Desert View's PBIS Newsletter

March 2023

Leapin' Leprechauns!

Looking for activities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in your classroom? We've got a pot of gold for you below.

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Classroom Activities for St. Patrick's Day

Click here for a great list of activities for every age group, with manageable prep too! That's luck for you ;)

PBIS at Home:

To help support Desert View’s PBIS, please review the behavior expectations with your child—Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. Ask them what they did today to show that they were being respectful, responsible or safe at school.

A geography lesson with a bonus: learn why we wear green!

Kelso's Choice

Has your child mentioned Kelso’s Choice? This program is a conflict management system. Kelso’s Choice uses a frog puppet for lower grades in order teach children how to solve problems in a peaceful way. It also teaches kids what a minor or small problem is—problems they can handle on their own. Minor problems could include: feelings of annoyance, embarrassment, boredom, etc. Some of the options students can use for a small problem include:

· Ignore it,

· Walk away

· Apologize

· Make a deal

· Wait and cool off

· Talk it out

· Tell them to stop

Kelso’s Choice also teaches students what a major or big problem is, kids always need help with big problems. Which can include something that is dangerous, illegal, or scary.

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Data to Celebrate

For the month of February, 2nd and 6th grade classes had the lowest amount of Office Discipline Referrals (ODR's) for the month. Way to go Stars!

DV Drill Team in Action

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And lastly...

Everything is better with food!

If you like to go all out, here's a list of fun and delicious green-themed treats for St. Patrick's Day. Yum!

Smore ❤️ St. Patrick's Day 🍀

"May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door."

- Old Irish Blessing (Have students write their own! Click here)