Pekin P.R.I.D.E. - PBIS Comes to Pekin Elementary
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a program that recognizes the positive contributions of students. The goals are to help each child develop self-discipline and make good choices.
The PBIS process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Routines and common language with respect to appropriate school behaviors are consistent throughout our school. As a result, instructional time is effectively used to teach, and other overall school environment is calm, pleasant, and conducive to learning.
PBIS at Pekin
The staff of Pekin Community School District is focused on working with students and their families to promote positive behavior in all school settings. On a daily basis we are reinforcing the ideas of Pekin P.R.I.D.E.
P.R.I.D.E. stands for-
Expected behaviors for all areas are displayed on the Pekin PRIDE matrix in all classrooms. Expected behaviors for specific areas are displayed on posters in that area.
When the school rules are followed, students have an opportunity to be recognized for their efforts by receiving Pekin P.R.I.D.E. tickets. When school rules are not followed, specific consequences result.
Tickets are given by staff members acknowledging positive behavior.
Once received, the tickets go into a classroom box for a weekly drawing for various awards.
All tickets from each grade are saved for a possible school-wide reward. This year they are working toward the goal of an all school ice cream sundae party at the end of the year.
What can you do to help?
Ask your child to tell you the school rules.
Ask your child to discuss examples of ways he or she can use these rules to help them learn and participate at school.
Discuss ways that these rules can be used at home and in the community.
Praise your child’s positive behaviors at home, school, and in the community.
Have a daily conversation with your child about the tickets they may have received that day and why they think they received them.
This year we have recently implemented PBIS in our hallways. We will gradually add other areas of PBIS next fall. We have already noticed a great improvement in hallway behaviors and look forward to making improvements next year!