Hello! I hope
the beginning of the school year has been a good one for you
and your child.
Our students came back to school ready to learn!!
Thank you for helping to make your child’s transition
back to school a smooth one.
Our PTSA Executive Board has been hard at work.
Thanks to each of them and to you for joining our
PTSA! If you
have not had a chance to join the PTSA, I encourage you to
do so soon. Your
$5 membership shows support of our school and our PTSA!
Our PTSA funds many additional programs for our
students and families.
your child told you about our new school-wide positive
If not, ask your child about it and ask them what
color they ended on for the day!
Our new system EBIS (“Everyone Behaves at School” is
a positive, proactive approach to discipline and a way to
respectful, responsible, role model students.
This model is based on kindness and firmness, dignity
and mutual respect through establishing and building
positive relationships with students. This approach focuses
on the school’s ability to teach and support positive
behavior for all students while creating a safe and
productive learning environment where teachers can teach and
all students can learn. We know that when good behavior and
good teaching come together, our students will excel.
In order to change behavior, the appropriate behavior
must be taught, modeled, practiced, and rewarded.
Research data proves that punishment does not produce
lasting positive behavior.
In fact, data shows that the punishment can actually
increase aggression, vandalism, truancy, tardiness and
dropouts. Based on
our local school data, we had 87 incidents last year
resulting in an office referral.
Our goal this year is to reduce that number to 79 or
We want our students to be
Responsible and Role
models! We are
making that happen by holding regularly scheduled classroom
meetings establish what the desired behaviors are and what
they look like.
The meetings include a time for students to share but also
include the lifelong guidelines of
truthfulness, active listening, cooperation and personal
teachers are also using a 5 color visual tool for behavior
management in ALL classrooms.
Purple = Role Model
Blue = Showing Pride
Green = Ready to Learn
Yellow = Think About It
Red = Parent Contact
Our Behavior Mission:
“We are making Lewis Elementary a place where we foster
relationships between students, teachers and parents that
positively influence the development of respectful,
responsible and role model citizens.”
morning our students recite our Lewis School Pledge:
“As a student at Lewis Elementary School, I will be
respectful to myself and others.
I will be responsible for my behavior and be a role
model everywhere I go!”
In next month’s Lion’s Roar, I will be sharing our
School Strategic Plan goals and strategies.
I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming
restaurant nights, Dinner and a Movie Night, and other
Please call on me if I can be of assistance to you or your
Yours in Education,
Principal: Kristi Kee
Assistant Principal: Angela Lumsden