P'ville Elementary Newsletter

January 2016 Edition - We're Growing Learners & Leaders!

PBIS Assembly - New Year's Style

The first and second grade classrooms (with the help of some 5th grade friends too) put on a wonderful assembly to kick start our 2016! They reminded us the importance of creating a New Year's resolution to be an even better person this year, which will in turn help us follow our PBIS expectations: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe. Thanks to all the hard work from the presenters that day: Lily Mason, Jaycee Morris, Hayden Lawson, Tyla Shannon, Ava Van Ness, Sophie Morgan, Easton Cox, JJ Phillips, Trey Friday, Jesse James, Olivia Anthony, Kamryn Neer, Ashlyn McConnell, Emily Nichols, Nathan Pollard, and Peyton Seuferer.

Habit of the Month: "Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood"

Students this month were taught and worked on Habit #5, centered around good habits of listening. Students learned that leaders use empathic listening skills first to really, truly listen to someone before they think about their response. In too many cases, especially when we argue, we aren't listening to the other person but rather focusing on how we'll respond. Students heard the analogy that we have two ears and only one mouth for a reason - we need to be twice as good at listening than talking!

Trojan Trompers for January

The last Friday of the month has come and gone again, and as usual, we celebrated our progress toward being better leaders by using our Leader In Me habits! Congratulations to the following students for being chosen by their teacher for exhibiting excellence in "Seeking first to understand, then to be understood": Chase King, Lizzie Ammons, Creyton Jones, Addi Bartels, Aman Sandhu, Zaden "Zippy" Fouch, Shawn Curtis, Claira Vestal, Tyler Bull, Addison Sobotka, Ella Fust, Gracie Dawson, Tresten Shannon, Alayna Loneman, Draydin Friedel, Raegan Murray, Hayden Brent, Carlos Hernandez, Logan Taylor, Trey Friday, Tyla Shannon, Stanton Major, Ava Greene, Michael Ver Ploeg, Mira Hughes, Dawson Schrader, Danika Park, Colton Thomas, Devin Thomas, Kendall Krichau, Eva Sample, Morrison Launsdale, Emma Hodnefield, Kaylee Linn, Jonah Schumacher & Olivia Anthony. Way to go kids!

Upcoming Important Dates/Events

Feb. 1-5: FAST testing week!

Feb. 3: PTO meeting, 5:30 in Elementary Library

Feb. 8: School Board Meeting, 6:30 PM in HS Library

Feb. 9 & 11: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4-8:00 PM

Feb. 12: NO SCHOOL

Feb. 23: PK, 1st & 2nd Grade to Civic Center (Field Trip)

Orange Pride Classroom of the Month: PKM!

Congratulations to Miss Mortensen's pre-school classroom for being chosen our Classroom of the Month. They have earned an additional 5 minutes of daily recess for being so great at exhibiting our Orange Pride expectations - Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. Way to go, PKM!
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