Starting Off On The Right Foot

“Bus rules are incredibly important because it’s the one area where a teacher is not present, so they need to listen to the bus driver and obey the rules,” said Maplewood Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia.
“Bus rules are incredibly important because it’s the one area where a teacher is not present, so they need to listen to the bus driver and obey the rules,” said Maplewood Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia.
Students in Ms. Trapani’s third-grade class had some good answers as well as great questions for their new principal.
Students in Ms. Trapani’s third-grade class had some good answers as well as great questions for their new principal.

Maplewood’s third-grade classes are getting visits from Principal D’Elia and Assistant Principal Bruno this week. The students added upon what they had learned already in Countrywood with age appropriate lessons on ‘How to Avoid Bullying Issues’ our ‘School’s Bus Behavior Expectations’ and ‘Making Good Choices: SRR, A few Rules for Success.’

“As a building principal my main priority is to provide a safe environment for students to learn,” said Principal D’Elia. “Even though we have some similarities [to our Primary Centers], our third-graders are new to the building and our expectations are a little higher, so we want to get them acclimated as quickly and smoothly as possible.”

“It’s very important that we educate students on how to be safe, listen to instructions, and make good decisions,” said D’Elia.  A good part of the presentation was about bullying and to have students recognize situations and make good decisions.  “It’s important that students internalize the bullying triangle and always know where they fall on that triangle and how they can handle different situations.” said D’Elia.  “We’re going to have a wonderful school year and work together to reach our expectations and goals in a fun and exciting way.”