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CHARACTER EDUCATION UPDATE

The Six Pillars of Character

Responsibility * Respect * Caring * Trustworthiness * Citizenship * Fairness

Respect- Yellow (The first week of October we celebrate Week of Respect.)

  • Treat others with respect and follow the “Golden Rule”
  • Be tolerant and accepting of differences
  • Use good manners and avoid bad language
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults or disagreements
  • Never threaten, hit, or hurt anyone!

Responsibility- Green

  • Do what you are supposed to do
  • Persevere: keep giving your best
  • Use self-control; be disciplined
  • Think before you act and consider consequences
  • Be accountable for your actions
  • Set a good example for others
  • Take ownership of poor choices and learn from them

Fairness- Orange

  • Play by the rules
  • Take turns and share with others
  • Be open to new ideas
  • Treat other people fairly
  • Do not take advantage of others

Caring- Red

  • Be kind to others and yourself
  • Show you care!
  • Express gratitude and forgiveness
  • Help other people in need

Trustworthiness- Blue

  • Be honest
  • Do not steal or cheat
  • Do the right thing, even if you are the only one
  • Be reliable- do what you say you will do
  • Be loyal to your teachers, your friends, your family and your school

Citizenship- Purple

  • Do your share to make Southwood School and Old Bridge a better place!
  • Cooperate with others
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Obey rules and laws inside of school and outside of school
  • Respect authority
  • Protect our environment

Throughout the school year, we review and reinforce all six pillars of character. Each month, we focus on one particular pillar.

September - Review all six pillars.
October & November - Respect (Yellow)
December - Citizenship (Purple)
January - Fairness (Orange)
February - Caring (Red)
March - Responsibility (Green)
April - Trustworthiness (Blue)
May & June - Review & reinforce all six pillars.