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New immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year/SB 277:áAll incoming Kindergarten and 7thágrade students must have current immunizations on record to begin school on August 10, 2016.áCalifornia law SB 277 no longer allows personal or religious beliefs exemptions. Clickáhere for more information.
        At Mariposa Elementary School our goal is to provide our students with the academic and social tools that they need in order to become productive members of our society. 

        In order to facilitate this we emphasize the Five Keys to Success. These five keys are taught by our staff and are rewarded when students exhibit them. These keys are:

FLEXIBLE THINKING:
  • Working out problems on the playground without help from adults
  • Being able to transition from one activity to another quickly
  • Being able to share ideas
  • Solving math problems in a variety of ways
  • Volunteering a new perspective
  • Accepting opposing opinions
  • Accepting the possibility of different solutions to a problem
  • Willingness to try different approaches to a new problem
  • Coming up with creative ideas
  • The ability to stand a change in routine
ORGANIZATION:

  • Knowing where the materials are
  • Keeping your three-ring binder with dividers up to date
  • Correctly and completely filling out your student planner
  • Keeping your personal supplies neat and accessible
  • Finding the restroom and your classroom "cubby"
  • Zipping, tying and buttoning
  • Writing your name with correct heading on the paper
  • Taking home and returning assignment sheets
  • Bringing only appropriate items to school
  • The ability to "find" things
  • Being able to do long-term thinking, planning, and executing a project

CONTRIBUTION:

  • Sharing
  • Voluntarily helping others
  • Actively participating in class discussions
  • Bringing in resources from home to share with the class
  • Displaying a positive attitude
  • Committing to the class program through a positive attitude
  • Encouraging others
  • Valuing the contributions of others
  • Bring supportive of others
  • Speaking in front of a group
  • Working as a valued and producing member of a group
  • Trying new things

PRIDE:
  • Completing class work neatly and carefully
  • Keeping desks and school neat and clean
  • Keeping yourself neat and clean
  • Cleaning up after yourself
  • Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing patriotic songs with respect
  • Speaking in a clear, direct, friendly and appropriate manner
  • Not bragging
  • Not putting down anyone, any class, or the school
  • Caring enough to do the task right
  • Verbalizing positive thinking
  • Caring for personal and school property
  • Respecting yourself and others
RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Returning completed homework
  • Being accountable for your behavior
  • Getting (and returning) notes home
  • Taking care of personal items
  • Getting class assignments done
  • Taking your lunch (and lunch money) to the cafeteria
  • Keeping track of your supplies
  • Picking up after yourself
  • Respecting classroom supplies
  • Keeping the playground clean
  • Not making excuses
  • Staying on-task in class
  • Taking the initiative
  • Finding something valuable to do
  • Doing the right thing, even when a grown-up isn't present
  • Returning balls to their owner
  • Coming to class on time
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