Maryville Guidance News
RED RIBBON WEEK
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.
Activities Related to Red Ribbon Week
Essay and Poster Contest
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.
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!
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.
PBIS Behavior and Discipline Update
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.
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 13th, 10am
4504 Summers Drive
Fund for the Arts Next! Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 15th, 12-4pm
315 West Broadway
Term 1 ENDS
Friday, Oct. 16th, 8am
4504 Summers Drive
See Mrs. Barron with questions.