I hope this posting finds you and your family doing well (& healthy!).
I wanted to take a little time tonight to write a quick note about Social Skills and “Mustang Medallions” at Murphy Elementary School. Over the past few months we’ve been working on the specific school rules of Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.
Something that we’ve added for this year is that we’ll use a different tool to recognize social skills. This year we will utilize “Mustang Medallions” to recognize positive behavior and this could be any positive behavior and isn’t limited to a certain skill of the month.
You may have hear about the medallions or even seen one come home. Each staff member is given a set amount of coins and when they “catch” a kid being good we may sneak them a Mustang Medallion. The purpose of this tool (Mustang Medallion) is to recognize and catch kids being good. We want to avoid having kids expect to get something for an action yet at the same time recognize those that go above and beyond.
You don’t have to look too long before you catch kids doing something downright awesome! When one of our kids receives a coin they can save it to be used at the school store, which is starting next week, or to buy popcorn on popcorn days. Some of the kids are even planning to collect and save them instead, that I didn’t expect.
I hope you have a great month and that your family stays healthy. I hope to see you at conferences in November.
Principal – Murphy Elementary School