The kids have been going to their new charter school for a few weeks now. Today Chickie brought home a sealed letter “To the Parents of: Chickie”. She had a big grin on her face when she handed it to me. It started off with Congratulations… That’s always a great way to start off a letter! Chickie is the student of the month!!
The school participates in the Character Counts program that focuses on the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Each month the school focuses on one of the character. They do this through assemblies, class instruction, writing assignments, and plenty of discussion. This month the focus is on trustworthiness. The students and teachers voted, by grade level, for the student that best exemplified this character. Now that Chickie has been selected she is working on a short essay that answers questions like; who she looks up to, her favorite school subject, what she likes best about school, and what she wants to be when she grows up. Next Tuesday will be their assembly on trustworthiness and during the assembly they will award the students in each grade that was voted most trustworthy.
We’ve been having some issues at home with Chickie and trust. What she says and what she does has been two different things lately. It’s become difficult to believe her or to trust her. I am so grateful that she is receiving this honor at school. I am praying it will recalibrate her scale so to speak. She is realizing how important trust is and for her peers and teachers to recognize that trait in her at school… perhaps it will translate to home a little better.
So CONGRATULATIONS Chickie!! While trust may be a rocky issue at home I know that you strive to do your best at school each and every day. I am so proud of you for having strong character in the midst of your peers.