Ross Round Up

Engage. Empower. Educate. Every Day.

September 23, 2022

Dear Parents,

It's FALL! That's my favorite time of year--changing colors, cooler weather, Halloween...I love it all. It's a great time to make changes to routines and practices as well. We're constantly working on improving things at Ross for kids, families, and staff. If you'd like to be a part of making that change, consider attending our first Parent Advisory Committee, which will be held on Thursday, September 29 from 3:45-4:45 here at Ross. Anyone is invited! We get together and talk about what is working well at Ross and what ideas you might have for improvement. It's a great time to get to know each other, problem solve, and innovate together for our kids. Please reach out to me at if you'd like to attend and I'll add you to the invite.

We have some fun family events coming up soon as well.

  • October 13 from 11:00-12:30pm is our PTA Jog-a-Thon. We have some amazing prizes planned for kids (including a silly string fight with the principal) and it should be great fun! Fliers will be coming home in backpacks on September 30, so watch for them.
  • Popcorn Fridays will start October 14 and continue every second Friday of the month during lunch hour. Popcorn costs $0.25 a bag (limit of two bags per kid). To volunteer, click this link.
  • Sign up to help feed our hard-working teachers during Parent-Teacher Conferences October 19-21 here. We appreciate you helping show our teachers love!

We love our kids, and we're grateful to you for sharing them with us!

With love,

Principal Tripp

Collaborative Recess Fun

Battle of the Books is coming soon!

Watch for information from the School Librarian, Mrs. Rasmussen, in the next two weeks.
We need parents to join our Parent Advisory Committee!

Our school needs to grow a Parent Advisory Committee--a group of parents that help solve problems at the school, honor staff, and organize fundraising. Would you be interested in joining this group? If so, click to get information.

WIN Time Starts on Monday, September 26!!!

What is WIN time?
  • WIN stands for What I Need, which means that each student will go to a group that gives them exactly what they need in Reading and in Math. We have been assessing student skill levels the last three weeks and based on that, students will be divided into groups with other grade-level peers that have the same needs they have. An example in reading would be that some students will be in an advanced Reading class that gives them time to do learning activities with other advanced learners from across campus. An example is Math would be some students who need help on multiplication will be with a group of other kids that need help on multiplication. In other words, each kid, whatever their level, will get exactly what they need during that time!

Do kids like this?
  • Kids love it! They love that they are with students from other classes that they might not get to see often. They love that they get to work on exactly what they need at the speed they need it for that block of time.

Did Ross do this last year?
  • Yes, we did this in Reading. Last year we called is CSG, which stands for Collaborative Study Groups. This year, we chose to call this time WIN instead because it's such a positive word. Everyone wins with WIN! This year, we also chose to expand it to Math.

What will be the impact of WIN time?
  • Because of WIN time last year, 100% of Ross students met their Reading growth goals. 100%!!!! We expect to see similar results in Reading and Math this year.

When will WIN time happen?

  • WIN time will be each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon for about 1 hour--30 minutes for Reading and 30 minutes for Math. We're starting with Reading first for a month, then we will start Math also. All 4th graders will have WIN time from 1:34-2:27 and all 5th graders will have WIN time from 2:32-3:25.

Have additional questions? Please email Rachel Cyr, our Intervention Teacher, at

Who are we at Ross?

Each day at Ross we will:

Engage. Empower. Educate.

Our dream is to:

Ignite a passion for lifelong learning and personal growth so students will be successful in college, career, and life.

Our school values are:

We treat others with dignity and respect. We are ethical and humble in our actions. We are COMPASSIONATE.

We hold tight to our convictions. Decisions are made to make the lives of others better. We are LEADERS.

We are stronger and better when we work together. We are a part of a beautiful and diverse COMMUNITY.

We are bold, we take risks, we are flexible and willing to step out of our comfort zone. We are INNOVATIVE.