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Deretchin Pillars of Character
Follow the “Golden Rule”.
Accept others and their differences.
Handle conflict peacefully.
Think green for growing things, like plants, money, Earth.
Care for things important to you, like schoolwork, family, and yourself!
Do your best at everything.
Share (like an orange divided into equal sections) and take turns.
Don’t take advantage of others.
Give to someone else even if you get nothing in return.
Share what you have with those who don’t.
Tell the truth and be “true blue”.
Keep your promises to yourself and others.
Be kind and helpful.
Let your heart show in your actions.
Set clear goals, then practice!
Learn from your mistakes.
Find good role models.
Never give up on a worthy goal (the silver cup).
Have a “can do” attitude!
Keep your eye on the finish line and finish the race!
Do your share to make your school/community a better place.
Be a good neighbor.
“Habit of the Week”
Week of: Pillar Habit
8-16 Respect Treat other people the way you want to be treated!
8-21 Respect Play nicely and include everyone.
8-28 Respect Watch your words…they can hurt or build up!
9-5 Respect Use good manners towards others.
9-11 Respect Put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
9-18 Respect/Responsibility Keep things organized.
9-25 Responsibility Turn in your work on time.
10-2 Responsibility Think about how your actions will affect others.
10-9 Responsibility Be responsible for YOU!
10-16 Responsibility Choose to do the right thing – even if you think you’re the only one.
10-23 Fairness If you get more than you need, give one to a friend.
10-30 Fairness Include other people – don’t play favorites.
11-6 Fairness Don’t brag or blame. Be a good sport.
11-13 Fairness/Generosity Help others in need.
11-27 Generosity Share what you have with people who don’t.
12-11 Generosity Be thankful.
1-9 Integrity Be reliable-do what you say you’ll do.
1-15 Integrity Raise others up.
1-22 Integrity Take responsibility for your own actions.
1-29 Integrity Develop positive habits
2-5 Kindness Be kind to everybody. Everyday.
2-12 Kindness Surprise others with random acts of kindness.
2-19 Kindness Smile – It might make someone’s day!
2-26 Kindness Look around you and find someone who needs a kindness – then do that for them.
3-5 Self-Discipline Set clear goals and make a plan.
3-19 Self-Discipline Practice! Keep track of your progress.
3-26 Self-Discipline Find a role model.
4-2 Self-Discipline Learn from your mistakes and set new goal!
4-9 Perseverance Keep trying!
4-16 Perseverance Support each other when things are hard. Someday it might be you that needs support!
4-23 Perseverance Always try your best.
4-30 Perseverance Be proud of your accomplishments!
5-7 Citizenship Be the best “YOU” !
5-14 Citizenship Be a friend.
5-21 Citizenship Participate in school activities.
5-28 Citizenship You always have a choice to build up or tear down. Your words are powerful!
If you use assistive technology and experience difficulty accessing this information, please contact the counselor.
Each month homebase teachers, K-6, will choose one student who exhibits that month’s character pillar consistently or who has made a difference in their classroom. This particular honor is celebrated by a brief program which parents are invited to attend. Our 6th Grade Ambassadors will read brief comments from their homebase teacher that explains why they were chosen. Students will then be presented a certificate that is signed by the principal and has their teacher’s comments written on it. One day each month, we celebrate that month’s character trait by wearing the color of the pillar. The color of the pillar helps remind students of what the pillar stands for (i.e. Respect is yellow/gold to remind us of the “golden rule”). This is a great visual of what an impact we all have individually and together if we all “show our true colors” each day.
K-3rd Counseling Information
Did you know?
Healthy students experience more success in school.
Studies show that students with healthy eating and exercise habits have:
- higher test scores
- better attendance
- improved concentration
- fewer discipline referrals
- greater overall achievement
An Elementary School Counselor provides:
School Guidance Curriculum
-A comprehensive program that promotes knowledge and skills in three content areas: academic achievement, career development and personal/social growth
Individual & Small Group Counseling
-Ongoing activities designed to help individual and small groups of students to establish personal goals and develop future plans
-Includes: consultation, individual/small group counseling, crisis response, referrals, peer mediation
-Professional development, collaboration, program management and operation
Lunch Bunch Groups
Would you like your child to be in one of our lunch bunch groups? Its an awesome opportunity for students to socialize and get to know students that are in the same grade level as them. We would love for your child to join us! For more details, please contact myself or your student’s homeroom teacher.
Kinder Lunch Bunch
If you would like for your Kinder student to participate in Lunch Bunch to make new friends, learn social skills, and have a good time, contact your child’s teacher or myself. We would love for your child to join in on the fun!
- Montgomery County United Way
- Conroe Family YMCA
- Conroe Parks & Recreation
- CISD Community Outreach & Dropout Prevention
- CISD Volunteer Application
- Tri – County Services
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Crisis # 1-800-659-6994
- Montgomery County Youth Services
- Montgomery County Women’s Center
- Sam Houston State University Community Counseling Clinic
4th-6th Counseling Information
- Stay involved and feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.
- Do not talk about your child’s teacher at school.
- Make sure your child is getting plenty of sleep and is ready for school each day.
- Ask your children about school and encourage them to talk about their day.
- Read with your child every night.
- Help your child with his/her homework every night.
- Teach your children to be responsible for their actions and their schoolwork.
September – Responsibility
October – Respect
November – Citizenship
December – Generosity
January – Integrity
February – Caring/Kindness
March – Self-Discipline
April – Perseverance
May – Fairness
(for student safety and well-being concerns after school hours)
Montgomery County Youth Services
24 Hour Crisis Hotline
Tri-County Services Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Crisis #: 1-800-659-6994
United Way of Houston
Dial 211 (free helpline 24/7)