Asset Building Champions (ABC) ProgramABC 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 questions about ABC at EDS, please e-mail our program leads, Amy Kazem and Linda Le (Wang), at email@example.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
• Warm fuzzies - What are they?
• Bucket fillers - How can you fill your own bucket and the buckets of others?
To view a video read aloud of this month’s book, please visit:
October’s Character Trait Focus: Respect
Asset Focus: Support, Social Competencies