Vedder Elementary is a special learning community where students, staff and parents are engaged  in meaningful learning each day. Vedder's mission is to be a community that inspires strong character and powerful thinking. Our goal is, "How will a school wide focus on powerful thinking foster literacy, numeracy and social responsibility?

April Virtue - Perseverance

Principal's April Message:

Our virtue for the month of April is: Perseverance.  Students will be taught that perseverance is being purposeful and steadfast.  It is sticking to something, staying committed, no matter how long it takes or what obstacles appear to stop you.  A good example is the story of the tortoise and the hare.  Even though the tortoise was slower than the hare, he won the race because he perservered - he didn't let anything stop him or distract him.  He kept on going.  You can further support these teachings at home by reinforcing the following signs of success in showing perseverance:

  • I think before deciding to commit to someone or something 
  • I pace myself
  • I set goals and stick with them until they are completed
  • I take one step at a time, remaining steady 

Until next time,

Mrs. Tracy Wagner


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