We have adopted Caring School Community into our curriculum. 
      
       This program builds community in the classroom, across grades, school-wide, and with families. It goes beyond creating classroom norms and provides staff with a common language and process for discussing issues that arise.  Because of this program, our students can express themselves, learn umpteen numbers of values and communicate comfortably with one another. 
        
       The CSC program helps foster relationships among students, school staff, and parents all of which are characterized by genuine warmth and interest. Moreover, team builders bring students together around a common purpose and initiate creating a caring environment.
 
       The social skills in the program include talking and listening to one another, explaining one’s thinking, using prompts to add another person’s thinking, and appreciating and respecting one another’s ideas.