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Round Top-Carmine Elementary News - December 2014

Principal's Corner by Mrs. Flasowski

December is HERE! I wish each and every one of you a Happy Holiday season. There are many performances that take place this month, so make sure you watch for notes home, and check the website for dates and times for each event. We continue to stay the course - teachers and students are determined to finish strong, as the 3rd six weeks ends December 19th. Semester averages will also be included on the next report card, which will go out in January. THANKS to our RT-C students for practicing PERSEVERANCE and DETERMINATION! Over 130 BEE cards have been given to date, and our students are showing amazing character!

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." ~ Julie Andrews

Education Foundation Update by Becca Mayer

The RT-C Education Foundation Founders' Drive ENDS DECEMBER 31st! If you are interested in having your family's name on the commemorative rock wall acknowledging your effort to preserve and sustain our community's schools, please see Mrs. Becca Mayer by December 31st. You may also visit www.rtceducationfoundation.org.

Parents' Club Update by Jackie Sacks

Final totals are in from the annual Fall Festival event. Over $22,000 was raised for RT-C ISD! Thanks to ALL for their donations, time, and support. Our next Parents' Club meeting will be held on January 7th, 2015!

November Highlights

Veteran's Day Program - Students in grades K-6 visited the High School campus for our Veteran's Day program. Our 3rd and 4th grade students sang, and the 5th grade class played their recorders as the veterans were escorted into the gym. Thanks to our High School students, along with Mr. Schovajsa, for helping organize the event.

Junior Achievement - First and second grade students participated in the Junior Achievement program this fall! This program continues to expand, as we add grade levels each year. Our Kindergarten class will participate this Spring. Students learned about various topics related to the social studies curriculum for their grade. Thanks to Mrs. Koether for volunteering her time!

A note from Second Grade about Jr. Achievement - Mrs. Walberg: Over the six week period, second grade students learned about communities and how everyone works together. They learned about paying taxes and running a donut shop. My 2nd graders loved it! This was the first year for 2nd graders to be able to participate. All of the lessons and activities went right along with what the students were learning in social studies. 2nd grade would like to thank everyone who was involved in letting this wonderful program come to our class!

Read Across Texas Day - Friday, November 14th, students participated in this statewide event. Students were able to read and take quizzes in order to add to the Texas total. Congratulations students, you helped add to the grand total of over 600,000 books read!

Junk Gypsy Garage Sale - Thanks to the Junk Gypsies and ALL their volunteers for coordinating the garage sale event in support of RT-C ISD! The GRAND TOTAL raised will be announced soon.

Digital Citizenship Week - Students focused on Digital Citizenship the week of November 17th. Visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum for more information!

PRE-K Town Visit - Ms. Natalie's Pre-K class visited Pam's Hair Salon for their monthly town visit. Ms. Natalie even got to color her hair just like in the poem that was read - Rainbow Hair! Thanks, again, to the Round Top Family Library for their partnership!

Upcoming Events

December 6th - Music Performance at Henkel Hall, 2pm Grades K-12

December 12th - Academic UIL Meet at Dime Box, Early Release at 1pm

December 15th - Harmonica Performance Grades 3-6

December 17th - Music Program at Festival Hill, 7pm Grades 5-12

December 18th - Music Performance at RT-C Elementary School, 2pm, Grades K-4

December 19th - 1pm Early Release, End of the 3rd Six Weeks

January 6th - Students Back to School for Second Semester

Character Trait for December - PERSEVERANCE and DETERMINATION

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