King Elementary School is a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) school. As part of PBIS, King School teaches the King Pride framework of behavioral expectations to students. Staff works to ensure that all students are successful by promoting “King Pride” among the King School community. Students earn a Pride Paw when staff recognizes students showing King Pride by being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Students turn in a portion of their Pride Paw for a drawing to be selected as student of the week. Each quarter, a goal is set of collecting 5,000 Pride Paws. Once the students earn 5,000 Pride Paws, the school has a celebration. King Elementary School has implemented PBIS since 2009 and has been recognized yearly since 2014 by PBIS Minnesota for being an Exemplar PBIS school.
On Thursday, Jan. 23, the students celebrated earning 5000 Pride Paws with fancy dining during their regular lunch time. The cafeteria was decorated with balloons, tablecloths, streamers, and (battery-operated) candles. A fancy dessert was passed out by principal Mrs. Stefan to all of the dinner guests. Many students and staff dressed up in their best for the event. The students were even serenaded with special music by one of the fourth-grade teachers, Susie Loeffler, who was accompanied by Darcy Reich.
The quarterly assembly was held on Friday, Jan. 24. A total of 169 students received Amazing Attendance awards for being present 96 percent or more during the quarter. In addition, Ms. Nicazio’s fourth grade class won a Pizza Party for the best classroom attendance. Students and staff also dressed in their favorite sports teams’ apparel to celebrate the end of the quarter. Teacher Mrs. Helmbrecht, Paraprofessional Ms. Allyssa Dulong, Out of School Programmer Mrs. Kayleen Monacelli, and Nurse Mrs. Niccole Albertson were recognized with staff awards during the assembly.
Additionally, 49 students were recognized with Citizenship Awards. Students are nominated for Citizenship Awards by their teachers and classmates for consistently showing King Pride, having great attendance, and being good role models. These students are entered into a special drawing. Congratulations to Josie Watkins, a third grade student in Ms. Dolensek’s class, who won the Quarter Two winter fun package.
Quarter 3 started on Jan. 28 and once again the students are working hard towards earning another 5,000 Pride Paws before the end of the quarter to earn another celebration. Teachers and staff are very proud of the King Elementary School students.