TBS - A Great Place to Be!
Mission Statement: The Mission of Three Bridges School is to provide a caring, nurturing community where all the students feel secure and accepted. We encourage respect, perseverance, independence, and resiliency to maximize personal and academic growth. We believe our choices can have a positive impact on our world as global citizens, therefore we strive to lead by example
Have a Great May
Happy June everyone . We are really in the swing of learning this Spring. I hope everyone is having a wonderful spring and enjoying their time outdoors. Wow, we are having a wonderful school year we had. I can't believe summer is almost here. The Students are learning and having a great time here at TBS.
It is great to see a lot of our friends back in school. I can see everyone working together and supporting each other during these times. I love to see all the pictures and videos on the school google classrooms too. Remember to take care of yourself and be well. I am so glad we are back together for 5 days a week. It is so great to see so many students. Please see the links on the side for more information on Distant Social Emotional Learning, Covid-19, and Wellness Resources.
Please see the link for the Parent Guide to Support Remote Learners: Parent Guide to Support Remote Learning
We love TBS.
Week of Respect, Violence Prevention Week, and Red Ribbon week was a great success. The students' always put so much work into showing how much they respect their classmates, teachers, school, and community. They also show us that they make healthy choices and say no to unhealthy choices. Our week of respect 2 was also a great sucess. We had a sneaker day to say we "Run our own lives" and show respect, and we had a Pajama Day to say " We follow our dreams and show respect. It was another respectful week.
The students at TBS really show all their good character and friendship skills as they prepare for the spring months ahead. I will continue to work with the students closely in the spring on conflict skills and what to do if one of their friend is sad or has a problem. They sure are great problem solvers. We also focus on telling an adult right away if someone is making us feel sad or uncomfortable. We will continue to discuss the difference between bullying and teasing and how to be an upstander. We will discuss our school rules (HIB policy) and how that relates to a more peaceful and enjoyable learning environment. We always have so much great learning going on and the kids really show good character skills. They really show a lot of respect not only to each other but to their teachers too!
In school I will continue to reinforce positive choices and on the bus. I make frequent visits on the bus to help remind the students about bus safely, and showing respect to their bus driver and each other.
We will be talking a lot about Patience for the month of June and being the best TBS student we can be. Happy June everyone. It is a great year at TBS.e Bridges School!
Bus Safety: I will continue to focus with the students on positive bus behavior for the spring months ahead. I will plan to make special bus visits right before the students leave to go home. This is to help remind them to continue to follow the bus rules as they would follow our school rules. They really seem excited over the years, when they see me jump on their bus for a quick visit. I will also remind them during their lunch time ( snack break) about their bus behavior.
Students will be reminded of the bus rules ( use an inside voice on the bus, stay seated with their seat belt buckled, respect the bus driver and other students).
Classroom Lessons : I will continue going into classrooms this spring and focus on being kind to others, coping strategies when "things don't go our way", and what to do if you see a friend being teased (upstander). I really want the students to learn to tell a teacher at school if someone is not being nice to them or if they see it happening to someone else. You can click on the link to find a book to read to your children about friendship, problem solving, and feeling good about ourselves.
Conflict Resolution at TBS: TBS also continues our conflict resolution program that was started 14 years ago . The kids really seem to enjoy learning new ways to solve small problems with Kelso the Frog. This program will help reduce bullying and teasing ( Board Policy #5515- Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying), and empower students to solve small problems on their own. It will teach students acceptable ways to solve small problems. I have been in all the classrooms over the past years to reteach the program to the students and they really seem to enjoy learning how to solve small problems on their own. We will continue this program in hopes our students will solve small problems on their own with Kelso the frog. Please click on the link called conflict resolution at TBS to read more about it.
Character Ed. at TBS: Our Character Ed. Program with our "Caught Being Good" tickets is a lot of fun for the kids too. Teachers and staff "catch kids" making good choices and showing great character and reward them with a special ticket and a picture of them on the Charatcter Ed bullitin board. This June the Character word is Patience.
February Paws for Peace: February Paws for Peace
March Paws for Peace: Paws for Peace- March
April Paws for Peace: Paws for Peace-April
May Paws for Peace: Paws for Peace-May
June Pars for Peace:
Need more information on Harrassment, Intimidation, and Bullying law in our schools? Here is an educational video to help you understand the Harrassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Law in our school and the difference between conflict and bullying.
Feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns at 908-534-5704
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Beth Furka, School Counselor