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Project Cornerstone - ABC

Asset Building Champions (ABC) Program
ABC is a Project Cornerstone program geared toward engaging parents with kids. At our school, parent volunteers are trained in the developmental assets model for positive youth development, and prepared to read a specially selected children’s book and lead related activities and discussions in classrooms each month. The program’s goal is to help our school communities achieve the following:
• Create a common language and vocabulary about student respect and behavior expectations among all members of the school community — students, parents and caregivers, teachers and staff.
• Help students develop skills to handle physical, verbal, relational and digital bullying and to STAND UP if they see someone else being bullied.
• Increase the number of caring adults on campus so that all students feel that there is at least one adult they can turn to if they have a problem.
• Contribute to a positive school climate where every student feels valued and supported to achieve and thrive. 
If reading to a classroom of students is not something you are interested in, but you would still like to be involved as an ABC Caring Adult in areas such as recess time, school-wide communication and events, etc., please let us know.

To learn more about ABC Project Cornerstone and how it is being used in your child's classroom this year, please see the Toolkits, Word Definitions, and Monthly Themes below.  

You can also visit Project Cornerstone at www.projectcornerstone.org for more resources.

For questions about ABC at EDS, please e-mail our program leads, Amy Kazem and Linda Le (Wang), at abc.easterbrook@gmail.com


This Month's ABC Book

    This month’s ABC book, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today” by Carol McCloud, 

is about expressing daily kindness and appreciation to others. Goals of the classroom lessons are: 

·       Teach students the 3 laws of bucket filling

    o Be a bucket filler. 

    o Don’t dip. 

    o Use your lid. 

·       Empower students to intentionally fill their own buckets and the buckets 

                of others with good feelings (warm fuzzies). 
After your child has had the lesson in class, ask your child to tell you more about:

• Warm fuzzies - What are they?
• Bucket fillers - How can you fill your own bucket and the buckets of others? 

           • Bucket dippers - How can you use a lid on your bucket and how can you help                     bucket dippers fill their bucket? 


When you “catch” kids modeling positive behaviors...
Notice, Name it, and Celebrate it!

To view a video read aloud of this month’s book, please visit:


October’s Character Trait Focus: Respect


Asset Focus: Support, Social Competencies