• Peer Buddy Program
    at Cliffwood Elementary School!

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    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, 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
    4. 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 who are selected will attend a "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 2x a month. There will be two cycles of Peer Buddies throughout the school year:

    Cycle 1 Peer Buddies: Nov 2023 - Jan 2024
    Cycle 2 Peer Buddies: March 2024 - May 2024


    If your child is interested in being a Peer Buddy,
    please contact either your student's homeroom teacher or Mrs. Levine for more information.