Below is a general description of all that our Character Education Program has to offer:
The Carson Touchstone
“We are proud students, involved parents, committed educators and a caring staff. We are a warm welcoming community offering a safe, nurturing and challenging environment. Our children are comfortable growing, learning, and celebrating differences with consistency, honesty, responsibility, kindness, and respect.”
Our Character Traits are Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Tolerance, Perseverance, Integrity, and Courage. These traits are displayed around the building, in the classrooms, and are the basis for our Character Education Program.
Parent volunteers from the Character Education Committee will be assigned to each class to lead a discussion about a character trait or other pertinent topic once a month at a convenient time as agreed upon between the teacher and parents.
Character Links are part of the Positive Behavior Support Program. Character Links are used daily when students “Show Me 3”: respect, responsibility, and kindness, but can also be awarded for other character traits as well. These links are collected by each class and are used as a behavior incentive program as a grade level or on a class-by-class basis.
Cougar Bucks are considered special and awarded to students who go above and beyond showing the Carson Character Traits. The student gets a Character Counts sticker along with the Cougar Buck so they can go home and tell you why s/he earned a Cougar Buck. The Cougar Bucks are then collected and the “money” supports a school wide function.
Carson Makes A Difference Day
As a committee, we choose a community service project to work on as a whole school community. This project involves all classes at Carson and typically happens in April each year.
Pledge to Myself
This is the pledge that follows the Pledge of Allegiance each morning during the morning announcements. “I pledge allegiance to myself and who I want to be. I can make my dreams come true if I believe in me. I promise to stay in school and learn the things I need to know…to make the world a better place for kids like me to grow. I promise to keep my dreams alive and be all that I can be…I know I can and that’s because I believe in me.”
We encourage and welcome all of you to join us for our monthly Character Education Meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the library at Carson. Dinner and childcare provided.
If you have any questions, please reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Character education touches everyone and lasts a lifetime. Be a part of this exciting work and witness, first hand, what an amazing community we have here at Carson!
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