Great Expectations

Canyon Pointe Elementary is a Great Expectations Model School  and will continue to incorporate the Great Expectations Model to help our students reach high levels of success. The motto for Great Expectations embodies “Transforming Lives Through Education” which makes for a perfect fit at Tomball Elementary. The students will learn the 8 Expectations for Living. The students will also learn Life Principles that they can use in their daily lives. There will be one new Life Principle each week. Our students will participate in morning announcements where we will come together as a school community to start our day off in a positive, transformational way. If you wish to find out more, please click on the link below; and it will take you to the Great Expectations website.
Eight Expectations For Living-

• We will value one another as unique and special individuals.

• We will not laugh at or make fun of a person's mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.

• We will use good manners, saying "please," "thank you," and "excuse me" and allow others to go first.

• We will cheer each other to success.

• We will help one another whenever possible.

• We will recognize every effort and applaud it.

• We will encourage each other to do our best.

• We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.

 Life Principles-

Respect-Giving honor to another

Responsibility-Taking credit, or criticism, for your own actions

Courtesy-Showing consideration for others

Leadership-Inspiring others to excel by the courage of your example

Patience-The ability to wait calmly

 Fairness-Playing by the rules

Flexibility-The ability to make adjustments or alter plans

Perseverance-The ability to persist, or continue striving, to the end

Resiliency-Recovering from or adjusting easily to misfortune or change

Effort-Doing your best in an endeavor

Problem Solving-Creating solutions and finding answers

Patriotism-Love for or devotion to one's country

Gratitude-Act of being grateful, thankfulness

Common Sense-Thinking before acting; using good judgement

Tolerance-Respecting the differences of others

Cooperation-Working together

Honesty-Truthfulness in words and actions

Trustworthiness-Keeping your word; doing what is right for yourself and others

Integrity-Being strong enough to do what is right even when it is difficult

Commitment-The keeping of a promise or pledge

Citizenship-Behaving in a responsible manner as a citizen of a community

Justice-Being fair, right, and upholding what is right

Service-Giving of one's time and energies to help others

Loyalty-Faithfulness to another

Propriety-A standard of what is socially acceptable in conduct and speech

Humility-Being humble, not arrogant

Courage-Strength to act even when afraid or uncertain

Friendship-Caring for and trusting one another.

Initiative-Taking action; originating new ideas

Ambition-Strong desire to achieve your best

Caring-Sharing, valuing, and caring about each other's feelings

Compassion-The ability to share another's feelings or ideas

Generosity-Freely giving of time or resources

Humanitarianism-Helping other humans

Sincerity-Honesty of mind; freedom from hypocrisy

Forgiveness-Act of forgiving for an offense; pardoning

Curiosity-Desire to learn, to explore, to investigate