Please click here to sign up to work at the REP store on Friday mornings. It's a 30 minute commitment that makes a big impact on our kids!
What exactly is PBIS and REP and how does it impact my ECMS students?
Schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially and emotionally. For this to happen we must have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth in these areas. By setting forth clear social and behavioral expectations, and directly teaching students about those expectations, we hope to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning. ECMS's plan is based on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (aka PBIS). Our goal is to teach children alternative behaviors to ensure a school environment that is safe, fun and free from distraction, and ultimately helps all children reach their maximum learning potential.
ECMS has three school-wide expectations: Demonstrate Respect, Effort and Pride (REP). Throughout the year, students are taught about what it means to demonstrate each of these expectations. PBIS encourages consistent, positive rewards to celebrate student success. Students who are “caught” following the behavioral expectations are rewarded with REP points. These points may be used to purchase school supplies or privileges in the classroom. Students may also visit the REP Store on Friday mornings between 8:45am and the first bell. Store items change as donations are made from our Partners in Education, parents, community members. etc.
Items "sold" in the store include school supplies, stuffed animals (a favorite!), small toys, homework passes, eat lunch with a friend passes, gift cards for local restaurants, and other knick-knacks. We also have raffles the kids can enter for things such as gift cards to the movies, X-Drenaline, Game Stop, etc. We will hold a Mother's Day Market around Mother's Day for kids to purchase items for the special women in their lives..
What Can You Do To Help?
YOU can help make the REP store a success. Volunteer in the shop on Friday mornings. Sign up or donate to the store- we will have bins in the front office, or arrange to get donations picked up by contacting us.
If you have questions or have items that you would like to donate to the REP store, please contact Elizabeth Cervantes, REP Store Co-Chair at 404.643.8125 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.