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Cub Pride Newsletter: Central Park Elementary Students Are Leaders!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Step into the halls of Central Park and you will most likely hear students or see displays by students celebrating their leadership skills! Upon returning after the New Year, students began identifying their own leadership abilities by learning "The 7 Habits of Effective People." In this process, teachers introduce each of the seven habits through lessons that help students determine "I am a leader of..." Our goal is that students

know every single day that they are important, they matter, and that they can be leaders every day in their own way.

CPE has implemented "The Leader in Me" in several ways. Just step in the doorway at CPE and you will be greeted at the front doors each morning with student door greeters. They are leading the way by welcoming students, parents, and guests to our campus. If you give us a call, you will find that at the end of the phone is a student greeting you to their classroom! Students help in many ways at CPE! Students have identified leadership skills that range from musician to artist to star basketball player to being a leader in reading or writing! The range of talents and skills is great, but every child excels in something and many times in multiple areas! Do you know "The 7 Habits of Effective People"? We want to share these lifelong principles with you! After all, if

we all followed these principles in our everyday life, just think how different our world

might be!

The 7 Habits of Effective People

By Stephen R. Covey

Habit 1: Be Proactive

This means to be responsible, take initiative, and do the right thing even when no one is


Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Plan ahead, set goals, and look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Spend time on the most important things, set priorities, and have a plan.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Balance courage for getting what you want with consideration for what others need or

want. Look for solutions that help others.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Listen to others ideas and feelings; try to see things from others' viewpoint.

Habit 6: Synergize Value others' strengths and learn from them; work well with others to find solutions.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw Take care of yourself, eat right, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and spend time with family and friends. Take time to find meaningful ways to help others!

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