Peebles Elementary School


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700 Peebles Indian Drive,  Peebles, Ohio 45660  
Phone: 937-587-2611
Fax:  937-587-5240

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Principal
Amanda Lamb
Assistant Principal
Jim Walls
Counselor
Kathy Pryor

Welcome to our site!

The new Peebles Elementary School which we entered in January of 2010, is located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Ohio, at the northern end of Adams County.  Peebles is a small, friendly farming town surrounded by farm land and densely wooded areas.  The school serves approximately six hundred and eighty, preschool through sixth grade students. You can access our school calendar by clicking on the link above (right after Welcome to Our School): 

Mission

Peebles Elementary School is committed to academic excellence & strengthening character through quality education.

School Improvement Initiatives:

We continue being involved in several  initiatives at Peebles Elementary School which will lead us in the direction of being a school of excellence. We  strive to provide a safe and caring environment for the children of our community. Our involvement in Rttp (Race to the Top) continues to play a major role in our continued drive to move  to "Excellent with Distinction" status. The plans outline data tracking of reading, math, and attendance, analyzing trends in those areas, and planning for effective programs in delivery of reading and math instruction and classroom management (discipline). We track reading and math data through a variety of programs including STAR Early Literacy, STAR Reading, NWEA Map, AimsWeb Fluency Probes as well as a host of other data tools including walkthroughs OTES, and attendance. For classroom management our teachers use two methods, Assertive Discipline and Time To Teach. We continue to use SWIS (School Wide Information System) to track discipline and behavior problems so that we can analyze the level of improvement / impact of the various classroom management programs. If you have questions about these or any other improvements we are currently involved in, you can gain further information by contacting Mrs. Lamb or Mr. Walls at the school at 937-587-2611.

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES FOR PEEBLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
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  • You MAY use the circle drive in front of the school to drop off their child. That area will be used exclusively for Parents who are dropping off their child or picking them up in the evening between the hours of 7:30AM to 8:00AM and from approximately 2:45PM on.

  • Visitor parking is very limited and is located in the front of the school. Parking by the basketball courts is for BUSES ONLY during school hours and parking on the left side of the building is for staff and delivery trucks ONLY. We strongly suggest that parents who wish to pick up their child use one of the many bus stops in town to do so. They are located at the old school (Simmons Ave.); Old Gordley Gas Station (SR 41); The Bus Garage;  the old Malcolm car dealership (Rarden Rd and Castle Ave.); In front of the Old IGA (now the Grandview Outlet).

  • NEW: Due to the lack of parking spaces at dismissal, we will be holding pick-ups until the buses leave from the elementary. This will be approximately 2:45. We do not want our elementary students walking in this traffic. If you come in and sign your child out early, be aware that they will be counted as tardy if signed out before dismissal. Three tardies count as ˝ day absent according to state guidelines and early sign outs to beat traffic will be unexcused.


MORNING ARRIVAL

  • Bus students arrive between 7:25-7:50AM each day. Bus students that arrive prior to 7:45AM should go to the cafetorium/ multi purpose gym (connected to the cafetorium) for breakfast. Bus students need to enter through the door in front of the cafetorium and walk immediately to the cafetorium if they arrive before 7:45AM. Students arriving after 7:45 should go to breakfast or their room, and not be lingering in the hallways.
  • Parent drop-offs are not to arrive before 7:45 AM as there is not adequate adult supervision. Students who arrive before 7:45 AM will need to go the cafetorium and wait there.
  • On-site supervision is NOT available until 7:25 AM each day. The doors will be set on a lock system so there will be no way for your child to enter the building. This will not be safe, especially on cold days.

 

