Educational Programming, Supports, School Wide PBIS
On behalf of the Caln Teachers and Staff, I welcome you to an exciting new school year! We have been working hard to bring you many new ideas and ways of being that we call the Caln Experience. The Caln Experience requires all of us to demonstrate Confidence, Compassion and Courage All Day, Every Day. Our goal as a Caln Community Is to provide an environment where all students have an opportunity to learn and achieve in extraordinary ways. The Caln Experience will prepare your student for success in school and in life. Our desire is for all of our students to achieve their dreams and accomplish their goals.
With the rigorous academic instruction and our multi-tiered system of support, we have been making great progress at Caln Elementary and appreciate your support in ensuring our students have an outstanding educational experience. Our teachers receive professional development and training regarding our curriculum and implement instruction utilizing best instructional practices. The curriculum, programs, and assessments our teachers follow and implement are:
Math Programs and Resources:
Every Day Mathematics
ELA Programs and Resources:
Word's Their Way
Units of Study Reading
Units of Study Writing
Units of Study Phonics
Leveled Literacy Intervention
95 Percent Group
Science Programs and Resources:
Project Lead The Way
Data Collection and Assessment Tools:
Developmental Reading Assessment
Concepts about Print
Word Identification Assessment
Word's Their Way Spelling Inventory
Every Day Mathematics Assessments
Pilot Programs for 21-22 School Year:
Literacy Family Engagement Activities and Information
Social Emotional Instruction:
Social Skills small group instruction with Guidance or Mental Health Therapist
Special Education Programs and Supports
Emotional Support K-2
Emotional Support 3-5
Early Intervention Speech
Mental Health Therapist
Behavior Support Team: Behavior Support Analyst, Registered Behavior Technician
Pull-out Instruction Support
English as a Second Language Supports
Co-Teaching ESL Support
Pull-out Instruction ESL Support
Title I Supports
School wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
At Caln, we also implement School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS). School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a system of tools and strategies for defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and correcting inappropriate behavior. The focus of SW-PBIS is to be a preventative program which will shift the focus from negative behaviors to positive expectations and behaviors.
A team from Caln Elementary School began the process of creating our Positive Behavior Support Plan and behavioral expectations during the Spring of 2019. These supports include defined behavioral expectations, lessons to teach the expectations to students, an acknowledgement system for appropriate behaviors, and support and interventions for students that may be having difficulties within the educational setting.
With the implementation, staff and school teams meet to evaluate the implementation data to determine areas of need, areas of strength, or to focus on and develop a strategic plan to target specific behaviors which may require additional instruction or support.
The four main elements in SW-PBIS Include:
1. Supporting social competence and Academic Achievement
2. Supporting Decision Making
3. Supporting Student Behavior
4. Supporting Staff Behavior
The PBIS Team and Staff at Caln Elementary School will support positive behavior to maximize academic achievement for all students and acknowledge appropriate behavior and behavioral expectations. We want to ensure that we create a positive experience for all students and provide them opportunities to learn from appropriate behaviors, rather than punitively assign consequences for negative behaviors. We want to ensure we are structuring our day to ensure success of students. We want to Teach expectations. We want to observe students by circulating and scanning the environment. We want to ensure we have positive interactions with students. We want to ensure we correct misbehavior and allow for students to practice the appropriate behavioral expectations.
Behavioral Expectations Through PBIS
Caln Elementary School has three behavioral expectations for all students:
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
- Be Safe
We are building new routines and memories at Caln and ask for your support and help in our efforts. Please ask you student about ways they can live the Caln Experience at home and in the Community. Finally, your involvement in the Caln Community is important to our students’ success. Please join the PTA, participate in Back-to-School Night, attend parent/teacher conferences, applaud during student performances and be proud of your student’s accomplishments, small or large. The entire Caln Community is dedicated to the success of all of our students!
Rebecca Vietri, M.A. Educational Leadership
Caln Elementary School
Caln Elementary is a Community Where We Demonstrate Confidence, Compassion and Courage All Day, Every Day!