RMS Monday Message

December 20, 2021

Progress Reporting Cycle Ends Wednesday

We are almost 15 weeks into the school year and the second quarter is half way over. The Q2 5 week, marking period ends on 12/22 and progress reports will be mailed the week of January 8th. The winter pep rally, "Reindeer Games" is this Wednesday. Spirit week continues as tomorrow is winter accessory day and Wednesday is ugly sweater day! Math IRP beings after winter recess. Students who are interested in attending should see their guidance counselor.
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Important Dates

December 16-22 - Winter Spirit Week

December 22 - Reindeer Games Pep Rally

December 22 - End of the 5 week marking period

January 5 - PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm

January 17 - No School

January 28 - End of the 2nd Quarter

Club & Activity Information

Kaleidoscope Club

Meets Wednesday, January 12 after school with Ms. Assumma and Ms. Varekamp.

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Band

Band students please bring your instruments home over winter recess.

Boys Soccer

If there are any 6th grade boys looking to join a Beacon boys travel soccer team, please see Mr. Alzate.

Chess Club

Don't forget to order your Chess Club T-Shirt- There are new styles to choose from. We have until January 5th https://www.customink.com/g/pay0-00ch-04mg.

Student Council

Student Council will meet in Ms. Benson's room (A106) on 1/11/22 after school.

Environmental Club

Environmental Club will meet on 1/6/22 after school in Ms. Benson's room (A106).

AM Rombout: 8th Graders Needed

Mrs. D'Ottavio and Ms. Biordi are looking for a few more interested 8th graders to join the morning news show cast and crew. Students who are eager to help and can arrive at school by 7:45am each day, should see Ms. D'Ottavio for more information. Check out the first edition of AM Rombout that aired on December 17, 2021.
AM Rombout: 12/17/21

iReady Benchmark Assessment

The next i-Ready benchmark assessment cycle begins on Monday. January, 10 and goes through Friday, January 24. Students will take this assessment in their Math and ELA class. It is important that the students try their best on the assessment as the data helps to better inform their instruction.

What is i-Ready?

i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction. We will be using this assessment tool in ELA and Math. The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.

i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual strengths and areas for growth. These lessons are interactive and provide strategic support to keep your child engaged as they learn.

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Deadline for MLK Essay Contest - January 6

The Southern Dutchess Coalition and the Beacon Sloop Club are having a MLK Essay Contest. All students in Grades 1-12 are encouraged to write an essay aligned with the theme: “Are We Keeping the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Alive?” Students should explain Rev. Dr. King’s Dream, writing about what was happening at the time for Rev. Dr. King to make his “I Have a Dream” speech. They should write about their own thoughts and lives. How are they keeping the Rev. Dr. King’s Dream Alive? What do they plan to do about this in their own lives?

All students participating will receive a certificate at the MLK Celebration. Six winners will receive $50 awards from Rhinebeck Bank. Papers should be typed and can be mailed to Sharlene Stout, 31 Rector Street, Beacon, NY 12508. Essays must be received no later than 7pm on Thursday, January 6th, 2022. Rombout students can bring their essays to Ms. Biordi's office or email them to biordi.c@beaconk12.org. Attached is a letter containing all the details.

PTO Meeting - January 5th

The next PTO meeting will be on January 5th at 6:30pm on Zoom. Use the link below to attend the meeting. The PTO is always looking for more participating from parents and teachers! For more information visit romboutpto.com.

Contact Us:

Call the main office if you have any questions for us at RMS! ext. 4131