The Rosemont Rocket
Rosemont Elementary School
Principal, Keely Cooke
Assistant Principal, Markia Roberts
Location: 16400 Alden Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
The Principal's Page
As we begin to think about summer, we realize it is critically important for all of our students to maintain the growth they have made in reading and math this year. The only way to do that is to READ! READ! READ! Also PRACTICE MATH SKILLS throughout the summer!
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week May 2-6
Monday, May 2- NO SCHOOL for Students: Spend time today preparing all of your special thank you’s for your teachers. Don’t forget to include your classroom teachers, specialists, ESOL teachers, special education teachers, paras, etc.
Tuesday, May 3- Color or Make a Picture for Your Teacher: Color or draw a special picture for your teachers to hang up in their classroom.
Wednesday, May 4- Write a Poem for Your Teacher: Write an acrostic (or any poem) about your teachers.
Thursday, May 5- Pick a Flower for Your Teacher: Pick a beautiful flower or make one for your teachers to show how much you appreciate them.
Friday, May 6- Write a Thank You to Your Teacher: Write a special thank you note for your teachers to tell them why they are awesome and appreciated!
CLASS GROUP PHOTOS- MAY 5
DONUTS WITH GROWN-UPS- MAY 18
May also continues with our spring testing window. Several formative assessments will be administered to monitor how well students in kindergarten through Grade 5 are learning. The table below lists the names of the assessments, the grade levels which will take each assessment, and information about each test.
Students in grades 3-5 will be taking MCAP assessments this spring that will evaluate your child's progress in math and reading. On the dates designated below, students will take a portion of the MCAP every morning. Instruction will continue as usual for all students not scheduled for MCAP Testing. We are working diligently to ensure that all Rosemont Elementary School students are comfortable with the MCAP assessment tools prior to taking the assessments.
Please avoid scheduling any out-of-school appointments during your child's designated testing dates. We ask that students are well-rested and focused on testing dates.
Kindergarten Orientation 2022-2023
Kindergarten registration is up and live! If you know of a rising kindergartener, register them TODAY! Parents can register through phone, the MCPS registration website (click here) or call the school if you prefer paper forms. Current MCPS families with ParentVUE accounts can register a child for school by clicking on the Online Registration link after logging in to the parent portal. Current MCPS parents/guardians who have not yet set up a ParentVUE account should contact their school for their activation letter. Parents/guardians NEW to MCPS can create a ParentVUE account by registering on the Online Registration system.
Student Behavior Reminders
At Rosemont, the safety of our students is top priority. Parents we need your help! Students need to demonstrate understanding of personal space and must learn to keep their hands and feet to themselves at all times. It is important that all students in kindergarten through grade five keep their hands and feet to themselves and follow school expectations so all students feel safe. Students involved in fighting at school will receive consequences. Please remind your child to keep their hands and feet to themselves at all times. Physical aggression and fighting will not be tolerated.
Bathroom Reminders & Expectations
- Paper towels should be put in the trashcan not the toilet
- Flush the toilet after each use
- Wash your hands after using the restroom
- Throw toilet paper in the toilet not on the floor
- Respect the privacy of others
How You Can Help At Home
Virtual Academy Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year
The Montgomery Virtual Academy, a full-time virtual learning program for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Students interested in the program are required to apply for admission and must be approved to participate. (Students currently enrolled in the Virtual Academy do not need to reapply). Applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis. Application reviews will begin March 1 for initial enrollment and staffing purposes.
The Virtual Academy serves students in a comprehensive, full-time online instructional program. The program will continue to expand its infrastructure and services, innovative instructional approaches and flexible options to access coursework, particularly for high school students.
Admission considerations include:
- For elementary school students: Primarily for students with extenuating circumstances related to health or other reasons that can be mitigated through a virtual learning program.
- For middle and high school students: For students to gain access to innovative courses, flexible scheduling and specialty courses that may not be available in all schools, and for students with extenuating circumstances, including health and other reasons, that can be mitigated through a virtual program.
Applications can be submitted through ParentVUE beginning today, Feb. 2.
For families needing to submit paper applications or via PDF, please email MoCoVirtual@mcpsmd.org.
