This year, Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School is participating in the New York Jets “Upstander of the Week” program, an anti-bullying initiative which rewards students who display upstanding qualities and characteristics such as being kind and helping others. Student who are selected for this honor are given a New York Jets “Tackle Bullying” shirt, a bumper sticker and three tickets to a New York Jets home game this season.
The week one “Upstander of the Week” was Jack Molini, a fifth-grade student in Mr. Jonathan Germer’s class. Jack was nominated by Mr. Germer for “going above and beyond to make sure his classmates feel accepted and respected at school.”
“Jack has asserted himself as a leader in the classroom,” said Mr. Germer. “He demonstrates strong qualities of friendship and compassion that his classmates emulate which helps to create an environment that is safe and welcoming for each and every student.”
Caitlyn Schildkraut, a fourth-grade student in Mrs. Debbie Cooke’s class, was selected as the second “Upstander of the Week.”
“Caitlyn exhibits qualities that make her a good candidate for this title,” said Mrs. Cooke. “She is kind to everyone; she treats others respectfully and never loses patience with her peers. She encourages students who are having a hard time understanding something new and is always willing to help her peers in math or reading. Caitlyn is also a good friend outside of the classroom. She has welcomed new students to our class this year and always invites others to join in an activity. Her consistent kindness to others, willingness to help, and accepting nature make her an upstander!”
The New York, Jets Upstander of the Week program is sponsored by the New York Jets, STOMP Out Bullying and the Municipal Credit Union of New York City.