Concord Elementary School participates in the Caring School Community (CSC) program. This program is designed to help children feel connected to school by building a sense of caring and community in the school.
CSC has three major components: class meetings, character activities and buddy programs
Class meetings are conducted a minimum of once per week by the classroom teacher. The teacher and students sit in a circle to solve problems and discuss how they can make the class a place that feels caring and safe for everyone. Class meetings help students establish and enjoy their own developing competence by encouraging them to set goals together and reflect upon their progress in achieving their goals.
Character Activities: Our students will have an opportunity to take on new leadership roles this year in various jobs throughout the school. We want to encourage students in grades 3-5 to sign up for these quarterly rotating jobs by utilizing the application process that will be introduced at the beginning of the school year.
Buddies are chosen at the beginning of the year by pairing older grade levels with younger ones. Teachers and students plan academic activities and meet together once a month. The buddy program creates a cross-age experience and promotes learning experiences. It fosters building school community and the sharing of experiences that are non-competitive and open-ended.