Welcome to Rose Creek Elementary!
Dear Rose Creek Parents and Students,
It’s hard to believe we are already heading into December. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you are looking forward to a beautiful holiday season with your families.
Parent Teacher Conferences were a great success. Thank you for being such involved and supportive parents. Thank you also to all those of you who have encouraged your children to do their Lexia reading minutes at home – this really helps with our School Goal, to have 85% of all students complete assigned Lexia minutes weekly.
This is one final reminder to please have your child check the lost and found for any missing items. Any items still remaining in the lost and found at the beginning of Christmas break will be donated.
Also, as the weather grows colder, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather every day. Unless the temperature drops below 22 degrees, or there is a severe storm, we will be going out to recess every day. Even if these conditions exist in the morning, sometimes it is warm enough to go out by recess time. Please write your child’s name in permanent marker on the INSIDE of any extra clothing items they bring to school – coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc. in order to help them keep better track of them.
In this season of gratitude and thanksgiving, I would be remiss if I didn’t express my appreciation for the incredible people I am blessed to work with, and the students, families and community I am fortunate to serve. This is an incredible place filled with amazing people. It is inspiring to see the effort our teachers put in to ensure the growth of each of our students, and the resulting magic of watching our students progress. I truly can’t think of anywhere I’d rather come to work every day.
We have a fun month of learning ahead with winter break to look forward to. Christmas break will begin with an early release day at 1:55pm on Thursday, December 21st. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:55 am. There will be no school from December 22nd – January 1st. We hope you enjoy this festive month, a restful break, and we’ll see you back in 2018 ready to take off strong!
We are excited to announce that local author, Jennifer Nielsen, will be coming to Rose Creek to kick off literacy week. She will join us for an assembly on Thursday, February 22nd. She is the author of The Ascendance Trilogy (False Prince), A Night Divided, Mark of the Thief series, The Scourge and more. The kids will love hearing from her especially if they read a few of her books before she comes. You can get them for Christmas, or at the library and read them together. The kids (and adults) will love her books! Hearing from Jennifer Nielsen will be even more exciting if your kids read her books. Help them get excited for this upcoming visit!
Love to read? Join Battle of the Books!
Our 3rd-6th grade students will be participating in the reading challenge Battle of the Books. Students who elect to do so will be grouped into teams of 4-5 students from their class or grade level that 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 March. We strongly encourage our students to participate in this fun event. Parents, you can support your children who are participating by also 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. Book Lists are available here.
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.
Habit of the Month
Habit #4 Think Win-Win
“I am a problem-solver when an issue comes up with another person. I think about what other people want, not just about what I want. I am kind to others and try to think of ways to help everyone be happy.”
Upcoming Schoolwide Events
Tuesday, December 5
PTA Spirit Night Café Zupas 5-9pm
Tuesday, December 12
Birthday Table at Lunch
Wednesday, December 13
6:30 pm Band Concert
Friday, December 15
10:15 AM Kindergarten grandparents’ program
1:00 PM Kindergarten grandparents’ program
Thursday, December 21
1:55 pm Early Release
Friday, December 22
Tuesday, January 2
8:55 am Students Return to School
Click here to download or view the full December 2017 newsletter.
Leading to Learn, Learning to Lead
Our mission is to ensure that all students and staff learn and lead at high levels.