Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)

Statement of Purpose

Here at Lincoln Elementary we strive to be a family of lifelong learners who actively participate in an environment of positive, proactive mindsets and behaviors, so that everyone can achieve social and academic success.

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors within our school family and meeting the needs of ALL of our students. This schoolwide approach to behavior focuses on building a safe and maintaining a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn.

The foundation of PBIS at Lincoln Elementary School is comprised of four expectations:

  • I'm Respectful
  • I Own My Actions
  • Awesome Attitude
  • I'm Responsible

In addition to our behavioral expectations, PBIS has four other components:

  1.  A situational behavior matrix which explains behavior expectations in specific  school settings
  2. Direct teaching of the expectations
  3. ROAR bucks (reward slips in recognition of positive behavior) 
  4. Minor Infraction Forms/Office Discipline Referral to record as well as address inappropriate behaviors.



The situational behavior matrix is a detailed description of expected behavior in various settings of the school. (For example, in the lunch area, it is respectful to say  please and thank you. It is also responsible to clean your area. The matrix will be posted in classrooms, around school, and sent home.



Throughout the school year, students will be taught how to behave according to the four expectations. Teachers will help students learn what the expectations 'look' and 'sound' like in various settings during the school day. These lessons will be retaught and reinforced throughout the school year and will become a regular part of  our instructional program.



Acknowledging and reinforcing positive behavior is one of the best ways to change inappropriate behavior and encourage appropriate behavior. A successful ratio to support positive behavior is implementing 5 positive comments per 1 corrective comment. At Lincoln, each student has the opportunity to earn ROAR bucks for meeting behavior expectations. When goals are met, students will be rewarded by the school or classroon reward program as well as, participating in periodic school-wide celebrations (ROARing Good Times and ROAR Store)

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  • Cooperate with staff and others

  • Wear visitor's badge on campus

  • Clean up after yourself

  • Only Lincoln students are allowed on the playground

  • Staff parking is reserved for staff

  • Set a good example for your child by following rules


  • Treat people the way you would like to be treated

  • Wait your turn

  • Value other's ideas and opinions

  • Be aware of school activities and functions

  • Model Sportsmanship


  • Participate/Volunteer

  • Schedule an appointment to conference with your child's teacher when you have concerns

  • Use kind words and actions

  • Be a role model or lifelong learning for your child


  • Read all notes and school communication

  • Attend parent education nights

  • Attend parent conferences

  • Sign out children in the office when taking out during school hours

  • Support your child in being on time and prepared for school

  • Read to and with your child as much as possible

To be successful, our behavior program needs to be a partnership between home and school. Throughout the school year the PBIS team will send updates and information about PBIS. We invite your comments, concerns and ideas to make PBIS work at our school.

Please support PBIS at Lincoln Elementary by:

  • Reviewing behavior expectations with your child
  • Signing and returning the behavior expectation slip sent home with your child
  • Using the four parent expectations at home
  • Providing positive reinforcement (rewarding good choices with compliments or quality time) at home
  • Sharing comments with teachers/staff how we can improve PBIS
  • Read ongoing eblast communication to learn more about Lincoln Elementary School