Friday, August 16, 2013

The first week of the new year is complete!

Our first few days have been busy! Thank you to all the families that have come in to meet Dr. Malouff and myself!  We are beyond excited to start this school year!  As we are talking to parents we are getting a few questions that I would like to address.

Arrival Procedures--Please remember we will only have two doors monitored and supervised in the morning.  All children and adults entering the building must use one of these two doors.  The front main door will always be supervised and the "bus loop" door will also be supervised in the morning.  We will direct all students to the correct doors.  Parents please remember to sign in if you will be visiting or volunteering in the classrooms.

We have also had some inquires into band and orchestra for the upcoming year.  Band will be occurring on Wednesday afternoons from 3:35 to 4:35 and on Friday mornings from 7:30-8:30.  Orchestra will occur on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 3:35-4:35 and every other Monday in the afternoon from 3:35-4:35.  We will have assemblies for 4th and 5th grade students so they can see and hear the instruments available.  There will also be a parent information and instrument rental night that is tentatively planned for the night of August 28th at Chaparral High School.  

Our back to school night will be next Wednesday evening between 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM.  We will start with a meet the staff and new administration in the gym at 5:00 and then our official classrooms visits will continue between 5:30 and 6:30.  Come and see some the great things that are already happening at PCE!!

Our theme this year is "Learning is an Adventure!"  We are off to a great start of that adventure!  I have seen so many smiles, excitement and laughter coming from classes as they are presented with challenges in the classrooms!  

This year we will also introduce PBIS to PCE!!  PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (  The philosophy behind PBIS is to provide a
"decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students."  One of the structures put in place is common language for the staff and the students--usually in a format that is easy to remember for kids.  Our behavior acronym is to show our Wolf PRIDE. Positive attitude, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Effort.  Throughout the year teachers and staff will reinforce positive behaviors in choices students make with something called a "WOLF PRIDE TICKET"

As children earn these tickets at school they will be recognized over the intercom and become eligible for a "monthly drawing".  This is our way of recognizing great choices and outstanding behavior!

Have a great weekend!!!  

Carrie Rotherham
PCE Principal

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