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To all our Kids at Hope: You are here with us, even though you're not HERE with us!

Kids at Hope Week: Messages of Hope

Hope Focus: Kids at Hope Month

"Hope is a Choice"

Happy Kids at Hope Month! While hope should be present in our lives the whole year through, during November we focus on it more intentionally -- what it means and how we can create it.

Hope is an amazing thing. While it's not something you can buy in a store, it is everywhere. While it's everywhere, you can only see and feel it if you choose to see and feel it. Hope comes from within, and it's what makes dreams and all good things possible. It's what keeps you moving forward through the challenges that try to get in your way. You can feel hope, learn to hope, give hope, and be hope. Here are four ways you can choose hope in your life each day:

  1. CHOOSE HOPE by showing up and doing the work. "Life is tough, my darling, but so are you." Hopeful people know that things don't just happen to them. Goals and dreams are reached through hard work, perseverance, a strong support system, and a resilient mindset. People with hope in their lives, who believe they are capable of having and deserve the good things they want for themselves, don't let anything keep them from their success.

  2. CHOOSE HOPE by focusing on the good. "You can't live a positive life with a negative mind." How you think about the world, other people, and yourself will affect the choices you make. Guard your mind and heart from the negativity that surrounds you every day on TV, social media, the radio, in the movies, and maybe even in the people around you. Instead, look for things that bring joy and goodness, that encourage you to be positive and compassionate toward yourself and others. Like hope, goodness is always there--you just have to choose to see it.

  3. CHOOSE HOPE by influencing what you can. "You can't control the wind, but you can adjust the sails." Many things that happen in life are out of your control. Hopeful people don't have any more things in their control than anyone else, but they put their energy and strength into what they can control. Hopeful people are also flexible. They make plans, but realize those plans can be disrupted. Rather than accepting defeat and giving up, they are resourceful and look for ways to still continue forward.

  4. CHOOSE HOPE by helping others. "You have two hands: one to help yourself and the second to help others." Sometimes, the challenges in your life can leave you feeling helpless, and feeling helpless leads to feeling hopeless. One of the best things you can do to change that is to help someone else. Your help doesn't have to be a grand gesture. It could be as simple as holding a door for someone as they walk through, cleaning the living room in your house without being asked, or comforting someone who is upset. Anytime you can help someone else breathe a little easier, you are giving hope, which means you are also building it in yourself.


Video of the Month

"Little Lights" by CBC Kids

How will you light the world with HOPE?

Little Lights | Hope Works | CBC Kids

Kids at Hope Have Strong Character!


November: Gratitude


Have you shown gratitude by:

  • focusing on the good things around you and in your life?
  • acknowledging others when they do kind things for you?
  • appreciating what you have, both things and relationships with others?
  • giving back and helping others in need?

  • treating people and property with respect and care?

Which one of these will you work on to do better?

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If you are a student at Christensen Elementary, you have the chance to be featured in this newsletter! "Spotlight on Hope" is a student piece where we hear from students about hope-- what it means to you, where you see it, and what you do to have it. You can submit an art piece, writing piece, or video. Students can submit from their Canvas course, "SEL with Mrs. Roppo," by clicking the "Kids at Hope" button on the home page.

Looking forward to your ideas on hope!

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Kids at Hope Week 2020: "Hope is a Choice"

Monday, Nov. 9th, 8:30am to Friday, Nov. 13th, 3pm

This is an online event.

Choosing hope during good times, times of crisis and all the times in between: How do you manifest hope in your life?

Share with us:

  • How and why you choose hope
  • How you encourage others to choose hope

You can submit a written piece, an art piece, or a video recording. Make all submissions through "SEL with Mrs. Roppo" on Canvas by clicking on the orange "Kids at Hope" button on the homepage.

Entries will be highlighted on social media!