School Culture

What happens at the morning Community Circle?
It’s usually 5 minutes of some sort of team exercise such as clapping in or saying good morning. There are usually announcements and birthdays once a month. On Thursdays the children receive their Penguin Praises, and on Fridays we dance. After morning circle, all the kids line up with their teacher and go to class.
What are the 3 B’s?
They’re our guiding principles for expected student behavior:

  • Be a Respectful Learner
  • Be a Responsible Learner
  • Be a Safe Learner
What are the Definite Dozen?
  • Respect Yourself and Others
  • Take Full Responsibility
  • Develop and Demonstrate Loyalty
  • Learn to Be a Great Communicator
  • Discipline Yourself So No One Else Has To
  • Make Hard Work Your Passion
  • Don’t Just Work Hard, Work Smart
  • Put the Team Before Yourself
  • Make Winning an Attitude
  • Be a Competitor
  • Change Is a Must
  • Handle Success Like You Handle Failure
What is inclusion?
Inclusion means our school is for everyone. There are more formal definitions related to children with special needs, but culturally it means we welcome and celebrate all of our differences as people and families.
What is Camp Mosaic?
Our 4th graders are fortunate enough to attend a week of camp at The Mosaic Project every year. This remarkable experience unites young children of diverse backgrounds, providing them with essential skills to thrive in an increasingly diverse society, and empowering them to strive for peace. The Mosaic Project teachings carry through the year’s curriculum and cultivate independence and awareness in the most formative years.
Are kids allowed to bring cell phones to school?
Cell phones may not be used on the school campus. If your child has a cell phone, it must be turned in to the office during school hours. If you need to reach your child during the school day please contact the school directly.