Prairie City Elementary News
The Mustang Way and PBIS
The book provides a step by step way for adults to reflect on their own fixed or growth mindsets about what they are capable of learning and then learn new ways to help coach students to have a positive growth mindset to take on new learning themselves (especially if it's difficult or non-preferred). The staff has embraced this and is enjoying finding opportunities to encourage each other to take risks and learn new things to become better both personally and professionally. It is not always easy, but as we are learning to change our mindsets as adults, we are modeling this for our students. Some examples of this are "I can..." "I will get there, I'm just not there yet." "I will keep trying." "I'm willing to try to learn this, even if I know I will make mistakes." If you are interested in learning more, the research was originally done by Carol Dweck. Her book, The Growth Mindset, is a fabulous read! You will likely notice your child's teacher has built in discussions around this during their morning meeting together, family groups, Guidance classes and there are many posters in the halls encouraging this way of thinking.
Homecoming week is here! September 30-October 4
Monday Sept 30 Dress like you are 100 years old.
Tuesday Oct. 1 Decades Day dress like the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's.
Wednesday Oct. 2 Dress like a teacher day
Thursday Oct. 3 Dress like a movie character day
Friday Oct. 4 School Spirit day-wear PCM or school colors shirts
This year we are trying something new to build district school spirit. On Thursday October 3, the high school will be bussing the drum line, cheer leaders, football team, coaches, and various other fall sports team members to come help lead us in a huge fun pep rally! The elementary students will be at the MS football stadium to watch the pep rally at 1:00. It is called, The Mustang March" pep rally. We are really excited about this! Our PTO also purchased rally rags for each PCE student that will be handed out that day to help us cheer on all Mustangs and to bring to the game on Friday night. Watch for pictures!!!