Positive Behavior Programs

Honor Roll

Honor Roll is a special accommodation awarded to students who reach certain academic goals throughout the year. You must be in grades 4-6 to be eligible for the program. Gold Honor Roll is awarded to students who receive all A's on their report card and demonstrate satisfactory citizenship (no N's or U's). Silver Honor Roll is awarded to students who receive all A's & B's on their report card and no N's or U's. Report cards are given out each trimester, so students have three opportunities over the course of the school year to reach Honor Roll.

C.A.R.E. (Courtesy and Responsibility Program)

Our C.A.R.E. Program is a character education program designed to teach students the 6 Pillars of Character. The six fundamental pillars include good citizenship, responsibility, fairness, care, respectfulness, and trustworthiness.

Good Citizens - Lion Character Cards

Respect for property, concern for the environment, courtesy and responsibility are important values we want to instill in our children. Students can earn “Lion Character Cards” daily by picking up litter around the campus, by demonstrating excellent behavior on the playground, and by putting the C.A.R.E. goals into practice. Each Friday, students who have collected five Lion Character Cards visit with the principal for a special prize.

Student Council

Laurelwood Student Council represents the voice of our students. They help to plan and execute school-wide special activities and provide input on school decisions. Our Student Council consists of four student officers, which include president, vice president, treasurer, and historian. Also included are two class representatives per class from grades 1-6.

Student Council officer positions are open to all students in grades 4-6. Elections are held every year in the spring and are voted on by students from grades 1-6. Meetings are held during lunch one Thursday each month from October-May. Student Council supports the school's vision of building a safe and caring environment for all students.

Project Cornerstone

Developmental assets are positive relationships, opportunities, values and skills that young people need to grow up caring and responsible. Laurelwood is committed to helping our children in developing these assets. Through our partnership with Project Cornerstone, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of class and school wide service projects. In addition to our commitment to students, we are making a commitment of the families of our community. We would like our community to become knowledgeable about developmental assets and ways to build them in our youth. Workshops and opportunities for parents to participate in the program will be made available.

Student of the Week/Month

To recognize each student’s unique strengths and accomplishments, teachers select a different student each week/month to be Student of the Week/Month in their classrooms. Students are honored in their classrooms in a variety of ways.

Special Incentives

In addition to the incentives listed above, students can earn certificates, privileges, or rewards for achievement in a special area of behavior determined by the teacher or principal. The targeted behavior and the type of recognition vary.

Super Citizen

The Super Citizen award is given at the end of each trimester to students in grades 4-6 who have demonstrated outstanding citizenship and study habits as indicated on their report cards. Super Citizens are members of the Laurelwood Honor Society that also includes Gold and Silver Honor Roll recipients. Super Citizens are honored each trimester and receive a special certificate for their accomplishment.

Habits of Mind

Each week, Laurelwood students receive a lesson using the “Habits of Mind” curriculum as part of their social and emotional learning. By the end of this school year, students in grades 1-6 will have learned about all 16 habits. Each lesson is taught for a two-week period to give students the opportunity to practice what they have learned. You can assist your child by asking what they are learning during their “Habits of Mind” lessons, and by acknowledging their efforts to practice what they have learned.

Habits of Mind Chart

Laurelwood Elementary School

  • 4280 Partridge Drive
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  • San Jose, CA 95121
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  • Phone: 408-270-4983
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  • Fax: 408-270-6922
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