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Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center
Family Handbook
2016-2017
*Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center follows the district’s discipline handbook in all
discipline related matters. The district discipline handbook can be found by visiting
www.peoriapublicschools.org/discipline or requesting the document in print by visiting the school office.
**The policies and procedures outlined in this Student Handbook are subject to change for the 2016-17
school year. If any changes are made, they will be posted on the school's and district's websites.
Dear Valeska Hinton E.C.E.C. Families,
Welcome to Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center! We
are honored that you have chosen to enroll your child in our school.
At Valeska Hinton, we value you and expect to be partners with you in
your child’s education. If you ever need assistance, have questions, or
comments please contact us at the school.
We are here to serve you and your family.
We are looking forward to a successful school year filled with
collaboration and communication!
Your partners in learning,
Katie Powers
Principal
_______________________________________________
“REACH
FOR THE STARS”
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Our School’s Mission
The mission of the Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center: A
community educational center which promotes respect and diversity, is to ensure
the development of the full learning potential of each child, the professional
development of all early childhood staff, and the valued involvement of all
families through: a safe, nurturing child-centered environment; a research-based
curriculum with developmentally appropriate practices and assessment system;
professional development that encompasses a continuum of higher learning;
personalized opportunities for families to participate and grow; and collaboration
with community and educational partners.
Our School’s Belief Statement
We believe…
That the society we have tomorrow depends on how we nurture, educate and
challenge the children of today. The love, protection, wisdom, and guidance
we invest in our children today will return to us in productive, useful citizens
of the future.
We pledge…
To promote the principles of self-esteem, self-discipline and respect for
others, their diverse backgrounds, cultures, and family structures. We will
devote our energies to building harmonious environments in our homes,
schools, and communities.
We commit…
To reducing barriers that prevent the joining of re-sources in providing the
most effective services to our youth, families, and to the community. A focus
on the whole child will guide our actions.
We encourage...
Families, citizens, community organizations, schools, and government to
work together to create a safe and positive environment for all children, to
stimulate their love of learning, and to inspire them to reach their full
potential.
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Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center
800 W. Romeo B. Garrett Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
309.672.6810
www.psd150.org/valeskahinton
Office Hours
7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
School Hours
8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. All students attend school five days a week.
Special Schedules
In case of bad weather such as a snowstorm, please listen to WMBD 1470 AM (688-4141)
or a local TV news station for school closing information. Blackboard announcements
from our District #150; please check regularly on www.psd150.org for updates on school
closings due to weather.
Heat Schedule: If other District #150 schools are on an early bus schedule because of
heat, we will follow the same schedule. Announcements will be made via Skylerts, flyers,
www.psd150.org
Telephone
309-672-6810 Office
309-693-4418 Transportation Department
Leadership Team
Katie Powers, Principal – [email protected]
Brittany Strickland, Clerical – [email protected]
Phyllis Colwell, Project SCREEN Clerical – [email protected]
Sherella Davis – Nurse – [email protected]
Collaborative Programs/Volunteer Partner Agencies
ISBE Preschool for All Early Childhood Block Grant
Title 1
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Bradley University Department of Education and Health Sciences
Glen Oak Christian Church Disciples of Christ (Snack Pack Program)
United Way: Success by Six
PNC Bank
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Address and Phone Number Changes
In order to keep all school records current, it is extremely important to notify the
school office anytime there is an address change, a change of phone number, or a
change of emergency contact.
Please update all emergency information immediately by
coming to the office in person. Thank you!
Attendance
Our vision at Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center is to
have every student at school, everyday, on time and ready to learn.
If your child will not be at school or will be late to school, please call
the school and let us know at 309-672-6810.
Tardy Policy
A child is tardy if he/she arrives AFTER 8:45a.m. The parent/guardian is
expected to sign the child in at the office or the welcome center.
Bringing your child to school
Students are to be welcomed to the classroom no earlier that 8:30 a.m. unless a
plan is in place between the teacher and family.
Any students who arrive at school before 8:30 a.m. will be asked to wait with
their family in the parent lounge. Buses will arrive and unload at 8:30 a.m.
The driveway in front of the school is a NO PARKING area. It is reserved for our
school buses. The doors on the driveway side of the building remain locked for
safety purposes.
