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Community Building Opportunities Throughout the School Year

Fall festivialThroughout the year students will be provided opportunities to use their cornerstones of character beyond the classroom.  These events include:

Each of these events your child will be paired with a buddy from either Lincoln or Washington.  They will experience these events together.   If you would like to help with any of these events, be on the lookout for information coming home or posted on our Facebook page. 


  • September 25 -- K-4 Field Day

  • November 20 -- Fall Festival

  • December 19 - Winter Store

  • January 17, 2019 -- Winter Wonderland

  • March 8, 2019 -- Bowling

  • May 10, 2019 -- Mini courses

Welcome to the Charles City Elementary PBIS page where we can keep you posted and up to date on the PBIS happenings in the Charles City Elementary Schools!  Thank you for taking the time to visit the PBIS page and your commitment to learning more about how PBIS impacts the learning of your Elementary student. 

What is PBIS?

PBIS Tiers

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) is a system of tools and strategies for defining, teaching, and acknowledging appropriate behavior, as well as correcting inappropriate behavior.  It is a framework for creating a customized school system that supports student success. PBIS is school-wide, it is preventative, and changes the focus from negative behaviors and exchanges to positive expectations and interactions.

School-wide means that educators support appropriate behavior in classroom AND non-classroom (bathrooms, assemblies, hallways) areas.   This support happens along a continuum from Universal or Core (whole school); Targeted or Supplemental (individual child or group of at-risk children); and Intensive or Individualized (children with complex needs and behaviors that severely impact the child, school and/or community functioning). 

One component of PBIS is having consistent expectations across the building.  One way to do that is by referring to our behavior matrix.  Below is how students show the cornerstones of character in each of our areas of the building. 

Elementary Behavior Matrix







Listen and follow directions

Be kind and helpful

Eyes on speaker

Use inside voice

Maintain personal space

Stay on task

Be prepared

Care for personal and school property

Be safe

Do your best


Complete work

Be on time

Follow school rules

Cooperate with others

Resolve conflict peacefully

Encourage others

Clean your area

Cafeteria & Service Line

Use inside voice

Maintain personal space

Use good manners

Wait your turn

Stay in seat until dismissed

Eat more. Talk less.

Take care of tickets

Try something new

Be on time

Discuss appropriate topics

Be polite to neighbors/interact with tablemates

Clean your area


Hands and feet to self

Face forward

Use quiet or no voice

Walk on the right


Close locker quietly

Keep belongings in locker

Walk directly to the destination

Stay in line

Greet others appropriately

Be polite

Keep area clean



Demonstrate sportsmanship

Agree upon rules before beginning

Take care of equipment

Stop and listen when you hear whistle

Play safely

Be active

Line up quickly

Invite others to play

Resolve conflicts peacefully


Give others privacy

Take care of yourself

Use quiet voice

Use, flush, wash & leave


Use time efficiently

Use during assigned breaks

Report any problems

Keep area clean


Use quiet or no voice

Be aware of others’ learning environments

Be on task

Return materials appropriately

Use shelf markers appropriately

Take care of library materials

Choose books to meet your purpose

Keep area clean

Push in chairs when done


Use quiet voice

Maintain personal space

Follow adult directions

Remain in seat

Keep track of your own things

Report problems to bus driver

Follow all safety rules

Be on time

Be helpful to others

Keep bus clean

Greet and thank the bus driver


Focus on speaker

Maintain personal space

Follow directions/signals

Be quiet

Enter and exit in an orderly manner

Behavior matches activity

Be an active participant

Be a considerate  audience member

Acknowledge presenter appropriately



Use quiet voice

Maintain personal space


Keep track of your own things

Obey sidewalk rules

Follow building arrival/dismissal procedures

Walk directly to the destination

Be on time


Greet others appropriately

Wipe your feet

Field Trips

Use appropriate voice

Follow adult directions

Listen to presenters

Ask questions at appropriate times

Use appropriate voice

Follow adult directions

Listen to presenters

Ask questions at appropriate times

Participate actively

Be on time

]Represent your school positively

Clean up after yourself

Show your appreciation


Use a polite voice

Stay in waiting area

Wait until someone is available to help you

Use check-in/check-out procedures

State what you need

Be on time

Greet others appropriately

Show your appreciation