Ram Roundup

Broad Rock Parent & Community Newsletter February 28, 2021

Principal's Message

Greetings Ram Fam,

Virginia Reads One Book 2021, featuring The Trumpet of Swan, has shaped up to be the best state-wide read ever! Here’s why:

To enrich your program experience, Read to Them has created an interactive website for your family to use alongside schools and families all over Virginia. Check out the VAROB 21 Webpage.

While there, your family can interact with students, families, teachers, and administrators reading The Trumpet of the Swan throughout Virginia.

On the website, you will find:

  • A Flipgrid Community Password to join is Cygnus8! please ignore the join with Google/Microsoft options and go directly to entering a Guest Password

Click here for a video tutorial on joining!

We can’t wait to see all our students, families, teachers, and administrators utilizing these digital resources to enrich our experience reading this fantastic story together!

Have fun!


A special thank you goes to Riley, in Mrs. Garcia's Kindergarten class, for creating this amazing presentation about Chadwick Boseman.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in our 100th Day of School Celebration

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Read Across America Week

This week we will be celebrating Read Across America Week. See the flyers below for some fun books and the theme of each day!!!
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The Broad Rock Prize Patrol

The Broad Rock Prize Patrol is an incentive program and engagement tool focused on improving attendance at Broad Rock. The Prize Patrol visits a select group of students with Perfect and Improved Attendance biweekly on Wednesdays between 2 and 3 p.m.

Each week our Prize Patrol winners will be featured on our morning announcements, social media, and community newsletter (with parent permission of course).

Each student and their family receives a certificate, small gift, dinner, and a special visit from the Prize Patrol which includes a school administrator and their teacher(s).

We hope to see you on March 10th!

Attendance Reminders

Students are expected to attend school daily for the entire instructional day. Any deviations from these hours are a serious disruption to the student’s educational program. The only acceptable excuses for absence are personal illness, serious family illness, death of a close relative, doctor’s appointment, or an observance of a religious holiday.

If your child is going to be absent or tardy, a parent or legal guardian is required to call the school as early as possible or to notify the teacher on the day of the absence.

If no excuse is provided for the absence, it is considered an unexcused absence. If your child is absent during the day he/she may not attend afternoon or evening activities. A meeting may be required with the guidance office and/or administration for students with attendance concerns. Students who miss more than 18 school days (excused or unexcused) will be considered for retention

Technology Upgrade

Your Chromebooks are in! Please come to the school on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 am-1 pm to return your tablet or school laptop and pick up a district Chromebook. See you then! PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR POWER CORD.

Looking Ahead...

April 2- No School for Students/ Teacher Workday

April 5-9- Spring Break/School closed for staff and students

April 23- Parent-Teacher Conferences