- When greeted, stop and respond to the greeter making eye contact with the speaker, e.g. “Hello, how are you?” “Fine, thank you, and you?”
- When addressing adults, a title such as Mrs. Senaga will be used.
- The words “yeah” or “yup” will not be used when addressing an adult. “Yes,” “I see,” or “I understand,” are respectful responses.
- Use polite words in conversation, such as “excuse me,” “I am sorry,” and “thank you.”
- Apologize sincerely when you have made a mistake or hurt someone’s feelings.
- Positive feelings are promoted by avoiding put-downs, name calling, gossiping, or whispering about others.
- Express your disagreement or anger with appropriate words and tones of voice. If you are having a problem, seek help from an adult.
- Say “yes” when asked to help.
- Hold the door open for others.
- Stop and listen when someone is talking to you.
- Treat people with respect.
- Make an effort to include others.
- Take turns when appropriate.
- Walk around people who are engaged in a conversation.
- Include everyone in play.
What is ”Eatiquette”?
Coined by James Beard, Eatiquette is based on a simple concept: give children a lovely meal and create high expectations, meaning set real silverware, plates, and cups along with a refined menu and they will eat. We will strive to teach the students the basic table manners outlined in the CHA Parent Handbook, which include but are not limited to:
- Come to the table with clean hands.
- When passing food use “please” and “thank you.”
- Choose appropriate meal topics.
- Wait until everyone is served before eating.
- Never, ever chew with your mouth open or talk with your mouth full.
- Do not interrupt when someone else is talking.
- Do not talk with your mouth full.
- Put your napkin in your lap.
- Use a soft voice in the cafeteria.
- Sit properly in your chair and stay there.
- Remember to throw away your garbage in the appropriate receptacle and to recycle whenever possible. Stay seated while eating.
CODE OF ETHICS
- Respect the school staff, my fellow students, and myself.
- Dress within the school dress code.
- Strive to be honest in my statements and actions.
- Honor the beliefs and customs of others.
- Display appropriate conduct and sportsmanship at school, on the bus, and at all school activities.
- Respect the property of others.
- Work to the best of my ability.
- Promote school cleanliness and the upkeep of school property.
- Make all visitors, parent volunteers, and substitute teachers feel welcome through my polite, helpful, and courteous behavior.
- Accept responsibility for my actions and attitudes and learn from my mistakes.
On joining CHA students and parents are required to complete the Code of Ethics Sign-Off that accompanies the CHA Parent and Student Handbook.