Welcome to Rose Creek Elementary!
Dear Rose Creek Students and Parents,
Thank you for all you do to support your children in their learning and to encourage a growth mindset. We are so proud of our students! On January 24th, representatives from our District Communications Department, the Summit Group and KSL News paid a visit to our school to hear about the great things teachers are doing to ensure that students continue to learn at high levels. Rose Creek has shown consistent growth in SAGE test score results over the past four years.
aa aaaa2013-14 RC 2016-17 RC 2016-17 District 2016-17 State
ELA 48% proficient 56% proficient 43% proficient 44% proficient
Math 44% proficient 60% proficient 45% proficient 46% proficient
Science 43% proficient 57% proficient 50% proficient 48% proficient
When asked what she believes has made the difference in student math scores, our BYU Facilitator Nan Ririe stated that she attributes this success largely to CMI – Comprehensive Mathematics Instruction, which is the balanced approach to teaching methods and strategies that we have been integrating here at Rose Creek over the past three years. It allows students to stretch beyond their normal limits. Part of our growth mindset at Rose Creek is that, “We can do hard things.”
Congratulations are also in order for our teachers, who work collaboratively in PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) to ensure that all students are learning at high levels and getting the support they need, and for our amazing principal – Mrs. Bird, who would never toot her own horn, but I will. With the combination of you as parents, all these incredible education professionals who are committed to your children, and our fabulous students, it is no wonder that they are performing so well. Rose Creek kids really do love to learn! *We will let you know as soon as we hear when the Rose Creek clip will air on KSL News. Keep up the great work!
The PTA is thrilled that our much-anticipated visit with author Jennifer Nielsen will be this month – on February 22nd! Ms. Nielsen will be presenting two assemblies – one for grades K-3 and one for grades 4-6. Afterward, she will be available to sign your personal copies of her books if you would like to send them to school with your child. Also, there will be a limited number of copies of The False Prince available for purchase February 20-22nd in the front office. These will be sold on a first come, first served basis for the discounted copies. If you would like to buy The False Prince through the school before her visit, send a check made out to Rose Creek Elementary for $4.80. All of Jennifer Nielsen’s books are available on Amazon. A few titles include: The Ascendance Trilogy (The False Prince, Runaway King and Shadow Throne), The Scourge and A Night Divided. Get your kids reading and ready for her visit! It’s going to be great!
Congratulations to our region Reflections winners! Kylee Nelson received an award in the category of Dance. LoraBeth Killian, Karalee Ibarra and McKayla McGill received awards in the category of 3-D Art. We are so proud of these students and of everyone who participated.
Battle of the Books!
Battle of the Books is going strong! Our 3rd-6th grade students will be participating in the annual reading challenge. Students who have elected to do so have been grouped into teams of 4-5 students from their class or grade level. They will participate in competitions with other teams, answering questions from the books on their list. The more books they read, the higher their chances of winning the tournament that will be taking place in May. We are thrilled that so many of our students have chosen to participate in this fun event. Parents, you can support your children by encouraging them to read and answer questions about their books at home. Practice questions begin with, “In which book…” The answer would be the title and author. It would also be helpful for them to have a notebook where they can keep track of the books they read and any notes they may want to take. Book Lists are available on our website.
Note: All students may work toward our school goal by completing their weekly reading minutes in Lexia. We are so appreciative of your support with this goal!
Habit of the Month
Habit #6 Synergize
“I get along well with others, even people who are different from me. I work well in groups. I seek out other ideas to solve problems. I know that ‘two heads are better than one.’ I am a better person when I let others into my life.”
Upcoming Schoolwide Events
Monday, February 5
School Climate Survey opens
Watch for information and a link. We value your input!
Monday, February 12
PTA Meeting 9:30 am
Tuesday, February 13
Birthday Table at Lunch
Monday, February 19
No School – President’s Day
Thursday, February 22
Author Jennifer Nielsen assembly
Thursday, February 22
Leader in Me Family Night 6:00-7:30pm
Monday, February 26 – Friday, March 2
PTA Literacy Week
Kindergarten Registration is OPEN
Please let us know if you will have a student coming to kindergarten next year, and pass the word to your neighbors.
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Febuary 2018 newsletter.
Leading to Learn, Learning to Lead
Our mission is to ensure that all students and staff learn and lead at high levels.
We’ve had great growth over the past few years and want to keep that going! Our students are working on the following two goals. We could sure use your help to meet our Lexia goals!
1. Score above 55% on SAGE Reading/Writing by June 2018.
2. Have 85% of all students complete assigned Lexia minutes weekly.