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Friday, October 6, 2017

Dear O'Hara Families,
As part of the mission of O'Hara Catholic School, we are devoted and dedicated to the education of the whole child. An important component of that is the social and emotional development and growth of our children.
We are so excited to begin a new program this year!! The program is called Cloud9World. Information for this program can be found at: http://cloud9world.com/
This program emphasizes and builds upon: 
  • Recognition of character strengths in self and others
  • Empathy for others
  • Self-efficacy in decision-making
  • Positive collaboration and social interactions
  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Positive behaviors (what I do) as part of embracing character strengths (who I am)
  • Expression and application of character strengths at school, home, and in community
We will be focusing on different traits each month:
September ~ Respect
October ~ Kindness
November/December ~ Gratitude
January ~ Integrity
February ~ Self-Control
March ~ Perseverance
April ~ Creativity
May ~ Patience
Every year, we will focus on different traits as this program is designed to be a 3-4 year cycle. 
One important component of this program is the home connection. We have a parent log in for this site and encourage you to use it at home! After you log in, you can see all of the traits we have selected for the year. If you click on a specific trait you are connected to videos, activities and important information about the home connection. 
Parent login information:
Use this link and then follow instructions below:
Click the "login" at the top left
login: oharaschool-parent
password: c9wparent
Our kick off assembly for this program will be on Tuesday, Oct. 10th @ 1:15pm, in the gym. We will be handing out the awards for Respect for September. Parents are welcome to join us for this assembly!  In celebration of our Character Ed kick off, we are inviting all students to wear their Gospel T-Shirt (with uniform bottoms) to school on Tuesday. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

"Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you."

-Isaiah 60:1