Monthly Character Traits
August-Perseverance-To persist despite opposition or discouragement. Perseverance
helps someone stick with an activity until it is finished. It means not giving up and not quitting.
September-Responsibility-Moral, legal, or mental accountability; reliability. It is based
on obligation; it prompts individuals to be accountable for who they are and what they do.
Responsibility involves being dependable and accountable for your words and actions, doing your
best, and making sure that work is done correctly and on time.
October-Respect To consider worthy of high regard; esteem. This trait centers on the
Golden Rule—treat others the way that you want to be treated. This involves using good manners; practicing nonviolence; taking care of property, people, the environment, and oneself; respecting those who are different.
November-Caring - To sincerely feel interest, consideration, or concern for others.
Rather than giving to others to get something in return, caring people give because it makes others feel good and/or makes their life better. It involves having compassion and putting other people’s needs before your own; doing kind and thoughtful deeds for people in need.
December- Trustworthiness- Worthy of confidence; dependable. A trustworthy person is
honest, reliable, and loyal. This involves telling the truth, keeping promises, being honest,
following through on commitments, and doing what is right even if it is hard to do.
January-Fairness- An elimination of one’s own feelings, prejudices, and desires so as
to achieve a proper balance of conflicting interests. Fairness means doing what is right to make
sure others are not treated badly. Sometimes fairness means equal, but fairness does not always
mean the same. This trait values equality, impartiality in making decisions, and willingness to
correct mistakes. It applies to taking turns, sharing, rightful consequences, and not blaming others.
February-Citizenship- Member in a community. Citizens have a moral obligation to do their share to improve on traditions of freedom, democracy, and independence. Citizenship involves making a community, school, neighborhood, and home better by cooperating, respecting authority, obeying rules and laws, voting, and protecting the environment.
March-Self-Discipline-Correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement. Self-discipline is making good choices, having control over your thoughts, feelings, and actions, being patient, taking responsibility for your actions, and practicing good habits.
April-Integrity- Firm adherence to a code moral or ethical values. It implies sincerity and honesty. Integrity means being strong enough to do what you know is right, knowing the difference between right and wrong, and choosing the right thing even when it is difficult.
May-Humility- The quality of being humble. Not being proud or arrogant; being grateful for what one has.
-Spooky to Be Hungry Canned Food Drive for Golden Harvest Food Bank
-Toys 4 Tots New Toy Drive
-We Love Animals! SPCA Food and Supply Drive
-Be a Bunny Drive for United Way Shut-In Elderly Supply Drive
K-Kids - Fifth Grade Program, Sponsored by Palmetto Kiwanis
Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) - Volunteer Program for Fathers and Father Figures
Terrific Kids - Monthly Character Recognition for Grades Two Through Five Sponsored by Aiken Kiwanis
Weekend Backpacks - Sponsored by Golden Harvest Food Bank