Caught Being A Leader!

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“Caught Being a Leader” at Dr. Clark School

Dear Parents,

Each new school year brings opportunities for academic growth and growth in all areas of development. Although children must be knowledgeable when they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring people. At Dr. Clark School we help students reach their full potential by teaching them the 7 Sacred Teachings and the 7 Habits. Leadership roles become a part of Dr. Clark and help students learn about responsibility, leadership and contribution.  

Of course these roles do not only exist at school but at home or in the community as well.  We ask that when your child displays any of the 7 Habits and/or 7 Sacred Teachings at home or when you are out and about, feel free to fill out one of the enclosed “Caught being a Leader” forms and have them return it to their teacher. We will collect the slips from teachers and display them on our “Leader in Me Wall of Fame” and your child’s name will be entered into a draw to have “Lunch with the Principal” as further recognition of showing leadership.

You will also see completed leadership slips coming home from the school in your child’s agenda about how they have displayed leadership at Dr. Clark School.  These are great reminders of how your child is a wonderful Dr. Clark Dino.

Here is a guide as to how you can get started at home:

  1. Talk with your child about the leadership role he or she might be interested in at home.

  2. Discuss why he or she is interested in the role. Ask what leadership qualities your child has that will help. Ask how he or she will handle homework or other commitments with this new responsibility.

  3. Together, discuss, write, and sign the paper detailing the leadership behavior and expectations of the role.

  4. Give your child a week or so to adjust and then discuss how it’s going. This may open a conversation on how to handle things that are too easy or too difficult. Express appreciation and celebrate success!

The 7 Habits

Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)

Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)

Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood ( Listen Before You Talk)

Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

The Seven Sacred Teachings

To cherish knowledge is to know WISDOM;

To know LOVE is to know peace;

To honor all of the Creation is to have RESPECT;

BRAVERY is to face the foe with integrity;

HONESTY also means “righteousness”, be honest first with yourself – in word and action;

HUMILITY is to know yourself as a sacred part of the Creation,

TRUTH is to know all of these things.

If you need more slips, feel free to print them off from the email we will be sending to all parents. Thank you so much for supporting our students in becoming wonderful leaders.

Dr. Clark Staff


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