Welcome to the Grant School Family!
We are very excited to share with you the Character Development Program that is going on at Grant School. We believe that in order to be successful in school and in life, children need to be equipped with the social and emotional tools needed to interact with others to create a safe and orderly environment. At Grant School, we teach and reinforce the five characteristics of respect, responsibility, kindness, self-control and honesty.
We believe that by highlighting these five traits and using the same language to describe them students have a clear understanding of the expectations. This promotes consistent reinforcement and discipline throughout the school, including classrooms, lunchroom, playground, and hallways.
We have a Grant School Pledge and each grade level has a piece that fits together with the others. The grade level pledges are recited every morning with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Grant School Pledge is recited whenever the whole school gathers for events.
We have monthly school-wide “Family Meetings” when we gather to learn and celebrate. These are followed by “Class-Family Meetings” in each classroom where an activity reinforces the lesson. Throughout the month Guidance lessons and teacher-led activities continue to teach and reinforce the importance of honesty, kindness, respect, responsibility and self-control. The language and concepts of the Grant School Family are integrated in every facet of our school day.
Grant School Pledge
Kindergarten: I am part of the Grant School family.
1st Grade: I am KIND. I am caring and helpful. I share with others. I include people who might be left out. I treat everyone as a friend.
2nd Grade: I have SELF-CONTROL. I follow the rules at home, school, and in the community. I know right from wrong and I make choices to keep myself and others safe.
3rd Grade: I am HONEST. I tell the truth. I can be trusted to never cheat or steal. I keep my promises.
4th Grade: I RESPECT others. I believe that everyone's ideas, thoughts, and feelings are important. I believe that everyone deserves to be treated fairly. I am learning to take care of myself, my school, my community and my world.
5th Grade: I am RESPONSIBLE. I am accountable for my words and actions. I think about my choices and make good decisions. School is my work and I take it seriously. I try my best at everything I do.
Adults: I am an adult member of the Grant School Family. I understand that my actions, words and attitudes have a powerful impact on the development of the children in my life. It is my job to set an example of kindness, self-control, honesty, respect, and responsibility. It is my job to teach the life skills that children need in order to be successful adults.
I am part of the Grant School family.
Families and prospective families are welcome to visit our building or to join us for a Family Meeting to get a feel for what is special about Grant School!
Family Meetings for 2013-14
The day for Family Meetings this year will be held on Mondays. Family meeting are held in the gym and begin at 2:00 p.m.
- Monday, September 9, 2013 Living Above the Line!
- Monday, October 7, 2013 Kindness
- Monday, November 4, 2013 Self-Control
- Monday, December 2, 2013 Honesty
- Monday, January 6, 2014 An Attitude of Gratitude
- Monday, February 3, 2014 Respect
- Monday, March 3, 2014 Responsibility
- Monday, April 7, 2014 TBD
- Monday, May 5, 2014 Sportsmanship
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:30 a.m. (Last day of school with students) Celebration