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Six Pillars of Character

Hewitt students learning about Character Traits!

Text Box: January – Trustworthiness (Friday 1/31 Dress in BLUE) April – Fairness (Thursday 4/30 Dress in ORANGE) February – Responsibility (Friday 2/28 Dress in GREEN) May – Citizenship (Friday 5/29 Dress in PURPLE) March – Respect (Tuesday 3/31 Dress in YELLOW) June – Caring (Friday 6/26 Dress in RED)

A brief monthly announcement will be made defining each of the six pillars. At the start of the month Classroom Teachers will facilitate a whole class sharing circle to define and discuss the trait of the month. At the end of the month teachers will facilitate a sharing circle to discuss the various ways students have exhibited the trait or how they may do so moving forward. Teachers may consider educating their students about an historical or literary figure who exhibited the trait being discussed. In addition, on the last school day of each month our Hewitt family will dress in the color that coordinates with the pillar for the month (Please see dates for this below)!

AT HOME: Parent(s) are encouraged facilitate family conversations, identify individuals and/or members of the family who exhibit the character trait of the month.

January – Trustworthiness 
Be honest in communications and actions • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country • Keep your promises

February – Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Be diligent • Persevere • Do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act • Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes • Set a good example for others • Choose a positive attitude • Make healthy choices

March – Respect

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

April – Fairness

Treat others with respect and follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

May – Citizenship

Do your share to make your home, school, community and greater world better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer

June – Caring

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Show Empathy • Express gratitude • Forgive others and show mercy • Help people in need • Be charitable and altruistic