Parents who are bringing children to school should park in a parking spot in the
large parking lot on the south side of school and use the entrance facing John
Gwynn Park.
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An adult should escort their child to the doors of center court and then
the student may walk to their classroom. Certified adults will be throughout the
building to insure all children are monitored and arrive safely to their
classrooms. Due to safety, if you wish to go to the classroom with your
child you must sign in at the office.
Picking up your child from school
Only the person designated by the parent on the emergency card pick-up list
will be allowed to pick up a child.
o The person picking the child up must be 18 years of age or older.
o Valeska Hinton ECEC reserves the right to request identification
from anyone picking up a child.
Please note that we are teaching up until the very last minute of school
(11:15AM for AM sessions of half day programs and 3:30PM for PM and
full day programs)
If you have not picked up your child by 3:30 p.m., your child will be taken
to the activity room.
Parking Lot Safety Procedures
At Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center we are proud of our culture
of respect, safety, responsibility and team playing for children and adults. In the
parking lot, please:
Park in a designated parking spot.
Hold your child’s hand while walking in and around the parking
lot.
Note that our parking lot is a NO CELL PHONE ZONE.
Drop-off/Pick-up: There are reserved spots for 10 minutes parking as you
bring and pick up your child. These spots are located south of the grassy
median, in the center of the parking lot, near the cross walk. Please use these
spots to park while entering and leaving the building. Please respect the need
to have these spots open for all parents and plan to move your car within 10
minutes.
Fire Lanes: Fire lanes are clearly marked with signs, cones and striping.
Please do not park in these spots for any reason. It is important to keep these
lanes open for emergencies. Please use the reserved parent parking spots.
Bus Lanes: The lanes nearest the curb, near the school, on both the south
and north sides of the building are designated as bus lanes. These lanes must
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be kept open in order for children to be on time when arriving and leaving
school. There is no parking in these lanes even for a short period. Please use
“reserved” parent parking spots.
Speed and Cell Phone Use: With over 400 students and adults entering
and exiting the building it is important to keep speeds under 15 mph so there
are no accidents. Please be attentive at cross walks on both sides of the grassy
median and use these crosswalks to get to your parking spot. Crossing at other
locations puts you at risk for an accident. To be attentive, please postpone or
end your cell phone conversations until you are back on the city streets.
Transportation
Families will be asked at the beginning of the school year if their child(ren) will
be riding the school bus or be picked up by an individual.
School Bus: If a child rides the school bus, and his/her pickup or drop off
address changes, please contact the secretary in person at Valeska Hinton to
make the changes. Changes take effect on the following Monday. If there
are any questions or concerns regarding the bus transportation system, the bus
barn can be contacted at 309-693-4418. We have the Bus Bulletin available for
all families with a student riding the bus. This gives your family the capabilities to
have updates on late, substitute drivers, etc. via email and text message. Please
take to opportunity to sign up for our Bus Bulletin! Contact Transportation at
309-699-4418 or visit our website at www.psd150.org/valeskahinton
Visiting School
Visitors are more than welcome in the building! ALL visitors must check-in
at the main office before visiting. ALL visitors must were a visible
nametag. Individuals may also be asked to sign-in when they arrive at
classrooms. The school reserves the right to check for identification when
individuals are signing-in at the office.
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Peanut Free School
Valeska Hinton ECEC is a Peanut Free School. Therefore, we may not bring into
the school any food containing Peanuts!
Meal Time
All meals are severed in the classroom. Warm/hot food is kept warm/hot in a
warmer located in each village kitchen. Each classroom’s teacher is denoted
within the warmer. Adults should sit and eat with the children and engage them
in conversation. Teaching staff provide the opportunity for children to be
independent by serving themselves at mealtime, setting up the place settings,
cleaning off their plates and the area around them, etc. All children have the
option of eating breakfast and lunch at no charge at our school.
Snacks
Snacks should be served at regularly scheduled times. Some classrooms have a
snack center in their classrooms. This is an option for teaching teams to
implement. Snacks should be serves at least two hours apart but not more than
three hours apart. Teaching teams make sure that food that requires refrigeration
stays cold until served.
