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Anti-Bullying Program

Hello Parents and Students,
All of the staff at la Mesa are very concerned about keeping our school as safe as it is right now.  We are especially concerned about the issue of bullying.  We know all of you are aware of la Mesa's Bully Prevention Program.  We know you all have heard teachers, counselors and administrators talk about the fact that bullying others is harmful.  Many of you have seen the Teen Truth presentation.  You know we take it seriously! We would like very much for many of you to fill out a short survey regarding your thoughts about our bully prevention program, which we like to call, "BUDDIES NOT BULLIES".  Thank you in advance for your continued support!
Bullying Problems?
Students and parents, Here is a great site for you to continue your involvement in stopping bullying. Please let Mr. Paterson know if you have any questions at all. Enjoy your reading and remember, be a buddy, not a bully!

Parents and students, If you are experiencing difficulty with bullying then this website will be of assistance to you. Please check out the website and if you have questions or concerns, please contact Steve Paterson @ 250-0022 X125. I have a letter about the beginning of school preparation also that I will send you.---Steve
Teen Truth
Thanks for supporting TEEN TRUTH LIVE. We enjoyed bringing our Assembly Experience to your campus and we wanted to invite you to follow us on two key websites. Our team is working hard to post relevant links and videos that the people of La Mesa might find beneficial. Some of our work through our TEEN TRUTH: VOICES program even feature stories from real students that have experienced TEEN TRUTH LIVE! So, if you are interested please subscribe to one or both of these sites with your parent's permission.
JC's interview with Mr. Paterson!
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As these sites evolve it will be our goal to give you information that you can use in class or at your school to hopefully drive truthful conversation with your students, faculty, and parents.
Please join our movement to tell the TRUTH. Click here for more information.
No Name Calling Week
No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying at La Mesa Junior High School. Last year we concentrated on spreading the word to end the word "retard."