Principal’s Message

Dear Twelfth Avenue Families and Community Members,

On behalf of the entire Twelfth Avenue’s Elementary School staff, I want to welcome you to our school website. We hope you will find a variety of resources to help you better understand and get to know us. We are excited to have you at Twelfth Avenue this year. I am looking forward to another outstanding year at Twelfth Avenue Elementary School. I am excited to see all of our returning parents and students. I am also eager to meet any families that are new to Twelfth Avenue. I care deeply for the students that I work with and have high behavioral and academic expectations. I hope to make a positive impact on your children as I get to know them better throughout the year.

In an effort to provide a safe and positive learning environment for all of our students at Twelfth Avenue Elementary School, our staff has developed a Positive Behavior Intervention Support Plan (PBIS) designed to create and maintain a safe school environment by promoting positive behaviors. PBIS is a system-wide approach to behavior management where the behavior standards are infused into every part of the school atmosphere. This is a process for us here at Twelfth Avenue and we will continue to receive training on how to better our program over the years to come. Our system has been built around our school’s three principles which are Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. The idea is to explicitly teach the expected behaviors and pre-correct student behavior before it becomes a problem. Teachers and staff members will catch those “teachable moments” in and out the classroom and use them to help students learn about appropriate behavior, positive actions, steps to problem solving, being safe, being respectful, and how planning and preparedness leads to success. It is important to keep in mind that PBIS is a process not a program, and we are on a journey.

Please make sure that your child attends school daily. One of the biggest factors of student success is for them to be in school every day. Children that miss a lot of school have missed valuable instruction which can make it hard for them to get caught up and be prepared for class. We understand that students get sick and sometimes have to miss school. Please be sure to notify the office of your child’s absence with a note or a phone call.

As you know, you are a vital part of your child’s education. My hope is that we can work together to make this a fantastic year. My office door is always open. Feel free to contact me at any time via email, phone, or in person with questions, comments, or concerns. I will be happy to discuss your child with you. I hope that we can work together to make this a wonderful learning community for everyone.

I am very excited about the start of a new school year. I am confident that it will be a fantastic year for all of us. Thank you in advance for supporting Twelfth Avenue Elementary School.

In Partnership,

Ms. E. Young