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PROGRAMS

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School Code of Conduct and School Wide Effective Behaviour Support Program (EBS)

Our school code of conduct is based on the principles of School Wide Effective Behaviour Support Program (EBS). Using the EBS program, members of the school community (staff, students, parents) work together to identify areas of focus for student behaviour. Goals for each area are identified and taught to students. In this way, behaviour and the code of conduct become part of the learning experience for students rather than just a set of rules.

Albert McMahon's behaviour support program is entitled the S.H.A.R.P. Program, an acronym for Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Respectful and Positive. The staff identified areas of the school where behaviour is, at times, the biggest challenge. These areas are the hallways, the playground, assemblies, the gym, and at times, the classrooms and in the students' interactions with each other.

The focus is on the positive. Lists of S.H.A.R.P. behaviours have been developed for each of the areas identified above. Behaviour expectations are introduced or reintroduced at assemblies and then reinforced by classroom teachers. Students practicing these behaviours are recognized with S.H.A.R.P. tickets which go into a draw for prizes to be awarded at each assembly.

CLICK HERE to read the complete Albert McMahon code of conduct.

 

Students With an Aptitude for Teaching (SWAT)

This is a reading tutoring program where students in grades 5 and 6 help younger students with their reading. The grade 5 and 6 students are trained to listen to younger students read, to help them and to provide encouragement. The SWAT team meets every day after lunch for 15 minutes of focused reading help. The program is a "win win" providing extra reading assistance for young readers and leadership experience for senior students.

 

Home Reading Club

Albert McMahon has run a home reading program since 1992. Each year the program is a huge success and helps foster a love of books and reading in children. Students take home slips to check off, with parent signatures, to indicate the number of days of reading (15 minutes/day for grades K-3, 20 minutes/day for grades 4-6). Prizes are given to students for every 25 days they have read. A special luncheon for full-time readers will occur in the Spring. The program is PAC funded and thank you to Tania Bradley, Kristine Matthysen and Sheri Curley who are coordinating the program.

Click here to access further information on our Home Reading Club.

 

Peer Counselling/Me to We

This program benefits the entire school community. The Peer Counselling program involves training senior students in communication and leadership skills. The Peer Counsellors will act as friends, helpers and resource people to students in the school. In addition, students who help others benefit by developing a greater sense of responsibility, self-confidence and an understanding of others.

Our Peer Counsellors also have the opportunity to be involved in what is now a major national youth movement called Me to We. In this program, students organize fundraisers to help those who are less fortunate, locally and internationally. Our school has helped the local Mission Food Bank and has assisted children in Sudan and other places around the world by organizing food drives, clothing drives and supporting programs such as Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.

 

School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program

Albert McMahon is proud to be a part of the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program. The BC School Fruit and Vegetable Program is a collaborative program from the provinical government's Healthy Families BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Health. It is administered through the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to "Working to bring BC's agriculture to our students". The Foundation is working with local growers and distributors to bring the fresh BC products to students.

Program objectives are:

- to increase the consumption of local fruits and vegetables

- to increase the awareness of the health benefits of fruits and vegetables

- to increase the awareness of fruits and vegetables grown in BC

- to increase the awareness of the safe handling practices of fresh fruits and vegetables

 

Healthy Schools Network

The concept of healthy schools has emerged out of a global movement that recognizes two key ideas:

Of the four major systems of influence affecting children (family, friends or peers, school and community) the school is well-suited to being structured and mobilized to support societal goals. Based on this, and in line with its provincial, territorial and federal partners, British Columbia is promoting policy development and practice that reflect a comprehensive school health approach.

Albert McMahon has been a part of the Healthy Schools Network since 2007. Over the past two years our school has engaged in action research studies that focus on improving the overall health of students.

 

Daily Physical Activity (DPA):

In September of 2008, the Ministry of Education required that all BC schools implement 30 minutes of Daily Physical Education (DPA) per day for Kindergarten to Grade 9 students as part of their educational program. The rationale for this requirement is that research and experience have shown that students who are active every day are healthier and do better in school than children who are inactive. Our school has embraced the notion of DPA. All teachers are informed and understand the requirements of DPA. A gym schedule has been created that assigned two classes per block of time. Classes are paired according to grade level. This schedule allows for all intermediate classes to have access to the gym for 30 minutes per day. As well, the multi-purpose room and school foyer are also scheduled for use by primary classes to allow for DPA. We are fortunate to have a 400 meter running track and a large playground that allows for multiple classes to engage in DPA outside on fair weather days. Students participate in activities that would focus on increasing their endurance, strength and flexibility.

Activities include:

 

Hot Lunch Program

Now offering online ordering and payments for Hot Lunch Orders and other school fundraisers! Our new online program mcmahon.hotlunches.net is up and running. Click here for ordering information. Access code is AMHL (case sensitive).

 

 

School Cash

Contact Us:

Albert McMahon Elementary
32865 Cherry Avenue
Mission, BC, Canada
V2V 2V1

Tel: (604) 826-0274

Fax: (604) 826-1760

Principal Hardeep Grewal
Vice Principal: Cyndie Anderson

Secretary: Crystal Mulholland

News:

Unscheduled School Closures:

http://www.mpsd.ca/districtinformation/closures_view.aspx

 

May 2017 newsletter

 

Events 2016/2017:

 

Thursday, June 29th - Final Assembly - 9:00 am

Thursday, June 29th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Students dismissed at 2:23 pm

 

 

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