This Month’s Trait is “Perseverance”

Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) are a way for Cherry Park to encourage good behavior. With PBIS, kids learn about behavior, just as they learn other subjects like math or science. The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment. We use a variety of student acknowledgment systems to recognize students for their positive behavior. There are also disciplinary systems in place to help correct and prevent future problem behavior.

Read more about PBIS.

Our PBIS Commitments

  • Commitment #1: We believe all kids can be successful with support
  • Commitment #2: We use clear, positive-framed language with students and colleagues.
  • Commitment #3: We greet students in the lobby/halls, and at the classroom door throughout the day.
  • Commitment #4: We acknowledge all students with positive language and support.
  • Commitment #5: We communicate with each other and families to support student success.

Character Traits/Students of the Month/Spirit Days

Each month, our school highlights one character trait, which is discussed in classes, and teachers may do related activities with students. At the end of the month, each classroom teacher chooses two students of the month who exemplify this trait. These awards are announced at a monthly assembly.

Our assembly days are followed by School Spirit Days!

MonthFocus Character TraitSpirit Day Date and Theme
SeptemberKindnessSeptember 30 — Stuffed Animal Day
OctoberCourageOctober 28 — Hat Day
NovemberInclusionDecember 2 — Sports Day
DecemberGenerosityDecember 16 — Pajama Day
JanuaryGrowth MindsetJanuary 26 — Growth Mindset
FebruaryThoughtfulFebruary 24 — Rainbow Day
MarchEmpathyMarch 16 — Super Hero Day
AprilHonestyApril 28 — Decades Day
MayPerseveranceJune 2 — Tie Dye Day
JuneNo Assembly/NOT including awards assemblyJune 16 — Beach Day

Charger Cards

One of the goals of PBIS is to increase the number of positive interactions between staff and students. Charger Cards are used to show appreciation to a student from a staff member. Charger Cards can be given anywhere and anytime in the school to students to demonstrate being safe, respectful, and responsible.

Teachers and staff award Charger Cards to recognize students who are following school-wide and classroom expectations. Students put their vouchers into a bucket, and every lunch, our principal and other staff draw multiple cards from the bucket to receive a prize!