The Positivity Project

The vision of the Positivity Project at Westlawn ES is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.”

What is the Positivity Project?

The Positivity Project (P2) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify character strengths in us all.  The movement is based in the tenets of Positive Psychology.

Schedule of Activities

Every one to two weeks, our students learn about a new character strength. Using Positivity Project resources, teachers weave that week’s strength into their class meetings or activities. Words for the day about the strength are mentioned on the morning news as well.

Here is the schedule for the 2019-20 year: 

September 9-13 OPM2 - Other People Matter Mindset
September 16-20 Curiosity
September 23-27 Teamwork
Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 Open-mindedness
October 7-11 OPM2 - Being Present and Giving Others My Attention
October 14-18 Integrity
October 21-25 Perspective
Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 Creativity
November 4-8 Bravery
November 11-15 OPM2 - Knowing my words and actions affect others
November 18-22 Gratitude
Nov. 25 - Nov. 29 Gratitude
December 2-6 Kindness
December 9-13 Humility/Modesty
December 16-20 Self-Control
January 6-10 Optimism/Hope   Optimismo/Esperanza
January 13-17 Prudence   Prudencia
January 20-24 Perseverance  Perseverancia
Jan. 27- 31 OPM2 - Supporting others when they struggle
February 3-7 Forgiveness
February 10-14 Love
February 17-21 Wild-card/Make-up
Feb. 24 - 28 Enthusiasm   Animo/Entusiasmo
March 2-6 OPM2 - Cheering others' success
March 9-13 Social Intelligence
March 16-20 Love of Learning
March 23-27 Fairness
Mar. 30 - Apr. 3 Humor
April 6-10 Wild-card/Make-up
April 13-17 OPM2 - Identifying and appreciating others
April 20-24 Appreciation of Beauty
Apr. 27 - May 1 Purpose
May 4-8 Leadership
May 11-15 OPM2 - Other People Matter Mindset