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SURFS Up at Macdonough School

Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is the focus for our school-wide positive behavioral support program.  Through the acronym SURFS, students and staff have a common understanding of expectations for behavior in a variety of settings.

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We believe that introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important part of a student’s educational experience.   

Each month at Macdonough School, students who demonstrate SURFS behaviors are formally recognized at school-wide SURFS Up Celebrations.  Families are invited to share in the celebration in recognition of their role in raising children who make appropriate academic and social behavioral choices.


January - Friday, January 6, 2017

Hosted by: 3rd Grade

February - Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Hosted by: Grade 1

March - Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Hosted by: Grade 2

April - Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

May - Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Hosted by: kindergarten

June - Date TBD


Books focusing on SURFS UP themes (just click on the cover to hear the book read aloud):

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen - Howard Binkow

The Juice Box Bully - Bob Sornson

Recess Queen - Alexis O'neil

Kindness is Cooler Mrs. Ruler - Margery Cuyler

Miss Nelson is Missing - Harry G. Allard Jr. 

Manners at School- Carrie Finn

Manners in the Lunchroom - Amanda Doering

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?  by Carol McCloud

Zero by Kathryn Otoshi



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