Week of Respect

Week of Respect (October 7, 2019 - October 11, 2019): The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L.2010, c.122) requires that the week beginning with the first Monday in October of each year be designated as a “Week of Respect” in New Jersey.  School districts and charter schools, in order to recognize the importance of character education, are required to observe the week by providing age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing harassment, intimation or bullying (HIB).
To recognize this special week, Hatchery Hill will partake in a school-wide activities about respect:
  • On Thursday, October 10, 2019, we will be having an assembly for the students dedicated to bringing awareness about respect and anti-bullying.The presenter will be Blue Sky Puppets. The story line is as follows: RUFUS features moving-mouth, rod style puppets.  Rufus the dog has been rejected because he looks different from other dogs.  Throughout the course of the story, everyone he meets tells him that he can’t be a real dog because of the way he looks.  He goes to dog school to prove that he really is a dog.  Eventually, the wildflowers talk to everyone and remind them that, just as every flower is different, so too is every dog and person.  The difference is what makes us all special, not bad.  The point is made that you should not make fun of someone just because they look different from you.
  • Students and staff will also have a theme day: Wear black and orange to show Hackettstown pride on Friday, October 11, 2019


  • Students will work with their teachers on the school-wide 'Respect Sounds Like/Looks Like' activity - these will be displayed in the hallway
  • Every day this week, 1st grade and Miss Alers will say morning announcements