• Whitehall Students Celebrate Character Counts Week
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    Students create over 500 get well cards for Einstein Hospital patients!
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    Susan Smith, Director of Customer Care at Einstein Hospital accepted over 500 get well cards created by the students of Whitehall Elementary School. The service learning project was part of a week long initiative focusing on good character. “Each of you has the ability to show good character. Think in your mind, I want to do the right thing. I will do the right thing because I want to show my family and my school and my community that I have good character,” Principal Hoskins told her students. “Once you have it, you will never lose it if you take that responsibility very seriously.”

    The character traits were color coded. The students wore the color of their character trait.  

    Blue: “true blue” trustworthiness
    Yellow: “golden rule” respect
    Green: “garden” responsibility
    Orange: fairness
    Purple: citizenship
    According to the Character Counts website, it's the biggest celebration of character in the world! “Every year, the U.S. President, U.S. Senate, state governors, and officials around the world proclaim the third week in October CHARACTER COUNTS! Week. And every year millions of kids in dozens of countries participate. No matter what your political or religious affiliation, this event is about the universal values we share.”
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