Tanya Conklin

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  • Kindness Advent Calendar

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    Happy December! Start off the holiday season right and celebrate the PACE character trait of the month CARING. Here is a handy advent calendar for kids (of all ages!) that helps teach kindness. (And here is the link to a printable version.)

  • PACE Partner KiDDS Dental
    2016 Candy Buy Back…
    Citizenship at Work!

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    Once again PACE Partner KiDDS Dental helped celebrate good citizenship by supporting troops overseas.  The 9th Annual Great Candy Buy Back was held at KiDDS Dental in Liberty Lake resulting in over 1000 pounds of candy collected – all of which is on its way to our active military along with letters and pictures of thanks to […]

  • Guest Column:
    Citizenship

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    Of all the PACE character traits, perhaps none engender more consternation, sanctimony, or passion than citizenship. Inherently subjective in nature, the concept itself has been bandied about and debated since the very dawn of the western democratic ideal amongst the sixth century BCE city-states of ancient Greece. From Solon to Pericles, from Socrates to Cicero, […]

  • Pet Ownership:
    Responsibility Saves Lives

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    October is Adopt-a-Shelter Pet Month. This article is in recognition of this and our trait of the month responsibility. Responsible Pet Guardianship Saves Lives! Dogs and cats have been domesticated and in our homes for 10,000 years. They not only depend on us, they are in fact, required to have a guardian to exist in […]

  • Guest Column:
    Responsibility

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    According to Google, responsibility is “the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something, or having control over someone”. In other words – authority, control, power and leadership. Those are powerful words! In my opinion, responsibility is something you are trusted with more and more as you grow older. Responsibility has to […]

  • October
    Good Character Reading!

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    Spokane County Library Suggests … Responsiblity Reading List “A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons” by Cressida Cowell “A Pet For Petunia” by Paul Schmid “Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko “Arthur Meets the President” by Marc Brown “Big Sister, Little Sister” by LeUyen Pham “Chief Rhino to the Rescue!” by Sam Lloyd “Children Make […]

  • World Character Day
    September 22, 2016

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    PACE reminds you that Thursday, September 22nd is Character Day, a global event linking Character and the Sciences. Recognize Character Day in your own way and join supporters in 70 countries who have planned over 40,000 events around the globe. Information regarding Character Day and a link to resources can be found at www.letitripple.org Global […]

  • September
    Good Character Reading!

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    Spokane County Library Suggests … Respect Reading List Picture books: “All the Colors of the Earth” by Sheila Hamanaka “Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffman “Arthur’s Eyes” by Marc Brown “Arthur’s Nose” by Marc Brown “Big Words for Little People” by Jamie Lee Curtis “Butterfly House” by Eve Bunting “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes “Each Living Thing” […]

  • Guest Column:
    A Lesson in Respect

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    A few weeks ago, my daughter received a lecture about showing more respect at home. It was not the first lecture of its kind. In true preteen style, it was met with an eye roll and a bored, “I know, I know …” It was a frustrating moment. With as many times as we had […]

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

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    A Few Thoughts on Gratitude By Rev. Linda Bartholomew, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection One of my favorite contemporary theologians is Paul McCartney. Don’t you marvel at how being one of the Beatles was only the start of his career, and how he has had things to say not only about love and life, but […]