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Elementary students learn about the "Buddy Bench"

Board of education member, Mr. Phil Jessen, recently visited Hartford elementary students to explain the purpose of the “Buddy Bench.” Mr. Jessen and his wife, Marion, donated the bench to the district In June 2016. This was an opportunity for students who were not in school at the time of the donation to learn about the bench. Mr. Jessen, explained the bench is a place where students can sit when they are feeling lonely, left-out, or not enjoying a playground activity. When other students on the playground see a student on the bench, they are encouraged to invite the them to join their activity or just keep them company.


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