To encourage and nurture positive character traits, Washington Elementary motivates students in the month of December to practice PERSEVERANCE. Teachers advocate monthly traits in their daily activities and demonstrate with examples behaviors that reflect the trait. Bear tickets are given to students who are demonstrating that character trait. At the end of the week, (every Friday) student can redeem their tickets for a prize in the attendance office after school from 2:15 – 2:30. (They must have a minimum of 3 (three) tickets to redeem a prize).