Elementary Charter Information

picture of Classroom Charter Poster
  • A Charter is a promise you make to yourself and others about how you want to feel at home or at school, and what you need to do to feel that way. 

    Everyone has a voice in creating the Charter.  Everyone also has a responsibility to uphold it.  When students feel ownership about their community, they are more likely to behave in ways that foster a positive classroom environment.  The Charter also increases empathy between students as they learn to 

    think about the ways in which their behavior affects others.   In New Canaan, each elementary classroom develops a Charter at the beginning of the year.  If you are interested in learning more about Charter- here is an overview.  And- if you are interested in creating a family Charter-- you can find more information here.  Finally, below are some activities you can engage in with your child to learn more about the Charter. 

    The activities are organized by grade.   

    Charter Kindergarten

    Charter 1st Grade 

    Charter 2nd Grade 

    Charter 3rd Grade 

    Charter 4th Grade