Van Schaick celebrates Character Counts Week

VSGS Character CountsVan Schaick Grade School students and staff are celebrating National Character Counts Week in style.

Each day from October 22 to 26, they are wearing a different color to represent a different character trait they aim to exemplify. For example, on Tuesday they wore red for “caring”.

Students are also being recognized each time they demonstrate a positive character trait. They receive a paper brick, which they will use to collectively create displays outside their classrooms at the end of the week.

“These are characteristics we try to instill year-round, in books we read and lessons we teach,” principal Jacqueline DeChiaro said. “But this week we’re just reinforcing what it means to be a good person and a good citizen in our community.”

The week will conclude with the school donating a “tigers” bench to the City of Cohoes.

More photos can be seen on our public Facebook post.

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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