Peace of Mind is a unique mindfulness and social-emotional learning program developed at Lafayette Elementary School especially for its students. The program takes many forms – a formal weekly Peace class, a lunch/recess program called Peace Club, and a leadership program for fifth graders called Peace Team. Peace of Mind is staffed by Linda Ryden, a full-time Peace teacher who works closely with the counseling staff to provide one-on-one help to children with conflicts and other issues.

The goal of Peace of Mind is to create a culture of kindness and mindfulness. Through Peace classes and clubs, and through informal community encounters, the program helps to support a school-wide climate of compassion that makes bullying and other forms of unkindness unacceptable.

To read more about this unique program, please see the Peace of Mind website.