Character Education & Student of the Month

Character Education & Student of the Month

 Riley School's
Character Education 

Good Morning Riley Rock Stars and Parents! 

 Today starts our journey into learning about character education. 

 Character education allows us to learn skills like Respect and Perseverance; we use these skills to be super learners and super friends! Our first trait for September is ..... RESPONSIBILITY!

 Student that demonstrate characteristics of the monthly character trait will be nominated by their teacher to potentially be a Student of the Month. Students of the Month will be announced in our monthly slideshow, as well as announced by Mrs. Valarezo in her morning message. 

 If you have not already, please join our counseling google classroom to access documents for parents as well as social emotional resources for students. 

 If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. 

We look forward to seeing all our students use their rock star powers to be superstar friends! 

 Carly Ashnault
School Counselor MS.Ed 

September's Character Trait is Responsibility!

Click on the link below to see a slide show on what it means to be responsible. 


September's Student of the Month
September's Students of the Month
September Student of the Month

October's Character Trait is 

Click on the link below to see what it means to be respectful.
Respect Letter
Respect Slide Show

October's Students of the Month
October SOM

November's Character Trait is 

Gratitude is one of many positive emotions. It's about focusing on what's good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have.

 Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things that we often take for granted, like having a place to live, food, clean water, friends, family, even computer access.

Gratitude Letter
Gratitude Board
November Student of the Month

November SOM

December's Character Trait is Empathy!

Empathy is the ability to understand another person's condition from their perspective. We often hear about “putting ourselves in their shoes.” It is a key element of emotional intelligence, and a skill that helps us build and maintain relationships. 

 Empathy is the base of tolerance and compassion and kindness.

Empathy Parent Letter
Kindness Bingo

Student of the Month

December 2020


 Pre-K-Mrs. Waters- a.m. – Aiden Roman

Pre-K-Mrs. Waters- p.m. – Karthik Pappu

Pre-K Mrs. Miller- Ezequiel Deshazier

K-Mrs. Tuohy – Maxson Sylvester

K-Mrs. Publik – Liam Louison

K-Mrs. Burgess – Puneet Kaur

K-2 -Mrs. Reeves – Julia Fortunato

1st-Mrs. Gaster – Ryan Vindman

1st-Mrs. McNamee – Juliette Web

1st-Mrs. Bohl-Ravi – Michelle Diaz

2nd-Mrs. Lando – Lacey Fego

2nd-Mrs. Sottiriou – Katelyn Grajko

2nd-Mrs. Leigh – Axel Melendez

3rd-Mrs. O’Brien – Ethan Diaz

3rd-Mrs. Winter – Noemi Hirsch

3rd-Mrs. Rafalowski – Janay Johnson

4th-Mrs. Bonanno/Mrs. Ciccone – Daniel Bali

4th-Mrs. Dispenziere – Brayden Kuhn

4th-Mrs. Meyer – Logan Kuhn

Bonus – Miss. Ashnault – Liam Moutela

January's Character Trait is Kindness!

Kindness Parent Letter

Kindness Slide Show

Kindness Bingo

Kindness Bingo

Kindness at school looks like:

Holding the door open for someone 
Waving hello in the hallway
Helping your friends

Kindness at home looks like:
Helping your parents with chores 
Reading a story to someone in your house
Using your manners


For the ENTIRE month of JANUARY we are going to have a KINDNESS BINGO CHALLENGE. 

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