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News from Derby Elementary School- August 28, 2015

posted Aug 31, 2015, 8:11 AM by Aime Forbes   [ updated Aug 31, 2015, 8:12 AM ]

Have you heard about Tiger Paw Pride?  Ask your child (they may be able to name parts of it as ROAR, Paw Poms, Mega Paw, Class Paw, Super Paw).  It is our new Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBiS) system to encourage positive behaviors.  It has really helped get our school year off to a great start!  Attached are pictures of children proud of the Mega Paw their classes earned during the first week of school!  Here is a link to a slideshow and video about Tiger Paw Pride.  http://des.ncsuvt.org/home/tiger-paw-pride

 A few pieces of information and reminders for you:

 Hug and Go:  Now that we have the first week under our belts, we’d really like you to “Hug and Go.”  If you are driving your child to school, please hug your child in the school lobby and then let them walk down to the classroom on their own.  It’s a healthy thing for parents and kids to separate at the school door, rather than the classroom door.  Teachers work on building community and helping children get to know and interact with each other, and parents separating from children in the classroom can interfere with that.  Teachers also don’t have time to conference with parents, as they are helping their children learn routines and positive interaction.

 Before School Gym & Physical Activity:  Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015,  our gym will be open and supervised by Dr. J each morning at 8:00 am.  So children are welcome to come to school at 8am to play in the gym. 

 Recycling and Food Scraps:  We have developed a plan for our lunchroom.  We DO NOT have a "take out what you bring in" policy in the cafeteria. Yesterday we started training children to do the following:  All paper, all plastic, and EMPTY food and drink containers go in the trash. (Juice boxes, milk cartons, straws, napkins baggies, yogurts, etc.)  I repeat, THEY MUST BE EMPTY in order to go into the trash!  Milk and juice containers that are not empty go to the dish window (straw free) where liquid will be dumped.  NO food gets thrown in the trash. Children with hot lunch trays leave food scraps on their trays and bring to the window. Children bringing cold lunch from home that have food scraps should throw food scraps in the green bucket with the sign that says, "Cold Lunch Food Scraps.”

 Substitute Bus Monitors:  Most of our buses have monitors, and we are in need of substitute bus monitors.  Hours would be 7:30 am – 9:00 am, and 2:30 – 4:00pm.   Pay is $13.76 per hour.  Please call our office for an application if you are interested.  

 Thank You for your support in making this a wonderful school year for all the children and staff!