January 15, 2016
Mrs. Dettmer's Notes
Please look through the newsletter for updated information, exciting student activities, and upcoming events!
January 18th - No School
January 23rd - EBL Championship and Cheer Day
January 25th - Bulldog Boosters Meeting
February 11th - Little Hoosiers
Snow Days and 2 hour Delays
Have you enrolled in E-Alerts yet? Click here to receive announcements from BCSC about school closings and other important information.
Student Spotlight - 2nd Grade Activities
Big things are happening in 2nd grade and the 2/3 split classroom this past week!
2nd grade experimented with different scientific tools and played games of math Jeopardy. Students were engaged as they were able to complete and work with hands on activities!
Mrs. Hill's 2/3 split classroom prepared for surgery this week...contraction surgery! They used a scalpel (scissors) to cut the patient (words) and remove letters to make a contraction. Bandaids (apostrophes) were used to put the patient back together!
Please enjoy the pictures below!
Wow! We had a dramatic end to our basketball season this year! I have been impressed with all of the hard work each student has put in this year. We will honor these students at an awards banquet for players, cheerleaders and their families on January 27th. Please look for a flyer to come home on Tuesday.
We continue to strive to better communicate with our parents and community!
Some of our teachers use Remind and I think it would be a great added piece to communicate with our staff, parents, and community about safety and emergency information, events, etc. What is it and how do you join...please read below.
What is REMIND?
From www.remind.com - Over 35% of k–12 teachers in the US, and 1.5 million teachers globally, use Remind to connect instantly with students and parents. Over time, we've also seen countless administrators benefit from Remind for school-wide communication. Principals everywhere are forgetting their complex phone trees and are using Remind as a simple way to keep their colleagues in the loop and build community at their schools.
Remind is safe, simple and free PERSONAL PHONE NUMBERS ARE NOT SHARED Remind messages are not sent from personal cell phone numbers. Students and parents who sign up to receive messages from their teachers will never gain access to a teacher’s personal cell phone number, nor will the teacher have access to a student or parent’s cell phone number. Remind does not rent or sell any user data, ever. Remind is also COPPA compliant, and uses standard encryption methods, such as SSL, to protect user information. We take student data privacy seriously, and work hand-in-hand with our community to keep Remind safe and secure. More information on how this is safe - https://d3498ple9xfqkw.cloudfront.net/marketing/pdfs/what-makes-remind-safe.pdf
Click on the Get Connected with REMIND button under this article to join Rockcreek Elementary's Remind course.
PreK and Kindergarten Enrollment
Kindergarten Round Up is scheduled to begin the week of March 7th. We will have one evening opportunity to sign up students turning 5 before August 1st and then office hours from 8:00 - 3:30 for enrollment.
If you have a child you feel would benefit for early Kindergarten enrollment you can view the application materials online beginning Feb. 1st. The deadline to turn in applications for early Kindergarten enrollment is April 1st. This is only for students younger than 5 by August 1st.
Want to know more about the application process for PreK? Click the link above.