Character Matters at SRES

Student Support Team

Character Building

For the 2022-2023 School Year, we will focus on building character through Character Education with our scholars. Monthly, during Morning Meetings, we will focus on a different character trait. Your child should be able to identify the monthly trait, provide a definition and have examples on ways to show that trait.

You will receive a monthly newsletter highlighting our focused trait and examples of how to aligned what we are learning at school with at home practices.

Monthly Character Traits

September: Citizenship

October: Kindness

November: Self- Control

December: Empathy

January: Fairness

February: Respect

March: Integrity

April: Courage

May: Determination and Perseverance

June: Gratitude

Character Trait of the Month



A good citizen is someone who helps others, follows the rules, and respects others. A good citizen also is respectful of other people and their property, respectful of school property, follows school rules and displays good character (responsibility, honesty, good listening, kindness). You can be a good citizen by respecting others. This makes a space feel safe.

Synonyms: Privilege & Democracy


To be a good citizen, it's important to be able to put yourself in other people's shoes and see the big picture. If everything you see is rooted in your own identity, that becomes difficult or impossible.

Eli Pariser

At Home Discussion:

Conversation Starters:

  • How can we show citizenship at home? School?
  • What are some characteristics of a good citizen?