October 4, 2019
Positive Student Recognition
September Terrific Tigers
PAWS-itive Character Trait
2019-2020 PBiS Goal
Our overall goal is to have 85% or more of our kids receive one or fewer minor/major behavior referrals this school year. 81% of our students were successful last year so let's raise the bar! As of October 1, 2019 452 out of out 462 students have received one or fewer behavior referrals for discipline. That means that 98% of our students at Maplewood Elementary were consistently doing the right thing! Our students are making great choices and learning quickly to avoid repeating bad ones.
Tiger Ticket Weekly Tallying
The goal of PBIS is to create an atmosphere of positivity and to foster community relationships between students, staff and administration. Using this framework, staff recognizes and affirms positive student behavior, as opposed to primarily disciplining negative behavior. The idea is to push the positive. The program is based on the understanding that the school will become more positive and the overall culture will grow when teachers and staff take the time to recognize positive student behaviors. To reinforce the positive behavior, staff recognize students demonstrating appropriate behavior with a tiger ticket. Tickets are submitted by the students to a bag in each homeroom and cashed out every week. Grade levels earning one thousand tickets or more earn an extra recess. ROAR not only rewards positive behaviors on an individual and homeroom basis, but it unites a large, diverse building as well. Beyond the hard numbers of outcomes, kids learn best in a positive, safe environment. Below are the grade level tiger ticket totals. These numbers are also displayed in our main lobby with tiger ticket tally totals for all to see and are updated weekly.
Week 4 Totals:
K - 872
1 - 3, 219
2 - 1,186
3 - 438
4 - 772
5 - 431
6 - 546
Congratulations to grade 2 for earning an extra recess with good behavior and to grade 1 for earning two more! Keep up the great work, Maplewood!
What does a positive office referral look like at MES?
*Sign the VIP wall
*Selfie with Mrs. Fonzo
*Ring the bell
*Loud cheering and high fives
*Names read weekly over intercom
Keep up the great work, MES!
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 AttitudeR - Responsibility for Yourself
Parent Conference Sign Ups
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 from 7:35am-3:00pm. Each teacher at MES has an online sign up for you to schedule a time to come in and chat with him or her about your child's progress. Please click the link below to find your child's teacher. If you have any trouble scheduling online, please call the MES main office at (814)337-1659 between 7:30am-3:30pm and we will be happy to help you!
Science Story Time!
Once a month, you're invited to bring your preschooler to Penn State Behrend for story reading, interactive activities, and "out-of-this-world" fun!
- WHAT: Science Story Time
- WHEN: Nov. 8 & Dec. 6
- TIME: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
- WHERE: Roche Hall at Penn State Behrend
Science Story Time is free and open to all preschool-aged children accompanied by an adult. Just be sure to RSVP in advance for both you and your child at this link.
Each session includes a story reading and hands-on lesson by Tracy Halmi, associate teaching professor of chemistry.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-898-6105.
Friday, October 11, 2019 - PBiS Review Assembly at 2:00pm
Monday, October 14, 2019 - NO SCHOOL for Students
Friday, October 18, 2019 - BOO BASH from 6:00pm-8:00pm
October 18 - 25, 2019 - Scholastic Book Fair
October 23 - 31, 2019 - Red Ribbon Week
Friday, October 25, 2019 - Parent Conferences
Friday, November 1, 2019 - First Nine Weeks Ends
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - Daylight Savings Time Ends
Friday, November 8, 2019 - National STEM Day
Friday, November 8, 2019 - Student Recognition Assembly
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