Welcome to Rose Creek Elementary!
Dear Rose Creek Parents and Guardians,
It’s already May! It hardly seems possible that the year has flown by so quickly. SAGE and end of year testing are in full swing and I am hearing some great feedback from teachers. We continue to tell students how important it is to Give Your Best and I love their willingness to do just that.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11 and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to write a note or express appreciation for the people at Rose Creek who are dedicated to your children. Most teachers leave the building with a cart or bag in hand filled with things they will work on at home. They spend many, many hours preparing to help your children learn and grow. I also appreciate the consistency and dedication we see with assistants and other support staff. Rose Creek is filled with many caring, loving people.
I talked with the students in an assembly recently about “steadying the boat”. We role played what would happen if several people were in a row boat and one person stood up and rocked back and forth. Of course, it would unsettle the entire group. I shared this analogy hoping to help students understand their impact in the world. I gave the kids the challenge to steady the boat, knowing we would need that as we move closer and closer to the summer break. Parents and guardians, I hope you will explore this analogy with your children. It has many applications!
As we approach the end of the school year, I want to thank you for your kindness, support, and dedication to all the people who make Rose Creek a wonderful place.
Life is Good!
Our own Ms. Nancy Rasmussen was paid a visit by the Jordan Education Foundation, Superintendent Johnson, and our area administrator Mr. Mike Anderson, and honored for being an Outstanding Educator! We are so fortunate to have Ms. Rasmussen as a sixth-grade teacher at our school!
Battle of the Books!
Battle of the Books is going strong! Our 3rd-6th grade students who elected to do so will be participating in the annual reading challenge taking place May 21st – 23rd. Battles will be held in the morning for 3rd – 4th grades and in the afternoon for 5th – 6th grades on Monday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 22nd. The teacher battle against the champions will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd. Students will participate in practice battles beforehand. More information, including book lists and examples of competitions are available can be found on our website. (Or click on the PTA tab and select “Battle of the Books.”) Parents, you can support your children by encouraging them to read and answer questions about their books at home.
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!
SAGE Testing begins mid-month for 3rd – 6th grade students, and will continue through May 18th. Students do best when they get enough rest and eat a healthy breakfast. Please ensure that your child arrives on time and is here every day. If your student(s) will be missing all or part of a day for any reason, please check with their teacher(s) for individual testing schedules, and to give them time to plan ahead, if possible.
Habit of the Month
Habit #8 Find Your Voice
“I have found something that I am good at and really like doing. I am proud, but do not boast. Instead, I use what I know to inspire and help others.”
Upcoming Schoolwide Events
Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6
NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
Thursday, May 3
Band Concert – 6:30 pm
Saturday, May 5
Spirit Breakfast at Chick-fil-A 8-10 am
Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 11
Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 8
Birthday Table at lunch
(May, June, & July Birthdays)
Friday, May 11
Kindergarten Program – AM 10:00am
Kindergarten Program – PM 1:00pm
Wednesday, May 16
Third Grade Opera – 6:00 pm
Friday, May 18
Field Day ASC 9-1:00, Herriman HS
Monday, May 21 – Tuesday, May 22
Battle of the Books Tournament
Wednesday, May 23
Battle of the Books Assembly 9:30
Friday, May 25
Zumba Class for Kids
Monday, May 28
NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 29
6th Talent Show 9:15 am
Wednesday, May 30
Leader in Me Activity Day for students
Leader in Me Award Classroom Ceremonies (parents invited)
Thursday, May 31
PTA Field Day & Fire Truck
Friday, June 1
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL Dismissed 12:55
If your student will NOT be returning to Rose Creek next year please let the office know.
K – 6th Registration for new students for the 2018-19 school year is open!
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May 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.