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!

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.


  • 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.