RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

August 2017

15 Minute Late Dismissal on Monday, August 21st due to Solar Eclipse!

Dear School Community,

On August 21st, the Ellettsville area will experience 93% of a full solar eclipse. The peak time of the eclipse will occur at 2:24 pm, precisely at dismissal for Edgewood Junior High School and Edgewood High School.

Primarily for safety reasons, Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation will dismiss school 15 minutes later on August 21st.

R-BB is providing students and staff with protective glasses, compliant with safety standards, in order to maximize this rare educational opportunity in a safe manner.

On August 21st, school will be dismissed at the following times:

  • EJHS will dismiss at 2:40 pm.
  • EHS will dismiss at 2:45 pm.
  • EPS and EIS will dismiss at 3:30 pm
  • SES will dismiss at 3:40 pm

If you do not wish for your child to view the solar eclipse, you must return the linked form to your child's school.

If you want more information about the Solar Eclipse, please check out the following website:


Have a great day,

Dr. Mike Wilcox

Dr. Jerry Sanders

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2017-2018 School Calendar

LIST VIEW LINK Please note that the order of when the snow make-up days will be used has been updated, and the September 21st date for parent/teacher conferences has been changed. School IS IN session on September 21st.

Calendar View Link

ACTIVE EVENT CALENDAR for all schools (click off any you don't use)

School Lunch Information

Elementary Schools: $1.10 Breakfast, $2.55 Lunch

Secondary Schools: $1.35 Breakfast, $2.70 Lunch

Reduced Meals: $.30 Breakfast, $.40 Lunch

It's not too late: Please complete a financial assistance form on Harmony during your registration process. Also, don’t forget to “Set it and Forget It” on www.myschoolbucks.com to refill your student’s lunch account. Our district is an online payment district, however, if is necessary to pay by check, please do so prior to school starting at the Nutrition Services Director’s office located at the RBBCSC Service Center. 812-876-7100

Packing Lunches? Try these tips!

Submitted by Carlee LaRue

Coordinated School Health AmeriCorps Member

When packing your child's lunch, there are a few guidelines to follow. Make sure their lunch follows the MyPlate guidelines, so they have a good serving of protein, vegetables, fruits, dairy, and grains. Mix up their lunch so they get a good variety of vitamins and minerals, while also expanding their taste buds! While at the grocery, plan lunches ahead so you will save time in the morning and are sure that your child will have a balanced meal.

With fruits, grab some fruits that are in season, like berries. Allow your child to taste all kinds of fresh fruits, and avoid prepackaged fruits and fruit strips. These often contain added sugars and artificial flavoring and preservatives.

When choosing vegetables, try to grab something of every color. Dark green leafy vegetables are great too! This is also a great time to get kids to try uncommon vegetables, like jicama.

As for grains, try to make at least half of the grains consumed "whole" grains. Whole grains contain the endosperm, germ, and bran, in contrast to refined grains, which retain only the endosperm. Whole grains contain a lot more vitamins and minerals! To know if your cereal, bread, crackers, or other products are made with whole grain, check the food label. Make sure the word "whole" is on there. If a 12 grain bread doesn't say the word "whole", it isn't a whole grain!

There is a variety of protein options besides deli meat! Deli meat often has an extremely high amount of sodium, so consider mixing it up a bit! Other forms of protein include nuts, hummus, beans, tofu, hard boiled eggs, chicken breast and fish!

A lot of children don't like milk unless it's loaded with chocolate syrup. Make sure they are consuming milk without added sugars and of low fat content, like fat free or 1%. There are other dairy options besides milk that provide calcium, like cheese sticks, cottage cheese, and yogurt."

Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

EECC Website Link

Facebook Page Link

Interested in doing more for the students and staff at EECC? Join us at our first Partners In Education (PIE) Meeting on Wednesday, August 23rd from 3:30 - 5:00. Childcare provided. Please RSVP with the front office that you plan to attend.

Important Dates:

Monday, August 21: Solar Eclipse at 2:24 p.m. (no early dismissal needed)
Wednesday, August 23: PIE Meeting 3:30 - 5:00

Friday, Sept. 1: T-shirt order forms are DUE

Monday, Sept. 4: Labor Day; no school

Saturday, Sept. 23: Fall Festival Parade (more info to come)

Edgewood Primary School (EPS) K-2

EPS Website Link

PTO Facebook Link This is a great page to "like."

