October 1, 2018
What is our PBiS Goal This Year?
Frequently, the question is asked, "Why should I have to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do. Why can I not just expect good behavior?"
In the past, schoolwide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of schoolwide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
Kindness Terrific Tigers
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Important upcoming dates
Picture Day will be held for students on Friday, October 5, 2018. Bring your best smile!
There will be no school for students on Monday, October 8, 2018 as it is a teacher in-service day.
Mark your calendars for fall parent conferences which will be held Friday, November 2, 2018 and Monday, November 5, 2018.
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Rise & Shine
Maplewood Elementary School knows the importance of attending school every day as it leads to higher achievement and success for all students. Because of this, the TIGER team at MES has made attendance one of its goals for the 2018-2019 year, but we need your help! Parents/guardians are essential in helping students arrive on time with parental/doctor excuses.
The goal this year is to decrease the number of students arriving late by 20% and rewarding students with at least 95% in attendance (3 legal absences) each trimester. Illegal absences (absences without a parental/doctors note, or exceeded 10 parentals within a year) will disqualify the family for eligibility that trimester. To decrease the number of students who arrive late, MES has developed the “Rise and Shine” program that encourages families to arrive to school on time by entering them into a drawing for prizes at various times of the year. Work as a team within your household to win a prize for the whole family!
The school attendance team will work hard to make phone calls and remind parents to turn in excuses, or make contact when students have missed/arrived late on multiple occasions. They are here to help!
180 Days of Learning
Follow us this year as staff, students, parents and other community members share their learning on our blog that will update every day of the school year. Every day a new learning experience will be shared for each day of the school year. We want to share our stories of learning with the world!