Principal's Message

You may have heard the Elm Street news aflutter about our Eagles initiative – PBIS!


Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports is an approach that enhances academic and social growth to encourage behaviors that promote a safe school environment. All students learn school-wide strategies to achieve important behavior and learning goals. We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in their learning. Elm is proud to be a part of this exciting initiative!


As part of Elm's PBIS framework, we have established several clear expectations for the behavior we expect in all areas of our school (S.O.A.R.: Safe, On task, Always Respectful and Responsible). At Elm Street School, we teach behavioral expectations to all students. To teach school wide expectations, we provide student models of appropriate behavior and demonstrate the school-wide acknowledgement system.


By teaching the expected behavior to students in a positive way, we provide a common language for everyone in our building, including students, teachers, front office staff, support staff, custodians, our teaching assistants, and you, our families. We believe that by helping students practice expected positive behavior, we will build a school community where all students have an environment where they can succeed and grow.




Home/ school partnership is key to school success. Below, please find our common Elm Street Eagles language. Please contact us at school if you have any questions or would like further information. Thank you for your support!



How Can Parents Help?



  • Ask your child, “Do you understand these rules?”
  • Talk about your expectations at home.
  • Consider posting the expectations on your refrigerator door and use them for reference.
  • Reinforce positive behavior at home.