A committee of representatives from Staff, Kid’s Council, KIDS Club, Site Council, PTO and parents have put together this program. The committee has come up with some exciting ideas to incorporate this program into our school community. We will concentrate on six values throughout the year. Each grade will have the opportunity to represent a specific value and will be given a specific color.
The values, grades and colors representing them are as follows:
Respect – Kindergarten (Yellow)
Responsibility – 5th grade (Green)
Fairness – 4th grade (White)
Citizenship – 3rd grade (Purple)
Caring – 2nd grade (Red)
Trustworthiness – 1st grade (Blue)
Our Countryside Pride program has been expanded to encompass building expectations for all students. All staff and students are aware of our Pride Values and expectations, and we will practice them together every day. Some of the components of the program include:
Countryside Pride Values - School Read Aloud Books
Respect is showing others that they are valued for who they are, for their character, not what they look like or what they have. It means treating others the way you want to be treated, never insulting or making fun off others who are different in looks, ability, race or religion. A respectful person is polite, does not use bad language and never hits or uses violence.
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 are perservering and they don't give up easily. Responsible people are accountable for the consequences of their choices; they don't blame others for their mistakes.
Fairness is being fair, playing by the rules, taking turns, sharing, and listening to what others have say. Fair people do not take advantage of others. They consider all sides before they decide, and they don't blame others for something they did not do.
Citizenship is doing your share to make your community a better place. Good citizens are good neighbors. They cooperate with others, obey lawas and rules, respect authority, and protect the environment.
Caring is being kind, helpful, and generous to everyone. Caring people are not selfish; they are considerate because they think about how their conduct affects others as well as how others feel. Caring people are charitable and forgiving, and they do good deeds without expectation of reward.
Trustworthiness is being honest, telling the truth, keeping promises and being loyal so that people can trust you. Trustworthy people don't lie, cheat, or steal. They have integrity and the moral courage to do the right thing and to stand up for their beliefs even when it is hard to do so.