The MONTH OF MAY CORE VALUES EMPATHY AND EXCELLENCE
This month character values are "Empathy" and "Excellence". When we seek to understand the perspective of another person, student, or a parent we are practicing empathy. When empathetic communication is encouraged at work, school and community, individuals feel more comfortable speaking openly, they feel like they matter, and they feel safe. That's why empathy in communication is crucial to community-wide success. Our character TEAM prepped the below newsletter for daily character teaching when opportunities arise.
The month of March ANd April Core values are dependability and determination
Through the months of March and April we will explore how determination and dependability can be learned and put into action in our lives.
Mrs. Foreman Colston, one of our volunteering parent prepared that poster to motivate the students to sign areas of dependability and determination examples in their lives. We appreciate our dedicated parent that she shows extraordinary effort & hard work to improve our caring school community.
Our Social studies teacher Ms. Allen and her students prepared this bulletin board by using inspirational quotes for determination and dependability.
Our Social studies department head and NJHS coordinator Mr. Wartko prepared this bulletin board to create an ongoing environment of character in the school. The attached pictures show some of the activities that students have done for character education, whether it is mentoring a younger student or volunteering in the local food bank.
Our Art teacher Mr. Pardo and his students established this meticulous art work. Mr. Pardo's students were so determined to create these unique art works and presented it in their art corner. Throughout the year, Mr. Pardo instills the core values teachings into his theater art and art class so smoothly and naturally.
Thank you Mr. Pardo.
Thank you Mr. Pardo.
Our Gifted and Talented students coordinator Mrs. Coban and her students worked with 3-D pens to create these unique bulletin board. Mrs. Coban's GT students contributes to character education committee by creating videos related to monthly core values. In this bulletin board, they integrated Easter holiday with the character values of determination and dependability.
Our Life Skills teacher Mrs. Bridges and her students created this amazing bulletin board to represent determination and dependability in their actions. The students learnt about the Nick Vuicic and his life lesson about no matter how physically disabled you might be there is no limits into achieving the things yo like to in your life.
Our 6th grade math teacher Ms. Hassan and her students reflected their learning of character into this bulletin board. Students, while learning about quadrants, they had to be patiently and meticulously work to establish a perfect shape based on the rules and steps they have to follow. This example show how determined students can be when the subject related to life examples and fun way of hands on learning.
Thank you Ms. Hassan
Thank you Ms. Hassan
THE MONTH OF MARCH AND APRIL CORE VALUES DETERMINATION AND DEPENDABILTIY
The character traits for March & April are Determination and Dependability.
Harmony School of Innovation Monthly Core values
September/October- Patience/ Purpose
What is patience?
Give me patience and I want it NOW! In a world of microwaves, the internet, cell phones and instant everything patience has become a lost art. Consider the importance of patience in military tactics, sports strategies, and majestic redwoods. Patience is a powerful virtue. A young mother once has these words of wisdom to her youngster who was restless while waiting in line at the grocery. “You can either practice patience or complaining. Which do you want to be better at?”
This month choose to practice patience whenever the opportunity arises.
I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
NOTE TO PARENTS