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SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS DUNFEE DRAGON’S R.O.A.R. LILLIAN M. DUNFEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Goals of the PBSIS Initiative. Initiative created and funded by the New Jersey Department of Education in Collaboration with the Office of Special Education

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Soaring to new heights dunfee dragon s r o a r



Goals of the pbsis initiative

Goals of the PBSIS Initiative

Initiative created and funded by the New Jersey Department of Education in Collaboration with the Office of Special Education

Supports the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

Helps create a Positive School Climate

Establishes and Supports School/Community Connectedness

Supports Pro-Social Student Behavior for ALL students

Implementation of pbsis at lmds

Implementation of PBSIS at LMDS

Applied for 2 year grant

Training and Support Provided for Teacher Leaders, Administration, I &RS Team, CST, and a Universal Team(which consisted of Principal, School Counselor, Teachers, Child Study Team Member, and Parent Representative)

Established a School-Wide Committee

Developed Over-Arching Theme and Expectations

What r o a r stands for

What R.O.A.R.Stands For

Respectful students show politeness and courtesy

Optimistic students have a positive attitude every day

Awesome achievers work and study hard

Responsible students follow through in all areas

School setting expectations

School Setting Expectations




Lining Up





What r o a r looks like inside the classroom

What R.O.A.R. looks like inside the Classroom

Use of positive praise creates a positive classroom environment

Maximizes instructional time and time on task

Establishes a common language and expectations in all classrooms and other school settings

Promotes student success academically, socially, and emotionally

Classrooms in action

Classrooms in Action

Ways we reinforce and celebrate success

Ways We Reinforce and Celebrate Success

September Kick-Off Events

R.O.A.R. Tickets

Booster Events

End of Year Celebrations

September kick off events

September Kick-Off Events


R o a r tickets

R.O.A.R. Tickets!!!!

R o a r post office


R o a r container and street names

R.O.A.R. Container and Street Names

Booster events

Booster Events

End of year celebration

End of Year Celebration

R o a r positive referral

R.O.A.R. Positive Referral

P t a support

P.T.A. Support

PTA established a budget line to support kick off and end of year celebrations.

PTA plays an integral role in the planning and providing assistance at events.

PTA designed spirit wear to reflect overarching theme

PTA promotes, reinforces, enhances, and supports all PBSIS initiatives

Golden R.O.A.R. Tickets Included in monthly newsletter

Monitoring success of pbis

Monitoring Success of PBIS

Discipline Spreadsheet

Pro-Active Strategies

Review Expectations/ Focus Areas as Needed

Staff Surveys

Student Surveys

Parent Surveys

Student Writing Responses

If you were in charge of the dunfee school what is one thing you would never change

If you were in charge of the Dunfee School, what is one thing you would NEVER change

The top two responses to this writing prompt were our Teachers and the Dunfee Dragon’s R.O.A.R. Program!

Students share their thoughts

Students share their thoughts …

Nora Hansen (First Grade)

“I would never ever change giving our R.O.A.R. tickets because it shows that you’re being good and it is fun to get prizes if your name is called on Friday. I love R.O.A.R. tickets!”

Students share their thoughts1

Students share their thoughts …

Kyz’merah Joshua (Fifth Grade) (new student)

“One thing that I would never change is our ROAR system. I would never change our ROAR system because it gives everyone a chance to show how they can be a good student. Also because it goes with the feeling of this school like when you arrive at the school you feel this rush of positive energy and warmth. Another thing is how we have a dragon mascot. It fits with our ROAR and that’s why I would never change our ROAR system.”

Students share their thoughts2

Students share their thoughts …

MadeeRusssomanno (Fifth Grade)

“It was a tough decision, but if one thing was able to stay it would be R.O.A.R. tickets. When you receive a R.O.A.R. ticket, you feel good. If you are seen doing something good and are rewarded, you feel like you do get rewarded for good behavior, not just punished for the bad. I truly hope, R.O.A.R. tickets keep on going throughout the years and as long as the Dunfee Elementary School stands.”

Special recognition


Recognized as a PBSIS Showcase School in 2013

Invited to participate and share our successes at the PBSIS Conference in the Spring

Kickoff parade

Kickoff Parade

Please Join Us As We Celebrate a New School Year

The Dunfee Dragon Way!

Who: Students, Staff, PTA, High School Band, Police, Fire Dept., Drake the Dragon along with other dignitaries will be parading to kick off the year to promote a positive school and community partnership.

When: Friday, September 20th @ 9:15a.m.

Where: The route will begin at the Dunfee School. We will follow Bayside to Beacon. We will loop around Compass. We will then follow Bayside back to the school. Please cheer us on from the sidewalks along the parade route.

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