Important Dates Link

Monday, August 21: Delayed dismissal due to Solar Eclipse 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22: Fall pictures

Monday, Sept. 4: Labor Day; no school
Thursday, Sept. 7: PTO Meeting 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Fall Festival Parade (more info to come)

Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

EIS Website Link

EIS Facebook Page Link

Important Dates Link

Friday, August 18: Color Run waiver forms are due
Monday, August 21: Late dismissal due to Solar Eclipse: 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23: Dine & Donate at Buccetos (either location) 4 p.m. - close

Friday, August 25: Color Run (during day)

Monday, Sept. 4: Labor Day: no school

Thursday, Sept. 7: Fall pictures
Thursday, Sept. 14: PTO Meeting in library 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Fall Festival Parade

Stinesville Elementary School (SES) K-5

SES Website Link

SES Facebook Link

SES PTO Facebook Link

Important Dates Link

PTO Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Library

Email the PTO with questions at: stinesvillepto@gmail.com

S.T.E.A.M. Family Projects!

Wondering where to find fun, easy STEAM-based design challenges for your student(s) at home? Watch for STEAM design projects coming out each month! You can find the new challenge right here through the P2P newsletter, on the R-BB STEAM website (click here) on the R-BB STEAM Facebook page (@RBBSTEAM), or ask your classroom teacher! There are also design planning and reflection pages you can print from the website for your child to record his/her designs and share with classmates!

Looking for even more opportunities to design and MAKE at home? If you’re interested in checking out and exploring a MAKEngineering kit created in IU’s MILL Makerspace, contact Mrs. Miller at jmiller@rbbschools.net You can also find out more about the grant-funded project by emailing makengineeringkits@gmail.com, or by visiting their Facebook page: STEM Education Research Group at IUB (@IUBSTEMeducation).

Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link


Online Book Fair Link

Important Dates Link

Please continue to view Daily Announcements that are sent from the school to keep up with important information.

Tuesday, August 22: Back-to-School Night 6:30 - 8:00 (Parents should plan to meet in the gym and then we will run a shortened schedule in order for parents to experience what their child does each day.)

Monday, August 28: PTO Meeting 6:30 - 7:30 Library

Athletic Physical Packet Link

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Edgewood High School (EHS) 9-12

EHS Website Link

Important Dates Link

Please continue to view Daily Announcements that are sent from the school to keep up with important information.

Graduation 2018 Link

Kitchen Math

Submitted by Mr. Hopkins, SES Principal

Welcome back to RBB for a wonderful year of exploration, discovery, and growth. Over the last few years, I have focused on literacy in this P2P Newsletter. This year, I am going to switch gears and dive into math. Math is everywhere! We can find it in the store, while driving our car, paying bills, mowing the grass, etc. Along the way, we can easily bring math to life for our children. Today, we find ourselves in the kitchen…

In my family, my children have specific responsibilities when it comes to the kitchen. My daughter is responsible for setting the table while my son clears it. One thing that I started recently was having my daughter, in first grade, skip count when putting out forks. Each fork has four tines. When she puts the fork down at each seat, she counts, “4, 8, 12, 16.” She then places a spoon at each seat. Some days, I ask her to create an A-B pattern (fork, spoon, fork, spoon…) or I mix it up and ask her to make an A-B-B pattern (fork, spoon, spoon, fork, spoon, spoon…). One time, she surprised me and created her A-B pattern by doing “fork up, fork down, fork up, fork down…). These are little things we are able to do to bring math into the kitchen.

As you get ready to eat dinner with your family tonight, how can you bring math into the process? Have a great year!

Monroe County Public Library wants to hear from you!

The Library is developing a new strategic plan and seeks your input in the development process. The strategic plan will direct an ambitious course for the future of Library services for Monroe County. Please share your vision for the future of your Library with our brief, four question, online survey at https://mcpl.info/survey.

Thank you! - Monroe County Public Library.

Interested in Chess club?

For students in K-12. Scholarships are available. Meetings are starting now. Click here to learn more about The Bloomington Indiana Scholastic Chess Club MCPL.
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Dollar for Scholars 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Edgewood Intermediate School 8:30 a.m.
Click on link here!

EHS Cheer Clinic

This clinic is for students in grades K-5 who are interested in cheerleading. Students from all RBB schools are welcome! CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR THE PDF FORM

August 30 & 31 from 5:30-7:30 pm in Edgewood High School’s Auxiliary gym. September 1, students will perform with the cheerleaders of EHS at the football game vs. Cloverdale @ 7pm

Cost: $30 (each additional child within a family is $25) Make checks payable to: Edgewood High School Memo: Cheer Clinic

Students will receive a t-shirt, learn jumps, a dance, two chants, and one cheer to perform with the EHS cheerleaders during the football game. All instruction will be conducted by the EHS cheerleading coaches and cheerleaders