Lisbon Central School Community Members,
Welcome to the UPK-4 section of the Lisbon Central School website! Lisbon Central School is committed to being a resource for ensuring the academic, cultural, and social development of community members. Our motto is “Learning, Caring, Sharing” and in the Elementary building we strive to instil these attributes in our students.
During the 2017-2018 year students in grades Kindergarten through Sixth are experiencing writing through the Writing Workshop model for instruction. The students began with the launching of Writing Workshop and are moving on to “small moments,” crafting true stories, informational writing, and personal narratives. You may have heard your child say, “when you think you’re done, you’ve just begun” and we are doing just that…..writing, writing, and writing!
This year we have a few classrooms piloting the Positivity Project. This empowers students to build strong relationships by equipping educators with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to teach positive psychology’s 24 character strengths. The teachers who are piloting this are fostering positive discussions about character strengths, such as, curiosity, creativity, bravery, gratitude, kindness and nineteen others. The premise behind this project is that other people matter and that relationships are the cornerstone of health, happiness, and resilience. We are hoping to get our feet wet this year and share the experience with our elementary staff for implementation next year.
We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
- Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
- Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
- Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
- Knows that you expect him/her to try their hardest and ask questions when needed
Again, I would like to thank you for your continued support of our school, teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals, and administrators. It takes our combined efforts to help our students succeed in both school and in their lives.
Please join us on social media via Facebook and Twitter (@Lisbon_CSD). I have been working hard to post at least weekly on our Twitter page, so please join in the conversation!
Staci A. Vaughn
Elementary Principal & CSE/CPSE Chairperson