Student Programs

School No. 2 – Student Programs

Dear School 2 Families,

School 2 would like you to become partners with us in order to maximize the educational process for your children. When you, as a parent, are a partner in your child’s education, your involvement contributes to their success and achievement. As soon as a child begins school, parents can be enlisted as partners to reinforce the benefits of regular, on-time school attendance. The school can help parents believe in and share the following messages:

  • The more you are in school, the more you learn.
  • The more you learn, the higher your grades will be.
  • The better your grades, the more you will enjoy school.
  • The longer you stay in school, the more likely you are to succeed in career and life.

Regular, on-time school attendance is a goal that can only be achieved with the cooperation of both parent and child. Absences contribute to lost learning. Parents should make every effort to schedule family events and appointments during non-school hours. When absences are necessary, parents should call the school on the day of the absence or send a note when the child returns. Please be specific in regards to the reason for the absence – using ‘illness’ or ‘sick’ is not acceptable.

Tardiness contributes to lost learning, as well. When a child arrives late to class, he/she begins the day behind, having missed the teacher’s opening instructions for the day. At School 2, our day begins promptly at 8:40 AM.

There is no substitute for regular attendance at school. The goal of our Attendance Policy is to promote positive, successful students through regular, on-time attendance.

Each month teachers track how many days of perfect attendance their individual classes have. At the end of the month the class winner is announced and they are awarded the Perfect Attendance trophy for that month.

K-Kids is an international student-led program for elementary school students providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership skills.

The objectives of K-Kids are:

  • Provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community.
  • Develop leadership potential.
  • Foster development of a strong moral character.
  • Encourage loyalty to school, community and nation.

Events:

  • Children’s Specialized Hospital donations
  • Canned Food drive
  • Pennies for Patients
  • School clean up
  • Literacy building with Kindergarten
  • School Garden

Positive Behavior Support In Schools

What is PBSIS?
Positive Behavior Support in Schools is a school-wide approach based on recognizing positive contributions of students. PBSIS means students will know exactly what is expected of them. Students who take responsibility to behave positively will be recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways. A key strategy of the PBSIS framework is prevention. Through instruction and regular practice all teachers and staff members will use a consistent set of behavior expectations. Students will receive on-going instruction from teachers and staff on our school-wide expectations in all areas of the school. The classroom, recess, cafeteria, assemblies, while riding the bus, and hallways and stairwells are all settings where OUR TIGER R.O.A.R.S. 

PBSIS MOTTO

Responsible for my behavior
Own my choices
Aim to be my best
Respect myself and others to be
Safe at School No. 2

Parents please be sure to review this information with your child, to ensure they have a successful school year making the right choices!

Ask your child to say the PBSIS Motto 

Discuss the PBSIS Motto with your child

Ask your child to discuss examples of ways that she/he can use R.O.A.R.S. to help them learn and participate in school.

Ask your child if she/he earned a tiger ticket at the end of each day. Talk to your child about what she/he did to earn a tiger ticket.

Discuss ways that our behavior expectations can be used at home and in the community.

We have formed our Safety Patrol/ Bus Duty assistants and have done an incredible job of helping students get on the right bus every day after school, and helping with the Kindergarten and First grade recess duties twice a week.

ANTI-BULLYING (HIB)
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator – Ryan Devaney rdevaney@lindenps.org / 908-486-2800 ext. 8036
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