PBSES Newsletter

September 27th, 2021

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This Newsletter will cover:

  • Growth Mindset Creative Corner
  • Calm Corner
  • SWIS
  • Great Kids
  • October Theme
  • Spirit Day

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    Growth Mindset Creative Corner

    Power of Yet: School Wide Project

    The Power of Yet and a Growth Mindset are powerful cognitive mindsets to reach success! We are working hard to foster a Growth Mindset in all of our students! Students should have heard a reading of The Magical Yet. This school-wide project will bring all students together in having a growth mindset for the year!

    Please take 15 min to show the video below and do our school-wide Growth Mindset project!

    September Creative Corner: Growth Mindset

    Reading of The Magical Yet

    Growth Mindset Reading- Sepctember 2021

    Calm Corner

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    Tier 1 Practice

    One of the strategies of helping a child in an escalated state is a calming break. We have committed to having Calm Corners in each class and common area as a Tier 1 school-wide practice. Calm Corners provide a safe, predictable space to de-escalate, while remaining in the classroom. Please note the pinwheel has been removed due to Covid related safety protocols.

    Click here to schedule a time for a classroom demonstration!

    SWIS is our behavior data tracking system that we use to track major and minor behaviors externally exhibited in the classroom. Please see our definitions for major and minor behaviors below as well as a helpful video to get you started. I will be reaching out to teams to make sure everyone is up-to-date on SWIS.
    SWIS Tutorial

    Briarwood Great Kids

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    Each staff member nominates at least 4 students each month that have followed the Briarwood Way! Please focus on nominating students with a growth mindset this month!

    ⋆The student will receive…

    • A Certificate
    • Shout Out
    • BW Sticker (arriving this week)
    • Posted Certificate

    Please have your Great Kids submissions in before Thursday at 4pm,

    otherwise those names will be held until next week.

    Click here to nominate your Great Kid today!

    Click here to view the Great Kids Nomination Tracker!

    October Theme: Unity Month

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    October is a month to come together in unity! We are celebrating friendship, inclusion and anti-bullying this month. Please stay tuned for lessons and activities from Heather and Belma!

    Briarwood Spirit Days

    You are AMAZING! Keep it up!!