Last year, the staff and PAC brought in a program that focused on social responsibility, respectful conflict resolution, making amends, and understanding how our choices affect others. The program is called Stand By Me, and it was presented to Kindergarten to grade 7 students last year.
I was not at Cleveland last year, but I have heard good things about the program. Students this year have told me that they remember the meetings, and that they learned some strategies fro getting along.
This year, we will be doing some follow up sessions with a Stand Be Me facilitator.
Our PAC will be advertising a parent night soon (keep February 20th clear). Look for more information in upcoming newsletters and/or on the Cleveland PAC web site.
More information about Stand By Me (including a schedule of class sessions) will be coming home soon.
If you have any questions about the Stand By Me program at Cleveland, please contact your child’s teacher, or come to tonight’s PAC meeting (7:00 pm in Cleveland’s library)
Social responsibility is quite a big topic, and cannot be covered in just a short session. It is something we need to teach and and reteach. We make use of the BC Performance Standards to help develop lessons and activities to promote positive behaviours. The Cleveland staff has a PBIS (Positive Behaviours Interventions and Support) committee to support students and help us all understand clear expectations for behaviours. The committee is also in charge of our Giving Tree, which lives in our front hallway and is becoming filled with leaves.
In order to support positive behaviours, we ask all members of the Cleveland Elementary School community to practice our Code of Conduct:
- Care for Self
- Care for Others
- Care for the Environment
By showing care, kindness, patience and respect, we can all make this a better school.