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MSS Buddy Benches

Three buddy benches have been added to the MSS playground to support prosocial behavior in our students by emphasizing inclusion, empathy, sharing, and compassion.  We have taught the children that the buddy benches at MSS serve several  purposes. They are a place where someone new to the school can meet someone and make a new friend.  If someone's friend is not in school, they are a place to make new friends.  Sometimes children want to play something different and want to join a new group. The buddy benches can also be a place where friends can sit and resolve problems. The three benches we have installed have been placed in honor of the service Kindergarten teacher Susan Drinker gave to MSS, and for the many hours of volunteer work Lisa Chichester provided to the students at MSS.