Walker Bulldog News
January 8, 2020
Thank you for making sure students were logged on and ready to learn on Tuesday. Seeing the smiling faces and hearing updates from our students was heartwarming and reaffirms that the family feel at Walker is thriving.
Today, students attended a PBIS assembly hosted by administration and Mr. Hofer, our social worker. Our PBIS program at school promotes positive behavior choices and allows for students to earn "PAWS" for meeting those expectations. We reviewed expectations for remote learning and encouraged students to always try their best. Included below is our PBIS matrix for your reference. Students were introduced to our virtual store where they can redeem their PAWS via the PBIS Rewards platform. Kids were excited to see the incentives they can earn.
1/15 Progress reports posted on Seesaw
1/18 No school in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As always, we hope all is well with you and your families. Should you need any assistance or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone.
Be safe, be well.
Ms. Venegonia, Principal
Mrs. Leone, Associate Principal
PBIS Information and Matrix
Bringing Brookfield Zoo to You!
From Mr. Hofer, School Social Worker
While our world is often filled with scary things, I think we can all agree that they last year has been really trying for all of us. With the most recent events taking place at the nation's Capitol earlier this week, you may find yourself talking to your child again about some of these scary things that are happening in the world. These aren't easy conversations but sharing truthful, factual and age-appropriate information with your child, allowing them to express how seeing these things makes them feel and sharing your own feelings is important as they learn to navigate a world that is full of sometimes really scary things. Don't be afraid to use words or ideas that seem too big- break it down for them and be patient as they work to understand things. One thing to remember, kids often know a lot more than we think they do about what is going on around them, so don't be shy away from the discussion. For more resources, check out this article from Loyola Medicine. If you need additional support, please don't hesitate to contact the school social worker.