Snacks brought from home: All food and beverages brought from a
child’s home should be labeled with the child’s, name and date. Food that
comes from home for sharing among the children must be commercially
prepared packaged foods in factory-sealed containers.
Rest Time
Any scheduled rest time at any primary grade level, regular division or special
education, will not exceed 30 minutes or 13% of the instructional time in the
school day. Any scheduled rest time at any preprimary grade level will not exceed
1 hour 15 minutes or 18% of the in instructional time in the school day. Learning
opportunities will be provided for any and all children who are non-resters.
Medication
If a child should require medication during school hours, parents MUST
complete a medication release for the school. No medications of any
kind can be administered without the parent previously completing
this form. Please see the school office for more details or visit
www.psd150.org
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Family/Teacher Conferences
All families are encouraged and expected to attend family/teacher conferences.
Teachers look forward to these dates as an opportunity to show off how much
growth your child has made and want to tell you all the spectacular projects they
have created and what they will be continuing to work on in the upcoming weeks
and months. Formal family/teacher conferences are held two times a year: Fall
and Spring; however, we encourage more regular conference as you and your
teacher see fit for needed communication.
Family Access
Family Access provides parents access to students’ school information through
the Internet.
Why should I enroll in Family Access?
Family Access will allow you instant access to your student’s information
including attendance, grades, etc. Creating an account will provide another
opportunity for you to participate in your child’s education.
How will I enroll in Family Access?
Complete the enrollment application and return it to the address listed at
the bottom of the application. One application will provide access to
information for all your children enrolled in Peoria Public Schools. Within
two weeks of receipt of your application, you will receive your username
and password along with a set of directions on how to use Family Access in
the mail. All questions regarding Family Access can be sent to the
Accountability and Research Department at 309-672-6761.
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School Supply List
Welcome to Valeska Hinton were we pride ourselves on being part of an
educational community that understands, “It takes a village to raise a
child” ~African Proverb. Please see below for the school supply list to
prepare your child for their days at Valeska. At any time during the school year,
please feel free to bring in additional school supplies to replenish the
classroom for your child’s success. Thank you in advance for your
continued support of Valeska Hinton!
Preschool School Supplies
1 large backpack
2 sets of extra clothes: pants/shirt/socks/underwear (all labeled with child’s
name)
1 small blanket (Full Day Students Only)
Optional
1 box of crayons
1 box of “Crayola” Fine point Washable markers
1 bottle of 409 Antibacterial Cleaner
1 Container of “Clorox” Wipes
1 Package of paper plates &/or napkins
1 box of paper cups (no Styrofoam please)
1 package of cleaning wipes (baby wipes)
2 boxes of Facial Tissue (Kleenex)
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School/Family Involvement Policy
Title I and Early Childhood Block Grant
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center agrees to implement the
following Title I and Early Childhood Block Grant statutory requirements:
PART I.
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS
Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will take the following actions to
involve parents in the joint development of its school parental involvement
plan under section 1118 of the ESEA and per the requirements of the Early Childhood
Block Grant:
Yearly Title I Annual Meeting
Monthly Family Advisory Board/Parent Teacher Organization Meetings
Ongoing informal communication: Newsletters “Valeska Villager,” Blackboard
announcements, Flyers, school webpage: www.psd150.org/valeskahinton
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will take the following actions to
involve parents in the process of school review and improvement under section
1116 of the ESEA and per the requirements of the Early Childhood Block Grant:
Yearly family needs assessment
Yearly family satisfaction survey
Monthly Family Advisory Board/Parent Teacher Org. Meetings
Invitation to join staff in School Improvement Days
Ongoing informal communication
Involvement on school’s Universal Leadership Team
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will hold an annual meeting
(Open House) to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A
programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and the right of parents to be
involved in Title I, Part A programs. We will also talk about the requirements and rights
of parents to be involved in a program funded through the Early Childhood Block Grant.
The school will invite all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs or
Early Childhood Block Grant funded programs to this meeting, and will encourage them
to attend, by:
Send out fliers
Include information in classroom newsletters
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Advertising on Family Advisory Board bulletin board in the main hallway
Personal, informal, one-on-one invitations
Blackboard phone calls and e-mails
School Newsletter: Valeska Villager
School webpage: www.psd150.org/valeskahinton
PART II.
