Welcome to Rose Creek Elementary!
Dear Rose Creek Students and Parents,
Thanks to our School Community Council (SCC) and YOU for your generous support! We recently purchased 119 Chromebooks using SCC fundraising and Land Trust funds. Our SCC is very receptive to the needs of the school and willing to support the important work happening in classrooms every day. As we move into our spring fundraiser, I appreciate you for being willing to purchase candy bars and gummy bears. We will use all proceeds to purchase more devices to be used by students. It will take some time, but I would like to have a Chromebook or ipad for every student to use during the school day.
Thank you for participating in our climate survey. We’ve had 124 parents participate as of today. That number is low considering our population of 840 students, so please take a few minutes to take the survey. We examine the results carefully and work to improve from your feedback. I personally appreciate your input and support.
Good news! The Jordan School Board approved a parking lot expansion for our school to be completed this summer. The north parking lot will be renovated including a fenced staff parking lot behind the north playground, removal of the grassy area along the northeast fence line by the play area, increased number of parking stalls, and a revised drop off and pick up zone. While it won’t solve the concerns of entering and exiting school property from 3600 West, the extra parking is welcomed! (It almost makes me look forward to Halloween parking!) Thank you, Jordan School Board and district staff! I will share schematics if they become available.
Finally, but most importantly, thank you for the love and concern you’ve shown for several of our students who have had serious illness over the past few months. I know the families appreciate the thoughtful and kind acts done in their behalf. Life really is precious. I miss your children when they’re not with us and so do their teachers and friends. Thank you for being a connected, caring community. It is an honor to work with you and your children every day.
Life is Good!
Leader in Me
We had such a great time at our Leader in Me Night. Thank you to our wonderful teachers and PTA members who worked so hard to make this a success, and thanks to all our students and parents who attended. Students participated in 8 different games or activities, 1 for each of the 8 habits, and then took home a treat. What a fun night!
Riverton City Choice Awards
Teacher: Jessica Clayton
“Mrs. Clayton is 100% committed to helping her students learn.”
Student: Parley Robbins – 2nd Grade
“Parley has shown an exemplary drive to succeed.”
Student: Rylee Sanchez – 6th Grade
“Rylee embodies so many of the qualities that we hope our students possess.”
Our assembly with author Jennifer Nielsen was a great success! Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring it.
Congratulations to our school Science and STEM Fair winners. Keaton Stewart, Ethan Harrison, Karsten McElreath, Colton Meyer, Maya Loveless, Kira Rigby, Aspen Robbins and Clayton Williams will all be going on to the District Fair! Good luck!
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 and examples of competitions 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 #7 Sharpen the Saw
“I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep. I balance my time between school, fun, family and friends. I am always learning how to become a better person.”
Upcoming Schoolwide Events
March is a busy month! We have Parent Teacher Conferences coming up, as well as kindergarten orientation, 5th grade maturation and our school fundraiser. Our Climate Survey closes on the 16th. We are also registering ALL NEW students for next school year. Spring Break will be April 2nd – 6th. Our SCC Signature Chocolate Fundraiser will be held this month. Watch for information!
Thursday, March 1
PTA Literacy Week – No Electronics Day
Friday, March 2
PTA Literacy Week – Favorite Character Day
Friday, March 9
NO SCHOOL – Grade Transmittal Day
Monday, March 12
PTA Meeting, faculty room 9:30 am
Tuesday, March 13
Birthday Table at lunch
Wednesday, March 14 – Thursday, March 15
Thursday, March 22
5th Grade Maturation 2:30 pm
Friday, March 23
Kindergarten Orientation 3:00 pm
K – 6th Registration for new students for the 2018-19 school year is open!
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March 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.