Mission Statement and Beliefs

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Based on the belief that each child should achieve to his or her greatest potential, our mission is to provide a challenging curriculum and a risk-free learning environment with special emphasis on self-esteem, respect and individual differences.

 

GIRARD BELIEVES .........

 

    • that student performance is enhanced by good attendance.

 

    • that students should have a safe, risk-free environment which is conducive to learning.

 

    • that the needs of each student should be met through a challenging, flexible curriculum.

 

    • that students and staff should appreciate and respect other people and their cultures.

 

    • that there is a positive relationship between teachers, parents, students, and the community.

 

    • that there should be a variety of instructional materials/media and technology to further the school goals.

 

    • that students should be rewarded for academic achievement, physical accomplishments, and positive behavior.

 

    • that students should develop an intellectual curiosity and a positive attitude toward learning.

 

    • that parents should have the opportunity to visit and are encouraged to become involved in their child's education.

 

    • that the school and community understand and support the school's mission statement.

Girard Elementary School School-Wide Expectations

Expectations

Classroom

Hallway/Sidewalk

Gym/Playground

 

We are respectful.

 

Be a good listener

Say "please' and thank you"

Get attention the right way

Use an appropriate tone of voice and body language

Respect the time, space, and property of others

Be a good listener

Greet people appropriately

Use appropriate tone of voice

Move quietly

Respect personal space

Enter quietly in squad order

Say "please" and "thank you"

Get attention the right way

Use appropriate tone of voice

Sit quietly in assigned square

Respect personal space

Display good sportsmanship

Be a good listener

 

We are safe.

Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself

Always walk

Ask permission to leave the room

Talk to a staff member if you have a concern

Be alert to your surroundings

Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself

Always walk

Be alert to your surroundings

Quiet Zone

Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself

Play carefully

Use equipment properly

Stay within the playground area

Wear tennis shoes and socks

Be alert to your surroundings

Stop and listen when the whistle blows

 

We are responsible.

Follow directions the first time

Be prepared (routine, supplies, and assignments)

Stay on task

Do your best work

Use materials appropriately

Clean up your station

Take care of school property

Walk on the sidewalks

Walk to the right

Go directly to your destination

Clean up after yourself

Take care of school property

 

Ask for permission to get out equipment

Return equipment to its proper place

Do not throw paper on the ground

Sit correctly on all equipment

 

We are kind.

Use kind words and actions

Help others

Share and take turns

Include everyone

Use kind words and actions

Help others

Greet people and respond

appropriately

Use kind words and actions

Help others

Share equipment and take turns

Include everyone

Expectations

Cafeteria

Bus and Bus Area

Bathroom

 

We are respectful.

Be a good listener

Say "please" and "thank you"

Get attention the right way

Use a quiet voice

Be a good listener

Say "please" and "thank you"

Get attention the right way

Use a quiet voice

Respect personal space and property of others

Respect school property

Respect privacy

Use a quiet voice

 

 

We are safe.

Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself

Always walk

Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself

Stay seated

Enter and exit the bus appropriately

Use a quiet voice

Wash and dry hands properly

Flush toilet

Follow classroom procedures before going to the bathroom

Do not throw paper on the floor

 

We are responsible.

Follow directions the first time

Get the necessary items the first time through the lunch line

Clean up after yourself

Use appropriate manners

Keep your personal belongings with you

Sit in assigned area

Keep your personal belongings with you at all times

Be ready to get on/off the bus at the right time

Eating is not permitted on the bus

Clean up after yourself

Use the supplies correctly

Talk with a staff member if you have a concern

 

We are kind.

Use kind words and actions Help others

Use kind words and actions

Help others

Greet the driver

Take turns

Wait patiently

 

 

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