SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTSDUNFEE DRAGON’S R.O.A.R. LILLIAN M. DUNFEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Goals of the PBSIS Initiative Initiative created and funded by the New Jersey Department of Education in Collaboration with the Office of Special Education Supports the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities Helps create a Positive School Climate Establishes and Supports School/Community Connectedness Supports Pro-Social Student Behavior for ALL students
Implementation of PBSIS at LMDS Applied for 2 year grant Training and Support Provided for Teacher Leaders, Administration, I &RS Team, CST, and a Universal Team(which consisted of Principal, School Counselor, Teachers, Child Study Team Member, and Parent Representative) Established a School-Wide Committee Developed Over-Arching Theme and Expectations
What R.O.A.R.Stands For Respectful students show politeness and courtesy Optimistic students have a positive attitude every day Awesome achievers work and study hard Responsible students follow through in all areas
School Setting Expectations Classroom Cafeteria Bathroom Lining Up Assemblies Hallway Arrival/Dismissal Recess
What R.O.A.R. looks like inside the Classroom Use of positive praise creates a positive classroom environment Maximizes instructional time and time on task Establishes a common language and expectations in all classrooms and other school settings Promotes student success academically, socially, and emotionally
Ways We Reinforce and Celebrate Success September Kick-Off Events R.O.A.R. Tickets Booster Events End of Year Celebrations
P.T.A. Support PTA established a budget line to support kick off and end of year celebrations. PTA plays an integral role in the planning and providing assistance at events. PTA designed spirit wear to reflect overarching theme PTA promotes, reinforces, enhances, and supports all PBSIS initiatives Golden R.O.A.R. Tickets Included in monthly newsletter
Monitoring Success of PBIS Discipline Spreadsheet Pro-Active Strategies Review Expectations/ Focus Areas as Needed Staff Surveys Student Surveys Parent Surveys Student Writing Responses
If you were in charge of the Dunfee School, what is one thing you would NEVER change The top two responses to this writing prompt were our Teachers and the Dunfee Dragon’s R.O.A.R. Program!
Students share their thoughts … Nora Hansen (First Grade) “I would never ever change giving our R.O.A.R. tickets because it shows that you’re being good and it is fun to get prizes if your name is called on Friday. I love R.O.A.R. tickets!”
Students share their thoughts … Kyz’merah Joshua (Fifth Grade) (new student) “One thing that I would never change is our ROAR system. I would never change our ROAR system because it gives everyone a chance to show how they can be a good student. Also because it goes with the feeling of this school like when you arrive at the school you feel this rush of positive energy and warmth. Another thing is how we have a dragon mascot. It fits with our ROAR and that’s why I would never change our ROAR system.”
Students share their thoughts … MadeeRusssomanno (Fifth Grade) “It was a tough decision, but if one thing was able to stay it would be R.O.A.R. tickets. When you receive a R.O.A.R. ticket, you feel good. If you are seen doing something good and are rewarded, you feel like you do get rewarded for good behavior, not just punished for the bad. I truly hope, R.O.A.R. tickets keep on going throughout the years and as long as the Dunfee Elementary School stands.”
SPECIAL RECOGNITION Recognized as a PBSIS Showcase School in 2013 Invited to participate and share our successes at the PBSIS Conference in the Spring
Kickoff Parade Please Join Us As We Celebrate a New School Year The Dunfee Dragon Way! Who: Students, Staff, PTA, High School Band, Police, Fire Dept., Drake the Dragon along with other dignitaries will be parading to kick off the year to promote a positive school and community partnership. When: Friday, September 20th @ 9:15a.m. Where: The route will begin at the Dunfee School. We will follow Bayside to Beacon. We will loop around Compass. We will then follow Bayside back to the school. Please cheer us on from the sidewalks along the parade route.