Tiger Insider

November 8, 2019

Positive Student Recognition

October Terrific Tigers

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Announcing our October Terrific Tigers representing COURAGE! Aubriona & Aiden (grade 6), Kenzie & Clayton (grade 5), Sarah & Brayden (grade 4), Joseph & Caleb (grade 3), Krichel & Noah (grade 2), Georgia & Chase (grade 1) and Ariana & Ronan (kindergarten). When you see them, please congratulate them on being such positive influences in our school family!

November PAWS-itive Character Trait is RESPECT!

Respect is a way of treating or thinking about something or someone. Being respectful is behaving in way that shows regard for someone or something.

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. As of November 1, 2019 448 out of out 464 students have received one or fewer behavior referrals for discipline. That means that 97% 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.

Quarter 1 Student Recognition Assembly

Third Trimester Student Recognition

Maplewood Elementary recognized student accomplishments that occurred during the first quarter on Friday, November 8, 2019. 213 students were recognized from across grades K-6 for demonstrating PAWSOME learning behaviors and another 92 students were recognized from across grades K-6 for having PERFECT ATTENDANCE! Students who were recognized during the assembly for contributing so positively to our school community will be put into a random drawing for either MES ear buds donated by our fabulous PTO, tokens to The Rink in Titusville donated by the wonderful Cauvel family who own and operate that establishment or a grand prize of a Kindle Fire donated generously by Sean Battin of Horace Mann.Winners will be announced on Monday, November 11, 2019!

Tiger Ticket Weekly Tallying

WOW! Our bucket is full of Tiger Tickets around here!

Here is how the end of Quarter 1 tallied up:

K - 2037

1 - 4581

2 - 2153

3 - 1029

4 - 1828

5 - 1016

6 - 897

For a grand total of 13, 541 Tiger Tickets!

Congratulations to Kindergarten and 2nd grade who earned two extra recesses this quarter and to 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade who earned one extra recess a piece! A most special congratulations to 1st grade who not only earned FOUR extra recesses, but also a DANCE PARTY to celebrate being grade prize winners! Can't wait to shake a leg with all of them to celebrate some awesome learning behaviors!

We will start to tally anew in Quarter 2 for more chances at an extra recess for every 1000 tickets earned and look to see what grade level can earn the most overall in a new quarter!


Speaking of all the great behavior we have been seeing at MES, 170 students have been recognized so far with a PAWS-itive PICK! A student who is going above and beyond the ROAR expectations gets nominated for a PAWS-itive PICK by an MES staff member!

What does a positive office referral look like at MES?

*Sign the VIP wall

*Call home

*Selfie with Mrs. Fonzo

*Ring the bell

*Loud cheering and high fives

*Names read weekly over intercom

Keep up the great work, MES!

Why PBiS?

Frequently, the question is asked, "Why should I have to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do. Why can I not just expect good behavior?"

In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.

Yearbook Pics

Hollie Casey is looking for organizational pics, sports pics or any other pictures that would be appropriate for the elementary yearbook. They can be emailed to her directly at hcasey@penncrest.org

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 tracy@psu.edu or call 814-898-6105.


Friday, November 8, 2019 - National STEM Day

Friday, November 8, 2019 - Student Recognition Assembly

Monday, November 11 - Veterans Day Assembly at 9:30am

Wednesday, November 13 - Picture Retakes

Thursday, November 14 - Monthly Board Meeting at 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 27 - Monday, December 2 - NO SCHOOL (Happy Thanksgiving!)


Kindergarten has been working hard on gaining their Reading Superpowers! These superpowers will give them the superpower of reading! They celebrated gaining all of the superpowers necessary with capes and books! These are the superpowers your kindergartner now possesses!

We have pointer power!

We have reread power!

We have partner power!

We have picture power!

We have sound power!

We have snap word power!

We have persistence power!

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Students from Mrs. Wilkinson's 4th grade had the opportunity to celebrate the hard work they have done on their Realistic Fiction stories. They shared their stories with friends from 1st grade in Mrs. Nageotte and Mrs. Kral's classes. In return, their students shared some of the work they have been doing on learning to read.
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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!