Welcome to our Parent's Page. We would like to thank our parents as they are
an integral part of our program. In addition to planning for their own children,
they share their knowledge of effective resources and are available to parents
who are new to our program. Open communication is vital to our success!
We are excited to start another year and look forward in keeping in close communication with all of you. Remember the motto, "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success." Let us all have a wonderful, successful, and safe school year!
NOVA ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
We the people, in order to form an ideal classroom and establish attentive listening, mutual respect, appreciation, no put downs, participation, the right to pass and safety, do ordain this Constitution forour class
Article I: Attentive Listening
We will listen with our ears, eyes and hearts.
Article II: Mutual Respect
We will treat others the way we want to be treated.
Article III: Appreciation/No Putdowns
We will speak kindly to others and think of other people's feelings.
Article IV: Right to Participate/Pass
We have the right to pass in certain activities, but know that the more we participate, the more we gain.
Article V: Safety
We will always think of safety first.
NOVA ELEMENTARY’s Collaboration with Villano
The NOVA Elementary staff works closely with the Emerson staff to acclimate our students into the student body in both academic and social areas. This year the school is focusing on encouraging positive behavior which is being accomplished in a variety of ways. Each day begins with singing the Villano School song, “The Villano Way” and reciting,
“The Villano Promise: The Learner’s Creed
I believe in myself and my ability to do my best at all times. Because I am responsible for my life and for all of my actions:
I will listen, I will see, I will speak, I will feel, I will think, I will reason, I will read, I will write.
I will do all these things with one purpose in mind: To do my best and not to waste this day,
for this day will come no more.
Opportunities to do the right thing are modeled for our students every day, by their families, by their classmates, and by their teachers. We remind them every day in every way how doing the right thing is a choice. The choice to have strong character and help others is the teachable gift we give to our youngsters. The great thing about this is they can carry this gift with them at all times. As we enter another fantastic learning year, we’d like to invite you and your children to participate with the staff at Patrick M. Villano Elementary School in an activity to promote good character traits and school wide unity. Students are encouraged to wear a specific color on the first and last Friday of the month.
THE "SIX PILLARS OF CHARACTER"
BLUE- Trustworthiness ORANGE - Fairness YELLOW - Respect
GREEN-Responsibility RED - Caring PURPLE - Citizenship
Villano Values Vouchers
Villano School is overflowing with students of good character! Villano Values Vouchers enable teachers and staff to offer immediate positive reinforcement to these students who display exemplary behavior and/or good citizenship. When the program was launched, a logo contest was held among the student body, and the winning logo is still gracing the Villano Values Voucher today. Here’s how it works: the adult who feels a voucher is warranted, writes a brief description of the behavior demonstrated by the student. Students who receive a voucher put half of the voucher into a grade-level envelope located on the bulletin for a monthly drawing and take the other half home to share with their families. Then, during the whole-school assembly which takes place the last Tuesday of every month, two Villano Vouchers are drawn per grade. Students are called up, their deeds are acknowledged in front of their peers and teachers, and a group photo is taken to be displayed on the bulletin board outside the main office. These students are then invited to join two teachers for a PTA-sponsored pizza lunch the following Thursday.