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Preschool Pledge of Nonviolence


Making peace must start within ourselves and in our school.

We commit ourselves as best we can to become nonviolent and peaceable people:


To Respect Myself and Others

To respect myself and other people and

to keep from saying or doing mean things to others.


To Say How I Feel

To share my feelings, to practice safe ways to talk and act when

I feel mad, and to work out my problems peacefully.


To Listen to Others

To listen to others and to care about othersí feelings.


To Forgive

To say "Iím sorry" and mean it when I've hurt a person,

to forgive others when they hurt me, and to "check in"

("Are you ok?") when I see someone who is sad.


To Respect the Environment

To treat the environment (places we live,

work and play) and all living things(people, animals, and plants)

with respect and care.


To Play Safely

To play in fair and safe ways, and to only use toys, watch TV programs

or play games where people and animals are treated safely and fairly.


To Be a Strong and Fair Friend

To speak up whenever I see anybody or anything being treated unfairly.

This is our pledge. We will check ourselves monthly
to keep our promise to build a more peaceable school.


"Eliminating violence, one school at a time, starting with our own."

Institute for Peace and Justice
475 East Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone:  (314) 918-2630 --- Fax:  (314) 918-2643
ppjn@aol.com  www.ipj-ppj.org