IMPLEMENTATION OF PARENTAL POLICY
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will provide parents of
participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs
that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the
forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, and the
proficiency levels students are expected to meet by:
Parent workshops on topics such as:
o Curriculum
 Language for Learning
 Math
 Creative Curriculum
 Second Step/Social & Emotional Pacing Guide/PBIS
o Assessment in Pre-K
 Universal screeners: Math Screeners
 Authentic Assessment
 Work Sampling Systems Illinois (checklist)
 Brigance
 PreK Summary Reports
Parent/Teacher conferences
Personal one-on-one conversations
District Wide: Parent University
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will at the request of parents,
provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate
suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of
their children. The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably
possible by:
Reviewing the suggestions and decisions as a leadership team and in grade
level team meetings.
A timeline for implementation, which includes who will be responsible for what
task and how the information will be communicated back to our parents will be
developed ensuring follow through of the suggestion.
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will provide each parent an
individual student report about the performance of their child on the State
assessment in at least math, language arts and reading by:
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PreK Summary reports: Beginning of the Year and End of the Year
Work Sampling Summary Report at a minimum of two times during the year
Formal and informal parent/teacher conferences
PART III.
DISTRICT-WIDE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY
COMPONENTS
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will take the following actions to
provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught
for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within
the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg.
71710, December 2, 2002) by:
A formal letter will be sent to families sharing this information.
Any families who cannot be reached via a letter, will be called.
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will provide assistance to
parents of children served by the school, as appropriate, in understanding topics
listed below by undertaking the actions described in this paragraph -•
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the state’s academic content standards
the state’s student academic achievement standards
the state and local academic assessments including alternate assessments
the requirements of Part A
how to monitor their child’s progress
how to work with educators
We will address the topics above in the following ways:
Parent workshops on topics such as:
o Curriculum
 Language for Learning
 Math
 Creative Curriculum
 Second Step/Social & Emotional Pacing Guide/PBIS
o Assessment in Pre-K
 Universal screeners: Math Screeners
 Authentic Assessment
 Work Sampling Systems Illinois (checklist)
 Brigance
 PreK Summary Reports
Informal communication between staff and parents
Parent/Teacher conferences
Involvement in the school’s Universal Leadership Team
Family Advisory Board/Parent Teacher Organization
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The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will provide materials and
training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic
achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster
parental involvement, by:
Parent workshops on topics such as:
o Curriculum
 SRA Language for Learning
 Math, Creative Curriculum, Second Step, PBIS
 Technology (i.e. Smartboard, digital cameras, iPads)
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will, with the assistance of its
parents, educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff in how
to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners
in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement
and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools, by:
On-going Cultural Proficiency Training for staff
Parents’ facilitation of a portion of a staff meeting, SIP day, or Professional
Learning Community
Monthly Family Advisory Board/PTO Meetings
Informal conversations between staff and families
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will, to the extent feasible and
appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and
activities with Head Start, Early Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even
Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers
Program, public preschool, and other programs. The school will also conduct other
activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more
fully participating in the education of their children, by:
There is funding for programs at Valeska Hinton, which includes Title I and the
Early Childhood Block Grant. All families, regardless of how the education of
their child is funded, are invited to participate in their child’s education
including volunteering, attending workshops, utilizing the parent lending
library, etc.
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center will take the following actions to
ensure that information related to the school and parent-programs, meetings, and other
activities is sent to parents of participating children in an understandable and
uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent
practicable, in a language the parents can understand:
Monthly school newsletter: Valeska Villiager in English and Spanish
School Webpage @ www.psd150.org/valeskahinton
Classroom newsletters
Blackboard app announcements, phone calls, text messages, and e-mails
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Fliers and signs about upcoming events
PART IV.
ADOPTION
This District-wide Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and
agreed on with, parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs, as evidenced
by ULT Participation, Title 1 Meeting during Open House, and the Parent Meeting on
August 29, 2014.
This policy was adopted by the Peoria Public Schools District 150 on December 1, 2014
and will be in effect for the period of 2014-2015. The school district will distribute this
policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children on or before December 1,
2014.
