Tiger Insider

February 6, 2019

Self Discipline Terrific Tigers

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Announcing our January Terrific Tigers representing SELF DISCIPLINE! Madison & Kyle (grade 6), Ella & Paul (grade 5), Emily & Isaiah (grade 4), Zoey & Cameron (grade 3), Serenity & Brayden (grade 2), Lainey & Kellan (grade 1) and Grace & Jase (kindergarten). Congratulate them on being such positive influences in our school family!

Fairness Character Trait

Fairness is our PAWS-itive character trait for the month of February! 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 February 1, 2019, 418 out of our 489 students have received one or fewer behavior referrals for discipline. That means that 85% of our students at Maplewood Elementary are consistently doing the right thing! Out of the 71 students that have received more than one referral, only 48 have more than two. Our students are making great choices and learning quickly to avoid repeating bad ones.

WE💜PBiS! Service Project

During the month of February, Maplewood Elementary will join together in a service project. A service project is meant to boost civic engagement in students and help them take initiative to strengthen the world around them. Over the past couple of weeks, students in grades 4, 5 and 6 voted on which charitable organization to assist during technology class. Almost half of the student votes were in favor of fundraising for the Humane Society. Our service project will directly benefit our local branch located at the Crawford County Humane Society.

Items needed at that branch are:

*Washable rugs and towels

*Clean cotton socks

*Clay cat litter

*Cat treats

*Rawhide chews

*Cat and dog collars

*Canned dog food

*Canned cat food

Cash donations will also be collected in a bin located in the front office or checks can be made payable to ‘Crawford County Humane Society.’

We will begin collecting items on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 with a scheduled drop off date to the shelter on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Items, cash or checks will be accepted at school until Friday, March 1, 2019.

Thank you in advance to all the parents and children for your participation and helping animals in need while they are waiting on a forever home!

Important Upcoming Dates

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

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!