Athol Elementary

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.