Maryville Guidance News

October 2015


Red Ribbon Week is October 19th-23rd this year. The theme for this year is "Respect Yourself: Be Drug Free"

October is also considered Bully Prevention Month. The theme for this year is "Be a School Safety Super Hero." Discussions and work should resolve around respecting yourself and others and making good choices because of it, which include making safe choices about your body and those around you.

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Activities Related to Red Ribbon Week

Essay and Poster Contest

During Red Ribbon Week an Essay and Poster contest are sponsored by the district. Each elementary school is required to participate and submit nominations for the district wide competition. We must submit a nomination for K-1, 2-3 and 4-5 for both essay and poster.

The essay must be on the topic of "Respect Yourself: Be Drug Free" The poster can be on that topic or on Bully Prevention (Be a School Safety Super Hero). Those are the only requirements.

Final products are due to Mrs. Barron by Monday, October 26, 2015. More information was sent out via email on October 12th or you can request it from Mrs. Barron.

Last year Maryville fourth grader Kaylee Vickers won the district prize for her Bully Prevention poster. The year before that fifth grader Dilon Brown won for his Red Ribbon poster. Winning posters hang outside Ms. Kline's office. Be sure to point it out to students as an example.

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Estimation Jar

Back by Popular Demand!!!

Each morning a jar of items will be displayed in the front hallway. These items will be related to Red Ribbon Week and drug/bullying awareness. Classes are to submit guesses as to how many items are in the jar by 1:30 PM. The class that guesses the closest to the actual number will win the items and be recognized on the afternoon announcements.


More information will be sent to teachers regarding the scavenger hunt, but here is a brief summary:

A list of tasks will be sent to all classrooms. Classes will need to complete a certain number of these tasks during Red Ribbon Week. Some tasks will be assigned to a specific day, while others will be left up to the classes. There will be more tasks suggested than classes will need to complete, so there is room for flexibility and discussion. At the end of the week, classes who complete the scavenger hunt (hopefully all) will receive a small prize related to Red Ribbon Week.

Some of these tasks include:

Students sign the Drug Free Pledge (required)

Classes create a chalk message outside related to Red Ribbon Week

Read a book related to drug awareness

Read a book related to bullying

Complete a bully blocker lesson (required)

Complete a Red Ribbon Week writing activity

All members of your class participate in the Dress Out Day

Submit ideas for next year's Red Ribbon Dress Out Days

Take a picture of your class participating in Red Ribbon Week activities for the yearbook/facebook page.

Perfect Attendance for the class

Any other recommendations and ideas are welcome!

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Red Ribbon Theme Days

During Red Ribbon Week, students are allowed to dress up to show their support for being Drug Free. In the past we have asked for canned goods donations, but students can dress up with out a donation this year.

Monday, October 19th: WEAR RED

I pledge to be Drug Free

Tuesday, October 20th: Drugs 'r Bad

Dress like a Pirate Day

Wednesday, October 21st: Saying "no" is No Sweat

Wear your favorite Sweat pants

Thursday, October 22nd: Real Heroes don't need Drugs

Dress like a Super Hero

Friday, October 23rd: I Rule, Drugs Drool

Dress like a Prince or Princess

If you have any questions about the details regarding dress up days, please see Mrs. Barron.


There will be two classroom guidance sign ups going out relatively close to one another. Ms. Utterback has purchased videos specific to drug awareness for the counseling program. These age appropriate videos will be shown during classroom guidance the week of Red Ribbon. A few weeks later, classroom guidance will be on Habit Two: Begin with the End in Mind. More information will be coming on that classroom guidance.

PBIS Behavior and Discipline Update

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Maryville is continuing to show marked success with teaching the expectations to our students. For the 2015-2016 school year, students have earned 10 referrals. These is the smallest amount of referrals earned in the first nine weeks of school since we began tracking in 2011-2012!

11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16

August 13 3 8 3 1

September 16 8 8 10 7

October 13 5 9 12 2

So far, every month of this school year has seen a decrease in referrals from the previous 4 years.

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The majority of referrals are being earned in the classroom, which is to be expected. Only 2 bus referrals have been earned this year, which is pretty remarkable. At this point last year, 5 referrals had been earned on the bus.

By hiring a lunchroom monitor, we are hoping the consistency in the lunchroom will help improve the behavior during lunch time.

Only 1 student has earned more than 1 referral. This student is going to begin weekly meetings with Mrs. Barron in an effort to combat his inappropriate choices.

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Bus Expectations

On the Tuesday and Wednesday following Fall Break, we will have a school bus in our parking lot, much like we did the first three days of school. Please make time to take your class outside and review the bus expectations with each other our students. Utilize this chance to prepare your students for the bus rides home and potential field trips.

Towne Hall

Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 10am

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

3rd Grade will be presenting the expectations at Towne Hall.

Fund for the Arts Next! Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 12-4pm

315 West Broadway

Louisville, KY

My October Fund for the Arts Next! Leadership Team meeting is Thursday, October 15th from 12-4 PM.

Term 1 ENDS

Friday, Oct. 16th, 8am

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

Term one ends on Friday, October 16th. Grades are due in Infinite Campus by Monday, October 26th. Report Cards will go home on Wednesday, October 28th.

See Mrs. Barron with questions.

PBIS Coaches Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 2-4pm

1040 Kentucky 44

Shepherdsville, KY

The PBIS District Coaches meeting will take place at Central Office on Tuesday, October 27th from 2-4 PM. I will be out of the building at this time.

Elementary School Counseling Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 9am-1pm

1040 Kentucky 44

Shepherdsville, KY

The Elementary School Counselors have a meeting at Central Office on Thursday, October 29th from 9 AM- 1 PM. I can be reached by text or email at this time.


Thursday, Oct. 29th, 3:45-4:30pm

4504 Summers Drive

Louisville, KY

October detention will be run by Mrs. Buxton, Mrs. Cornell and Mrs. Crump.

MES Piggy Bank

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 9am to Friday, Oct. 30th, 3:45pm

Mrs. Barron's Office

MES Piggy Bank deposits will be due the last Thursday and Friday of the month to Mrs. Barron. I will provide an extension for chocolate.