Character Trait

Monthly Character Trait Assemblies

As part of our Character Education emphasis at Athol Elementary, we have

monthly assemblies where we honor students for demonstrating that month’s

character trait. Students receive a certificate and an Athol Elementary

water bottle with some fun surprises inside. Along with honoring students,

we have a lot of fun at these assemblies as we celebrate being a great school

with a great student body in a great community! Parents are always invited

to attend these monthly assemblies—see our monthly calendar in the Eagle

Watch for days and times.

September: Teach to SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL

October (Respect) yellow—Think…the golden rule.

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences * Use good

manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don’t threaten, hit

or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements.

November/December (Responsibility) green—Think being responsible for a

garden or finances; or as in being solid and reliable like an oak tree

Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use

self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act—consider the consequences * Be

accountable for your choices.

January (Trustworthiness) blue—Think true blue.

Be honest * Don’t deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable—do what you say you’ll do * Have the

courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be loyal—stand by your family,

friends and country.

February (Caring) red—Think of a heart.

Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help

people in need.

March (Fairness) orange—Think of dividing an orange into equal sections to

share fairly with friends.

Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don’t take

advantage of others * Don’t blame others carelessly.

April (Citizenship) purple—Think regal purple as representing the state.

Do your share to make your school and community better * cooperate * get involved in

community affairs * Stay informed; vote * Be a good neighbor * Obey laws and rules *

May: Review all traits.