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  • Head O’ Meadow Unveils A Friendship Bench

    Head O’ Meadow Elementary School had a visitor on Monday, September 8, who helped unveil the school’s Friendship Bench.

    Acacia “Tiny” Woodley of Palm Bay, Fla.,, was introduced during a morning assembly by school Principal Barbara Gasparine, and before Acacia explained why she was at the school, she shared a story.

    Acacia told a story about a baby hippopotamus who befriends an old tortoise, despite having very little in common with each other at the start of their friendship.

  • Hawley Friendship Bench Lends A Lesson, Finds A Home

    Inside Hawley’s multipurpose room on Thursday, April 24, a colorful bench was placed before the room’s stage. The bench, multicolored and covered in words, is called The Friendship Bench.

    In Hawley Elementary School’s most recent PTA newsletter, Hawley lead teacher Roxanne Melaragno wrote an explanation of how the bench came to the school.