Cottage Lane Elementary School

Monthly Character Education Assemblies
The monthly assembly is a forum for reinforcing the theme/word of the month with read-alouds, songs and celebrations of students who have exemplified the particular character trait. Character education programming and PTA-supported assemblies are aligned to reinforce empathy, acceptance, gratitude, friendship, cooperation, passion, leadership, kindness and patriotism.

With the help of our Building Leadership Team (BLT), we are pleased to share the following with regard to our character education program and Fostering a Respectful Learning Environment at Cottage Lane. This year our Character Education Program theme is “Communities form Connections.”

Each month we will focus on a character trait, a theme song and a shared reading. Each assembly will celebrate this trait and recognize students who exemplify this trait. By the end of the year, the Cottage Lane Community will be building relationships with many communities. Please see the Monthly Character Education Assemblies for additional information.


We consistently encourage and foster
a respectful learning environment.


Code of Conduct – Please view The Little Book of School Rules.

Student Planner
In an effort to promote independence and personal responsibility, Cottage Lane students are provided with a themed planner in which they record homework and long-term assignments.

Student Advisory Council (SAC)
Each fall, students elect peers to represent their class and participate in leadership training as members of the Student Advisory Council. SAC representatives organize community service projects and serve as positive role models for our school community.

Classroom Activities
Cottage Lane utilizes weekly classroom lessons which include discussions, role-play scenarios and questions related to character education. Teachers are provided with The Morning Meeting Book by Roxann Kriete, a resource for structuring morning meeting time to support the development of important skills, such as appropriate greetings, eye contact, speaking, listening, sharing and mutual respect (see video below).

This video discusses our morning meetings.

Communities Support One Another

Communities are Diverse
Diversity Assembly

Communities are Inclusive

Inclusive Assembly

Communities are Courageous

Courage Assembly

Communities show Resilience

Resilience Assembly

Communities show Acceptance

Acceptance Assembly


Communities are Empowered

Communities show Persistence

Communities show Compassion

Communities are Individuals

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