PAWS

Oley Valley Elementary School

Principals Update

The start of the school has been great at OVES! Over the first 3 weeks of school, students and staff have worked together to model and learn the school-wide expectations related to PAWS - Pride in Our School; Act Responsibly; Work Hard; and Show Respect. The first week of school a school-wide pep rally was held to welcome back staff and students and highlight the PAWS program at OVES. During the second and third weeks of school grade levels partnered with each other as students learned the expectations for the cafeteria, hallways, playground, bathrooms, and school bus.


This year students will only be earning Dojo points towards individual and school-wide incentives. Staff will no longer be handing out PAWS cards. The use of Dojo points in every classroom and Essentials has eliminated the need to also hand out PAWS cards.


In the upcoming weeks, OVES will stay a busy place. Students will attend an assembly hosted by Science Explorers in late September and have the opportunity in October to attend the annual Donuts with Dads event and Halloween Parade.


As always, if you have any questions, concerns, and/or celebration of OVES, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Respectfully,


Dr. Matt Broskey

Principal

Positive Bus Ride Program 2019-2020

The Positive Bus Ride program will focus on reducing the amount of bus referrals at Oley Valley Elementary School. Through goal setting and the tracking of bus referrals, the focus is to create a more positive bus experience for students and the drivers. The program will focus on the following areas: goal setting, tracking and sharing referral data with students, consistent bus expectations, and developing bus leaders.


The first phase of the program focuses on reducing the overall number of referrals for the school. As referrals are received, the program will focus on addressing common referral behaviors across all buses and the building. An individual bus or the school may work towards goals based on the number and/or type of referrals received for a bus or across all buses.


Bus behavior expectations have been developed that are in line with the school-wide expectations under the PAWS program. These expectations have been taught and modeled for the students with lessons during the first few weeks of school. The following are the bus expectations:


  • Stay Seated
  • Keep Hands/Feet to Self
  • Keep it Clean
  • Inside Volume
  • Respect the Driver & Each Other


The program will also focus on developing student bus leaders who can help reinforce expectations, review goals for the bus, and take an active leadership role on the school bus. Bus leaders will be fourth and fifth grade students.

Parent Drop-Off

Parent drop-off begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 8:40 a.m. A few reminders for parents when dropping off their child:



  1. Whenever possible, parents should stay in their vehicles and goodbyes should be done within the vehicle.
  2. At NO TIME should a vehicle go out of the parent drop-off line and pass other vehicles. Driving around other vehicles presents a major safety issue for our students.
  3. Please be patient, courteous, and respectful to other drivers/parents. Remember, our students are watching!
  4. If staff are not present and/or the doors are shut, please drive around to the front of the building to drop-off your child. Remember, after 8:45 a.m. a parent must walk their child into the front office to sign them into school

Watch Dog Dads

The Watch Dog Dads program is a national group that focuses on bringing in more male role models into schools. The program has been in place for several years at OVES. This year we are looking to increase the number of DOGS (Dads of Great Students) who volunteer in the building. We would also like to create a leadership team to help the program grow.


The first Donuts with Dads morning is coming up on Friday, October 11th at 7:15 a.m. Sign-up forms will be out shortly. DOGS will also have the opportunity to come in on a monthly basis to volunteer in the school. The sign-up form can be found by clicking the link below.


Monthly DOGS Sign-up Form



If you are interested in joining the leadership team for the Watch Dog Dads program, please email Hank Hoover at oveswatchdogs@gmail.com

Early Dismissals Days 2019 - 2020

The Oley Valley School District will have Early Dismissals on the following days and the Elementary School will dismiss parent pick-up at 1:20PM and bus students at 1:30PM. These times are different from last year.


October 25

January 17

February 14


The Oley Valley School District will have Half Days on the following days and the Elementary School will dismiss at 11:50 a.m.


December 23

June 5

Safe2Say is an anonymous reporting system to report information concerning students who may be a threat to themselves or others. The program provides an app, website, and hotline as reporting options. More information about the Safe2Say program can be found by clicking here.

PTO Website

Please visit the new PTO website:


https://oleyvalleyelementarypto.org/


PTO handouts, forms, and general information can be found on the new website. The traditional "PTO Packet" will not be sent home with students. All information can be found on the website.

The September Issue of Reading Connections

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Upcoming Events

September 20 - School Closed / Oley Fair

September 24 - PTO Meeting @ 6:30PM

October 11 - Donuts with Dads @ 7:15AM

October 14 - No School / Staff In-service Day

October 25 - Early Dismissal / PPU @ 1:20PM / Bus @ 1:30PM

October 31 - Halloween Parade @ 1:15PM

Community Education Foundation

We continue to be very thankful for the Oley Valley Community Education Foundation and the outstanding support they provide to our schools. Each year, all of our students benefit because of the hard work and dedication this group provides to us. Please click here to visit their website to find out more on how to get involved and access current and past newsletters.

Oley Library

Check out the Oley Library Facebook page!!


https://www.facebook.com/OleyLibrary
Oley Valley School District Website

Check out the new website!