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Principal's Message from Kevin Dorken
November 10, 2017

Respect Each Difference (RED) Day.
During the month of November, a time of family, reflection, and remembrance, our entire Glenview School District is coming together to celebrate Respect Each Difference (RED) Day.

Respect Each Difference! We dedicate a day to this mission, believing that it is the first step in emphasizing the importance of being a school, a community, and a world where each person shows respect, acceptance and appreciation toward one another despite our differences.

The RED Day specifics include either a drawing or writing contest (students’ choice) for Lyon students. Each student will be challenged to illustrate the importance of how Respecting Each Difference with acceptance and appreciation could make our school, our community and our world a kinder place. A winning written piece or picture will be awarded from each grade level. The winners will receive a RED Day certificate and will also be invited to join me for a special lunch.

The deadline for this year’s contest is Friday, November 10, 2017. Student pictures and writing will be collected in the main offices at the schools.

On RED Day, November 16, we will be asking all staff and students to wear the color red. We will give students the opportunity to take the RED pledge by signing a red poster with the pledge in the middle. Each class will be able to hang their own posters right in the classroom as a daily reminder for our students of the importance of respecting each person’s differences.

The RED Pledge is:
I promise to Respect Each person’s Differences. I will show acceptance and appreciation to everyone so that I can be a part of making our school, our community and our world a kinder place.

Thank you so much for supporting this important community building effort with our students. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!