Four Nests... One Family News

April 2, 2022

Rockledge Elementary School

School Hours: 9am-3:40pm (Doors open at 8:55am daily)

Principals' Message

Hello Rockledge Families,


We don't know about you...but WOW is it April already! We have had a great time during these last three quarters of school. Third quarter report cards will go live in ParentVUE on April 18th.


Thank you to everyone who came out for some of our most recent events. It was great seeing so many of you dancing the night away and then getting down to the fun business of learning about math games you can do at home with your children.


This month is moving full steam ahead with so many things to honor and celebrate. This month is the Month of Military Child, we appreciate the sacrifice of our military families and will be celebrating our children this month. This month we also recognize World Autism Awareness. Autismspeaks.org says it best, we must all "take the pledge to help create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential", and we remember that as we support families everyday.


In support of our students that will be recognizing Ramadan over the next month, there will be alternative lunch location options for children to access if they choose. We will also provide modified recess and physical education options if children choose to access less strenuous activity during those times.


Families, we just have one more week until the start of Spring Break. I hope that each of you take some time to enjoy family and slow down a bit.


Every Child...Every Day...We are Rockledge!


Your Principal & Assistant Principal,

Mrs. Steptoe-Coleman

Mrs. Everett

Upcoming Important Dates

April 1st: Student Holiday/ Teacher Workday

April 4th-8th: National Assistant Principal's Week

April 5th: Class Picture Day

April 5th: PTA Spirit Night @ Chipotle (Merchant Plaza)

April 7th: Parent Advisory @ 6pm/ PTA @ 7pm

April 11th-15th: Spring Break (Schools and Offices Closed)

April 18th: 3rd Quarter Report Cards Live in ParentVUE

April 18th-22nd: Purple Up Spirit Week

Upcoming & Current Events

3rd Quarter Nest Spirit Week

It's the End of of the 3rd Quarter and time for our Nest Eggstravaganza! Which Nest earned the most points for demonstrating characteristics of responsibility, respect, citizenship, and care? We will find out this Friday!


All week we will celebrate our Eagles' hard work through a fun spirit week.


Monday, 4/4: Nest Day (Wear your Nest T-shirt or colors)

Tuesday, 4/5: Toe-tally Tuesday (Wear Nest colored socks)

Wednesday, 4/6: Wacky Hair or Hat Day (Lets see those Nest Colors)

Thursday, 4/7: Tie-Dye Thursday (Celebrate all Nest colors)

Friday, 4/8: Go all out in your Nest color! Today is our Nest Eggstravaganza Parade-A-Palooza

Ramadan Observation

As students and families observe Ramadan this season, Rockledge will open the library during lunch as an option for students.

Prince William Special Education PTA (PWC SEPTA)

General Meeting April 7, 2022, 7PM

Speaker: Rafael Hernandez, from PEATC on an Introduction to Medicaid Waivers Business Meeting and Member time/Networking to follow OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!


Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMp f-ypqjsoGtPRDkdiwgRXgRbh52hDHJBn? fbclid=IwAR1ba4ucqBKrtw9ORzMbb8VpqbQAv8V z7iEFRz_4JLjDoxFeLOoK254Vvaw You will receive a confirmation email. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and www.pwcsepta.org

Assistant Principal's Week 2022- Thank You Mrs. Everett

April 4th-8th is National Assistant Principal's Week. We would like to take this time to honor and show gratitude to our very own Mrs. Megan Everett. Mrs. Everett is in her fourth year as Assistant Principal of Rockledge Elementary School. She believes in vision of the school, the students, staff, and community. She has a passion to ensure that all students have what they need to be successful.


Please take this week to show your appreciation for all that she gives to our community. We have a special Padlet set-up where you can share a message of appreciation this week.


Click here: https://padlet.com/steptonk/ThxMsEverett

Purple Up Spirit Week-April 18-22


Monday, April 18 — MILITARY BRANCH MONDAY
We love all our branches of service- students and staff take a photo and share the branch(s) of service your family supports.

Tuesday, April 19 — TRUE COLORS TUESDAY

Show your patriotic side—students and staff wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE today!

Wednesday, April 20 — PURPLE UP! FOR MILITARY KIDS DAY
Wear PURPLE to show your support for military kids!

Thursday, April 21 — WE LOVE OUR TROOPS THURSDAY
Wear YELLOW to show support for all of our troops.

Friday, April 22 — FANTASTIC FRIDAY
Wear bright colors or stars to thank our troops for making America shine bright.

Share your photos on social media and tag @PWCSNews and #PWCSMilKids!

Spring Break Next Week: April 11th-15th

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Instructional Updates

Do you have a rising kindergartener?

Don't delay registration!

Children must be 5 years old by September 30th.


Online Registration opens March 21, 2022 (click here)


Documents needed for online registration:

  1. Three Proofs of Residency
  2. Original Birth Certificate
  3. Physical and complete Immunization Record

Summer 2022 Opportunities

PWCS 2022 Summer School Information for Parents

Prince William County Schools offers summer academic and enrichment opportunities for students in grades K-12.


The summer program aims to provide students various educational opportunities that serve to mitigate summer learning loss and prepare students for future learning experiences, which ultimately leads to improved student achievement.


  • All PWCS Summer School programs will be in-person.
  • There is no tuition fee for Prince William County residents to attend this program.
  • Rockledge students will attend summer school at Antietam Elementary.
  • Monday-Friday, July 11 – 29 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (July 4th is a holiday)
  • Breakfast will be provided to all students.
  • Transportation will be provided.
  • Information found on the PWCS Summer School Site
  • Complete Summer School Registration In ParentVUE. The registration window will be open from March 1 – June 15. Late registration for academic programs only, will open June 20 and close June 22.

Health & Safety Updates

As a reminder, please make sure to keep your children at home when sick. We have all seen the numbers with this new Covid variant and we want to do everything we can to keep everyone healthy. Here is the home screening information provided by PWCS: pwcshomescreening .