Normal Behavior – Bullying Checklist
This checklist is a tool created by Timberline’s Positive Behavior Team. It is to be used as a guideline to help determine whether behavior is a result of normal conflict or bullying. Behaviors alone do not determine whether there is bullying occurring. Behaviors can be physical or verbal.
Usually between friends
Able to come to mutual resolution
The behaviors are overt
Reactionary (a reaction to an event)
Fueled by anger or hurt due to a specific event
There is remorse
Stories mostly agree
Parties admit their role in the conflict
Repeated behaviors over time ________________________________________________
Imbalance of power – size, verbal skills, age
Bully is seeking control – power, material things, popularity
Covert – looks for opportunity; doesn’t want to be caught
Bully may deny there is a problem – blames victim
Victim is fearful of the bully – wants to avoid the bully
Bully may be apathetic about his/her role
A threat is made indicating the bully will retaliate if the victim tells anyone
PAWS Parent Letter
Dear Timberline Families,
We are very excited to share with you this information about our Positive Behavior Support (PBS) initiative at Timberline Elementary. Our goal is to strengthen and maintain an effective school environment that maximizes academic achievement and behavioral competence for all learners. Our Positive Behavior Support includes the following practices:
- A common purpose and positive approach to discipline
- Procedures for teaching and encouraging expected behavior
- Procedures for discouraging inappropriate behaviors
- Emphasis on prevention of inappropriate behaviors
- Data used to guide decision making and planning
- A clear set of positive expectations and behaviors which are in the following acronym:
Prepared to Learn
We will acknowledge students who demonstrate our school-wide expectations through the use of a positive ticket system paired with the ability to earn prizes weekly. We also plan to hold assemblies where we will recognize outstanding Timberline “P.A.W.S. Pride” students. We ask for your reinforcement in implementing our new P.A.W.S. tickets as we know that the success of our students hinges on a strong parent and school partnership. We look forward to a great school year and thank you for your support! Go Timberwolves!
Your Timberline Staff
Prepared to Learn
I show that I am prepared to learn by being organized and ready for my day. I am on time to school with my completed homework. I am ready to start my work with the supplies I need.
I show respect when I am a good listener to my classmates and adults. I am telling people that I care when I listen to them. I make people feel that they matter.
I am being safe when I make wise choices. I am helping others when they may need it. I am following directions, showing effort, and being responsible.
When I am positive about myself and others, I am showing superb attitude. I am friendly and kind to adults and to my classmates. I have a smile on my face and accept things in a cheerful way.