Shark Family News
What's happening in the Sheldon Elementary Community
WELCOME BACK SHARK FAMILIES!
I want to personally welcome you back to the 2022-2023 school year. Last school year, we focused on overcoming all obstacles as a community. We truly lived up to our theme of "Stronger Together."
This year, our theme is "Born Swimmin'." When sharks are born, they come out into the world swimming. They are born with all they need to navigate the ocean. We want our students to know the same thing. They already have all they need to be successful. Our job as a community to help them to see that. We have a plan in place that will do just that!
In this published newsletter, we will be sharing our plan with hopes that it provides you with ways you can encourage your student and even re-enforce concepts at home.
We want to thank you for all you have done in these difficult times and thank you in advance for all your support this year. We believe that at the end of this year, we will have ALL grown in confidence.
Social Emotional Learning - Zones of Regulation
WHAT ARE ZONES OF REGULATION?
The first four weeks of school, we are teaching our students the four colors, their own triggers that put them into a certain zone, as well as strategies for coping when our emotional colors switch from green to another colored zone.
We encourage all families to print out our zones poster and use it at home. If your child experiences "big" emotions, help them self-regulate by asking them:
1. What color zone are you feeling?
2. What caused you to go into that zone?
3. What strategy could we use to go back to green?
We hope this helps you at home as well!
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Thursday, Sep. 1st, 5-6:15pm
2601 May Road
Save the date for Thursday, September 1st!
Come meet the classroom teacher, see the classroom, and discover all your student will be learning this year!
Two sessions to choose from:
5:45 - 6:15 pm
When you arrive, head straight to the classroom for the teacher presentations!
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE
WHAT IS PBIS?
In the first six weeks of school, we are intentionally teaching these expectations. We have been working on being safe, respectful, and responsible in our classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, and while playing soccer and basketball. We encourage our families to watch our playground expectation videos at home and discuss with students how they can follow our 3 Be's.
Students who are "caught" following expecations can be awarded Shark Bucks. Students can use these to purchase fun items at our student store each week.