Tiger Insider

October 2, 2020

September Terrific Tigers

Announcing our September Terrific Tigers representing RESPONSIBILITY! Lindsey (grade 6), Caitlyn & Naveah (grade 5), Trenton & Kyle (grade 4), Kaylee & Emma (grade 3), Emily & Tysun (grade 2), Hadley & Liam (grade 1) and Carlina & Oliver (kindergarten). When you see them, please congratulate them on being such positive influences in our school family!

October's PAWS-itive Character Trait...

IS Courage!

The PAWSITIVE Character Trait for the month of October is COURAGE. Courageous people tell the truth regardless of the consequence.

Tiger Point Weekly Tallying

WOW! We are really racking up the Tiger Points around here!

Kindergarten - 1,714

Grade 1 - 1,475

Grade 2 - 830

Grade 3 - 451

Grade 4 - 489

Grade 5 - 1,437

Grade 6 - 972

For a grand total of 7,368 Tiger Points so far this school year Keep up the great work, MES!

2020-2021 PBiS Goal

Did you know that as of October 2, 2020, 99% of our students have one or fewer behavior referrals? 390 out of our 393 students have received one or fewer behavior referrals for discipline thanks to our school-wide support and commitment to PBiS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports)! Our students are making great choices and learning quickly to avoid repeating bad ones!

Our overall goal is to have 85% or more of our kids receive one or fewer minor/major behavior referrals this school year. We are on track to meet that ambitious and worthwhile goal!

What is PBIS?

SWPBiS stands for School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports. SWPBiS is a research-based continuum using an evidence-based teaching model to achieve academically and behaviorally important outcomes for all students.

We have defined our four expected behaviors (ROAR) for our elementary students. They are all positively stated, easy to remember, clearly defined and tell students what TO DO rather than what not to do.


R - Respect Yourself and Others

O - Own Your Actions

A - Have a Positive Attitude

R - Responsibility for Yourself

Food for Thought

Food for Thought distribution will begin next Friday, October 9. If you are interested in participating in this FREE program, please fill out your information using this form OR call us in the main office at (814)337-1659 so that we can sign you up. There is no fee for this service.


October 9 - Fire Safety Day

October 9 - Food for Thought Food Distribution Starts

October 12 - Teacher In-Service (No School for Students)

October 13 & 15 - Bus Safety Days

October 30 - Virtual Parent Conferences

November 4 - End of Quarter 1

November 6 - National STEM Day

November 11 - Quarter 1 Grades Finalized in PowerSchool

November 13 - Picture Re-Takes



Daily Video Announcements

Daily ROAR 10/2/2020
Daily video announcements are updated and shared each and every morning on Mrs. Fonzo's YouTube channel. If you would like to be notified each time a new video is uploaded, please click the subscribe button. Our 6th graders are doing a great job of keeping us up to date!

Our Sponsors

We are so fortunate to have local businesses and organizations support the powerful work that we are doing at MES. 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 school, please contact Erin Fonzo, Principal of Maplewood Elementary School, by calling (814)337-1659 or emailing efonzo@penncrest.org

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!