(Signature of Authorized Official)
April 1, 2015
(Date)
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PBIS:
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
What is PBIS?
The Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center staff believes that schools
can only be successful when they help children grow academically, socially, and
emotionally. We are using the District’s Positive Behavior Interventions &
Supports plan to help create a safe and positive environment for all children, to
help stimulate their love of learning, and to inspire them to reach their full
potential.
Our plan is based on positive behavioral supports and interventions is created by
our PBIS committee and guided by the district. The PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Team
each meet monthly to look at our behavior data. The system progresses and
continues to be altered as needs arise based on data. Our plan has the following
components:
• Parent Handbook – a booklet which describes the PBIS system
• Rainbow Rules: Our School’s Behavior Matrix – chart that indicates
expected behavior in designated areas
• Classroom Rainbow Chart – a individualized student and classroom
data chart that progresses throughout the day
• “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?”- a children’s book, every
classroom has and refers to for behavior checks and references
• Blue Tickets: A reward system to help reinforce positive behavior.
• Office Discipline Referrals (ODR’s: Major and Minor infractions) in
Skyward – used to communicate student infractions and provide
data to in order to create appropriate interventions.
• Cool Tools – lesson plans used to teach students the behavioral
expectations.
• School-Wide Celebrations – an activity that occurs when students
reach the Valeska Hinton behavioral goal
PBIS Purpose
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Create a more positive school environment in the entire learning
community: school buildings, buses, extra-curricular activities, and
district households.
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Continue to improve life in school for all students.
Challenge students and adults to maintain consistent expectations.
Inspire positive behaviors within the learning environment.
Empower the decision-making process by utilizing behavioral data.
“Have You Filled a Bucket Today?”
This is a children’s book that every classroom has in their room and
teacher reads as a resource to the whole class. This book will be read numerous
times throughout the school year and become our central theme at Valeska. The
book will be used as a tool to help teach and encourage positive behavior. Our
goal is that every child will learn how to become bucket fillers.
Buckets - “Reward system”
Each classroom will receive a bucket. The goal is for every classroom to fill the
buckets. Children are encouraged to help fill the bucket by using the skills taught
from the bucket book and the cool tools. Every time the teacher notices a child
filling a bucket the child will get to place a “blue PBIS ticket” in their classrooms
bucket.
Office Discipline Referral
*Our school's discipline policies are now outlined in a district discipline
handbook which can be downloaded by visiting www.peoriapublicschools.org/
discipline.
Office Discipline Referrals are utilized for staff to communicate student
infractions with Administration. The data we receive from these help us with our
teaching and interventions. There are Major and Minor infractions that may be
reported to the office. Minor infractions are handled by a teacher or teaching
assistant. However, a major infraction is then referred to the Principal.
Rainbow Rules: Valeska’s School-Wide Behavior
Expectations Matrix
Valeska Hinton has created a Behavior Expectations Matrix that meets the
guidelines of the district-wide program entitled PBIS (Positive Behavior
Interventions & Supports).
Here are the three clearly defined expectations of Valeska’s Behavior Matrix:
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Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe
The Rainbow Rules: the matrix is posted in every classroom and around the
school to remind students and adults what to do and how to behave in order to
abide by these three rules in the various areas of our school. Every student will be
taught our Rainbow Rules in multiple settings throughout our school. They will
be instructed as to what the expectations look and sound like, and will practice
and revisit them all year.
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Cool Tools
Cool tools are lesson plans used to teach students the behavioral expectations.
One of the most important parts of PBIS is that behavioral skills and expectations
are taught directly to the students. The lessons will teach all the students what is
expected of them and how they are to behave. All students will be taught Cool
Tools that aligns with our Rainbow Rules and are based upon the needs of our
students.
School-Wide Celebration
This is an acknowledgement activity that occurs when students reach the Valeska
Hinton behavioral “Bucket Filling” goal. These typically take place once a quarter.
Parent Roles and Responsibilities
You are the first teacher in your child’s life, which makes your help with PBIS
extremely important. We understand that your home environment may have
different expectations, but in order to assist us we ask that you support our staff
in these following ways:
1. Please remind your child of the Rainbow Rules, school wide PBIS beliefs, each
day before he/she leaves for school:
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe
2. If your child has had some difficulty behaving, use the Rainbow Rules as a tool
to go over and reinforce specific expected behaviors. If you do this before school
each day, you will be helping remind your child what is expected of him/her
during the school day.
