Addison staff and parents feel that how we treat ourselves and one another is one of the important things we need to learn about as we grow. In keeping with our school vision of helping children become caring, tolerant, and responsible individuals, the "LifeSkills" program was developed. Each month we focus on a specific character trait, such as responsibility, respect, and acceptance. From activities at Monday morning assemblies, to classroom projects, to home discussions, to parent-led cooperative games on the playground, children learn important skills that help them in school and beyond.
We have two big events: Stone Soup and a Lifeskills Used Book Sale. Each of these is kid-driven and directed by parent volunteers. Encourage your kids to participate!
If you are interested in helping support this program you can:
- Practice, discuss, and model the traits each month with your children to reinforce what they are learning.
- Read books at home that reflect these skills and traits.
- We'd love to hear your suggestions and ideas, and welcome your participation on a regular or occasional basis.
If you'd like to volunteer, or if you have any questions or want to talk about LifeSkills, please freel free to contact any of Addison's LifeSkills Parent Coordinator, Lubna Querishi -- lubna AT sysorex DOT com.