Dr. Deborah Santacapita
We will continue to embrace the PBIS Model for achieving optimal behavior from all our students each and every day. Each Hallen student will continue to earn a letter each day (S.O.A.R.S) to participate in our Fun Friday activity. Students also have a chance to earn tickets for “Caught You for Being Good” which will earn a prize and announcement of the student’s name on the intercom. This is a wonderful way to acknowledge positive behavior.
We will continue to implement our school wide initiative called “Take a Break Corner”. It is located in a corner of the classroom decorated with colorful objects or posters that students can go to if they need a few minutes to calm down and reassess their behavior. They can write down their feelings in a journal if they desire and return, feeling better in a matter of a few minutes. A timer is used by the students so they know when time is up.
Our school-wide initiative called, “Morning Meetings” has had a positive effect on our students’ connection to each other and their teacher. Every morning, students share and rate their emotions using a 1-5 rating system, 5 being the best. If students do not feel valued or appreciated, they will not try to achieve their personal best. This quick self-assessment gives them the opportunity to assess their feelings, values their right to express it, and allows them to connect with their peers and teacher.
Saturday, April 29, 2017