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Six Pillars of Character

Parkwood Elementary is proud to participate in a district wide Character Education Program that teaches, encourages and models the development of prosocial behaviors in our students. The program consists of six pillars of character:


Each month we will focus on our "buzz word" through announcements, classroom lessons, modeling and recognizing students who act as positive role models for that month's character trait. We will kick off the month's focus on the first Wednesday of each month through Character Education day.

On Character Education Day we will introduce the character word to students and discuss what it looks like, sounds like and feels like when we practice it. Both our staff and students are encouraged to wear the corresponding pillar color to school on this day. 



2017-2018 Schedule






Golden Rule / Kick-off Event

Wednesday, September 6


Respect: Yellow

Wednesday, October 4


Citizenship: Purple

Wednesday, November 1


Caring: Red

Wednesday, December 6


Responsibility: Green

Wednesday, January 10


Trustworthiness: Blue

Wednesday, February 7


Fairness: Orange

Wednesday, March 7



Wednesday, April 4



Wednesday, May 2


Trustworthiness – 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

Respect – 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

Responsibility – Think Garden or Money

Do what you are supposed to do • Perservere: 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

Fairness – Dividing an Orange in Equal Parts to Share

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

Caring – Think Heart

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

Citizenship – Think About Representation of 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 • Respect authority • Protect the environment