Dear Parents and Students,
The students we have here are the best! They have a good understanding of making good choices,
setting goals for themselves, and living the Seven Habits of Successful people.
Here are some thoughts shared by some of our sixth graders as they were thinking of
Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind.
When people describe me, I would like them to use words like:
“Kind and funny, because I care if anyone is sad. I lift them up. Funny because I make people
“Cool, funny, smart, nice, tall because that is the best way I could describe myself.”
“Sweet, funny, nice, girly-girl.”
“Kind, beautiful, amazing, a good friend, awesome, talented, funny, friendly and confident.”
“Nice, funny, proactive and helpful. I think that I am helpful for a lot of reasons. I like to help
people not feel down and I stand up for them.”
“Nice, awesome, cool, smart, energetic and happy.”
“Nice, exciting, funny and athletic.”
One thing I would like to start doing is:
“Cleaning up after myself more often.”
“I would like to hang out with my friends more often because I hardly hang out with them.”
“Singing or gymnastics.”
“Spending more time with friends and learning how to play more instruments.”
“Putting first things first. I think putting first things first will help people get their grades up so
they can get into a good college.”
“Have more math time. I want more time because it is my favorite subject and we only get one
hour and 15 minutes of math.”
“Help the people who get bullied.”
“Try an uncommon sport, like fencing.
“Clean up after myself, because it irritates my mom and dad.”
One thing I would like to stop doing is:
“Watching TV for hours a day.”
“Being inside and watching the computer.
“Stop waking up at 8 am every day.”
“I have a really bad habit, clutching my hands together.”
“Not joining in on the fun. Sometimes not joining the fun with effect your grade.
“Art, because we would get more time to finish our work.”
“Stop lying and stop being selfish.”
“Being kind-of Mason.”
“I want to stop getting in trouble a lot because I am a nice kid and I love to share with people. I
need to stop getting in trouble.”
My biggest dream is:
“Where I live in a barn with horses, cows and chickens and all sorts of animals.”
“To either be an architect or an engineer.”
“To be a teacher. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher.”
“To marry a nice husband and live in a big house with a ranch, and become a mother.”
“To live in a huge house with dogs and some different animals and have the perfect job.”
“Have a good college with a good education. Having a good college will depend on how your
“To become an inventor.”
Why not take a few minutes and ask your child or children the same questions. Get to know them
better and know what their goals are.
Also, take a few minutes and make family goals for this year. It’s not too late to do so (even in
Listen to your children speak from the heart during our upcoming Student Led Conferences. The
children prepare for this and hope that you will celebrate their accomplishments and support them in
their goal setting.
Attached you will find a “service chart” that has been created by students as part of our Leader in Me
committees. Each day of the month has a suggested act of service, with the name of the student that
has submitted this idea. We hope that these simple suggestions will make an impact for both those
giving and receiving service.