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Positivity Project Character Strength of the Week: Humility

 

Humble people have an accurate sense of their abilities and achievements. They hold the capacity to acknowledge their mistakes and limitations, and are open to advice and new ideas. True humility is a sign of strength, a quiet confidence in who you are. It requires an honest self-reflection on your strengths and weaknesses, and self-control over ego, arrogance, and vanity. It encapsulates a person’s feelings, thoughts, and actions.  Humility opens individuals up to new ideas, advice, and (consequently) abilities that pride, arrogance, or pretentiousness often block. Therefore, humility makes them desired members of a team.

 

American society has overemphasized individual self- esteem to the point that narcissism is up 30% since the early 1980s. Narcissism, a fragile and defensive variety of self-esteem, is correlated with feelings of entitlement and a belief that all one’s failures are a result of external factors. This increased focus on self and decreased focus on others is harmful to group cohesion and success. Humility, then, is vital to team, community, and societal achievement. Humble groups, composed of humble people, do what’s necessary without making a big deal of it; always remaining focused on what’s next.

 

News from the WES PTA

 

Holiday Gift Cards for Weatherstone Staff

 

Hello and Happy Holidays Weatherstone Families! 

 

The PTA would like to give each staff member a gift card for the Holidays and we are asking for your help. Please consider donating gift cards with a $5 value and feel free to donate as many gift cards as you would like. On the gift card please leave the TO section blank but you are welcome to put your family's name in the FROM section. Drop off your gift cards in the front office anytime between now and Monday, December 16th. Ms. Jackie will have a gift card collection box in the front office. Thank you in advance for supporting our Wonderful WES Staff!

 

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ba4a822a20-holiday1

 

WES PTA Spirit Night Tuesday

 

Save the date for our SPIRIT NIGHT this Tuesday 12/10 at Blaze Pizza (Parkwest Village). Come anytime between 4:45 and 7:45 for dinner and let them know you’re with Weatherstone so we get credit for your meal!

 

WES Yearbook

Yearbooks are on sale for $25.00. 

Order forms went home in your child’s Friday Folder so be sure to look for them. If you prefer paperless, you can click the link below and order online right now!  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01061454

 

This is a fun way to remember your child’s school year at WES. The yearbook contains class pictures and photos from different events throughout the year. Yearbooks are delivered to classes at the end of the school year.

 

STEM Expo

 

We are looking for sponsors and silent auction donors for our upcoming STEM Carnival in February. If you own a business or would just like to make a tax deductible gift to the PTA please contact mternak@yahoo.com for more information. Sponsorship must be completed by the end of 2019 so we can properly advertise for you.

 

Amazon Smile

 

Hey Explorers! Are you and your family doing some holiday shopping on Amazon? If so, please consider using the free and super easy Amazon Smile program. A portion of Amazon's proceeds from your purchases will be donated to Weatherstone all at no cost to you! When you are ready to shop, use smile.amazon.com and add Weatherstone Elementary PTA as your charity. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Upcoming Dates

 

December

  • 10th- WES PTA Spirit Night Blaze Pizza 4:45 to 7:45 PM
  • 17th- Winter Chorus Concert 6PM
  • 20th- Weather Make-up Day
  • 21st- Winter Break Begins No School through January 6th