SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION
October 4, 2012 - Letter from John Alberghini
What is CARES
We are excited about the start of our school year and introducing the first year of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). A school team attended a workshop over the summer to design the first phase of implementing this model, which is being incorporated into our already existing CARES model (Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, Self- Control).
This model is meant to be a pro-active approach to our school wide discipline program, designed to reinforce the positive behaviors of students doing what is expected of them. At the same time,it serves as a support to students who need extra assistance to reach the school wide expectations of CARES. Our goal is to decrease the number of out of class referrals, increase student in class time thereby improving student academic performance.
Please ask your child what they have learned about CARES these past two weeks and have them tell you the expectations we have set for our dining room, recess, special events, bus dismissal, hallways, and classrooms.
CARES Team Members: Dave Cavanagh, Scott Cole, Cate Lamb, Kevin Hamilton, Jen King, Maria Germano, Greg Martin, Marcia Waite, and Lisa Windhausen!!