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What is all this talk about PBIS and REP?
Schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially and emotionally. For this to happen we must have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth in these areas. By setting forth clear social and behavioral expectations, and directly teaching students about those expectations, we hope to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning. ECMS's plan is based on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (aka PBIS). Our goal is to teach children alternative behaviors to ensure a school environment that is safe, fun and free from distraction, and ultimately helps all children reach their maximum learning potential.
ECMS has three school-wide expectations - Demonstrate Respect, Effort and Pride (REP). Throughout the year, students are taught about what it means to demonstrate each of these expectations. PBIS encourages consistent, positive rewards to celebrate student success. Students who are “caught” following the behavioral expectations are rewarded with REP points. These points may be used to purchase school supplies or privileges in the classroom. Students may also visit the REP Store on Friday mornings between 8:45 amt and the first bell. Items "sold" in the store include school supplies, stuffed animals (a favorite!), small toys, homework passes, eat lunch with a friend passes, gift cards for local restaurants, and other knick-knacks. Store items change as donations are made from our Partners in Education, parents, community members. etc. We also have raffles the kids can enter for things such as gift cards to the movies, X-Drenaline, Game Stop, etc. During December, the REP store includes a Holiday Shop where students can spend their points on gifts for their family members. We also hold a Mother's Day Market around Mother's Day for kids to purchase items for the special women in their lives.
What Can You Do To Help?
YOU can help make the REP store a success. You can Volunteer in the REP Store on Friday mornings. Sign up here at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090444aca928a64-ecms. Or you can Donate to the store (especially around the holidays and Mother’s Day) – we will have bins in the front office, or you can arrange to get donations picked up by contacting us. If you have questions or have items (stuffed animals are a HUGE hit) that you would like to donate to the REP store, please contactElizabeth Cervantes, REP Store Co-Chair at 404.643.8125 or at email@example.com.