Our rich Virtue Program is the cornerstone of an Embers education and is woven throughout our school curriculum and programs. Children experience the beauty of virtues through literature, art and music, and by guided practice throughout the school day.
The development of character in children requires the presence of adults who themselves have a strong personal character. For this reason, Embers Academy is a place where teachers and staff make a serious personal commitment to model and grow in human virtues.
The Virtue Vista newsletter aims to reinforce the collaborative relationship between school and home. This monthly communication provides parents with a brief explanation of the “Virtue of the Month” and provides practical tips for parents to help their children strengthen virtue at home through practice.
Virtue Of The Month
A new virtue is highlighted and celebrated each month of the school year. Teachers integrate the monthly virtue into the curriculum through reading selected literature to students and facilitating classroom discussions and activities. An all-school Virtue Assembly is held at the start of each month so that students, teachers, and staff gain an understanding of the virtue and how to live it better at school and at home.
All students recite the Embers Pledge each morning and promise to live by the virtue tenets of the pledge. The faculty and staff also take this Pledge and are committed to providing the example of modeling these virtues to our students.
Embers Academy Sparks Pledge
As an Embers Spark, I promise to
shine light on the world by trying my best to:
Service and Leadership.
Students are challenged to live each monthly virtue through participation in school-wide service projects that cultivate the desire to serve others. 4th and 5th-grade students develop leadership experience by mentoring younger students, laying a strong foundation for lifelong virtue development.
Calendar of Virtues
|MONTH (Fridays)||VIRTUE||GRADE IN CHARGE|
|September 15th||Respect & Responsibility||5th|
|October 13th||Diligence||3rd (Mrs. Black)|
|November 3rd||Gratitude||4th (Ms. Roy)|
|March 1st||Forgiveness||3rd (Mr. Klatt)|
|April 12th||Loyalty||4th (Mrs. Grandinetti)|