best always!” and “Be yourself always!” are some of the thoughts and encouraging words they expressed.
East, Lido and West students showcased their abilities to make their marks through illustrations and paper dots. Additionally West students demonstrated the day’s message by raising funds to support The Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, a nonprofit that was created to empower local communities to champion ocean conservation in ways that are most meaningful to them as well as encouraging students to participate in an upcoming Long Beach International Cleanup on New York Avenue Beach.
Date Added: 9/29/2022