Hero's Journey Program
Fell Charter Elementary School actively promotes core ethical values and supportive performance values as the foundation of good character. The students of Fell Charter Elementary School strive to represent our school mission with PRIDE Expectations for Behavior:
Put downs are prohibited
Respect & trust toward one another
Insist upon your personal best
Discuss & listen actively
Expect & give truth & honesty
These expectations were put into place during the 2004-2005 school year by faculty, parents, and board members.
Portraying each of the above character education goals is encouraged and rewarded through the use of our Hero's Journey Program. This incentive program has proven very effective in fostering positive behavior and character education. Students and staff have the ability to give a ticket to someone they see going above and beyond.
Once a week, an announcement is made for all ticket holders to report to the office, where their name, referring teacher, and reason for receiving a ticket is recorded in the “Celebrity Book.” The students then place their ticket on the banner in the Main Office where everyone can see it. A certificate is also presented to the student(s) so that they are able to share their accomplishment with their parents/guardians. At the end of each month, each ticket is entered into a drawing. The student with the winning ticket will receive a $10 gift card!
The Hero's Journey Program is administered by Mrs. Joanna Walsh, the School Counselor.
At Fell Charter, all students in grades 3-8 have the opportunity to participate on the Student Leadership Committee.
Officers and classroom representatives are elected each fall. Interested students campaign for these positions and deliver speeches to the student body. The study body registers to vote and selects from the candidates on “Election Day.” Win or lose, all candidates continue to be a part of the committee by attending monthly meetings and organizing school wide events and community service projects.
Over the years, our Student Leadership Committee has led the school through projects such as:
Make cards for the local nursing homes
Write letters to deployed soldiers
Prepare plaques for the fallen firefighters of Pennsylvania
Honor veterans at our annual “Veteran’s Day Assembly”
Collect coats, hats and gloves for local families in need
Contribute to the “Feed A Friend” Program
Participate in “Pasta for Pennies” to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Hosts dances and fundraisers
*A written note with pick up arrangements is required for each participating student.
The Tutoring Program runs multiple sessions each year and provides additional support for students who may be struggling in the areas of English/Language Arts or Math. Invitations to participate are issued by classroom teachers to students who they feel would benefit from the extra help. Sessions are held after school, from 3:30-4:30 pm. Parents are responsible for picking up students after tutoring is completed.
Fell Charter celebrates its commitment to a better, healthier Earth each April with its Annual Earth Day Celebration! Students from all grades participate in a range of activities that includes bird house construction, trash collection, recycling projects, and cleanup of the school grounds. In 2010, students and staff constructed the Fell Charter Nature Patio.
National Charter School Week
The first week of May is National Charter School Week, and Fell Charter shows its pride with a week-long series of events and activities that help showcase all the elements that make use great!