Maxwell's first Family Reading Day of the year was a huge success. Thanks to the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program, the students received brand new books! They loved the expository texts and were so excited to read about dinosaurs, reptiles and the solar system, just to name a few of the topics. Parents enjoyed reading with their children in their classrooms before heading to the MPR for a parent meeting where they heard about lots of new programs and changes that are happening this year.
Maxwell students love reading with their families!
On Friday, September 19, approximately 50 parents joined Pyles School principal, Mrs. Dawn Breese, in welcoming Frank Acosta to a Parents Supporting Parents (PSP) meeting. Frank Acosta is the Deputy Assistant District Attorney who helps to lead local GRIP efforts in Orange County. GRIP is the Orange County Gang Prevention and Intervention Partnership which is a county-wide program with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, the Orange County Probation Department, public and private organization and community leaders who work together with school faculty, administration and parents in an effort to prevent children from joining gangs and keeping our schools safe. Pyles School is one of two schools in Magnolia School District who proudly partner with the GRIP program. Ongoing partnership with OC GRIP has provided extensive programs and resources related to academic, attendance, and behavior issues for Pyles’ boys and girls. Much appreciation to all for their efforts to support our students.
The first week of school is the perfect time for returning Baden-Powell students to learn the playground rules. Baden-Powell PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) Team scheduled a playground rules kick off event. With the enthusiastic help of the teachers, students learned rules for soccer, ball wall, tetherball, basketball and bathroom etiquette. They learned the expectation for sharing playground equipment and returning playground equipment, responsibly.
Kindergarten students join in and rotated through several stations around their playground. They learn the proper way to swing, slide, play together on equipment and safely ride bikes around the playground.
PBIS Team thanks the teachers at Baden-Powell for supporting our school wide behavior program. Baden-Powell students are Responsible, Safe and Caring! Anaheim Achieves will be doing a PBIS rules kick of on the second week of school.