Park Elementary in Chesterland, Ohio, welcomed an exciting addition to the school – Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine! This innovative machine allows students to exchange their hard-earned Topper Tickets for Inchy tokens, which they can then use to select a book of their choice.
Rewarding Positive Behavior
The Topper Tickets, earned by students, serve as recognition for various positive behaviors exhibited in the school environment. Actions such as demonstrating responsibility, showing kindness, and displaying perseverance accumulate these tickets for the students.
Generous Support from Park PTO
Funding for the book vending machine came from Park Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). Collaborating with the school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team, the PTO allocated resources to create incentives that promote positive behavior among students.
The Role of PBIS
PBIS is a dedicated program for improving social, emotional, and academic outcomes for all students. Focused on a preventive approach rather than punitive measures, PBIS operates through a three-tiered system to prevent behavioral issues.
Gratitude and Collaboration
Expressing gratitude for this collaboration, Park Principal Jill Makee highlighted the significance of teamwork between the Park PTO and the district’s PBIS initiative. She emphasized, “We are grateful for the collaboration and support between Park PTO and the district’s PBIS initiative. Together, Hilltoppers climb to the top.”
The partnership between Park PTO and PBIS reflects the school’s commitment to nurturing a positive learning environment. With this new vending machine, students gain access to exciting books while practicing positive behaviors. Three cheers for Park PTO, fostering a community where everyone strives for success together.