Tiger Insider

June 10, 2019

Positive Student Recognition

Sportsmanship Terrific Tigers

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Announcing our May Terrific Tigers representing SPORTSMANSHIP! Abigail & Cloud (grade 6), Mackenzie & Fox (grade 5), Ehvinn & William (grade 4), Heather & Aldon (grade 3), Valkeryie & Phin (grade 2), Aida & Andrew (grade 1) and Kaylin & Solomon (kindergarten). Congratulate them on being such positive influences in our school family!

Third Trimester Student Recognition

Maplewood Elementary recognized student accomplishments that occurred during the third trimester on Monday, June 3, 2019. 271 students were recognized from across grades K-6 for demonstrating amazing learning behaviors and another 323 students were recognized from across grades K-6 for having 95% regular school attendance or better. Students who were recognized during the assembly for contributing so positively to our school community with their regular attendance and appropriate learning behaviors were then put into a random drawing for either MES ear buds donated by our fabulous PTO, tokens to The Rink in Titusville donated by the wonderful Cauvel family who own and operate that establishment or a grand prize of a Kindle Fire donated generously by Sean Battin of Horace Mann. Cody from grade 3 was the lucky winner this time of the grand prize and took home the Kindle Fire! Congratulations, Cody! Congratulations as well to all of our students that were recognized at the close of our first trimester and a big thank you to our sponsors who make it possible to provide items for our student drawings. Keep up the great work everyone! We will do this again at the end of the second trimester! The more times you are recognized for positive school contributions, the more chances you have to win!

Tiger Ticket Total

37,281 Tiger Tickets were handed out as of May 31, 2019. These are given by an adult in the building when they see students demonstrating appropriate behavior. We have 498 students in our school so that means an average of 74 tickets per student earned this year. Another way of looking at it is 207 tickets handed out per school day. That’s a lot of great choices!

Third Trimester Tiger Ticket Winners

During the third trimester of the school year, students worked together to earn 1000 tiger tickets as a grade to earn an extra 30 minutes of recess. Every grade level was able to earn at least one extra recess this trimester! Our fourth grade had the highest total of tiger tickets for the last trimester turning in a grand total of 2889. We enjoyed popsicles in the pavilion on the very last day of school as a special thank you for contributing so much to our positive school culture!

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 were 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! For all of our PBiS stats, check out our end of the year report!

What Was Our PBiS Goal This Year?

Our overall goal during the 2018-2019 school year was to have 80% or more of our kids receive one or fewer minor/major behavior referrals this school year. As of May 31, 2019, 398 out of our 489 students have received one or fewer behavior referrals for discipline. That means that 81% of our students at Maplewood Elementary were consistently doing the right thing! Out of the 91 students that have received more than one referral, only 71 have more than two. Our students are making great choices and learning quickly to avoid repeating bad ones.

Keep Learning Over the Summer!

PDE Online Book Nook

Harrisburg, PA - The state Department of Education (PDE) this week launched an initiative aimed at promoting literacy even when school isn’t in session. Each Thursday at 6 p.m. PDE will unveil a new video featuring a prominent Pennsylvanian reading a children’s book to an at-home audience.

“Literacy is a pillar of learning,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “Sparking an interest in reading at a young age can have lifelong benefits for a student.”

Rivera added that the initiative also aims to help ease the “Summer Slide,” when some students are susceptible to a decline in reading ability and other academic skills over the summer months. It also promotes equity by providing access to literacy activities for students who don’t have books of their own at home.

The initiative kicks off with Rivera reading the book, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, one of his personal favorite books to read to young audiences. In upcoming weeks, the initiative will feature several officials from the Wolf Administration reading books related to the work they lead, including Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine.

The videos will be accessible on:

PDE’s Twitter


PDE's Facebook


PDE's YouTube


CONSTRX Presents: "Physics of Flight"

On July 8-12, 2019, students aged 9-12 could register for and participate in a "Physics of Flight" program hosted at Edinboro University. The program is free to all students! Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must have daily transportation to and from program location. Students may bring a bag lunch or have the option to receive a free lunch from IU5 Summer Foods. Send completed application to IU5 by June 30, 2019. The address for IU5 is: Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit, 252 Waterford Street, Edinboro, PA 16412. Details regarding drop-off/pick-up locations and times will be sent out the week of June 10, 2019 Questions? studentprograms@iu5.org

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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