Counselor's Corner

Message From the Counselor

Hello! I am Ms. Sadai Awad, the counselor for Palm Avenue Elementary. I am here full-time, Monday through Friday from 8:40am – 3:45pm. My assignment at Palm began August 1st of 2013, however; I have been a counselor in SBCUSD for the past seventeen years. I am excited to be here and look forward to meeting you and providing assistance when needed. If you have any questions or need to contact me, you may do so at 909-880-6753 or [email protected]

 Remember: “KINDNESS IS KEY”

 Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) is a set of behavior principles our school district has adopted. These principles systematically teach behavioral expectations to be used in the classroom and in the various locations of the school campus. The behavioral expectations lessons all incorporate three core behaviors expectations:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible

Many times the students refer to these as the “Three Be’s”. Examples of the behavioral expectation lessons include:

  • Hallway Expectations
  • Playground Expectations
  • Cafeteria Expectations
  • How to get the Teacher’s Attention
  • Staying on Task, etc

To find out what the focus of the week’s lessons is, please refer to the display box just outside the main office doors and the monthly newsletter, The Panther Post.

 Too Good for Violence

I will be teaching violence prevention and character education to our first, third and fifth grade students. The curriculum I will use is called Too Good for Violence. The following social and emotional learning skills will be taught:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Effective Communication

Tied into this curriculum are also lessons on bully prevention. All students will be offered bully prevention lessons through assemblies, and/or classroom presentations. Our goal is to ensure all students have a safe and welcoming educational experience at Palm Elementary. 

School Attendance

It is very important students attend school on a daily basis so as to receive continuous educational instruction. Statistics show that children, who attend school everyday, learn more than those who do not.

If for any reason your child must be absent from school, please inform our attendance clerk at 909-880-6753.

As an incentive, monthly attendance awards will be given to students who have attended school everyday for the month with zero tardies and zero early dismissals. 

6565 Palm Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92407 | Phone: (909) 880-6753 | Fax: (909) 880-6759

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