A while back we had a wonderful assembly about conflict management for our students put on by Kaiser Permanente called "It's Stop Time!" The Kaiser Permanente performance group also came and talked with our parents about stress. It was called "One Minute!" The same message was delivered to our parents as it was to our students. Some of our upper graders even attended with our parents, which was wonderful! Our families learned that when they find themselves in a difficult situation that they should STOP, BREATHE (for One Minute!) and CHOOSE! As we are considering our choices, we should THINK before we speak or act! As we THINK, we ask ourselves:

Is it True or Trustworthy?

Is it Helpful?

Is it Inspiring or Important?

Is it Necessary?

Is it Kind?

If our CHOICE is not any of these, we should not say it or do it!