2016 - 2017 Welcome From Our Principal
Mr. Rosario M. Iacono
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Robert W. Carbonaro Elementary School. I hope your summer days were filled with special moments and positive growth.
Our Emotional Intelligence Committee, teachers, and staff will continue to enhance our school climate ensuring that our students are supported, guided, and safe. The RULER Approach is designed to deepen students’ understanding of emotional intelligence. Research shows that students with higher emotional intelligence are better prepared to manage their emotional lives, so they can focus, learn and do well in school. District #24 has worked closely with Marc Brackett, Ph.D., from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He developed the RULER approach in 2005, as a method of teaching Emotional Intelligence. The RULER program supports the emotional needs of our school community. The RULER Approach provides the ability to:
Recognize emotions to obtain valuable information about themselves and others
Understand the causes and consequences of emotions to predict behavior
Labeling emotions to describe feelings precisely
Expressing emotions to communicate effectively and in socially appropriate ways
Regulating emotions to promote learning and personal growth, including healthy relationships
The Anchors of Emotional Intelligence are designed to enhance the Emotional Intelligence of administrators, teachers, students and their families. The RULER approach involves four anchors, which include: the Charter, Mood Meter, Meta-Moment and Blueprint. Each anchor is a tool that can be used to promote a positive emotional outcome. Please keep your eyes open for upcoming newsletters that will explain each individual anchor. We encourage you to speak with your child about how these tools are used in school.
The Valley Stream UFSD 24 School Board, District Administration, and P.T.A. provide critical support and leadership to the Robert W. Carbonaro School. Their service and dedication to our students is invaluable and steadfast.
I am looking forward to a continued strong parent involvement for this upcoming school year. I invite you to be active members in our PTA, attend school-wide events, communicate openly with our teachers and myself, and enforce the concept of diligent work. Together we need to set our students, staff, and administration’s expectations to high levels in order to achieve excellence.
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”
- Michelangelo Buonarroti
Rosario M. Iacono
Principal of Robert W. Carbonaro