Patriotism Project!

For the month of May our character education word is Patriotism. Patriotism is having pride, respect and love for your country. One way we can show respect for our country is to honor our heroes who have served in the military. This month we encourage students to write a thank you letter, draw a picture, or create a card for a veteran thanking them for their service. When you are finished, take a picture of what you created and upload it to Ms. Mueller’s google classroom or you/your parent can email it to me at [email protected]

I will make a slideshow of all the beautiful cards, letters, & pictures created to send to our veterans. For bonus points, you can send in a picture of yourself with an American flag or at a memorial site! Please submit by May 29th!

March at WOS – Flexibility

March’s Word of the Month: 


Overview: Flexibility is the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
RULER Emotion Words: curious, disappointed

Books about Flexibility

  • Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes
  • But Excuse Me That is My Book
  • Duck Rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • The Blind Men and the Elephant by Karen Blackstein
  • The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubenstein
  • Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis
  • Zoom by Istvan Banyai
  • Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
  • The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
  • Penelope Perfect by Shannon Anderson
  • My Day is Ruined by Bryan Smith

Book of the Month

Songs about Flexibility

February at WOS – Compassion

February Word of the Month: 


Overview: Compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering

RULER Emotion Words: loved, sad


Book of the Month

How can we show compassion to others?

February at CLE- Passion

February Theme of the Month: 

Communities Support One Another to Make Change (passion)

Overview: Passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion; something you really care about
RULER Emotion Words: motivated, inspired, proud


How do we find our passion?


Myron Uhlberg wrote Dad,Jackie, and me and it is our book of the month. This story of a young boy and his hearing-impaired father shows how their love of baseball—and their admiration for the newest player for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson—brings them closer together. As their shared passion in the great American pastime helps to deepen the relationship between father and son, it also deepens their understanding and acceptance of the differences between people.

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January at CLE – Cooperation


January Theme of the Month:

Communities Work Together

Overview: Cooperation the process of working together
RULER Emotion Words: Fulfilled, satisfied, grateful

How to be a Cooperative Person

  • Listen carefully to others and be sure you understand what they are saying

  • Share when you have something that others would like to have
  • Take turns when there is something that nobody wants to do, or when more than one person wants to do the same thing
  • Compromise when you have a serious conflict
  • Do your part the very best that you possibly can. This will inspire others to do the same
  • Show appreciation to people for what they contribute
  • Encourage others to do their best
  • Make people feel important and needed. Working together is a lot more fun that way
  • Don’t isolate or exclude anyone. Everybody has something valuable to offer, and nobody likes being left out

Book of the Month

Song Of The Month


Community Service Project: Blizzard Boxes

This request may find you busy preparing for the upcoming holidays and sharing special celebrations with family and friends. It is our hope, however, that your family will reserve some time to help with our community service project.

Our community service activity this month is donating “Blizzard Boxes” to Meals on Wheels. We are welcoming Blizzard Boxes until Monday, December 16th. A Meals on Wheels representative will be joining William O. Schaefer for an assembly to personally receive the boxes and thank the SOCSD students for their kindness.

A BLIZZARD BOX is an assortment of donated non-perishable food items packed into shoeboxes. Refer to Blizzard Box Instruction to find out all the details, including the suggested foods. Please be sure to check product expiration date. NO fresh fruit or vegetables please!

Please wrap the lids separately from the boxes – wrap the top of the shoe box separately from the bottom of the shoe box (no boot boxes please) in grocery bag paper in order to make sure contents are easily accessible. Do not put any decorations on the box.

Students can use their imagination to draw pictures on the paper that senior citizens would enjoy receiving! The BLIZZARD BOXES will be delivered to the recipients of the Home Delivered Meals Program as a food source ahould the regular food deliveries be halted due to weather related or other emergencies.

For more information about Meals On Wheels and how you can help the Rockland County Community visit the Meals On Wheels website.

Please consider creating a BLIZZARD BOX with your family. Drop off your BLIZZARD BOX at William O. Schaefer (WOS), 140 Lester Drive, Tappan, New York between Tuesday, December 3th and Monday, December 16th.

Thank you in advance for giving so generously to the seniors in our community during this winter season.
Questions can be forwarded to [email protected], [email protected], [email protected].


December at CLE – Friendship

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • Friendship is one of the best aspects of life.
    • Friendship is a close relationship between two people marked by feelings of care, respect, admiration, concern, or even love.
    • Friendship is a relationship between people who like each other and enjoy each other’s company.
    • Friendships increase your sense of belonging and purpose.
    • Friendships boost your happiness and reduce your stress.

Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams is a picture book about the relationship between two young girls in a refugee camp in Pakistan.
A young girl, Lina, finds a sandal after the relief workers threw used clothing out for the people to have. Let’s read to find out what a true friendship looks like.

Kid President is on a mission to meet lots of awesome kids! Sometimes meeting new people can be scary.
What if they’re too different and we don’t get along? What if things get really, really awkward?
Well, Kid President says, embrace the AWKWARD!
Let’s watch Kid President’s Guide to Making a New Friend.

Take A Seat, Make a Friend

Find a connection with someone.

Create a secret handshake with someone you don’t know.

Every child has the right to a good night. Every night in America, too many children go to sleep uncertain of what tomorrow will bring, compromising their health, school performance, and emotional well-being. At Pajama Program, we promote and support a comforting bedtime routine to help all children thrive by providing cozy pajamas, inspiring storybooks, and critical resources for caregivers. After all, Good Nights Are Good Days.


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