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  • Ronald McDonald brings ‘Bully Buster’ program to Fisher School

  • Ronald McDonald recently brought his “Bully Buster” show to Fisher School.
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  • Ronald McDonald recently brought his “Bully Buster” show to Fisher School. The elementary students were thrilled to be entertained by Ronald as he presented his "Bully Buster" show designed to teach kids about identifying and dealing with bullying.
    Ronald McDonald and his cast of friends made the message meaningful (and fun!) with interactivity, magic, music, and lots of laughter.
    “Blending the magic with the lesson on bullying made the presentation fascinating for everyone," stated Amanda Russell, second grade teacher.
    Ronald taught students the “C.A.L.M.” approach to dealing with bullying: Cool down, Assert yourself, Look them in the eye, and Mean what you say (and then walk away). He also stressed the importance of bystanders helping out by telling adults if they see a bullying situation.
    “Bully Buster” was inspired by the untimely death of Tom Trosvik of Ham Lake, Minn. Tom was a compassionate and talented 12 year old boy that was being bullied both at school and on the bus.
    On February 8, 2006 Tom hung himself in the family barn. Since October 2006 McRooney Entertainment has performed “Bully Buster” over 700 times throughout the state of Minnesota to over 250,000 students, all in Tom’s honor.
    In 2010 McDonald’s Restaurants donated $2000 to B.U.L.L.Y., an organization started by Fred and Kathy Trosvik, Tom’s parents.
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