Each week the school focuses on one Lifeskill or Lifelong Guideline.  Teachers discuss it in class and put it in their newsletters.  The school will send home a sheet at the beginning of the school year with these skills printed on it.  Please reinforce these skills at home!


  • Caring – To feel and show concern for others.

  • Common Sense  – To use good judgment.

  • Cooperation – To work together toward a common goal or purpose.

  • Courage –  To act according to one’s beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences.

  • Curiosity – A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world.

  • Effort – To do your best.

  • Flexibility – To be willing to alter plans when necessary.

  • Friendship – To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.

  • Initiative – To do something, of one’s own free will, because it needs to be done.

  • Integrity – To act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong.

  • Organization – To plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use.

  • Patience – To wait calmly for someone or something.

  • Perseverance – To keep at it.

  • Pride – Satisfaction from doing one’s personal best.

  • Problem solving – To create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems.

  • Resourcefulness – To respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways.

  • Responsibility – To respond when appropriate; to be accountable for one’s actions.

  • Sense of Humor – To laugh and be playful without harming others. 

Lifelong Guidelines

  • Trustworthiness  – To act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence.

  • Truthfulness – To be honest about things and feelings with oneself and others.

  • Active Listening – To listen with the intention of understanding what the speaker intends to communicate.

  • No Put-Downs – To never use words, actions and/or body language that degrade, humiliate, or dishonor others.

  • Personal Best  – To do one’s best given the circumstances and available resources.