News from the 'View
Skyview Upper Elementary School
Skyview Celebrates National Character Counts Week - October 22-26
Character Counts Spirit days include:
o Tuesday 10/23, wear Blue & Yellow
o Wednesday 10/24, wear Green & Orange
o Thursday 10/25, wear Red & Purple
o Friday 10/26 – wear ALL COLORS
There will be a POSTER CONTEST for interested students and we ask that all classrooms select a character or pillar related quote and post on the classroom door.
What is CHARACTER COUNTS?
CHARACTER COUNTS! Is a program of the Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics. It is a framework, not a scope and sequence program nor a curriculum. The Skyview community has been built on character…the six pillars of character form the foundation of our core beliefs and procedures and serve as a framework for our school culture. The six pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS are : Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. We strive every day to maintain a community where these principles are in the forefront and to help our students learn and grow in these areas.
At Skyview, we want our students to be TRRFCC! Each pillar is associated with a color: Trustworthiness (blue), Respect (yellow), Responsibility (green), Fairness (orange), Caring (red) and Citizenship (purple). These are our working definitions for each of the pillars:
TRUSTWORTHINESS is being honest, telling the truth, keeping promises. Trustworthy people don’t lie, cheat or steal, and they stand up for their beliefs even when it is difficult to do so.
RESPONSIBILITY is doing what you are supposed to do. Responsible people think ahead, set reasonable goals, control their temper and always do their best. They don’t give up easily and they don’t blame others for their mistakes.
RESPECT is showing others they are valued for who they are, for their character, not what they look like or what they have. It means never insulting or making fun of others who are different in looks, ability, race or religion. A respectful person is polite.
FAIRNESS is playing by the rules, taking turns, sharing and listening to what others have to say. Fair people do not take advantage of others. They consider all sides before they decide, and they don’t blame other people for something they did not do.
CARING is being kind, helpful and generous to everyone. Caring people are unselfish. They are considerate and they think how their conduct affects others and how others feel. Caring people are charitable and forgiving, and they do good without expecting a reward.
CITIZENSHIP is doing your share to make your community a better place for everyone. Good citizens are also good neighbors. They cooperate with others, and obey laws and rules. They respect authority and protect the environment.
Calendar of Events
Friday, November 2- End of 1st Marking Period; Green and White Methacton spirit day
Tuesday, November 6 - No School for Students
Friday, November 9 - Home & School Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Monday, November 12 - Report Cards post to Power School Portal
Thursday, November 15 - American Education Week Visitation times 9 - 11 a.m. and 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Monday, November 19 - Franklin Institute Assemblies
Tuesday, November 20 - Conferences - no school for students
Wednesday, November 21 - Conferences - no school for students
Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 - Schools and Offices Closed