Cell Phone Usage Policy in PS 101

Cell Phone Usage Policy in PS 101

You may have heard in the news that the Mayor is considering changing the cell phone policy in schools and he is choosing to leave it up to the school to decide how to proceed.

At this time, we will be continuing our policy that has been in place for many years.  PS 101 students may not use cell phones in school. For safety reasons, I believe students should have cell phones on their person when walking to and from school. However the cell phone must be turned off and placed in their school bag which is hung up in the classroom closet during the day. 

The Leader In Me

What is The Leader in Me™?

The Leader in Me™ is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer — it improves performance of all other programs. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Leader in Me™ produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. Better yet, The Leader in Me™ equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy.

What would be possible if our school was filled with students who were responsible, who showed initiative, who were creative, who knew how to set goals and meet them, who got along with people of various backgrounds and cultures, and who could resolve conflicts and solve problems? That is exactly what we’re going to achieve using The Leader in Me™ program.

The Leader in Me™ program teaches the following 7 Habits: 1.  Be Proactive 2.  Begin with the End in Mind 3.  Put First Things First 4.  Think Win-Win 5.  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood 6.  Synergize 7.  Sharpen the Saw

Parent’s Guide to The Leader in Me

This guide is an excellent resource for families of students at Leader in Me schools. It provides information about the 7 Habits and Parent-Child Activities for each Habit along with book lists and web resources. Leader in Me schools are authorized to distribute this guide to the families in their school community. This version is in English. Spanish and Chinese versions are also available.