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Contact Information

  • Kristen Dakak
    Bee Meadow School Guidance Counselor
    (973) 637-5508
    kristen.dakak@htboe.org

Character Counts

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    Trustworthiness:  February

    Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

    Respect:  October & November

    Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

    Responsibility:  March

    Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best  Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

    Fairness:  May

    Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

    Caring:  December & January

    Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need

    Citizenship:  April

    Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer


    T R R F C C
    Students can use this acronym to help them remember that people with good character are terrific:

    T rustworthiness
    R espect
    R esponsibility
    F airness
    C aring
    C itizenship 

    COLOR SCHEME

    Trustworthiness : blue
    Think "true blue"
    Respect : yellow/gold
    Think the Golden Rule
    Responsibility : green
    Think being responsible for a garden or finances; or as in being solid and reliable like an oak
    Fairness : orange
    Think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends
    Caring : red
    Think of a heart
    Citizenship : purple
    Think regal purple as representing the state