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<ul><li><p>The character tree represents us as </p><p>individuals. The color of our leaves and </p><p>foliage is what we show and give to the </p><p>world. The roots that feed and support </p><p>the tree are the Character Pillars of </p><p>trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, </p><p>fairness, caring, and citizenship. </p><p>Without strong roots of </p><p>CHARACTER, we could struggle and </p><p>make bad decisions. Be a leader of </p><p>character and let your example STAND </p><p>TALL AND STRONG like a tree. </p></li><li><p>Lisa Greenberg </p><p>Julie Kramer </p><p>Matt Antlitz </p><p>October 3, 2013 </p></li><li><p>o Reflect on qualities of character and how </p><p>schools and families can foster these traits. </p><p>o Identify why character education is a </p><p>shared responsibility among families, </p><p>schools, and communities. </p><p>o Access resources that parents can use to </p><p>help students learn what it means to be </p><p>good citizens. </p></li><li><p>Character is a set of qualities, </p><p>or values, that shape our </p><p>thoughts, actions, reactions, </p><p>and feelings. </p><p> U.S. Department of Education. (2007). </p><p> Helping your child become a responsible citizen. </p><p>Character is what you do when no one is looking. </p></li><li><p>Teacher Role Model Anchor </p><p>Pilot </p><p>Mentor </p><p>Life Coach </p><p>Cheerleader Constant </p></li><li><p>Woodholmes Code of Conduct AS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE </p><p>WOODHOLME SCHOOL COMMUNITY, I WILL </p><p>Show Kindness and Respect, to others </p><p> to my environment </p><p> to myself </p><p>Make Safe Choices, when on school property </p><p>when on the bus </p><p>when on field trips </p><p>Follow Directions, both oral and written </p><p>by taking home and returning school </p><p>papers </p><p>Be an Active Learner &amp; Complete </p><p>my Work, in and out of school </p><p>by coming prepared with all needed </p><p>supplies </p><p>Be Responsible for what I Say </p><p>and Do by keeping my hands and feet to </p><p>myself </p><p>by using appropriate language </p></li><li><p>Months Value </p><p>September/October KINDNESS </p><p>November/December COMPASSION </p><p>January/February RESPECT </p><p>March/April RESPONSIBILITY </p><p>May/June HONESTY </p></li><li><p>Everyone carries an </p><p>invisible bucket that holds </p><p>our good thoughts and </p><p>feelings. When our </p><p>buckets are full, we feel </p><p>happy and when our </p><p>buckets are empty, we </p><p>feel sad. </p><p>Lets be a community of </p><p>Bucket Fillers!!! </p></li><li><p> Initiatives That Support Character Development </p><p> Classroom Guidance Lessons </p><p> Second Step Program </p><p> Classroom Meetings </p><p> Incentive Tickets </p><p> Mentor Program </p><p> Character Celebrated on Announcements </p><p> Red Ribbon Week </p></li><li><p>4th Grade </p><p>Performers </p><p>from Mr. </p><p>Broomes </p><p>Class </p></li><li><p>Let your child know that character matters respect for rules and authority, responsibility toward homework, honesty on schoolwork, and good sportsmanship. </p><p>Parents and schools need to present a united front. COMMUNICATE with us. Lets work together. We are on the same team. </p><p>Support your child so that deadlines can be met and teach them good time management skills. </p></li><li><p>Introducing: </p><p>The No-</p><p>Bullying </p><p>Crew </p></li><li><p>Normal Peer Conflict Bullying Equal power or friends Imbalance of power, not friends </p><p>Happens occasionally Repeated negative actions </p><p>Accidental Purposeful </p><p>Not serious Serious with threat of physical or emotional </p><p>harm </p><p>Equal emotional reaction Strong emotional reaction from victim and </p><p>little or no emotional reaction from bully </p><p>Not seeking power or attention Seeking power, control, or material things </p><p>Not trying to get something Attempt to gain material things or power </p><p>Remorse-will take responsibility No remorse-blames victim </p><p>Effort to solve problems No effort to solve problems </p></li><li><p>Recognize that it is a teachable </p><p>moment..welcome it! </p><p>Listen to BOTH sides of the story. </p><p>Gather all necessary information. </p><p>Reflect back what you think you hear </p><p>your child saying to get clarification. </p></li><li><p> We follow the protocol and interventions set out by </p><p>the Baltimore County Public Schools Student </p><p>Handbook. </p><p> Investigate the situation IMMEDIATELY. Listen to all </p><p>sides! </p><p> The appropriate message to the child who is </p><p>bullied should be, No one deserves to be bullied </p><p>and we are going to do everything we can to stop </p><p>it. </p><p> The message for children who bully should be, </p><p>Your behavior is inappropriate, must be stopped, </p><p>and will not be tolerated. </p></li><li><p>Please complete the Parent </p><p>Feedback Form (green) and </p><p>place it in the basket on your </p><p>way out. </p><p>Thank You for Coming! </p></li></ul>


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