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Project Cornerstone (www.projectcornerstone.org) is a countywide initiative that began a few years ago. The principles of the program are based on research by the Search Institute (www.search-institute.org). The main goal of the program is to increase children’s developmental assets (41 in total) in an effort to create positive life outcomes. Developmental assets are experiences, values, relationships, opportunities, and competencies which all children and youth need. There are many different programs offered by Project Cornerstone. Blossom Hill participates in: Cornerstone Kids (which includes the Expect Respect Workshop), ABC Reader, and ABC Lunchtime Fun.

ABC Reader Program: Once a month an adult volunteer reads a specified book in their assigned classroom and facilitates activities and discussions based on the book. Each book is aimed at developing positive social skills and building one or more of the developmental assets. Students are given a common language and ideas about how to address real issues they have or will likely face. Parents can find out more about each book through the Cornerstone Corner in the Beehive and the ABC Reader parent letters that come home with your children.
 
Meeting List for 2021-2022

September Meeting (to be read for October)
Date: September 30, 2021
Book 1: Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
October Theme: Be a Bucket Filler--Share Kindness Every Day

October Meeting (to be read for November/December)
Date: October 28, 2021
Book 2: Simon’s Hook
November Theme:  Be A Free Fish - Don’t Take the Bait

December Meeting (to be read for January)
Date: December 9, 2021
Book 3: Mr. Peabody’s Apples
January Theme: Words Matter - You Have the Power to Stop A Rumor

January Meeting (to be read for February)
Date: January 27, 2022
Book 4: Recess Queen
February Theme: The Power of Kindness and Friendship 

February Meeting (to read for March)
Date: February 17, 2022
Book 5: Trouble Talk
March Theme: When You Have an Open Heart, Anything is Possible

March Meeting (to be read for April)
Date: March 31, 2022
Book 6: One
April Theme: Sometimes It Just Takes One Person to Inspire Another

April Meeting (to be read for May)
Date: April 28, 2022
Book 7: The Empty Pot
April Theme: Be Honest, The Truth is Best, Even When it’s Not Easy

No May Meeting
 
Fun Fridays: On Fridays, adult volunteers known as "Fun Visors" provide a positive place where children can play board games and do crafts at lunch. To volunteer please contact funvisors@blossomhill.org.