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Students, staff demonstrate caring with donation

February 13, 2002

Students, staff demonstrate caring with donation



WILLIAMSPORT - Students and staff members at Williamsport Elementary School recently donated coins to help needy children in Washington County.

Students and staff in November and December dug into their pockets and their hearts to demonstrate the caring aspect of the Character Counts! Program, Assistant Principal Kristi Weaver said.

They gave a $200 donation on Jan. 30 to Don Trumble, president of Children In Need Inc.

The Williamsport Elementary School community reinforces the six pillars of the Character Counts! program: Responsibility, respect, caring, citizenship, fairness and trustworthiness, Weaver said.

A specific character trait is chosen each month, and a school-wide activity focuses on that trait.

Trustworthiness was emphasized in January. Each student completed a paper leaf that said, "I can be trusted to ," and hung the leaves on a large "Tree Of Trust."

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Upcoming Character Counts! activities for students include:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Demonstrating respect this month by completing a snowflake that says, "I show respect when I ..." Students will hang their snowflakes around a large snowman.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Discussing and demonstrating fairness in March by showing good sportsmanship while playing board or card games with friends.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Demonstrating good citizenship in April by bringing aluminum cans to a school bin to be recycled.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Students will demonstrate all the traits of good character in May during their Field Day activities.

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