Peer Buddy Program
at Cliffwood Elementary School!
What is a "Peer Buddy?"
A Peer Buddy serves as a role model and assists students with diverse abilities in social skills activities, projects, and games. Being a Peer Buddy provides a chance for students to work together, interact, and learn from one another in an inclusive educational setting.
Who can be a "Peer Buddy?"
Students selected to be a Peer Buddy must demonstrate both good academic and behavioral standing or show strong academic and/or behavioral improvement throughout the school year. Students must fill out a brief application that includes why the student believes he or she should be chosen as a Peer Buddy, along with teacher recommendation. The criterion for selection is as follows:
1. From the second or third grade
2. Regularly completes and/or puts forth effort to complete classwork and homework
3. Kind to and respectful of peers, staff, and school building
5. A willingness to help and include others
When/Where does the "Peer Buddy" program take place?
The Peer Buddy program takes place during school hours. Students will attend a scheduled "Peer Buddy Training Day" to learn the roles/responsibilities expected of them as a Peer Buddy. Students will be matched-up with selected classrooms and scheduled to push-in for approximately 30-40 min. slots 2x a month throughout the designated cycle.
If your child is interested in being a Peer Buddy,
please contact either your student's homeroom teacher or Mrs. Levine for more information.