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MPE "Live By The Code"
 
 
In an effort to create a positive, respectful, orderly school environment that is welcoming and inclusive, the students at Mount Pleasant Elementary are asked to follow the Code of Student Conduct developed by the Brandywine Board of Education.  To make the Code of Student Conduct more "child-friendly" the school will be implementing a campaign called "Live By The Code." 
 
Using Responsive Classroom techniques that include rules with logical consequences, guided discovery, and announcements, the staff will assist the students in developing appropriate social skills in a variety of settings such as in the classroom, on the bus, in the cafeteria, at recess and in the hallways and bathrooms.  Student who "live by the code" are students who are behaving appropriately, interacting with others successfully, and they are engaged in the learning process.
 
To encourage students to "live by the code" they will be involved in recording and singing original songs (played regularly on the morning announcements) that reinforce positive behaviors.   Below are the lyrics to the songs that the students will learn throughout the year:
 
 
"LIVE BY THE CODE"
Code, Code, Code, Live by the code!
Code, Code, Code, Live by the code!
Code, Code, Code, Live by the code!
Code, Code, Code, Live by the code!
I'm gonna take the right road and live by the code.
Make the right choice, yeah, hear my voice.
I'm gonna take the right road and live by the code.
Live by the code, yeah!
 
 
"STRATEGIES"
When you find yourself anxious or mad
Use these strategies before you break the code, and we’ll all be glad.
Take a long deep breath
Count to 10
Open and close your hands
Move yourself to the think chair
Or find an adult you know will care.
Don’t break the code
Make the right choice
Live by the Code!
 
"USE YOUR WORDS"
Use your words, as your action
This will lead to satisfaction
Use your words, as your action
This will lead to satisfaction
Talk it out, and never fight
And everything will be alright
Use your words, as your action
Use your words
And always live by the Code!
 
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