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Leader in Me

School Mission Statement

At Reseda Elementary, students are encouraged​ and ​empowered​ as leaders to achieve ​excellence​.


muralOur beautiful mural in our cafeteria was painted by student leaders in our Art Club!

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
Habit 1

Habit 1 — Be Proactive


You're in Charge


I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2

Habit 2 — Begin With the End in Mind


Have a Plan


I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3

Habit 3 — Put First Things First


Work First, Then Play


I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win


Everyone Can Win


I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for Third Alternatives.

Habit 5

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood


Listen Before You Talk


I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit 6

Habit 6 — Synergize


Together Is Better


I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Habit 7

Habit 7 — Sharpen the Saw


Balance Feels Best


I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.



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