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Paddock Road Monthly Newsletter

October 5, 2018

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Calendar Events

October 9 - Planet Sub Family Night

October 10-11 - Outdoor Education 6th Grade

October 12 - Book Fair 3:30-6:00pm

October 15 - Book Fair 3:30 - 8:00pm

October 16 - Book Fair 3:30 - 6:00pm

October 17 - Book Fair 3:00 - 8:00pm

October 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 17 - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 19 - No School Intersession

October 22 - No School Teacher Inservice

October 25 - Picture Re-Takes/Staff Picture

October 26 - Fall/Halloween Parties

November 6 - PRCC Mtg 6:30pm

November 8 - Fall Learning Celebration 5:30-7:30pm

November 9 - Veterans Day Event

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Belonging? Or Peer Pressure?

Counselor Corner

“Everyone is doing it!” It is a child’s battle cry. Wanting to do what all of the kids are doing is a part of growing up. The desire to “belong” often becomes a desire to conform. If peer pressure is negative, shifting your child’s healthy activities and positive behaviors toward dangerous ones, you have a right to be concerned. To help your child cope with peer pressure, there are several tactics you can choose. One of the best ones is to be physically and emotionally close to your child from the very start. Studies show that the child who is the most susceptible to negative peer influence is the one who feels least close to a parent.

Additional tips:

· Make your rules clear and don’t ignore problems when your child breaks them.

· Set strong, effective limits.

· Discuss what behavior would be appropriate in a variety of situations.

· Acknowledge how hard it might be to turn down a friend. Stress how “grown up” and “strong” it is to stick to your guns when you know what you are doing is right.

· Above all, stress that children have a choice! They can evaluate the situation, consider the facts, examine their own feelings and values, and arrive at the best choice.

(Taken in part from Pediatric Hints, Children’s Hospital)

Sarah Lieske, NCC, LMHP

School Counselor

Staff Meal for Parent Teacher Conferences

Paddock Road Community Club (PRCC) is pleased to organize dinner during conferences to thank the teachers and staff who are staying late to meet with parents regarding our students. Please click on the link below to contribute. Our staff are always very appreciative!

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

At Paddock Road, we are creating safe, respectful, and responsible students through teaching expectations and social skills. We follow a proactive teaching approach to behavior called PBiS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). PBiS is “a proactive strategy for defining, teaching, and supporting student behavior resulting in academic and social gains, as well as a positive school environment”. It is a way to notice all of the positive things students do throughout their day in order to “get more of what we pay attention to”. As part of this work, we strive to have procedures to consistently implement our PBiS goals across all school settings. Some of these procedures include: our matrix defining safe/respectful/responsible behavior, thumbs up recognition, positive office referrals, Student of the Month, Panda Pride assemblies, concern notes, problem-solving sheets, office referrals, and many more.

Often, students and parents wonder about the difference between a concern note, problem-solving sheet, and office referral. Concern notes are written by students as a way to communicate an incident to school staff. Problem-solving sheets are given to students who have exhibited minor behaviors within the classroom. Some examples include and are not limited to: continuing to disrupt the classroom after multiple redirections, being disrespectful to teachers, calling other students names, etc. Typically, these yellow sheets are filled out in the classroom and are sent home as a way to communicate the minor behavior to parents. When a student chooses not to fill out the problem-solving sheet in the classroom or exhibits another major behavior, they earn an office referral. Office referrals are assigned immediately for intentional physical aggression and also assigned for behavior which is persistent throughout the day with multiple teacher reminders. When a student receives an office referral, parents are contacted by Mr. Becker or Mrs. Mclean to share the event and consequences. The most important thing about problem-solving sheets for minor behaviors and office referrals for major behaviors is that both include a teaching interaction which helps students understand the incident and work through a way to make things right with their peers, teachers, or other staff members within the building.

All staff at Paddock Road want students to be successful members of our school community, and the procedures listed above support our students to be able to reach that success. If you have any questions regarding PBiS procedures for positive and negative behaviors, please contact Kira Mclean at or Scott Becker at Thank you!

Veterans Day Invitation

Friday, Nov. 9th, 2:15pm

3535 Paddock Road

Omaha, NE

Please click on the following link to RSVP to this event!

Battle of the Books, Time to Register

Click on the link below to get your team registered!
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Help Support Paddock Road Community Club With Original Art Works

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Save Your HyVee Receipts to Earn Money for Our School

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