The Meadows Elementary

Parent Newsletter - Feb 2020

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Celebrate Black History Month

Black history and culture is such a part of the American fabric -- and the school curriculum -- that it's difficult to imagine a time when that wasn't so. Established as Negro History Week in the 1920s by Carter G. Woodson, February was chosen for the celebration because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were born in this month. Extended to a month-long celebration in 1976, Black History Month is an opportunity to emphasize the history and achievements of African Americans.
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Celebrate National School Counseling Week (2/3–7)

School counselors are helping students become better humans, every day. Have you thanked your #schoolcounselor today? Celebrate National School Counseling Week (2/3–7) NSCW2020 Thank you, Mrs. Anderson for all you do for our students, parents, and community.
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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

PBIS is a process that teaches children how to behave appropriately by focusing on teaching, practicing, recognizing and rewarding the expected behavior. Research shows that when behavioral expectations are clearly established and taught in the home, children’s problem behavior is prevented or reduced. In order for PBIS to be successful at The Meadows, we need your help. Below is a list of suggestions of how you can help support PBIS:

  • Remind your child of the Meadows Expectations on a daily basis (before leaving for school is a great time to review these) Ask what does it mean to be ready? What does it mean to be respectful? What does it mean to be responsible?
  • Use the same language that is being used at school with your child. Develop a behavior matrix at home using the Meadows Expectations. List all the routines in your home and then write the behaviors you want to see in that setting. Remember to keep it positive.
  • Ask your student if they received any Darden Bucks each week and how they earned them!
  • Once expectations have been established, establish a reward system. That way your child can be recognized for using the preferred behavior.
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