For 31 years, the Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) Lutes football players have come to Lister Elementary School in the fall to teach students about caring, challenge, confidence, comparison and choice. The Lutes held their kick-off assembly for all Lister students this year on Sept. 24. The players will come to some classrooms for five weeks, then invite those students and their families to a football game at PLU.
“Students at the assembly listened intently to Scott Westering, the Lutes coach,” said Janet Caldon, office coordinator. “The team then led our Lister Lions in go-drills before sending them back to their classes through a boisterous and energetic tunnel of Lutes!”
Caldon continued, “Many of the Lutes will tutor Lister students for the next five weeks. We are excited and feel privileged to have them here at Lister, and look forward to the influence they will have on the students.” They will cover the following topics in the classrooms:
The five Cs:
- Choice game: It is a great gift! Choose your attitude each day. Make the right choices and you can be successful.
- Comparison game: Compare yourself to your own best self. You can’t control others. Make the extra effort to do the best you can in everything you do. Doing your best is more important than being your best.
- Confidence game: Say good things about yourself. Don’t use the four-letter word “can’t.” If you think you can, you can!
- Challenge game: Be a self-starter. To be successful, you need to do just a bit more than the next person.
- Caring game: Look for ways to help. Get out of the “mirror room” (where it’s all about “me”) and get into the “window room”, where it’s all about others!