Wednesday, April 25, 2018


To keep parents updated on our implemention of PBIS at Green Meadow, we hope to posts pictures and news blasts on this blog. Below is an overview of the rolling out of our first initiative. If you have questions about PBIS, feel free to contact the Green Meadow coaches- Ann Rutherford, Julie Danforth, and Katie Krasinski.
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
This is a framework that the school is adopting; the 2017-2018 school year is Year 1 of the 3-year implementation process.  We will be defining and teaching expected behavior, reinforcing and celebrating the positive, collecting and monitoring data, and continually repeating, reminding and reinforcing.  
Thank you to Ms. Fioretti's 1st grade class for creating this video, which was shown
during k-3 Grade Level Meetings introducing "Pawsitive Hallway Expectations"!
PBIS Blast
May 7, 2018
Updating you on the latest happenings at Green Meadow School with PBIS
The Pawsitive Hallway Behavior Initiative has started!  
Our initial PBIS efforts will be focused on hallway behavior.
  • This was introduced to students during recent Grade Level meetings
  • We defined expected hallway behavior in the contect of the school's core values. This is one component of the school's new Behavior Matrix, which defines what it looks like to be a kind, safe learner in different settings of the school.
  • Students will be reinforced for expected hallway behavior using paw stickers and paw cards.
  • Paw stickers are individual reinforcement for expected hallway behavior.
  • Paw cards are whole class reinforcement for expected hallway behavior.
  • Each grade has a 100's  chart that will be filled with paws and stickers which will be posted in the hallways. Once the entire chart is filled, each class will earn an extra recess.
Kindergartener posting paw earned by her class.
Charts displaying incentives earned by gr. 1
 'Hallway Expectations'
Posted in English & Spanish
Ms. Rutherford & Ms. Krasinski display the 100's chart
during the third grade meeting.

Helping the Homeless

Message from a Maynard H.S. Senior~
Collection Box in GMS Lobby

My name is Kayla Rabel and I'm a current senior at Maynard High School. For my Senior Class Project, my project component will be setting up a donation box in the Green Meadow front lobby and the high school library, looking for the following items: non-perishable food items, toiletries (travel sized items; deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpastes, feminine care, etc.) and gently used blankets. 

These donations will be distributed to the homeless in conjunction with the Acton Police Department, where I am interning. 

Donation collections will be April 23rd- May 4th

Celebrating Seniors

A message from Olga Doktorov, High School Teacher~

Support your seniors!  Graduation of the class of 2018 is right around the corner, and we can help you celebrate this important milestone with the third annual graduation fundraiser! This year you can purchase not only balloons but customized yard signs as well. 

There are 3 options available:
 Black Package  $40: offers the yard sign with the name of the senior as well as the college they are planning to attend along with 3 graduation balloons! 
Orange package $30:  offers a yard sign with just the name of the senior as well as 1 balloon
Balloons only $5 per balloon offers a fabulous orange Mylar balloon in the shape of a star with the “Class of 2018” written on them for only $5. 
Want to add more balloons to any order? No problem! Each additional balloon is only $4.

We will place the balloons and yard signs on the house of the designated senior on June 7th! Place your order by emailing or . All orders must be submitted and paid in full via a check payable to MHS Class of 2018 or cash brought to the main office by May 16th.