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    There are Six Pillars of Character our children will be learning about this year.  The pillars are:

    Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.  You can use this acronym:  TRRFCC - (Remember Terrific)




    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


    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


    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


    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


    Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need


    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 • Respect authority • Protect the environment
    For a more detailed discussion of the Six Pillars, consult the book, Making Ethical Decisions
Last Modified on January 28, 2010