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"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."
--Eleanor Roosevelt
Our recent vocabulary terms focus on Citizenship. Everyday we recognize what it is to be a good citizen when we recite our FP Pledge: 
To be a good citizen of my community, I will show respect and kindness to adults, to my peers and to myself. Be responsible for my belongings. Respect all school rules. I promise to learn and live by the Golden Rule. 
The Character Education words supporting Citizenship are: 
Honesty, Fairness, School Pride, Loyalty, Patriotism, 

Every day is.... HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!
How are you respecting, being responsible and caring for our EARTH?

Many of our students have enjoyed the Golden Spatula Award for respectful and responsible behavior in the cafeteria. Classrooms have earned the Golden Dustpan for a clean and tidy classroom. Ask your child about these special awards. 
Our word of the week is "Self-Control". Please talk with your child(ren) on what this word means to you. 
Our Character Education trait for this week is Creativity. It is defined as the ability and power to use your thoughts and actions in a positive way. To influence ones life and others lives through expression.

Next week we will kick off March with a Read Across America event in honor of Dr Seuss. This famous and highly regarded children's author has a birthday on Monday March 2nd.
The FP Elementary building will have many literature and reading focused events throughout the week of March 2-6. 
Students are to wear Red and White for Spirit Day on Monday 3/2/15
All week long we will take time to "Drop everything and read" (DEAR)
On Friday 3/6/15:
Students and staff will gather in the gym and everyone will read together!
We will also enjoy cake at lunchtime.

Our words for February focus on kindness, compassion and sincerity. 
The word of the week for February 2-6 is perserverence.
The Charcter Education Words for the week 1/19-1/24 are resilence and humility. Please discuss with your child what these words represent to you and your family.  We have introduced our golden spatula and golden dust pan to the students.
Please ask your child(ren) what this means. 

Our December into January words are moderation and generosity. Moderation is defined as "Knowing when it is time to stop  even though you are enjoying it so much you don't want to stop."
Generosity means sharing and giving to others.
'May you enjoy these concepts during your holidays. Please take some time to discuss our character education traits with your children.
The Character Education Word for the week is Gratitude (December 1-6). "I can show an attitude of thankfullness". 

Character Word for this week, (November 17-21) is honor.  Honor means showing respect and admiration to others. Our behaviors match our words and beliefs.
The word of the week for November 10-14 is Courage. The students know they can do something difficult or new while not feeling fearful. The word of the week for November  3-7 is OPTIMISM

Our word of the week for October 28-31 is Punctuality. It is always important to aware of the time and get the assignment in on time. 
The Character Education Word for this week (Oct 20-24) is cooperation. This can be defined as:
An act or instance of working or acting together
for a common purpose or benefit; joint action

Our Character Education Word of the week for 10/13-19 is diligence. Students should be diligent when doing their homework and studying for their tests.
Our Character Education trait for the week October 5-11 is: Conscientious 

Conscientious is an adjective. Someone who is conscientious is very careful to do their work properly.
Students demonstrate the trait of conscientiousness by persisting with diligent efforts to complete tasks well, whether or not there is an external reward, and regardless of how difficult or boring the task is.
They can be counted on to reliably following through on their commitments and plans

The Character Education trait for the first part of October is: Dependability.
Please discuss this trait with your child(ren) on what it means to you and your family. 

The Charcter Education trait for the month of September is Respect.
Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Respect for Authority and Respect for Our Environment
Check this Website for updates and links

What are your values?
They are your beliefs or standards for your behavior

Live by the Golden Rule
Treat others the way you want to be treated!

Pledge to recycle 

STOP Bullying Websites:


Character Education Curriculum

Create Your World

Make good choices

Be Respectful and Responsible Citizens

Care of Self, Others, and the Environment

********Bucket Filling********

Each year the Fabius-Pompey School District defines important aspects of the Character Education curriculum that will drive the instruction for the upcoming year. This is the springboard from which we guide students by defining good traits accomplished through activities, key note speakers and service projects. We also encourage parent involvement to support these traits at home. 

The 2014-15 school year, the Character Education theme at Fabius-Pompey Elementary  is to create a world using respect and responsibility traits. Being respectful and responsible citizens encourages us in making good choices on the way we treat others, ourselves and our environment.  

The 4th and 5th grade students will be using a daily planner (our handbook cover) that will help them with these concepts. The entire staff will incorporate the concepts into both formal and informal instruction and the whole building will be united and energized on good character traits. 

Each month there will be a concept/vocabulary word(s) on which the students will focus.  We will introduce concepts such as honesty, tolerance,  resilience, optimism, perseverance, and being conscientious, respectful and responsible citizens.  An ongoing theme will also be continuing with our bucket filling skills. 

There are so many positive things we can do in order to be the best we can be: eat healthy foods, stay active, be responsible and get our work done to the best of our ability, be respectful and treat others the way we want to be treated, (the Fabius-Pompey Pledge is based on this Golden Rule).  

It is going to be an energizing, positive 2014-15 school year as we Create A World by making good choices, being respectful and responsible citizens, as we take care of ourselves, others, and the environment.


SPARK program is being carried out in all Physical Education classes K-5.
FITT Principle : GET FITT 
How many days are you practicing this principle?
What activities are you doing to stay FITT?
The students in grades k-2 have been playing games.
The students in grades 3-5 have been playing soccer.
The next unit is on assessment.

Wise skills
Pajama Program



Bucketfilling Theme for 2011-12
Wordle: Peace" class="contentpage_linkText" >Peace Wordle
Recycle Coloring Activity Book


Character Education 2011-12 Wordle
2010-11 Character Education Notes and Links
Empathy-Family information and questionaire
Tolerance Bibliography
Responsibility Bibliography
Trustworthy Bibliography
More Books on Responsibility
Manners Bibliography
Fairness Bibliography
Caring Bibliography
Bibliography - Journey to Success-Team Spirit
Bibliography - Journey to Success-Poise and Confidence
Bibliography - Journey to Success-Personal Best
Bibliography - Journey to Success-Loyalty and Cooperation
Bibliography - Journey to Success-Hard Work and Enthusiam
Bibliography - Journey to Success-Fitness and Skill
Bibliography - Journey to Success-Determination
Bibliography - Journey to Success-Alertness and Action
Bibliography for self-discipline

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