Arroyo Seco Elementary School

Character Counts

These six core ethical values form the foundation of the CHARACTER COUNTS! youth-ethics initiative.
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Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the
right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad
language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with
anger, insults and disagreements
Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined
• Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices
Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others •
Don’t blame others carelessly
Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs