Leary Elementary School - Welcome to Leary Elementary
Welcome to Leary Elementary SchoolPrincipal: Jennifer Tomalty; email@example.com; (585) 359-5468Nurse: Jacqueline Repp; firstname.lastname@example.org; (585) 359-5474Main Office Phone: (585) 359-5460Attendance Line: (585) 359-5471October 2017
Dear Leary Family,
Our district-wide initiative called PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) began its eighth year of implementation with the 2017-2018 school year. At all schools across the district and across all school settings, students are explicitly taught what it means to demonstrate our five traits of being respectful, being responsible, being caring, being trustworthy, and being ready to learn. Here at Leary, we encourage students to support each other and act responsibly by “Showing our Leary Pride” each and every day!
While we emphasize each of these traits, there is one we want to address specifically in this month’s newsletter. As we enter the second month of the school year, there is still much learning to be done! Having our students ready to learn on a daily basis is critical to their success in school. However, we can’t do it alone. As our partners in education, we need your support in helping your child understand what being ready to learn looks like in the home as they prepare for school each and every day.
These simple steps and suggestions can help all children succeed in school:
Spending Time Together
Ø Set aside time for talking - without being interrupted by phones, TV, radio, and computers.
Ø As a family, play games together that encourage concentration (jigsaw puzzles and board games).
Working Out a Family Routine
Ø Children like routines, so try to have regular times for going to bed and getting up, mealtimes, and family times.
Ø Make sure they have a healthful breakfast at home or at school.
Ø Review your child’s “Take Home” folder daily.
Ø The night before school, make sure to have the backpack ready with everything needed for school and set out the clothes. This helps the morning routine go more smoothly without rushing and forgetting things at the last minute.
Getting Enough Sleep
Ø Children need sleep to develop, concentrate in school and to learn well
Ø For primary-age children, 10 hours of sleep each night is recommended. Older children still need as many as nine hours of sleep.
Ø Too many late bedtimes can make it hard for children to learn.
Our efforts are making a difference! All of our progress with PBIS can be seen first-hand on our school page on the district website at http://rhnet.org/leary.cfm?subpage=34841, at our Leary Pride link on the Leary page. We also have a sample home matrix so you can reinforce these traits at home.
Thank you for your support of our behavioral expectations, both at school and at home. As always, should you have any questions or if I can be of assistance, please contact me at 359-5460 or email@example.com. You are an important part of our school community, and I thank you in advance for your support and assistance!
Jennifer Tomalty, Principal
Sincerely,Jennifer Tomalty, Principal