On Friday, October 21st we celebrated the nominees for the Character Pillar, Caring.
There are two main ideas that apply to the pillar of caring.
- Concern for others: Show compassion and empathy. Be kind, loving and considerate in your actions. Be grateful for the things people do for you. Forgive the shortcomings of others. Don’t be mean or cruel to others. Be sensitive to the feelings of others.
- Compassion: Children can learn that people should be considerate and caring. Instead of ignoring hurt, confusion, anger and sadness they can learn that people should reach out to one another. As Plato quoted “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle!” We can never tell what difficulties another person is facing, and your kind word or action might make all the difference.
Congratulations to the following students for showing outstanding character in the form of Caring on a regular basis!!
Parker Jones - Parker is a delight to have in class and always does what is asked of her. When Parker finishes her school work she will go around and help her classmates. Parker has shown caring though hugging friends when they are sad, making sure everyone is taken care of at snack time, and always getting band-aids when a classmate is hurt. Mrs. Likes and Ms. Amber are very proud of her
and have watched her grow from a student who didn't much like kindergarten to a caring student that puts her classmates first and excels in the classroom.
Arturo Padilla - Arturo cares about all of his classmates and is genuinely concerned about how his friends are doing every day. Arturo finds ways to help others feel better and smile by drawing them a smiley face on a whole sheet of paper. He shows empathy to all of his friends and gives big hugs or a shoulder to lean on. Arturo is kind, helpful and always caring for others.
Alyssia Smith - Alyssia exemplifies caring by taking pride in her school work. She is always willing to help a classmate both in the classroom and out on the playground at recess. Alyssia always
tries her very best to treat others the way she wants to be treated and goes out of her way to make everyone feel included. It is an absolute pleasure to have such a kind and caring student like Alyssia in class.
Kaylee Kenney - Kaylee is kind to her classmates. If she sees that
someone is feeling sad she will go over to ask him/her what is wrong and give a hug if needed. Kaylee tries to include people if they do not have someone to play with and helps others when they are having difficulties.
Zainab Alaish - With just one day as Zainab's teacher, it is obvious she cares about others. When Zainab completes her work, she raises her hand, and when called on, she requests to help others with their work. Zainab is a great role model for demonstrating caring.
Julian Foster - Julian displays kindness, particularly for the students who sit with him at his table. He ALWAYS makes sure peers are okay before he goes to recess.
Cody Cheek - Cody is an amazingly caring student. Cody demonstrates his genuine care for other students by eagerly giving them any school supplies that they might need. Cody is willing to help in the classroom and even assist other students if they need help understanding their school assignments. Cody Cheek is a kind-hearted student with a heart of gold.
Aiden Llamas-Blankenship - Aiden shows caring by making sure his friends are okay when they are hurt and offers to help them when they are sad.
Kymber Maust - Kymber is a good friend to all her classmates and is a peacemaker in the classroom. Kymber checks in on her classmates that are down or that are having a bad day.
Sheylin Sanchez - Sheylin cares about academics and always puts her best effort into her work. Sheylin also cares about her classmates and teachers and is always willing to help out however she can. Sheylin is very deserving of this nomination!!!
Kaila Birenbaum - Kaila cares about completing her classwork and homework on time and produces assignments of superior quality and craftsmanship. Kaila shows that she also cares about her classmates
by providing constant help and support with assignments and lending supplies to those who need them. She always has a spare pencil to give away (Seriously, we're talking close to 100 pencils)! Thank you Kaila for being awesome!
Violet Bloom - Violet is our most caring student in the class and is always ready to give hugs and pep talks to any of her peers and her teachers. Violet is our class gardener and takes care of our plant. Violet always asks how she can help and is a joy to have at
Presidio. We adore you, Violet!
Aylah Garcia - Aylah strives to demonstrate a concern for the well-being of others by displaying compassion and providing support for those in need. Just recently, Aylah helped another student carry
supplies from one class to another. Way to go, Aylah!!!!
Joanna Tommervik - Joanna embodies the caring pillar by providing
support and comfort for those in need. Joanna will speak up and ask questions for her fellow students when they have difficulties understanding directions or just need help.
Jordan Stark - Jordan has shown caring by not only having her peers' best interest at heart, but also her teachers. Jordan helps others in need and reminds them to turn in any missing assignments; a benefit to both classmates and teachers!
Rose Albalawi - Rose always finds a way to help out in class, whether it’s handing out copies of activities to classmates, distributing textbooks, organizing materials in class, or helping a classmate who
(Kirin) Fischer - (Kirin) Fischer cares a lot about helping their classmates when they see that peers don't comprehend a topic. When Fischer is working in a team, they always make sure that everyone understands the activity and is appreciative of everyone's efforts. Fischer is very patient and helps others to feel more confident.
Cory Almada - Cory clearly cares about how he can make his junior year here mean the most for him and others. Cory is always checking in with friends, new or old, and strives to make each class feel welcoming, fun, and educational when he is a part of it. From helping
out with on-campus events to always making sure that Ms. Moreno is not eating lunch alone, Cory’s sense of caring for and about others on our campus is evident to all this year!
Michelle Dang - Michelle does great in all of her classes and is always the first one to help out others. Sometimes this is sharing an adorable video of a hefty frog backing into a block to make her teachers' day; other times it is offering a kind word to someone in need. While caring about academics is part of what makes Michelle such an awesome student, Michelle is also aware that caring about others and herself in other ways can be just as important when it comes to having a successful, fun, and rewarding senior year.