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Countryside Elementary

5701 Benton Avenue S, Edina, MN 55436

Office: 952-848-4700 | Attendance: 952-848-4702

Countryside Elementary

Countryside Pride

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Countryside Pride is an initiative from the Site Council’s strategic plan to implement a school wide value program incorporating values from Responsive Classroom, Edina’s ICCCAR value model and Kids for Character. The purpose is to create a common language of values for the entire school community to adopt. It is an effort to get Countryside students, and all of us, to learn the importance of these values in our day to day lives.

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)

Countryside Pride

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:

  • Pride Values – We will learn about, talk about and practice the intent behind these values each day. They create a common language for us as we incorporate these important values into our daily lives. Our Pride Values include:
    • Respect
    • Responsibilities
    • Fairness
    • Citizenship
    • Caring
    • Trustworthiness
  • Pride Paw Awards – earned by students when good choices are made
  • Students will have opportunities to use the awards for fun activities or rewards
  • Second Step classroom lessons – emphasizing appropriate behavior, designed to allow students opportunities to practice those skills. This is an anti-bullying curriculum that is used building wide.
  • News – Important words or phrases that describe our Pride Values will be a daily part of the Countryside News.
  • Pride Time – available for students who are making good choices throughout the week •
  • Building wide expectations have been developed for the classroom, lunchroom, hallway, playground and restroom
  • Countryside Pride Values - School Read Aloud Books

Monthly Pride Themes

Caring
Respect
Responsibility
Trustworthiness
Citizenship
Respect
Responsibility
Fairness
Caring

Countryside Pride

Respect

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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