Welcome to Guidance
Name: Patricia Hickey, M.Ed.
Grade: Pre-K- 5
Phone:781-659-8823 ex: 1107
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Ms. Hickey's Update
Acts of Courage Program
The "Acts of Courage Program" was developed six years ago as a whole school initiative for the purpose of creating a caring, compassionate, and cooperative school environment. This program was created to help reduce the incidents of teasing in the school while increasing random acts of kindness. Teachers ask their students on a regular basis to share a time when they had the opportunity to practice an act of courage or a time they noticed when another classmate displayed kindness. The school-wide "Acts of Courage Program" reinforces our values and beliefs and supports our character education and bullying programs. The students have pledged by signing their name and promising to make an effort to practice the following five "Acts of Courage".
1) Stand up for someone being teased.
2) Include someone new in your group.
3) Give someone a compliment.
4) Talk to someone you have never talked to before.
5) Tell an adult if someone is bullying you.
To expand and increase the effectiveness of this program, we have invited parents and community guests to join the teachers in becoming active participants in the program. Students are rewarded an "Act of Courage Reward", a small token when they are caught practicing one of the five acts. Tokens will be collected by the class room teacher for a future whole class reward. Acts of courage rewards will be located in a jar at the front office for our visitors. If you have an opportunity to visit our school please take a couple of rewards from the jar just in case you catch a student practicing one of these acts in the hall, classroom or library. Please return any unused rewards to the jar.
The student pledges will be displayed in the cafeteria for all to see.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your child, please feel free to call or send me an e-mail at the school.