In order to prepare students for success in college and beyond, the Great Oaks Legacy Elementary School community is committed to the following values:

Love and Literacy

  • I use my words and my smile to send warm, caring messages to others.
  • I use my hands to help, not to hurt.
  • I read each day at school, and at home.
  • I write carefully to express my ideas in my journals and notebooks.
  • I speak clearly and I use new words from my growing vocabulary.


  • I show that I am eager to learn.
  • I focus on my assigned work; I am not disruptive.


  • I help my classmates without asking for anything in return.
  • I say kind words to my teachers and do kind things for them.


  • I excel in school; I don’t just “pass”.
  • I strive to improve on my work each day.

Committed Citizenship

  • I keep my work area and my cubby neat and clean.
  • I will try to fix a problem to make it better, EVEN if I’m not the one who messed it up.
  • I treat others as I would like to be treated.
  • I follow the behavior rules of my school/bus, EVEN when no one is watching.

Yearning for Knowledge

  • If I’m absent, I make up missed work.
  • If I don’t understand my work, I keep trying until my teacher comes to help me.
  • I try to learn new things each day.