• Family Game Night at Dunkirk Elementary School 5


                No cellphones, no tablets, no laptops…. just families gathering to play games together.  What a great way to spend an evening with no electronics.  Recently, students of Dunkirk Elementary School Five and their families participated in Family Game Night.  Over 120 people attended the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) committee sponsored event.  Several students from the Upward Bound program and staff members assisted at the various stations.

                Upon entering the cafeteria, students found many board games including Don’t Break the Ice, Candyland, Checkers, Trouble, Ants in the Pants, Yeti in My Spaghetti and other popular games.  Life-sized games were featured in the gymnasium for students and families.  Some of the more popular ones included Connect 4, Ker-plunk, Jenga, Twister and Hungry Hungry Hippos, with the children sliding in and out on scooters to gather balloons.  

                Students were able to create a butterfly snack to enjoy at another station.  They placed goldfish crackers, teddy grahams and grapes in a small baggie and used a clothespin with a cheese stick attached to it to form the butterfly.  

                The fifth grade bake sale was a huge hit and sold out within the hour.  The profit from this will help with their year-end class trip expenses.  

                The next PBIS Family Fun Night will be held Wednesday, February 14.  

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  • PBIS- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
               PBIS is a school-wide approach to behavior management which emphasizes prevention and positive modeling. We believe that positive school environments are the most effective learning environments. Since implementing PBIS to build a school-wide proactive, positive culture for both students and staff, we have seen academic gains for ALL students. PBIS allows us to continue to improve our school by building on our strengths.
              School 5 is a PBIS school, and we have made great behavioral and academic growths since adapting PBIS into our building. We have implemented a School 5 logo, Cool Tools for teachers and parents, monthly pep rallies, and a school pledge! Please click on the links to the left of this page to check some of these things out!

    Mini Marauders