Pillars of Character
San Joaquin Elementary School's Staff is committed to educating the whole child. Therefore, character education is woven into every part of the school day. Character education also includes anti-gang teacher and student training, and drug/alcohol/substance abuse prevention. Students receive awards for character traits each trimester.
The 10 Character Traits
RESPECT (Aug.): “I treat others the way I want to be treated.”
RESPONSIBILITY (Sept): “I take ownership of my thoughts words & actions. I am dependable. I come to school prepared, complete assignments, and follow directions.”
COOPERATION (Oct): “I work with others for the common good of all. I do my part to ensure that my group meets all goals and expectations for success.”
CHEERFULNESS (Nov): “My positive attitude positively affects those around me. I see the good in others. People feel better when they are around me.”
DETERMINATION (Dec): “I am determined to be the best that I can in all areas of my life. I am focused on my goals, and will never give up on meeting them.”
KINDNESS (Jan): “I show care, compassion & concern for others. I help those in need.
INTEGRITY (Feb): “I do the right thing under all circumstances.” I treat others fairly. I stand up for what is right.
TRUSTWORTHINESS (March): “I am honest and truthful, even if it means that I will face consequences.
LEADERSHIP (April): “I am a positive role model for others. I help others make fair and intelligent decisions. I take an active role in decision making as needed.
OBEDIENCE (May): “I follow directions on a consistent basis, while at the same time maintaining a positive attitude.”
Rise to the challenge
Own your path to success
Respect yourself and others