Friendship Bench coming…
Thanks to Valencia parent Katie Stanton and her Cub Scout pack #506 because they have worked hard to fund raise for a “Friendship Bench” to be built for Valencia School. This specially designated friendship bench will be located near the whale mural for ANY student who are newcomers or anyone looking to make new friends during lunch or recesses. A set of “starter questions” will be posted by the bench to help start dialogues with students who are looking for someone to talk to. The conversation starters will be updated periodically by the 6th grade leadership team. Students will be on the lookout for those students sitting alone on the bench and those who want to make Valencia a better place.
A small committee from the 6th grade leadership team will be painting the bench. We expect to have the bench arrive in 2.5 weeks. We need the following to help support our endeavors:
- 5 or 6 paint brushes
- paint containers/paint trays for pouring small amounts of paint
- 1 gallon of royal blue or light blue exterior paint
- 1 gallon of bright exterior green paint
or…..1 gallon of another brightly colored paint that matches the whale mural colors.