Tiger Insider

May 1, 2019

Positive Student Recognition

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Perseverance Terrific Tigers

Announcing our April Terrific Tigers representing PERSEVERANCE! Jillian & Aiden (grade 6), Riley & Joey (grade 5), Adrianna & Cayden (grade 4), Vanessa & Logan (grade 3), Madison & John (grade 2), Rylee & Blake (grade 1) and Felicity & Brian (kindergarten). Congratulate them on being such positive influences in our school family!

Sportsmanship Character Trait

SPORTSMANSHIP is our PAWS-itive character trait for the month of May! Monthly Character traits are defined and students displaying traits are presented with a PAW. Assigned students will collect them from classrooms each morning. PAWS will be announced during lunches on Wednesday. During lunch on Wednesday, students will have an opportunity to display their PAW on the Principal’s 100 Board. When there are 10 in a row on the board, those 10 students spin the prize wheel for individual incentives. Those individual incentives include VIP lunch with 2 friends, Cafeteria Snack Coupon, Pick a Prize Coupon, Gaming Room with 2 friends. At the end of each month, students will also receive the designated Character bead to acknowledge their PAWS-itive Traits.

What is our PBiS Goal This Year?

Our overall goal during the 2018-2019 school year is to have 80% or more of our kids receive one or fewer minor/major behavior referrals this school year. As of May 1, 2019, 404 out of our 489 students have received one or fewer behavior referrals for discipline. That means that 83% of our students at Maplewood Elementary are consistently doing the right thing! Out of the 85 students that have received more than one referral, only 65 have more than two. Our students are making great choices and learning quickly to avoid repeating bad ones.

Benchmark of Quality Yearly Results

Maplewood Elementary has done it again! We scored a 94% during our annual Benchmarks of Quality audit to determine whether we are implementing PBiS with fidelity at a Tier I level. We will be recognized at the state level again this school year! Congratulations to our students and staff for doing their part in making MES a safe and positive school! This is the third year in a row that we have been recognized with such an honor!

Tiger Tickets Tally

The goal of the PBIS is to create an atmosphere of positivity and to foster community relationships between students, staff and administration. Using this framework, staff recognizes and affirms positive student behavior, as opposed to primarily disciplining negative behavior. The idea is to push the positive. The program is based on the understanding that the school will become more positive and the overall culture will grow when teachers and staff take the time to recognize positive student behaviors. To reinforce the positive behavior, staff recognize students demonstrating appropriate behavior with a tiger ticket. Tickets are submitted by the students to a bag in each homeroom and cashed out every week. Grade levels earning one thousand tickets or more earn an extra recess. ROAR not only rewards positive behaviors on an individual and homeroom basis, but it unites a large, diverse building as well. Beyond the hard numbers of outcomes, kids learn best in a positive, safe environment. Pictured are the grade level tiger paws displayed in our main lobby with tiger ticket tally totals for all to see.

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Our Students ROAR!

We LOVE having the opportunity to help our students succeed and we're very proud of them for repeatedly making the right choices. We hope you are as excited as we are about the great work that the students have been doing. Our recent SWPBiS evaluation confirms what we already know..... MES is PAWS-itively the best!

MES PBiS Handbook

Everything PBiS in one place in our PBiS Handbook! Look inside for questions about PBiS recognition, beginning of the year expectation lesson plans and much more!

Our PBiS Sponsors

We are so fortunate to have local businesses and organizations support the powerful work that we are doing with PBiS. Please consider returning the favor by supporting them! Also, if you own a business or know of a business that would like to contribute to our PBiS program, please contact Erin Fonzo, Principal of Maplewood Elementary School, by calling (814)337-1659 or emailing efonzo@penncrest.org