Omegaman is coming to Bear Creek Elementary School.
The anti-bullying campaign, which is considered the No. 1 school assembly in the nation, will be at the Monument school on Oct. 21 for two assemblies; 9 to 10 a.m. for grades kindergarten through third, and 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. for grades 4 through 6.
“Omegaman talks about a lot of character building” said Bear Creek Parent Teacher Organization president Aimee Morley, who is responsible booking Omega Man. “He feels it's so important for kids to stand up for themselves and for other kids. He tells kids it's not tattling to go get a grown up or get a teacher if you see someone getting bullied. He stresses that everyone should respect each other.”
There are 847 students at Bear Creek. Last week, the 4th through 6th graders - about 300 of them - signed a no-tolerance policy to take a stand against bullying.
“Omegaman shares a lot of cool analogies with the kids,” Morley said. “He rips a phone book and breaks a baseball bat and bends steel.
“I can't wait. I think this is something that the kids will remember for many years.”
Omegaman and Friends is not cheap. The Bear Creek PTO spent $2,200 to book him.
“Over the summer we do a budget meeting,” Morely said. “Spending some money on a large impactful assembly is a good way to spend money.
“In the spring where' going to have a huge science assembly to kick off our science fair. We're going to get someone from the Air Force Academy to come talk to the kids.”
Omegaman's anti-bullying message is geared toward elementary and middle school students. Omegaman will pass anti-bullying wrist bands to each student to visually reinforce the anti-bullying message throughout the school year. This bonus is not only a high-quality wristband but serves as a tool to echo the anti-bullying message by the positive words inscribed on them.
Omega-Man and Friends has performed in nearly 5,000 assemblies across the nation over the last 12 years.