3. Help your child by helping him/her wake up for school and arrive on time.
Students should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.
4. After school, ask your child if they “filled anyone’s bucket” or helped to fill their
classroom’s bucket. Find out what behaviors were exhibited in order to fill the
bucket. Please offer your child extra praise and reinforcement for these
behaviors!
5. Your support sends an important message to your child that we are working
TOGETHER as a team to help him/her be successful in all parts of his/her life.
We greatly appreciate your daily support!
If the PBIS system is something that interests you and you would like to be an
active member of our PBIS team, we want you! Please contact Mrs. Smith the
Assistant Principal and let her know you would like to join the team.
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Rainbow Rules
VALESKA HINTON
Expectations
Classroom
Playground
Hall
*Help each other
*Use inside
*Listen to others
*Take turns
voices
*Use kind words
*Take care of our
Be Respectful *Use inside voices
Be Responsible *Follow directions
*Put toys away
*Push in chairs
*Keep the room
Bus
*Use inside voices *Use inside
voices
*Follow bus rules
playground and
*Listen to adults
outdoor nature
*Use kind words
*Follow directions
*Follow
*Take bike to garage directions
area when you are
*Do your own work finished
clean
Bathroom
*Put toys away in
containers
*Keep your
place in line
*Stay with your
teacher
*Flush toilet
*Wash hands
*Follow
directions
*Use one pump of *Leave the bus
soap and 1 or 2
paper towels
clean
*Take belongings
*Put paper towels with you
in garbage can
Be Safe
*Keep hands and
feet to yourself
*Use walking feet
*Keep hands, feet
*Keep hands
and other objects to
and feet to
yourself
yourself
*Keep hands and
feet to yourself
*Keep hands and
feet to yourself
*Stay with your
*Ride bikes on bike
*Eyes forward
teacher, driver,
path
*Use walking
and/or monitor
*Play where you can
see your teacher
*Sit on bikes, swings
feet
*Stay seated
*Walk on the
colored tiles
and slide
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Cool Tool Lesson Topics
Be Respectful
 Be Kind and Respectful-Breakfast/Lunch/Snack Routines
 Be Respectful-Playground
 Be Respectful-Bus
 Be Respectful-Hallway
 Be Respectful-Waiting Your Turn
 Be Respectful-Bathroom
 Be Respectful-Others
 Be Respectful-Personal Space
 Be Respectful-Classroom
Be Responsible
 Be Responsible-Bathroom
 Be Responsible-Bus
 Be Responsible-Bathroom towels
 Be Responsible-Classroom Materials
 Be Responsible- Classroom Furniture
 Be Responsible- Hallway
Be Safe
 Be Safe-Way to Play
 Be Safe-Playground
 Be Safe-Hallway
 Be Safe-Classroom
 Be Safe- Play safely
 Be Safe- Bus Rules
 Be Safe- Bus
 Be Safe- Bathroom
Family Handbook copied utilizing Title I and Early Childhood PFA Grant Funds
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Peoria Public School District 150
Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center
2016 – 2017 School Calendar
2016
July 18
Monday
July 19
Tuesday
August 15
Monday
August 31
Wednesday
September 5
Monday
September 22 Thursday
September 23 Friday
Sept 26 – October 14
October 17
Monday
October 26
Wednesday
November 11
Friday
November 23
Wednesday
November 24
Thursday
November 25
Friday
December 23 – January 16, 2017
Faculty Institute, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Institute
Full Day – All Students
Faculty Institute, 8 am – 1 pm
Institute
Professional Learning SIP – ½ day for all Valeska students
LABOR DAY
HOLIDAY
Evening Parent Conferences for Valeska School
Parent Conferences, A.M., No school for students
Conference Day
FALL INTERCESSION
NO SCHOOL
School resumes for all students
Professional Learning SIP – ½ day for all District 150 students
VETERAN’S DAY
HOLIDAY
THANKSGIVING RECESS
NO SCHOOL
THANKSGIVING RECESS
HOLIDAY
THANKSGIVING RECESS
NO SCHOOL
WINTER INTERCESSION
NO SCHOOL
2017
January 16
January 17
January 18
February 1
February 20
March 1
March 6
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Monday
Wednesday
Monday
HOLIDAY
Institute
March 30
Thursday
March 31
Friday
April 3 – 21, 2017
