Core Virtues

During the school year, TLC focuses on character education across all grade levels, with a goal of cultivating character through the promotion of basic moral, civic, and intellectual virtues.

TLC Core Virtues represent common ground and do not include controversial social or political agendas.  Coupled with the Core Knowledge Sequence, we are able to put something solid, sequenced, and specific in the hands of our teachers.

Our Core Virtues include: Respect, Curiosity, Empathy, Gratitude, Courage, Responsibility, Lovingkindness, Joy & Generosity, Order, Patience, Faithfulness, and Trust.  One value is assigned to each month of the school year as we help students to cultivate a vocabulary of virtue.

August / RESPECT
Respect-You are too.

Respect is treating others politely and kindly.

September / CURIOSITY
Curiosity-I wonder!

The more curious and creative you allow yourself to become, the more you gain perspective and wisdom, and you will in turn love what you are learning because you’re developing a virtue of wisdom and knowledge.

October / EMPATHY
Empathy – Feel it first.
November / GRATITUDE
Gratitude – This too is good!

Gratitude is thankfulness for the gift of life and gifts in life.

December / COURAGE

Courage – Befriending Fear.

Courage is doing what is right in the face of fear.

Responsibility – Play my part.

Lovingkindness – Lend a hand.

Joy/Generosity – Share my smile

Joy is the fullness of spirit that blooms from the loving heart.

Generosity is giving without thinking about getting.

April / ORDER
Order – Your turn, my turn.
Patience – The waiting game.
Faithfulness – I am.
Faithfulness is standing by those we love, those we serve, and what we believe.
Trust – I can.