Students in Mrs. Travers and Mrs. Glover’s first grade class were honored with a cider and cookie celebration on Friday, November 2nd for winning the October “Caught Being Respectful” contest, which was organized by the Friends with Character Club.
Friends With Character is a community service and character education club open to students in grades 5 and 6 students who wish to make positive impacts on their school community by supporting monthly character initiatives.
October’s theme was RESPECT and during the week of October 22nd, when a student was caught being respectful their class earned a respect slip. Each time a class accumulated 5 respect slips, they had a Panther Paw hung with their class name in the hallway to inspire all the students to get “caught being respectful”.
“We were very proud to see all the acts of respect in our school throughout this activity,” said Jessica Etien, who is one of the three facilitators of the Friends with Character Club. Lisa Bundrick and Jenny O’Connor also serve as co-facilitators.
Future initiatives coming up with the Friends with Character Club are: Citizenship, Caring, Responsibility, Cooperation, Perseverance, Courtesy and Friendship.