Principal's Message

                                           






Dear Betty Jane Families, November 2022


I would like to take a moment to thank each and every family for helping support our scholars with a smooth transition into the new school year. As we head into November, much of the newness is gone and students are settled into routines. I wanted to keep you informed of our school-wide expectations at Betty Jane as part of our PBIS Programming. 


As a PBIS school, we created a framework to support and reward children that we catch doing positive things and demonstrating leadership within the building. Hopefully your child has had the chance to earn Hoot Loot (our Betty Jane CLC currency) to spend on prizes in the office. We are also working on some attendance programs, and we will continue this throughout the school year with prize incentives as well. We know that providing explicit instruction on behavioral expectations has a powerful impact on the total school environment.  One of the things you may hear about is our Stay in the Game Program that focuses on promoting positive attendance. The Be Kind 330 Campaign is a program throughout each of the Akron Public Schools. This program focuses on students being kind to each other and working together to create a welcoming and nurturing school environment.  We also have several leadership opportunities in the school. These roles include Student Council representatives, Student Ambassadors and Student Jobs in individual classrooms. 


Below is a copy of our school-wide PBIS Matrix that is connected to a monthly behavioral focus area as outlined in the College and Career Academy behaviors for an elementary scholar. If you ever have any questions about our goals or any of the good work being done at our building with student leaders, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


Once again, I thank you for a wonderful start to the school year and look forward to some fun and memorable times in the upcoming months!


Sincerely,

Ms. Lucas

Principal

Betty Jane CLC

                                          

          

                                 PBIS Portrait of an Elementary Scholar Trait 

September

Attendance Awareness 

Month

National Hispanic Heritage 

Month

REAL WORLD SKILLS

I WILL BE ON TIME EVERY DAY

  • Show up to school every day

  • Be on time for school

  • Be on time for each class

October

National Arts and Humanities 

Month


SOCIAL SKILLS

I AM A LEADER

  • Always do what is right

  • Try new things

  • Inspire others to be their best

  • Find solutions

November

National Native American Heritage

 Month

CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY

I WILL TAKE ACTION TO HELP IN MY SCHOOL

  • Be a good friend and classmate

  • Include others in your activities

  • Follow the rules

December

National Human Rights Day

(Dec. 10)

STRONG HABITS OF MIND

I AM PERSISTENT

  • Always try my very best

  • Take on challenges

  • Complete tasks or assignments

  • Be someone others can count on

January

National Mentoring

Month

PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

I WILL EXPLORE CAREERS THAT INTEREST ME

  • Participate in Xello activities

  • Keep an open mind

  • Plan ahead for my future

February

African-America History 

Month

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

(Feb. 17)

SOCIAL SKILLS

I AM KIND

  • Be nice and caring toward others and self

  • Show you care by helping and including others

  • Express gratitude to everyone

March

National Women’s History 

Month

National Disability Awareness

Month

STRONG HABITS OF MIND

I AM A PROBLEM SOLVER

  • Be accountable for my actions

  • Listen to others and find fair solutions

  • Keep trying your best

April

Arab American Heritage 

Month

SOCIAL SKILLS

I AM RESPECTFUL

  • Use good manners and follow the rules

  • Be accepting of all our differences

  • Be positive and treat others well


May

Asian/Pacific Heritage 

Month

REAL WORLD SKILLS

I WILL DO MY BEST & LEARN EVERY DAY

  • Be responsible for learning new things

  • Make a difference in the classroom

  • Be dependable by cooperating with others




 
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Hello Betty Jane Families! It looks like we are heading into the winter season with vigor! This is just a reminder for families to use the loop if the traffic is to the end of the curb which runs along the front of the school, or if there are folks who are already waiting in line from the other direction to drop their child off. I just want to ensure that there are no traffic backups into Darrow Road which may prohibit any of our Betty Jane Family Members from entering into our lot safely. This is especially a concern as road conditions become icy and stopping distances are affected. The safety and well being of our entire Batty Jane family is our top concern.

Also, just a reminder regarding dress down days. Every Friday is school spirit-wear day. This means that students may wear Betty Jane/ Ellet apparel but they must also must wear uniform bottoms.  Spirit day Fridays are not a full dress down day because students must still wear uniform bottoms. I thank you all for working with us on a daily basis to provide our children with the very best educational opportunities. Your continual reinforcement at home on the skills students obtain at school are necessary to continue showing increased academic success.

Jennifer Lucas
Principal
Betty Jane Community Learning Center
Office:  (330) 794-4117
Fax: (330) 794-6970
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