Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 03-27-2020
Teacher Wave Parade - April 1st at 3:30pm
Good Afternoon Rockbrook Families,
I hope this message finds you well. You may have seen recent news stories about Wave Parades and Teacher Caravans. We want you to know how much we miss you and we plan to get in on the action as well. Please check out the information below to see how you can join us for a fun chance to see each other while maintaining social distancing.
If our parade route doesn't pass your home or if you don't live in the surrounding neighborhood, feel free to join us somewhere along the route. We encourage families to maintain the recommended distance of 6ft, and also request that all families participate at a safe distance from the street. The Rockbrook South Parking Lot might be one easy place to do so.
If you aren't able to join us we'll also be producing a virtual wave parade video that will be sent out after the parade.
April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day
As an opportunity to learn a little more about Autism, your child might wish to watch one of the following two videos. There are many other great resources. We encourage your family to help us recognize Autism Awareness by wearing an Autism Awareness shirt, or even just wearing blue to show support for inclusion at Rockbrook!
What’s Up with Nick (Recommended for K-3)
Amazing Things Happen (Recommended for 3-6)
Special Friday Greeting from the Student Council President
Community Club Spring Events Update
Asking for Help might look a little different at home or online. When asking an adult for help at home, 1. look at the person, 2. use a pleasant voice, 3. say their name or title (ex. Mom) and make your request, 4. wait patiently for a reply.
Specials Lesson Websites
Music - YouTube Videos (Check your teacher's Friday email for your grade level)
Band - Google Classroom
Strings - Google Classroom
Be sure to send in your Read-Aloud Requests. Mr. Higginbotham will be coming to you from a variety of locations with a fun story each day!
Note, your child may need to access this site from their iPad and be logged in to their school account.
Need a Charger? Other Materials?
Class Placements - Due by March 27th
We are fortunate at Rockbrook to have a high quality, caring, and dedicated staff of educators who strive to meet the needs of every child. Our teams of teachers are insightful and qualified and put a great deal of care and effort to best fit each child’s educational needs with the right teacher.
During the last quarter of the year, our staff begins the challenging task of creating the class lists for the next school year. This task involves many people and a great deal of thought, as we do our best to:
When a classroom is balanced, the students are more successful, learning is easier, and the teacher is able to meet the needs of the learners in attendance. Teams of teachers go over criteria such as male/female ratio, academic needs and talents, and special programming to ensure classrooms have even and diverse representation.
We also work to see that all classrooms resemble each other in leadership abilities, social skills, peer relationships, individual learning styles and teaching styles, and classroom dynamics (behavior, social, emotional, and personality considerations among students).
Finding the Right Match
We recognize that parents are an important part of our team and a crucial advocate for their child’s success. With so many variables, granting every teacher request would not be possible and might not match with the careful planning teachers do in preparing suggested lists. In addition, children need to work in and with a variety of circumstances now and in the future, in terms of personnel, peers, and environment.
If there is a circumstance you feel we should consider, please do the following:
• Make a formal request in writing (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org is acceptable) no later than March 27th, 2019
• Requests should reference your child’s learning style and type, not the specific teacher you wish them to have.
• If there has been a request made in a previous year that still applies, such as not placing your child with another particular student, please include this in writing to make sure we are aware of the necessary details again, for placement in the 2020-2021 school year.
Thank you for your continued partnership in your child’s education. Class assignments will be mailed individually in August, prior to the start of school.
Rockbrook Read-A-Thon 2020
The annual Rockbrook Read-A-Thon is about to begin! Packets will be sent home next week, but if you'd like to get a head start, you can download them here.
Camp Out For Reading
Use our fun reading minutes calendar to record the time spent reading! There will be four grand prize gift cards: Most funds raised and most minutes read at K-2 and 3-6.
Another important part of our Read-A-Thon is putting books in kids hands! When your child receives a pledge they can turn it in to be entered in free book drawings!
Rockbrook Read-A-Thon 2020
Camp Out For Reading
Safe2Help Nebraska Hotline
Supporting the school couldn't be easier. Just download the TAGG App and scan your receipts at participating locations. Set Rockbrook as you cause and the business donates back to us!
Rockbrook Field Day 2020
Welcome to Rockbrook Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs
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.