B Polite Goes to School

Who Knew Teaching Manners Could Be So Much FUN!

Invite B Polite and his friends to your classroom to help your students learn manners in a fun way!

Why Civility?

The Journey of Civility is so important, now more than ever it seems. A study conducted by Harvard University, Stanford and the Carnegie Research Institute show that a person’s success in business today is attributed:
85% to Social skills…(what I will call polish)
15% to technical knowledge.

So how much polish are we learning on our way to being successful?

How are we equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the understanding of polish and civility? The Charleston School of Protocol is on a major mission to help people “Choose Civility” and The Proper Penguin book is an integral part to help children at a young age begin the journey.

The Proper Penguin has a fully developed curriculum designed to engage school children in positive actions and attitudes!  So, why wait?  Bring B to your school today!

There are three ways to do this:

  1. Purchase The Proper Penguin – The Story of B Polite Storybook. Please click “About the Book” below to learn more.
  2. Live on-site reading by the author. Please click “On-Site Author Reading” below.
  3. Via Virtual Author Reading Teacher’s Kit. Please click “Virtual Reading Teacher’s Kit” below.

For more information, please contact the Charleston School of Protocol at 843-207-1025.

About the Book –

The Proper Penguin – The Story of B Polite was developed to help children and their parents to see civility in action.

B Polite is a penguin that lives at the South Pole.  The penguins that live there get their name from the pole-lights or the “Polite’s.”B is a nick name for Bentley.  The story is a day in the life of B Polite, a penguin that lives in a cold place that is warm and friendly due to a kind way of life.  It is a sweet story of the benefits of building a foundation of manners early in life.

The story is written so children may connect with B Polite and see that kind actions are a desirable way to a happy life. Buy Proper Penguin here.

On-Site Author Reading

If you would like Cindy Grosso to come and conduct a reading at your school, please know the reading, discussion, and singing of the B Polite song will take approximately 30-45 minutes. She will read the book, projected using a Powerpoint presentation for easy viewing, and conduct a live and lively discussion of the kind attitudes reflected in the book.

For schools within the local proximity, there is no charge to come and read, however there is a small minimum book order requirement, and the school agrees to promote the event. For schools out of the local area, again there is no charge to read, however there is a minimum book order. Please call and we can discuss your investment.

To see a video clip of a live book reading, please go to the homepage. To book Cindy, please visit this page.

Virtual Author Reading Teacher’s Kit

This brings the author, Cindy Grosso, a national etiquette expert into your school to read the book to your students in her voice with enhanced audio sound effects and Power Point visual of the book to your screen.  The reading ends with an opportunity for the children to sing along with the B Polite song… a favorite with most children!

This virtual author read is smart board ready!  Please know the reading, discussion, and singing of the B Polite song will take approximately 30-45 minutes. The author will read the book, projected using a Powerpoint presentation for easy viewing, and prepare your class for a lively discussion of the kind attitudes reflected in the book.

The Virtual Author Reading Teacher’s Kit includes:

– The Proper Penguin Storybook
– 1 – 12″ B Polite Penguin Plush
– Virtual Author Reading
– Ebook

– Audio Book
– 24 page downloadable Activities Book
– B Polite Song and Lyrics

Please note:
All of the products listed in the Teacher’s Kit can be purchased separately.

Once you have completed your purchase, you will be provided a link to download a .zip file (compressed file) that includes all of the materials you will need for a successful program.

Of course should you need additional information or assistance, please feel free to contact us directly anytime!

The Proper Penguin

Features           –           Benefits

Quality book read to the children about manners and civility Children see what kindness is, in a way that is fun and inviting.
Teach civility to the children through a stroy about a penguin Influence your students to be ind and respectful to the teachers and staff
Learn a fun song about manners Reinforce this program with a song that reminds them to be kind
Expose them to a fun event Teaches your students in a positive manner that it is cool to be kind
You are doing your part to influence children in a positive manner Your school will be associated with understanding and promoting civility

Live School Reading Promotion Kit –

Author Reading Checklist
Download the Pre-Program Letter
This checklist will make the event fun and well-planned
Pre-Program LetterDownload the Pre-Program Letter This letter is sent home to the parents one week prior to the event
School Order FormDownload the Pre-Program Letter This is the order form to attach to the cover letter above
Press Release
Download the Pre-Program Letter
Press Release to send to local paper and tv stations
Poster for SchoolDownload the Pre-Program Letter This poster can be printed and posted for publicizing the program


The Proper Penguin School Readings

Some of the schools, who have participated in the Proper Penguin Program:

  • Beech Hill Elementary, Summerville
  • Cathedral Academy, Charleston
  • Charleston Day School, Charleston
  • Dorchester Academy, Dorchester
  • Eagle’s Nest Elementary, Summerville
  • First Baptist Day School, Charleston
  • Flowertown Elementary, Summerville
  • Forest Lake Technology Magnet School, Columbia
  • Fort Dorchester Elementary, Charleston
  • Knightsville Elementary, Summerville
  • Merrywood Elementary, Greenwood
  • Newington Elementary, Summerville
  • Oakbrook Elementary, Summerville
  • Reeves Elementary, Summerville
  • Meeting Street Academy, Charleston
  • Spann Elementary, Summerville
  • Springfield Elementary, Greenwood
  • Westview Primary, Goose Creek
  • Windsor Hill Elementary, Charleston