Phoebe students bond, build community with Find Your Fire Week

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Last week was Find Your Fire Week at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School.

Staff dedicated the week to character education and citizenship awareness, highlighted by grade-level assemblies that address how each student in the school is part of the Phoebe Hearst community.

At the assembly, each student received a Find Your Fire bracelet to promote school spirit and solidarity. Students are learning to build community with their peers with activities throughout the week, all the while learning important interpersonal skills such as resolving conflicts, demonstrating respect and gratitude and being inclusive.

On Monday, students created handshakes with new friends they made that day then presented them to the school during morning announcements.

On Tuesday, students adorned class posters with compliments for their peers: Every student in the school gave and received at least one compliment and posted them on bright colored post-it notes for the school to see.

On Wednesday, students drew inspirational pictures and messages on chalkboards around campus after pledging to make character and citizenship a priority throughout the year.

Thursday and Friday were dedicated to acts of community between classrooms, and all students began their work on October’s schoolwide community service project, campus beautification.