PLES Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Penn London Elementary School Presents the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

 

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) prevents or reduces bullying in elementary, middle, and junior high schools (with students ages five to fifteen). OBPP is not a curriculum, but a program that deals with bullying at the schoolwide, classroom, individual, and community levels.

Learn about the Program:

Parent Letter English

Parent Letter Español

Parent Pamphlet English

Parent Pamphlet Español

Overview

School Rules List

School Rules Assembly

Have You Filled a Bucket today?

How Full is Your Bucket?

Upstanders

 

 

 

Peaceful School Bus

The Peaceful School Bus Program was developed in Lynnwood Elementary School in upstate New York. The program is designed to decrease inappropriate behavior on school buses while creating a climate of respect and cooperation. Peaceful School Bus aims to change the social dynamics on the school bus by building strong, positive relationships among students and the bus driver and teaching students to take responsibility for their “bus route group” and what happens on the bus.

It is based on the premise that education can have a powerful and lasting influence on students’ behavior. It approaches bus problems from a positive perspective. More traditional discipline programs rely solely on disciplinary measures taken in response to inappropriate behavior.

 

 

Peaceful School Bus Program Goal:

To develop a positive and safe environment on the school bus for all students

The main goal is achieved by addressing these sub-goals:

  • Decrease the amount of inappropriate behaviors on the school bus
  • Decrease the amount of time spent disciplining students for inappropriate behaviors on the school bus
  • Decrease the amount of bullying that occurs on the school bus
  • Increase the sense of responsibility of students for what happens on the school bus
  • Create a cooperative and supportive relationship between the school and transportation contractors
  • Recognize the identity of the bus route group as an important entity
  • Create greater trust among all stakeholders in the school bus: students, parents, school staff members, and transportation staff
  • Improve communication among all stakeholders
  • Support and strengthen the existing discipline procedures for bus problems

Students in each bus route group will have a PLES teacher mentor and an AGIS teacher mentor assigned to each bus to support and encourage our school wide rules and expectations. This initiative will create a bus family where everyone, students and driver, is respected and valued while encouraging positive student behavior.