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Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others


Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly


Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer

September Character of the Month: Trustworthiness

Character Education: Manners at Cafeteria and Trustworthiness

October Character of the Month: Respect

Character Ed Week: Lesson on Bully Prevention " The Torn Heart" and Respect

University Profile of the Month: Texas A & M International university (TAMIU)

Events: Bus Safety Day, Fire Safety Day, Red Ribbon Week, Cancer Awareness Month, Crime Prevention Month, National Bully Prevention Month, Halloween, 1st Six Weeks Perfect Attendace Incentives, Duke Tip Enrollment begins

November Character of the Month: Citizenship

Events: Veteran's Day

University Profile of the Month: Texas A & M University at College Station

December Character of the Month: Caring

Character Ed Week: Lesson on Caring

University Profile of the Month: Texas  A& M at Kingsville (TAMUK)

Events: Polar Express, Food and Blanket Drive, Little Mermaid, Kinder Nutcracker, Christmas Caroling, 2nd Six Weeks Perfect Attendance Incentives, Kinder G/T Testing

January Character of the Month: Responsibility

Character Education: Goal Setting and Responsibility

University Profile of the Month: Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

February Character of the Month: Fairness

March - May: Review the Six Pillars of Character and College Readiness!

UT Explore @ Austin, Tx

Counselor's Corner

Ashley Martinez
Zapata North Elementary Counselor