Rockbrook Reminder

Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 4-26-19

Tonight is Rockbrook's Jones Bro's Night in Aksarben

Who doesn't love a delicious Jones Bro's Cupcake! Did you know that Jones Bro's also has delicious meals, coffee, ice cream and much, much more. As one of our Dining Out partners they also make a contribution back to the school when you mention that your order is with Rockbrook tonight (4/26). Why not take the family for dinner and movie or stop by for a sweet treat. Thanks to Jones Bro's for supporting Rockbrook and education.
Kindergarten Roundup - May 10th

Current Kindergarten students will not attend on this day. Please plan accordingly as we are not able to provide supervision for current Kindergarten students on this day.

Rockbrook Clean-Up Day

April 27: 9am - 12noon

Join the Rockbrook School Community for a morning of beautification! Leaf raking, trimming bushes, garden bed preparation, and picking up trash are a few of the tasks needed to be accomplished. Bring your rakes, trimmers, and garden tools and have a fun morning working together. Make it a family event!
Don't Forget About our IXL and TAGG Challenges

Check out more information below.

Student Council Color Wars

May 1st through May 3rd vote on what color Mr. Higginbotham's hair will be on May 6th for the entire day. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday there will be labeled buckets with the choices of pink, green, or blue located in either the lobby or office area. The bucket to collect the most monetary donations with be the color selected. All donations will go towards the Student Council's Project Harmony Fundraiser. What color will it be?

Rockbrook PBIS - Positive Behavior In School - Family Survey

Dear Rockbrook Families,

Our school is in its third formal year of implementing the PBIS or Positive Behavior in School system of supports. You may have seen articles in our newsletters or attended presentations on PBIS during our Curriculum and Engagement Night early in the year or heard about it from your child, such as their receiving a Power Paw, Golden Paw, Bingo, or being drawn at an assembly. Reinforcement of positive behavior is seen as the best way to shape our student and our school culture.

We would greatly appreciate your feedback on how this process is going and your family's understanding of PBIS. Please take a moment to complete the following survey either on your own or with your child. Your input will help us to continue to plan for the coming year and to continue to support our school.

Rockbrook PBIS Family Survey -


The Rockbrook PBIS Team

Unified Field Games at Hillside Elementary

What Are Unified Activities?

The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast­ growing initiative that brings students with and without intellectual disabilities together. This year we are excited to bring a Unified Field Games opportunity to our schools.

Westside Community Schools is excited to offer our final Unified Activity this year, Unified Field Games.

Where: Hillside Elementary 7500 Western Ave Omaha, NE 68114

When: May 13, 2019 5:30-6:30

What: An hour of fun and friendship aimed at partnering peers and enjoying the games and memories of elementary “Field Day” activities

RSVP Needed for Participation

If you and your child(ren) are interested in participating, please download the following linked informational flyer to learn more and to let us know if you are planning to attend.

Book Fair

Rockbrook's Book Fair will be May 2 and 3 from 8 am - 4 pm, remember it's BOGO!

6th Grade Band Solo and Ensemble Concert

Parents come to see your child and others perform.

May 2nd, 2019 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Westside Middle School

Student Feature - Carter P. to Play the Role of Tommy in Matilda at the Rose!

Rockbrook Student Carter P. will soon be featured in the role of Tommy, one of Matilda’s classmates in the Rose Theater's upcoming production. He’ll be on stage for the school scenes and will be singing and dancing with the chorus. Carter has also been a member of the Rose Theater Junior Brigade for the last two years. The Junior Brigade is an elite group of musical theater performers who perform pre-shows before select mainstage productions.

Show dates are June 7 – June 30th.

Tickets range: $22 - $27, but, the rose will be offering an exclusive discount to Rockbrook families who would like to support Carter by offering an exclusive promo code called TOMMY. If mentioned over the phone or entered as a promo code online, tickets will be discounted $7 per ticket. (No refunds will be given to pre-purchased tickets.)

Rockbrook Field Day

Field Day This year Field Day will be on May 17th . Our Student Council sponsors themed buddy activitys, including stations for fun and fitness, as well as a healthy snack. We feel adding some adult support will really help make for a fun set of afternoon stations that kids enjoy. We are looking for volunteers able to help. If interested please contact Mr. Higginbotham

TAGG Challenge

Do you use TAGG? TAGG (Together A Greater Good) is a super easy way to support our school at many of the stores and restaurants you might be enjoying already. Download the TAGG App available for both iPhone and Android and add Rockbrook as a cause. Then, when you're out and about, use the app to see if the business gives back through TAGG.

Since Rockbrook registered, we've seen steady growth in the use of this easy way to raise money for the school. During the month of April, we'll be hosting our first Rockbrook TAGG Challenge. When families TAGG their purchases during April we'll keep track of the giving by class. What's more, the two classes with the top giving will receive a special surprise.

Check out our flyer here, and get ready. TAGG You're It!

Spring Into Math

During the month of April we'll be encouraging students to dig in on their math skills using our IXL online math system. Students may use IXL both at school and from home. If you need your child's login info, please check with your child's teacher. See below for further info.
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Next Community Club Meeting - May 7th @ 6:00pm

Dropping Off Your Child? Please Bring Them In & Sign Them In

When dropping offer your child after 8:40 a.m., parents must walk their child in and check them in at the office. This includes if your are returning your child from a doctor's appointment. Checking your child in is important to ensure the safety of all students arriving at our school.
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Important Dates


2 Godfather's Slice of the Pie Night

6 All School Instrumental Concert, 2:45pm

7 Planet Sub Dining Out for Education Night

7 Community Club Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

11 District Big Band Dance - 5:30 p.m.

14 West Fest - Instrumental Performance @ WHS

15 Don & Millie’s Dining Out for Education Night

17 Field Day

22 All School Picnic

24 Last Day of School - 1:00 dismissal

Safety Patrol

Information about our Safety Patrol schedule is available on our safety patrol website. Please check this schedule if your child is volunteering for this important activity to help keep our school and students safe.

Welcome to Rockbrook Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs

Rockbrook Mission:

The mission of Rockbrook Elementary School, a diverse community of learners, is to foster learning by providing a quality educational experience within a secure and challenging environment.

Rockbrook School Design Goal:

At Rockbrook we will increase student engagement and achievement through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.

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