What's Happening at Rockwood Prep?
Message from the Principals!
Happy April RPA!
IF YOU ARE NOT ON CLASS DOJO, PLEASE JOIN, CALL THE OFFICE, OR ASK YOUR STUDENT'S TEACHER HOW TO JOIN! THIS IS THE MAIN PLATFORM WE USE FOR ALL COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILIES!
March was a busy month of preparing and planning for Hybrid students to return to campus! We are excited to say that our staff’s hard work is apparent, and our on-campus students are doing wonderful! Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we’ve worked through transitioning to this model. Seeing students walking the halls has been surreal and so rewarding. It feels like we’re slowly getting back to the ‘school’ we picture in our heads.
This month we will see the end of Quarter 3, and welcome the beginning of Quarter 4 on April 12th. It’s hard to believe we’re already into the last quarter of the year! As we finish the year, please help us focus on being awake and prepared for school each morning, arriving to class on time (both in person and online), and submitting work on time.
This month will also bring about Picture Day! Mark your calendars for April 27 & 29th. We will be sending out a schedule on Class Dojo for our at-home students to sign up for times to come and have their photos taken. Students on campus will take their pictures during the school day; be on the lookout for what day your student’s class is scheduled to.
Our Book Fair will look a little different this year, as we will be hosting it virtually! The Scholastic team has put together a great online ‘Fair’ for students to explore online! Book Fair begins April 15th and goes for 2 weeks through April 28th.
We hope you will join us for Coffee with the Principals on Monday, April 26th, or our Native Language (Spanish) Community Circle on Tuesday, April 27th!
Thank you for all you do! Here’s to another successful quarter at RPA!
-Mrs. Barnard & Mrs. McCollum
Attendance Drawing Winners for April
Congratulations! These students have been in morning meetings, turned in work, or made contact with their teacher everyday so far this year!
Here are the awesome winners!
1st Grade Johan
2nd Grade Alysa
3rd Grade Alfredo
4th Grade Martin
5th Grade Joshua
March Students of the Month!
Update from our Counselor, Mrs. Bulich!
What's new in the Counseling department for April?! Last month, students discussed worry, anxiety and test taking. This month, students will learn about Conflict Resolution. They will learn tips, strategies and ways to work out conflicts with peers on their own. They will also learn when to ask an adult for help. The schedule for the monthly class lessons is posted on ClassDojo and the school counseling website!
Mrs. Bulich, School Counselor
What's New In ELD?
English Language Development is in Hybrid mode too! Mrs Peoples, that's me, is in the school building and trying to utilize the 11:10 - 11:40 independent work time, to in person socially distanced instruction. I am available for after school meetings as well. Ms Priscilla will continue her
on- line and remote language service to ELL Students
A new schedule for Meet times is in progress. Students will be notified of their ELD instruction on the Classroom Homepage and through their RPA emails.
We will also be evaluating students' language progress with the yearly ELPA assessment. That evaluation will be in-person in the school building this month, April, and the first two weeks of May.
Please contact me by email or call the school office if you have concerns, questions, or suggestions regarding your English Language Learner child.
We will work together to give your child the best education and success.
Peace, health & education
Michele Brouse Peoples, Mrs Peoples
Rockwood Preparatory Academy
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