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77 Bretton Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-233-8535
Fax: 860-233-7705

Ryan Cleary, Principal 

Welcome to the Character Traits in Action page!  This is a place where community members can share a time when they see Morley Students using their character traits to make the Morley Community better!  Please take a moment to submit a short explanation of a time you saw a Morley Student use a character trait outside of school in the space below.


Example:  My friend showed his kindness when he asked someone to play at recess yesterday.  He noticed that she was on the buddy bench and he invited her to play kickball!



Click on the tabs below to read about how Morley Students are using their 6 Character Traits (Kindess, Caring, Fairness, Responsibility, Respect, and Citizenship) outside of school and making our community a better place!





Today one student said to another, "Of course you can use my markers!  There are lots of them, help yourself."
-Submitted by a teacher, 9/28/18
"I brought my children to play at Morley last Sunday.  One student arrived with his dad on his powerwheels tracker.  My kids did not ask but the student offered to share his powerwheels the whole time we were there.  Thank you!"
-Submitted by a Morley Community Member, 9/28/18
"I tried to put something in the trash but it didn't make it so a friend picked it up and threw it away for me."
-Submitted by a student, 9/27/18
"After indoor recess today, third grade students were so kind as they helped one another clean up when recess was over even if the "mess" was not their own. So lovely to see!"
-Submitted by an adult observer, 9/25/18
"I saw someone accidentally knock someone's desk and then someone else who didn't even do it came over to help."
-Submitted by a student, 9/25/18
"Today at recess two 2nd graders noticed that a friend was having a hard time.  So, they invited him to play soccer, offered to help find him someone to play with, and helped him invent a game too.  It was so kind of them to make the student feel better!"
-Submitted by a teacher, 9/24/18
"I saw somebody pick up a clipboard when another student dropped it!"
-Submitted by a student, 9/24/18
"One of the boys in my room helped a girl find the smartboard remote control."
-Submitted by a student, 9/18/18
"A 4th grader showed kindness during indoor recess the other day. After a Lego bin accidentally tipped over, he stopped what he was doing and immediately jumped in to help!"
"I spied a student picking up someone else's water bottle that had fallen on the floor.  How kind!  I was just as impressed when the other student said, 'thank you!'  Such great decorum."
-Submitted by a proud teacher, 9/12/18


"At recess today I got out of the game I was playing.  One of my friends gave me a shot to get back in, and I made it and got to play more!  I know he cared about me when he gave me another chance."
-Submitted by a student, 10/17/18
"When students in my class expressed a concern about not having some of the materials needed for an upcoming project, one of my students and her mother went to the store that evening and purchased a class set of the material we all needed. Now that's really caring about your classmates as well as being a very generous family."
-Submitted by a teacher, 10/11/18
"I read a book to a younger girl at recess today.  My teacher said 'That's what caring looks like.'"
-Submitted by a student, 10/10/18
"It was really nice to see a third grader playing pass and catch football with younger students at recess yesterday. This student was really encouraging to the younger players and did not dominate the game so everyone seemed to enjoy themselves."
-Submitted by a teacher, 10/4/18
"I know my friend cares about me because I fell down on the blacktop at recess and he walked me to the nurse."
-Submitted by a student, 10/4/18
"I saw someone help someone clean up the LEGOS at stations today.  That shows they care about keeping the classroom clean."
-Submitted by a student, 10/3/18


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