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Positive Behaviors Intervention Supports (PBIS)

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(310) 675-9134

If you have any questions about PBIS at Twain Elementary, please contact:

School Site Social Worker
Ext. 59220

More About PBIS

Mark Twain PBIS Brochure (PDF)

Folleto en español (PDF)

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What is "bucket filling"? - ¿Qué es “llenar cubetas”?

What is PBIS? 

PBIS is a practice that focuses on recognizing students' positive contributions as a way to help develop them into good citizens. Our goal is to help each child develop self-discipline and self-awareness within their home and school environments. The intervention encourages parents, teachers and students to work together in order to maintain a safe learning environment.

As a part of PBIS, teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff will have the responsibility to explicitly teach positive behavior expectations to students through seminars and assemblies designed to promote PBIS. Students who take responsibility to behave positively will be recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways (ie. OARS store, River Rafter of the Month, Bucket Fillers of the Week, VIP Access to Lunch, etc.) 

PBIS at School 

At Twain Elementary we are bucket fillers who practice OARS!

We use OARS slips as a way of promoting PBIS and bucket filling within the school environment.

  • Students will receive an OARS slip when they meet or go above and beyond OARS behavior expectations
  • Students that receive OARS slips will have the chance to cash in their slips for amazing rewards at the OARS store

Here are some ways your child can earn OARS slips: 

O - Outstanding

A - Attitude

Put forth great effort in all subject areas

Be proud of learning and your education

R – Respectful

Raise your hand to speak

Work well with partners and groups

S – Safe

Keep hands and feet to yourself

Call an adult for help

PBIS at Home 

Promoting OARS and bucket filling at home is a great way of encouraging PBIS.

These are some ways OARS can be practiced at home:

O - Outstanding

A – Attitude

Put forth effort and enthusiasm in chores and any other activities

R – Respectful

Be courteous: say please, thank you, excuse me, etc.

Utilize table manners

S – Safe

Avoid Strangers

Stay in designated areas

Your role as a parent

  • Learn more about OARS and how to encourage OARS behavior at home
  • Ask your child if he/she earned any “OARS” slips at the end of each day and discuss how each of the OARS slips were earned
  • Positively reinforce your child when he/she earns the “OARS” slips
  • Keep in touch with your child’s teacher