Harrington Park School believes in the importance of our students becoming empathetic and productive citizens of the future. We hope you will join us in our efforts to strengthen our school and home community through character education.During my first meeting with students, I cover the true meaning of character, and reinforce that we can all strengthen our character and be our "best self" as time goes on. To support this idea, at the start of each class, I will do a check in with each student. They can either share something good that happened recently, express a challenge that they are facing, or simply share something about themselves. It is important to me that our students have a place to feel comfortable expressing their feelings. My hope is that this class, along with the guidance office in general, will be that "safe space" for all students.
I will see each class of 6th graders one time per week and all lessons/activities will either be based on the theme of the month or be geared towards wellness. Please see below for a list of topics to be covered. Also, feel free to reinforce and encourage these positive character traits at home!September - Positive AttitudeOctober - RespectNovember - FairnessDecember - CaringJanuary - ResponsibilityFebruary - HonestyMarch - PerseveranceApril - Self-DisciplineMay - CitizenshipJune - LeadershipPlease remember that although children at this age can be greatly influenced by peer pressure, you are still your child’s most important teacher! Thank you for your continued support.A common theme throughout the school year has been wellness activities. Check out the pictures below to see our students working together to achieve a common goal!