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Pleasant Prairie Elementary unveils Buddy Bench

Pleasant Prairie Elementary unveils Buddy Bench

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This Buddy Bench at Pleasant Prairie Elementary School is intended to stop bullying and encourage friendship and good character.

Pleasant Prairie Elementary School recently unveiled its first Buddy Bench.

“The Buddy Bench encourages students to show good character by making friends and putting a stop to bullying,” said third-grade teacher Jill Pulera, whose class spearheaded the Buddy Bench campaign.

The school received the bench through the Scherrer Cares Buddy Bench program. Scherrer Construction started Scherrer Cares, a nonprofit organization, to help give back to the communities it serves.

Through annual fundraising efforts, Scherrer Cares donates to a variety of causes, including food pantries, pet shelters, school programs and community fundraisers.

As part of its mission to build kindness in communities, it established its own Buddy Bench program, which provides Wisconsin schools with a customized Buddy Bench to help spread kindness and build friendships.

“Pleasant Prairie won the National School of Character Award and prides itself on positive character education for our students,” Pulera said.


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