PBIS Staff Newsletter

February Edition

Hello AMAZING PCI Teachers!

Just wanted to congratulate all of you for making it through another round of virtual conferences. Mr. Bogan expressed the abundance of professionalism he witnessed during conferences. Kudos to all of you!


While thinking about all of the changes in our near future, it's important for us to remember that we're all in this together. We are teachers and we WILL persevere!

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February Character Trait of the Month ~ Courage

Courage is the ability to do something that frightens someone. It can also be strength in the face of pain or grief. Here are some resources about courage that you can share with your homerooms:

"The Day You Begin" (read aloud)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQYCRq3w_ao

"Courage" by Rocketkids (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1CxKPrK5GY

Video clip from "A Bug's Life"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC_Xsd2ekkw&t=36s

Congratulations to Aviator Teacher of the Month ~ Emily LaBant!!!!

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Emily with Meg Cabot

Staff Spotlight Q & A

Spotlight is on Emily LaBant!


What is your educational background?

  • I attended BGSU and graduated with a bachelors in Middle Childhood Education with a concentration in Math, Science, & Reading

Why did you choose the educational field to fulfill your career?

  • I chose teaching because I have such a passion for helping people learn new skills or overcome a dislike for a skill they never really grasped before. This is especially true about math. I love helping kids that say “I hate math” and I love changing their minds!

What personality trait has been most instrumental in your career success?

  • Flexibility! Teaching is always new everyday. Sometimes plans work and sometimes they don’t! I try to push through the challenges and always look for a new solution.

Favorite book?

  • The Princess Diaries Series --- By: Meg Cabot

Favorite quote? (for this month)

  • “Creativity is intelligence having fun” --Albert Einstein

What else would you like to share about yourself?

  • I try my best to take care of myself in every way possible. I value health, fitness, organization, family, creativity, and laughter. I try to make sure I focus on each of those things a little bit everyday.

Fun facts about me:

  • I read A LOT of books!

  • I love to do puzzles and brain challenges.

  • I am a crazy cat lady, but a lover of all animals.

  • I am not much of a fan of travelling but I would love to see Alaska someday.

  • I love to go to concerts, plays/musicals, and author meet and greets.

  • I will never say no to a Disney movie.

Important Dates and Reminders

* Be sure to follow through with your students on their aviator shop prizes by the end of this week: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_0iXCewBx2NfeuaYwpF4KgUjPAKO2Z_bPdvHuob571Q/edit?usp=sharing


* Our next Aviator Shop is on Friday, February 26th


* Please remember to nominate an Aviator of the Month (Courage):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Njuu4YAvQvzILzjTseN5jbDd1fbfy2AofW9EaUtptzw/edit?usp=sharing

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