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"One" by Kathryn Otoshi

I have loved visiting classrooms and reading the story One to our students!! It has opened up discussions about how to treat people with kindness, how to stand up for yourself, and how to stand up to help others when needed.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: Blue is a quiet, calm color who gets picked on by hot headed Red. The other colors are bystanders who do not agree with Red's behavior, but don't dare say anything to stop him. Every time Red says something mean and no one speaks up, he gets bigger and more intimidating. Luckily, the number One shows the other colors how to stand up to Red. All of the colors, including Red, learn that EVERYONE COUNTS!!

What is Bullying?

As we roll into National Bullying Prevention Month in October, we want students to understand what bullying is, how to help prevent bullying, and how to speak up and seek help if needed. There are three specific characteristics that identify bullying:

  • The behavior must be repeated. Bullying doesn't just happen once or twice – it is ongoing
  • The bullying is intentional
  • The bullying is directed to someone with less power
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Speak up, Reach out & Be a friend!!

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Meet BOB...

Students voted and selected the name BOB for our CCE character monster!! Bob has been busy visiting with students in the classrooms and hallways... and hanging out in Mrs. Hallett's office window to watch students as they walk by. Bob is always encouraging us to Be Our Best!
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Cardinal of the Month Recipients

Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as our Cardinal of the Month recipients during September 2018, for positive behavior and consistent demonstration of FAIRNESS!!

KG: Jameson Herbert, Addiston McCarty, Mackenzie Moore, Riley Ullery

1st: Xzavier Boyd, Leila Chavez, Elena Jerkovic, Milla McLaughlin, Harper Strickland

2nd: Abigail Anderson, Zachary Eilers, Troy Kee, Paulie Lyons, Johnie Robe

3rd: Rory Cressman, Emma Gilliland, Carson Sink, Jack Tanner

4th: Emily Goodman, Madison Lebedev, Elise Rasnick, Lilly White

5th: Grace Bajalia, Reya Berkman, Ethan Bourne, Eva Koelbel, Andrew Lemister

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Our Caring Cardinal leaders have been busy throwing KINDNESS all over the sidewalks at school!!

Friday SPIRIT Days!!

CCE will celebrate every Friday with a fun spirit day!! All students and staff are encouraged to participate!
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Teacher Spotlight

Goal Setting

Students across all grade levels have been tracking their data and creating personal and academic goals. Keep the conversation going at home by asking your child what action steps they plan to take in order to reach their goals!!
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October is RESPONSIBILITY month at CCE!! We will be looking for students who:

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Great Books About Responsibility


  • October 12th: End of Q1
  • October 12th: FunD Run Pep Rally
  • October 15th: Teacher Planning Day (No School for Students)
  • October 18th: FunD Run Family Night at CCE
  • October 24th: Report Cards
  • October 25th: Cardinal of the Month Ceremony (Responsibility)
  • October 26th: Candy Land FunD Run
  • October 31st: Literacy Parade
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Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns!

Sara Hallett

Cunningham Creek Elementary

School Counselor

(904) 547- 7871

Check out CCE's Guidance website for additional resources and information!