The August Attribute is Diligence ~

D iligence is committing to doing tasks with excellence, persevering with determination and patience to complete tasks in spite of difficulties and discouragement. Doing your duty to the best of your ability.

Attribute Quote

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”

῀ Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse

Featured Reading

“Cloudette” by Tom Lichtenheld
 

July’s Attribute is Citizenship ~

C itizenship is being loyal to your country. It allows you to have a choice, since you can vote for someone who can represent you and make decisions in your name.

This means that we have to respect our laws and our culture. It means that we have to represent our country overseas, show respect to citizens of other countries, and our fellowmen. To be a good citizen is to denounce injustices of one country towards another.

We also have a duty to our own country, which we demonstrate by paying our taxes and by participating in a variety of activities within our communities.

Finally, a good citizen respects the world because we are all citizens of the world.

Attribute Quote

“If we can instill values of community, harmony, peace, moderation, and stewardship into our youth, the rewards to society are limitless, and everything else will come easy.”
῀ Charles Orgbon III

Recommended Reading

“Brothers in Hope” by Mary Williams

 

June’s Attribute is Initiative ~

Initiative is defined as the act of taking the first step.
We all have heard that “a journey begins with the first step” or “The best way to eat an elephant is…one bite at a time.”

Attribute Quote

“If we can instill values of community, harmony, peace, moderation, and stewardship into our youth, the rewards to society are limitless, and everything else will come easy.”
῀ Charles Orgbon III

Recommended Reading

“Pepita Talks Twice” by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman

Important!

The Character Education deadline is 6/28/13.  Please be sure to do the following: 

1.       List the correct Provider

2.       List the correct Allocation Code

3.       Answer all grant questions fully

During the grant writing process, LEA’s are encouraged to work together with their Provider’s when completing their Character Education Matching Grant. This process closes on Friday, June 28th.

April’s attribute is Sincerity. It is best exemplified by the old adage of something being the “Real McCoy”. Meaning a person was of genuine character and held in high standards. Transparency and honesty is what you can expect when a person is sincere in their character.

Character Education Fact Sheet

  • List of Preferred and Pre-Approved Vendors
  • District/LEA Matching Grant Application process opens: Monday, April 22, 2013
  • District/LEA Matching Grant Application process closes: Friday, June 28, 2013

All Applications will be submitted on the ADE Website (www.azed.gov) though a direct link from the Grants Management home page and will be due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013.

For further information, please contact JoAnne McCoy, Administrative Assistant, at (602) 364-1971 or CharacterEd@azed.gov.

Vendor and Preferred Vendors Application Process

If you are interested in becoming a Preferred Vendor for the Character Education Matching Grant Program for School Year 2013-2014, please complete the following steps.

Step 1

All Vendors must first register on the State’s Procurement website, ProcureAZ, which may be accessed at https://procure.az.gov/bso/.

Step 2

After registering with ProcureAZ, please  complete the form below and send it as an e-mail attachment to CharacterEd@azed.gov.

All forms are due by no later than Friday, April 12, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact Character Education by phone at (602) 364-1971 or by e-mail at CharacterEd@azed.gov.