Note for Rising Kindergarteners
Students who will be kindergartners in the 2022–2023 school year must register at their home school prior to applying to the Virtual Academy. To receive a student ID number, contact your local neighborhood elementary school to schedule an appointment. Application reviews for kindergarten students will begin May 1.
Car Rider Safety Reminders
The safety of our students is a top priority and we appreciate your cooperation! Please be reminded of our safety procedures.
- Please do NOT attempt to drop off students on neighboring streets from across, behind, or next to the school as it is dangerous.
- Please utilize the car loop lane when dropping off students by pulling up all the way to the end of the car loop lane.
- Please stay in your vehicle until your child is escorted to your vehicle for pick up
- Please be reminded to pick-up and drop off students during arrival and dismissal times in the car rider loop only.The bus loop should only be used for students getting dropped off by bus.
Help Your Child Get Motivated in School
Good behavior is essential in a school if children are to be able to fulfil their learning potential. Poor and disruptive behavior in the classroom reduces children's ability to concentrate and absorb information. Below please find strategies to motivate your child to behave in school:
- Get involved
- Use positive reinforcement
- Reward effort rather than outcome
- Let them make mistakes
- Make the teacher your ally
Read more at the following site:
REPORTING POSITIVE COVID CASES
BE ALERT FOR THE SIGNS OF HEAD LICE
Parents may bring individual store bought cupcakes, donuts, or cookies to school to celebrate their child’s birthday. Please do not bring cakes, drinks, decorations, balloons, cameras, or goodie bags. Cupcakes, donuts, or cookies need to be brought to the main office and will be served during your child’s lunch.
Cell Phones and Mobile Devices
All cell phones and mobile devices should be turned off and
- Placed in the main office upon arrival or
- Kept in student's backpack during the school day
Calls, text messages, and recordings are not allowed in the classroom, during recess/lunch or in the restroom. In addition, the school is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged devices while on school property. Thank you for your support regarding this matter.
Montgomery County Public Schools requires school volunteers and partnership agencies to complete certain compliance measures in order to volunteer within our school district.
· Online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training via their myMCPS Classroom/Canvas account
· COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation - NEW!
Beginning September 20, 2021, volunteers will be required to upload their Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination to remain on the volunteer roster.
Please review the Volunteer/Contractor Vaccination Attestation Update for details on this process.
If you need the forms translated, please access this link:
The virtual doors of The George B. Thomas. Sr. Learning Academy, Inc. - Saturday School are open.
Classes will be offered in reading (Benchmarks) and math (Eureka) for grades Pre-K through 5 from 8:30am - 11:00am through May of 2022. We will also have a special center for our ELL students and families. Our dynamic programming will include weekly Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons, recreational activities and academic acceleration with opportunities for enrichment. In addition, we are offering CODING sessions throughout the school year for an additional fee.
Our program fees are $40 for FARMS students and $85 for all other students. These fees cover the ENTIRE year of tutoring. Weekly attendance is strongly encouraged as students that attend regularly outperform students that do not.
Registration can be found at www.saturdayschool.org.
Connect with Teachers
For the safety and security of our students and staff, the following procedures have been established for all parent/teacher meetings:
Amazon Smile Donations
An easy way to help Rosemont is by using Amazon Smile when shopping on Amazon. It has the same products, same prices, same services and you can use your current Amazon account. To get started click here and Rosemont Elementary as your charitable organization. Then every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases back to the school.
Amazon Smile link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-6070574
The PTA is a vital part of our school community. Please consider joining to support our staff, students, and families. The PTA will be meeting the first Thursday of every month beginning in October. More information about joining and how you can support coming soon!
Our next virtual PTA meeting will be May 5 at 7:00pm
- May 2: NO SCHOOL- Professional Day for Teachers
- May 2-6: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
- May 5: Class Pictures
- May 5: PTA/Parent Involvement Committee Meeting 7:00pm
- May 18: Donuts with Grownups
- May 20: Field Day Grades 3-5
- May 23: Field Day Grades K-2
- May 30: NO SCHOOL Memorial Day