SIGN OUT PROCEDURES / EVENING DISMISSAL

  • Parent pick-ups will be dismissed at approximately 2:45 PM each day. These students are to exit through the main front doors of the building and go immediately to the parent's car. Students are not to loiter, play on the playground, wait for friends, etc.
  • Walkers and town students will be dismissed at approximately 2:30 pm.
  • Bus students will be dismissed as soon as the buses arrive (approximately 2:35PM.)
  • Bus students will exit through the door of the main building (where the cafetorium is) , and go immediately to their bus.  Teachers are to walk students to their buses.
  • Students who use the sidewalks to walk home, will be dismissed at approximately 2:30 to avoid buses leaving and traffic.
  • Parents of grades K-6 children are not permitted to wait in the foyer / hall areas. Parents must wait on students outside, in front of the main entrance. if you need to sign out your child, you will need TO ENTER THE FRONT OFFICE AND HAVE YOUR CHILD CALLED DOWN. The office has a small waiting room with a few chairs; you will be required to wait in this area only. You may not wait by your child's classroom or in the hallways. Parents / Guardians are NOT permitted in the building without signing in and obtaining a visitors pass. 
  • At the end of the school day, students are expected to go home IMMEDIATELY. Supervision is NOT provided on the school playgrounds after school. Students are NOT permitted to stay after school with siblings or friends for any activity other than their own. Any child staying after school for valid reasons ( practice, tutoring, etc.) MUST have a dated note signed by the parent / guardian that specifies the reason for staying and the time that the student will be staying.

Our goal is to keep your child safe, and still make it as convenient as possible for you to pick-up or drop-off your child.  If you have any questions, please be sure to call us at 587-2611.  Thanks again for your help and support in keeping our children safe.

 Sincerely,

 Amanda Lamb, Principal

 

 

PEEBLES ELEMENTARY DISCIPLINE POLICY


 
  1. All students will begin the year on GREEN, which is GOOD JOB!—KEEP IT UP.

  2. If a student exhibits above average ability to make good choices, the teacher may move his/her card/clip to white.  This student will receive an “Indian Concert Ticket” for this move.  

  3. If the student misbehaves, student card/clip is moved to YELLOW, which is a warning.  He/she remains on yellow until the slip is signed and returned to the teacher.

  4. If the student misbehaves after WARNING and moving to YELLOW, the student’s card/clip is then moved to RED.  RED means STOP and THINK, and will result in a loss of recess or lunch detention.  The student will remain on red until the signed red slip is returned to the teacher.

  5. If the student misbehaves after STOP and THINK and moving to RED, the student’s card is moved to BLUE.  Students who reach BLUE will be assigned After-school Detention, which is held at the elementary school from 2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If possible (number must be updated/accepting calls), you will be contacted.  For re-entry to class, the student must apologize to the teacher and the class for disrupting learning.  The student will remain on blue until the blue slip is signed and returned to the teacher. If while on BLUE the student continues inappropriate behavior, or he/she is off green twice in one week, the student will receive 2 hours of Friday Night School (grades 2-6) and 3 hours of In-School Suspension (grades K & 1).  At the end of the day, teacher will log on his/her log sheet any student whose daily behavior resulted in being removed from green.  Our goal is to have INCREASING GREEN (GOOD) AND WHITE (EXCELLENT) BEHAVIOR.

 

**Misbehavior refers to in-class/hallway/restroom, lunch, and recess behavior.  Bus behavior will be dealt with separately.


 

** Students who are moved from GREEN to YELLOW, RED or BLUE must take note home describing their misbehavior.  The note must be signed by a parent or guardian and RETURNED THE NEXT DAY.  The student DOES NOT RETURN TO GREEN until note(s) is returned or parent conferences with teacher, principal, or assistant principal.  Students who remain on red for this reason will continue to lose recess until red note is returned.



 

Positive Behaviorial Interventions and Supports (PBIS)



 

In addition to our Stay on Green program, we will be implementing PBIS.  This is a district-wide initiative that is state-mandated.  This is a brief explanation of the purpose behind PBIS:


 

The emphasis is placed on a “school-wide system of support that includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Instead of using a piecemeal approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings (such as hallways, buses, and restrooms). Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.” (https://www.pbis.org/school)



 

In order to meet the state requirements, Peebles Elementary will be rewarding students with  Concert Tickets for their behavior.  This correlates with our building-wide Rock theme.  The students will be awarded tickets for positive behavior/good choices.  Teachers and staff members throughout the building will be permitted to award these tickets.  Once the student receives the ticket, he/she will put his/her name on it and then drop it in the drawing for incentives of their choice.  Every two weeks we will do a drawing for the following incentives:


 
  1. 10 minutes of Basketball Time

  2. 1 Homework Pass (not permitted to use on tests or projects)

  3. Lunch in the office with a staff member

  4. School Spirit Item

  5. 15 minutes to Play a Board Game with a Friend

  6. Item from the Treasure Box


Once the drawing has taken place, the tickets will be disposed of and students can earn new tickets over the course of the next two weeks.

 

 

This site is maintained by Jim Walls, Assistant Principal. Please email any comments or suggestions by clicking on my name on the black bar in the middle of the page above.

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