April 24
Monday
MARTIN LUTHER KING’S BIRTHDAY
Faculty Institute, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
School resumes for Valeska students
Professional Learning SIP – ½ day for all students
PRESIDENT’S DAY
Professional Learning SIP – ½ day for all students
COUNT PULASKI BIRTHDAY
Student attendance day if > 1 emergency day used*
Evening Parent Conferences
Parent Conferences, A.M., No school students
SPRING INTERCESSION*
School resumes for Valeska students
May 29
Monday
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
HOLIDAY
June 8
June 9
Thursday
Friday
Last Day of School for Students (If emergency days are not used)
Faculty Institute, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Institute
HOLIDAY
HOLIDAY
Conference Day
NO SCHOOL
*The March 6th Count Pulaski Holiday will be waived and used as a student attendance day if more than one
emergency day is used. April 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of Spring Intercession will be waived and used as
student attendance days if any emergency days are used.
SUMMARY
Days in Attendance……………………………………………………….184 (Includes 10 Emergency Days)
Institute Days – All Day - No School for students…………..4
Professional Learning – School Improvement Days……….4
Parent Conferences – All Day – No school for students…2
Family Handbook copied utilizing Title I and Early Childhood PFA Grant Funds
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Peoria Public School District 150
Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center
2017 – 2018 School Calendar
2017
July 17
Monday
July 18
Tuesday
August 14
Monday
August 30
Wednesday
September 4
Monday
September 21 Thursday
September 22 Friday
September 25 – October 13
October 16
Monday
October 25
Wednesday
November 10
Friday
November 22
Wednesday
November 23
Thursday
November 24
Friday
December 22 – January 12, 2017
Faculty Institute, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Institute
Full Day – All Students
Faculty Institute, 8 am – 1 pm
Institute
Professional Learning SIP – ½ day for all Valeska students
LABOR DAY
HOLIDAY
Evening Parent Conferences for Valeska School
Parent Conferences, A.M., No school for students
Conference Day
FALL INTERCESSION
NO SCHOOL
School resumes for all students
Professional Learning SIP – ½ day for all District 150 students
VETERAN’S DAY
HOLIDAY
THANKSGIVING RECESS
NO SCHOOL
THANKSGIVING RECESS
HOLIDAY
THANKSGIVING RECESS
NO SCHOOL
WINTER INTERCESSION
NO SCHOOL
2018
January 15
January 16
January 17
January 31
February 19
February 28
March 5
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
Monday
Wednesday
Monday
HOLIDAY
Institute
March 22
Thursday
March 23
Friday
March 26 – April 13
April 16
Monday
MARTIN LUTHER KING’S BIRTHDAY
Faculty Institute, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
School resumes for Valeska students
Professional Learning SIP – ½ day for all students
PRESIDENT’S DAY
Professional Learning SIP – ½ day for all students
COUNT PULASKI BIRTHDAY
Student attendance day if > 1 emergency day used*
Evening Parent Conferences
Parent Conferences, A.M., No school students
SPRING INTERCESSION
School resumes for Valeska students
May 28
Monday
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
HOLIDAY
June 7
June 8
Thursday
Friday
Last Day of School for Students (If emergency days are not used)
Faculty Institute, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Institute
HOLIDAY
HOLIDAY
Conference Day
NO SCHOOL
*The March 5th Count Pulaski Holiday will be waived and used as a student attendance day if more than one
emergency day is used. March 26, 27, 28, 29, April 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Spring Intercession will be waived and used
as student attendance days if any emergency days are used.
SUMMARY
Days in Attendance……………………………………………………….184 (Includes 10 Emergency Days)
Institute Days – All Day - No School for students…………..4
Professional Learning – School Improvement Days……….4
Parent Conferences – All Day – No school for students…2
Family Handbook copied utilizing Title I and Early Childhood PFA Grant Funds
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