For December our character education value is “compassion” and that means caring enough to do something about someone else’s needs. Compassion starts in your heart with a feeling and then moves to your head to help you make a decision; then, it moves to your hands for action. You can demonstrate compassion to someone by giving them an encouraging word or a helping hand. Anyone is able to show compassion, and it does not take special training. If a friend falls down, you could help them to stand up again. Talk with your family and friends about compassion this month. You may enjoy reading The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe, The Potato Man by Megan McDonald, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, and Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nichol.

December Dates to Remember:

4 – Military Kids Club at 7:00 AM
5 – Shower Shaw with Cookies deadline (Cookies and cards will be delivered that day.)
7 – GEMS and Knights in Training Holiday Service Project Field Trip
14 – Pink Shirt Day

Debbie Ehlers
Ph: (803)775-6244 Extension 112

Shawntay King
Ph: (803)775-6244 Extension 120

Guidance Counselors
Kingsbury Elementary School