“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” Emma Goldman
Just like our mission statement says, we care about the whole child here, not just academic achievement. We help kids grow in so many ways, It’s hard to know where to start.
Christian values are actively taught and emphasized across the board, from Religion classes, mass attendance and formal prayer observances to service projects. Our bullying prevention program, “Don’t Laugh at Me”, teaches values of caring, compassion and healthy conflict resolution that are the foundation of character development. Last year the kids in grades 3 through 6 signed the “Bully Free Zone Begins with Me” pledge card and learned the importance of the Golden Rule. They also learned how to stand up for a classmate or friend who is being left out or bullied.
Here at SNRCS we know that a bullying prevention curriculum is important. But what about bringing attention to positive behaviors? That’s why we have our Positive Behavior Support Team. The PBS Team focuses on how to positively reinforce good behaviors, so that they will occur more often. Our team came up with HALOS, or Humble Angels Loving Others, as a way to recognize kids “caught being good”. Kids earn HALO tickets when adults observe them going the extra mile with positive behaviors. You’ll see our monthly HALOS posted on a board in the front lobby in the form of Angels with the names of 2 kids from each classroom (one boy and one girl). These students have earned the most HALO tickets throughout the month and also get listed in the Angels Announce Newsletter. How do kids earn HALOS? By following the “Be Attitudes”: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Honest, Be Kind, and Be Safe.
Santo Niño teachers and staff take their positions as role models seriously and attempt to model positive social interaction, appropriate conflict resolution techniques, and proper manners at all times.
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless”. Mother Theresa