Building a sense of community is a priority for Summitview Elementary

Oct 28, 2022

Building a sense of community is a priority for Summitview Elementary. For several years, as part of Summitview's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) rewards system, Summitview Elementary has Eagle Earnings Day. This day is every 6 weeks, and each staff member comes up with an activity. Activities typically include: kick ball, musical chairs, face painting, seasonal crafts, Legos, board games, glow stick dancing, and bingo.

Students from all grade levels are welcome to go to the activity of their choice. In doing so, it's an opportunity for our students and staff members to work with other students outside of their classroom. While doing something fun, students and staff members engage in community building within their school.

Along with Eagle Earnings Day, Summitview Elementary just began the Eagle's Nest this year. Each staff member has a two students from each grade level. Those students will stay with the same staff member while at Summitview Elementary, with everyone adding two to three Kindergarteners each year.

Everyone meets once or twice a month with the hope that students will build connections with the older and younger students strengthening their sense of community. Activities are based on character traits and Social Emotional Learning. The feedback from the students and staff are very positive, and the students definitely get excited to go to their Eagle's Nest!

Eagles Earning Day-Glow Stick Dancing
Eagles Earning Day Games
Eagles Earning Day Games
Eagles Earning Day Games