PAX Leader Information
Dear Room 20 Families,
Today, your child should have brought home a PAX leader application. The front outlines the procedure for becoming a PAX leader and the back is the application. Your child is invited to fill out the application if they are interested in working toward becoming a PAX leader, they are not required to do so. A PAX leader is a student who consistently shows responsible, respectful, and safe behavior daily. PAX leaders are expected to show these behaviors at home and at school. PAX leaders earn privileges such as going first to lunch or recess. They are also the first ones chosen for any special jobs or responsibilities. In order to remain a PAX leader, they must continue to show responsible, respectful, and safe behavior. A PAX leader can be taken away for a day, a week, or an extended amount of time as a result of unexpected behavior choices.
As with every goal, I approach becoming a PAX leader with a growth mindset attitude. Some students are ready to be PAX leaders right now while some students may have one or more areas that they will need to improve. My hope is that you and your child will fill out the application together, encouraging your child to be reflective and honest about their behavior choices. I think that it can be a powerful tool for talking with your children about their behavior and an opportunity to recognize their efforts and set goals for areas that may need improvement. This can provide a nice motivation for goal setting at home if there is a behavior that you are trying to target for improvement. Again, I am approaching this with a "growth mindset". If your child is not ready to be a PAX leader at this time, they can work toward it later in the year or even next year.
When their application is returned, I will speak with each of them and give them my feedback about what I observe at school in regards to their behavior. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding what it means to be a PAX leader.