PlusPortals Church St. Theresa Catholic School

Fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, established in 1925

Virtue of the Month

Helpfulness means providing useful assistance without expecting anything in return. Helping is a way of service to others. Offer your help when you can without being asked.† Ask for help when you need it. When we help one another, we get more things done!

Helpfulness is to:

  • assist
  • facilitate
  • aid
  • serve
  • relieve
  • support

Some ways we can be helpful:

  • Do a chore or task without being asked
  • Read a book to someone younger
  • Help the earth by recycling
  • Hold the door open for others
  • Help someone feel good by smiling at them
  • Give someone a true compliment
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Listen to someone who may seem sad
  • Stand up for others or tell an adult if you see someone getting treated unfairly
  • Encourage someone to do their best
  • Donate to charity clothes or toys we donít use anymore


  • Lead by example by showing students how to be helpful to others.
  • Discuss ways of being helpful at home, in school, with their peers and family, and in our community. Explain to them how being helpful to others can come back to them when they are the ones who need help.
  • Discuss with your students how it feels to be helpful and how it feels when someone helps them.
  • You may also read stories to your students and discuss how the characters are being helpful or not and why.
  • Praise or reward students when they demonstrate helpful characteristics.