Golden Empire is excited about receiving a five year grant which allows them to become a Leader In Me school. The grant, valued at $90,000, emphasizes the 7 Habits from Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Here are the SEVEN habits along with a quick summary of each:
- BE PROACTIVE: You’re in Charge of You
- BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND: – Have a Plan
- PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST – Work First, Then Play
- THINK WIN-WIN – Everyone Can Win
- SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD – Listen Before You Talk
- SYNERGIZE – Together is Better
- SHARPEN THE SAW – Balance Feels Best
Let’s look more closely at the first habit, Be Proactive. The emphasis is on being a responsible person. Students choose their actions, attitudes, and moods. They don’t blame others for their wrong actions. A proactive student does the right thing without being asked, even if no one is looking. The most important concept is for the student to understand that between stimulus (something acts upon them) and reaction (what they do in response to the stimulus) is a time to pause and choose an appropriate action.
We will discuss the remaining habits in the upcoming weeks. Remember, these habits are for both students and adults and can be used in all aspects of life. These are life skills. They teach us how to help ourselves and others in a positive way.
Who- Kindergarten through 6th graders
What- “i-Ready is an online program for reading that will help your student’s teacher(s) determine your student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows your teacher(s) to meet your student exactly where they are at in their learning of reading skills and provides data to increase your student’s learning gains” (https://i-readycentral.com/familycenter/what-is-i-ready/).
Have a question, concern, or suggestions on how to make Golden Empire a better place for our students and staff? Please reach out to Ms. Gibson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at (916) 395-4580.
Dr. Eister is on a leave of absence and plans to return in January 2022. If you would like to make her a get well card/picture, please deliver to Ms. Robin in the front office and she will be sure Dr. Eister gets your card/picture.
Today, students in grades 4-6 will learn about and participate in the election process by voting in the 2021-2022 Student Leadership Election. Today, the students will elect their President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Best of luck to all of the candidates!
We will see you back at school on Friday, 11/12/2021, at 8:00am.