NPES has some new seating on the playground. It is called a “Buddy Bench” and several schools in our district have had them installed. The idea is to help students come together and make new friends and also help students who are having issues making friends. You can read more information on the idea of the “Buddy Bench” at http://buddybench.org/. Below is also link to a segment that aired on NBC Nightly News in May. Please discuss the Buddy Bench this week with your students. Our particular bench has been dedicated in the memory of Dr. Milton Liverman, former SPS Superintendent, who passed away this year. Mr. David Mitnick, who is on our school board and a member of Suffolk Education Foundation, has spearheaded this effort in our district. Thanks!!