Fair Oaks Elementary

Character Education

Optimism - August

Expecting the best in all things.


Expect good things to happen.

Continue to look for the solution to a problem, don’t give up.

Look forward to the future happily


Respect – September

Treating people with dignity and honor.

Accept other people’s differences.

Do not judge other people.

Only say nice things to other people.

Listen and pay attention to what people have to say.

Do not take or hurt things that belong to other people.

Obey the people who are in charge of you.


Responsibility - October

Doing the right thing at the right time in the right way.

Use self-control.

Always do your best.

Be accountable for your choices.

Think before you act and talk…consider the consequences.


Thankfulness - November/December

Being grateful  for your life as it is


Celebrate even the smallest things.

See the little things that happen each day as something special.

When things go wrong, keep a positive attitude.


Tolerance - January

Accepting differences in others


Don’t judge others.

Not expecting people to speak, act or think like you.

Understand that people are different but equal.

Forgive others and don’t try to change them.


Kindness - February

Caring about things or people that you meet.


Doing things to make other people happy.

Do nice things without being asked.

Practice Random Acts of Kindness.


Truthfulness - March

Being honest in what you say and do


Telling the truth no matter what happens.

Never exaggerate to try and make yourself look better.

Use kind words when you are giving an opinion or when someone asks what you think.


Courtesy - April/May

Being polite and using your good manners


Use “please” and “thank you”

Show respect

Use a polite tone of voice

Wait your turn to speak