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Character Education

Character Education

Our elementary Character Education Program is designed to teach children about the six pillars of learning: respect, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, responsibility, and citizenship.  As students have increased their awareness in these six key areas, we have seen positive growth in students as individuals and as members of our school community. When they leave the elementary school to move on to middle school, focus on the six pillars of learning is increased  read more about the pillars on the middle school’s character education page.

Character education is a daily event at Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School, and our entire staff, our families, and our community play a vital role in supporting our students in their character development. Committee led school-wide activities and assemblies form the basis of our program, but day-to-day interactions with students in the classroom, playground, hallways, at home, and in our community help to reinforce key character education concepts.

Caught being good

Students who demonstrate behavior that exemplifies positive character traits will earn tickets throughout the school day. If a staff member sees a student demonstrating behavior that goes above and beyond what is expected, they will give them a ticket. The tickets will be placed in a pail in the classroom. Each Friday, tickets will be drawn from a container in the school office, and those students will receive a prize. The office container will be emptied each week and started new on Monday, but all of the tickets will be kept for a large drawing at the end of the year.

Character Education Awards

As part of our Character Education program, students will have the opportunity to be chosen for the Character Education Awards. The Character Education Awards will be based on our F-F Character Traits – respect, caring, fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness and citizenship. Students who demonstrate outstanding character on a consistent basis each quarter and meet the following criteria will have the opportunity to be chosen for this special honor.