At Kailua Elementary School, they are teaching their students P.R.I.D.E.
P= Positive Attitude
R= Respect & Responsibility
When students achieve these things, they collect "Honu Bucks" that can be redeemed for rewards.
Pre-K- 2nd grade redeem their Honu Bucks at the Honu Store. 3rd- 6th grade can buy extra recess or redeem them for a chance to have lunch with a local celebrity role model.
Jalee Fuselier, Miss Hawaii 2010, was the first celebrity lunch guest to be invited to the school. They all ate lunch together in the library and asked her all sorts of questions like...
"Do you live in a mansion?"
"Why do you like to sing?"
"Is your crown plastic?"
"Is it hard work being Miss Hawaii?"
They were able to share about their own dreams and hear how she accomplished her dreams.
By rewarding these attributes, Kailua Elementary School encourages their students to be better citizens, have strong values, and even teaches them how to budget their honu bucks!
It is great to see a great program like this active in Kailua!