Limits and Expectations

Understanding and following simple rules can help children develop self-control.  Children develop this skill by experiencing situations in which consistent limits and expectations are clearly and positively defined. Children feel more secure when they know what is expected of them. Expectations need to be realistic and take into account each child’s individual needs. Please review this list of expectations with your child and discuss why some of the school rules are different from your house rules.

Expectations for Children:

  • I use my words to express my feelings and to solve problems.
  • Safety is important.
  • I tell a grown up if I see someone doing something that is not safe.
  • I use “walking feet” inside, on stairs, and outside on the concrete walkways and steep hills.
  • I take care of things that belong to the school and others.
  • I am gentle with books and toys.
  • When I am indoors, I use an indoor voice.
  • Screams are for emergencies only.
  • I am kind to my friends at PPNS and treat them the way I want to be treated. No “guns”, no “shooting”, no “knives.”
  • I do not play about hurting people.
  • I use appropriate language. “Doo-doo” is bathroom talk and not allowed.
  • Chairs are for sitting.
  • I wash my hands before I eat or cook.
  • I keep toys in the area where they belong and I put them away when I am finished.
  • I do not touch the doors and gates to enter or leave the school without a grown up.
  • I keep my hands and feet to myself.
  • I speak respectfully to others.
  • Chewing gum is not allowed at school.
  • I follow directions given by teachers and parents working at the school.