Dear Murphy Creek Families,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are very excited about all of the amazing opportunities that we have for our students this year. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Support and was created to help promote a positive culture within our schools. Murphy Creek has been lucky to have this program in our school since 2005! At Murphy Creek, we encourage our students to use JETS Behavior, which includes: Join In, Excel, Thoughtful Actions, and Self-Respect. Throughout the years, our PBIS program has grown and changed, allowing us to have many incredible ways to recognize our students for their positive behavior. We wanted to update you on our PBIS programs and ways that your student may be recognized this year.

  • Green Tickets - Green JETS tickets are given to students who show JETS behavior in ALL areas of the building, including hallways, playground, cafeteria, etc. Students who receive a green JETS ticket will place it in their grade level’s drawer at the front of the school. Green tickets will be drawn throughout the year.
    • Flight Crew: On the last Friday of every month, two green tickets from each grade level are randomly chosen. Those students will join our “Flight Crew” and wear our special Flight Crew T-shirts for the day! Flight crew also receives a special water bottle, snack, and a parent JETS post card will be mailed home.
    • Friday Green Tickets: Each Friday morning, one green ticket from each grade level will be randomly drawn. These names will be announced during the morning announcements, and students will come down to the office to receive a special prize (books, posters, etc.) for their positive JETS behavior in school.
    • Green tickets will also be rewarded in a variety of ways throughout the school year, which include assembly participants, Wii time, game days, and other fun activities!
  • Yellow Tickets – Students earn yellow tickets by showing JETS behavior in the CLASSROOM. Positive recognitions by classroom teachers and specialists will vary, but may include pencils, books, extra PE time, sitting in the teachers’ chair, or whole class incentives such as popcorn, ice cream, snow cones, cotton candy, or karaoke celebrations. Teachers will also choose students from their yellow tickets to attend Pizza with the Principal, Cookies with Capron, Cupcakes with the Counselor, or Dodgeball with the Dean.
  • Student of the Month – Each month two students from each grade level are chosen who continuously show JETS Behavior, positive character, and a strong work effort in the classroom. New this year, students of the month will also have demonstrated a character trait. The character traits for each month include: Join In, Excel, Thoughtful Actions, Self-Respect, Honesty, Citizenship, Responsibility, Perseverance, and Integrity. Teachers will choose two students who consistently demonstrate that month’s character trait in the classroom. Students of the month will receive a certificate and a Murphy Creek draw string backpack.
  • Positive Office Referrals – We always want to recognize student’s improvements and amazing choices. Students may receive a positive office referral from their teacher, where they will be recognized by the office staff.

As you can see, we have amazing students at Murphy Creek and want to celebrate and recognize them in as many ways as possible. Thank you for your continued support of our PBIS programs and fundraisers. Please let us know if you would like more information about PBIS at Murphy Creek or would like to know how you can help.

Thank you,

Rachel Pierce, School Counselor and PBIS Committee Chair

RHPierce@aps.k12.co.us

 

Positive Behavior Intervention Support

WHAT IS PBiS?

Positive Behavior intervention Support is a school-wide system of looking at student behavior.  It is a proactive, research based approach designed to reward positive behavior in an immediate fashion.  When paired with effective instructional strategies, PBiS sets the stage for student success and positive behavior achievements.

 MURPHY CREEK BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS (JETS)

Join In:  Join in as as team member.

Excel:  Challenge yourself to do more.

Thoughtful Actions:  Think before you act.

Self Respect:  Make positive choices for yourself.

 

Murphy Creek P-8 JETS Tickets Descriptions

Yellow JETS Tickets

Yellow JETS tickers are given by classroom and specialist teachers to students who demonstrate JETS behaviors in the classroom. Positive recognitions by classroom teachers and specialists will vary, but may include pencils, books, extra PE time, sitting in the teachers’ chair, or whole class incentives such as popcorn, ice cream, snow cones, cotton candy, or karaoke celebrations. Encourage parents to donate if possible. PBIS will help fund this area as much as we can during the school year!

Green JETS Tickets

Green JETS tickets are given to students who show JETS behavior in ALL areas of the building, including hallways, playground, cafeteria, etc. Students who receive a green JETS ticket will place it in their grade level’s drawer at the front of the school. Green tickets will be drawn through out the year.

Flight Crew: On the last Friday of every month, the PBIS committee will randomly draw 18 student’s tickets. Those students will join our “Flight Crew” and wear our special Flight Crew T-shirts for the day! Flight crew also receives a special water bottle, snack, and a parent JETS post card will be mailed home.

Friday Green Tickets: Each Friday morning, one green ticket from each grade level will be randomly drawn. These names will be introduced during the morning announcements, and students will come down to the office to receive a special prize for their positive JETS behavior in school.

Green tickets will also be rewarded in a variety of ways throughout the school year, which include assembly participants, Wii time, game days, and other fun activities!

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NEW JET Behavior Expectations K-4