Teachers, staff and peers recognize students for their achievements through Tiger Pride. Tiger Pride is about encouraging students to show their A, B, C’s!
A - Acting Responsibly
B - Behaving Respectfully and
C - Caring for others.
Fifth grade students patrol the playground at recess and lunch to look for good behavior from students that adults may not otherwise see. They reward students with Cornerstone Compliments that get to go home. The fifth graders also pair up with one grade level per month and do buddy activities that correlate with the Cornerstone lessons that the students receive every month.
This consists of a group of fourth and fifth grade students who organize, promote and participate in several service projects throughout the school year. In the fall, students prepare and work organizing the Holiday Toy drive. In the spring, a different group of students prepare and organize the 2nd Harvest Food Drive.
Acting Responsibly - Behaving Respectfully - Caring for Others
All Montclaire students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is courteous, respectful, and responsible. Behaving appropriately is an essential aspect of learning. At Montclaire, policies and programs are in place to promote good citizenship and a positive, safe learning environment. We believe that all students can behave appropriately at school if they know what’s expected of them.
We want to encourage students to make appropriate choices and have positive relationships with their peers and adults. Montclaire strives to foster a school atmosphere that is conducive to learning and growing. The purpose of behavior consequences is for students to learn from their experiences and grow in character and social responsibility. Discipline consequences may also be necessary to maintain the safety and well being of everyone. Successful disciplinary practices require the understanding and support of the entire school community. Classroom teachers will work directly with students/parents on an action/behavior plan to improve behavior.
Bullying involves a real or perceived imbalance of power, with the more powerful child or group bothering those who are less powerful. Bullying may be physical (hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing), verbal (taunting, malicious teasing, name calling, threatening), or psychological (spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships, or promoting social exclusion, extortion, or intimidation). Bullying is absolutely not tolerated and any child experiencing it should report it immediately to their classroom teacher. An action plan will be put in place to curb the behavior.