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October 2021

Paragon Elementary - Learning with PBL

Paragon Elementary Vision Statement

Paragon Elementary provides a quality education in a safe and nurturing environment for all students to be productive, responsible citizens and inspire lifelong learning.

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Dear Parent or Guardian,

This year, your child’s school will be using the MBF Child Safety Matters® program (the Program) from the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. The goal of the Program is to help keep your child safe.

The Program empowers children to spot and respond to bullying, cyberbullying, child abuse, and digital dangers. Most importantly, it teaches that adults are responsible for their safety but there are things they can do to help adults keep them safe. The Program is based on the latest research and has been reviewed and endorsed by national experts.

Why does your child need a safety program?

» 10% of children are abused before their 18th birthday

» 14% of children have been solicited online

» 28% of students have been bullied

» 90% of children between 8 and 16 years have viewed explicit material online

The Program teaches about these dangers by:

» using age-appropriate, easy to understand language.

» playing fun games and activities.

» providing take-home items to remind children and parents of the lessons and Safety Rules.

When children are taught safety information and rules to help them stay safe, they perform better in school and enjoy healthier, happier, and safer lives.

You can learn more about the Program at www.mbfpreventioneducation.org.


Items to Remember Everyday!!

School Wide Title 1

Funding has been made available through School Wide Title 1 Services to Paragon Elementary for the purpose of providing students with extra support in reading/language arts and math. This extra support is available for all students at Paragon Elementary. Classroom teachers, Title 1 teachers, and instructional aides provide assistance through small group and individualized instruction as children demonstrate a need for support. Please contact your teacher about services your child may receive.