Four Nests... One Family News
October 18, 2021
Hello Rockledge Families,
Thank you families for coming out for some of our most recent parent events; Back to School Night, Advisory Council, and the monthly PTA meeting. We have been busy growing and learning as a school. Today we were honored to have a visit by our PWCS Superintendent, Dr. LaTonya McDade. She was able to stop by classrooms and see some of the amazing learning happening at the Rock.
Many great and fun things are happening at Rockledge for the rest of October. Remember families, that one of the best things you can do to support your child's learning is to read to or with them every night. Please let us know if you are in need of any books to read.
Your Principal & Assistant Principal,
Upcoming Important Dates
October 20th: PTA Spirit Night @ Sweet Frog
October 20th: Unity/Orange Spirit Day
October 22nd: Breast Cancer Awareness Day (Wear Pink)
October 25- 29th: Red Ribbon Week
October 29th: Storybook Character Costume Day
October 29th: PTA Family Movie Night @ 6:30pm
November 1st: Student Holiday/ Family Teacher Conferences
November 2nd: Election Day/ No School for Students
November 4th: Diwali Holiday/ Schools & Offices Closed
School Store Opens Tomorrow
Items range from 5 cents to $7
Items for sale:
Pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks, glue sticks, highlighters, rulers, paper folder, dry erase markers, crayons, dividers, folders, pencil boxes, pencil pouch, colored pencils, markers, zip binders
Sweet Frog Spirit Night (PTA Sponsored)
Location: 13796 Smoketown Rd, Woodbridge
25% of the sales generated from this event will be given back to the Rockledge PTA.
Bring in or show this flyer, or tell your cashier that you are supporting the school!
Come on out and feed that sweet tooth! We can't wait to see everyone!
Wear & Share Orange- Wednesday, October 20th
No child should ever experience bullying. To show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion we are sending a visible message by wearing ORANGE.
This is a part of all the work students have been engaging in around bully awareness and prevention.
See the October School Counselor News for more information.
Red Ribbon Week: October 25-29th
The week of October 25-29, Rockledge will be participating in Red Ribbon Week, the nation's largest and longest-running drug-use prevention campaign. This year's theme is "Drug Free Looks Like Me," a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free.
Monday: Turn your back on drugs. Wear your clothes backward.
Tuesday: Peace out to drugs. Wear tie dye.
Wednesday: Drug free looks like me. Wear red to celebrate living drug-free.
Thursday: Dream of a life without drugs. Wear pajamas.
Friday: Drugs are not in our character. Dress up as your favorite book character.
Back to School Night Thanks
The Hopes and Dreams activity was a part of our larger work this year to review and revise our school vision and mission. Our goal is to have a vision and mission that reflects to collective voice of our community. As a part of that work, we are looking for parents that may be interested later in the year in volunteering to be a part of the vision conversation. We are looking to do this working beginning in January, and would love you help. If you want to be a part of this work please email Mrs. Steptoe-Coleman at steptoNK@pwcs.edu.
Arrival & Dismissal: No Pets on School Grounds
Thank you for your attention to this.
Rockledge is Looking for Substitute Teachers & Assistants
You should apply to PWCS substitute pool! Amid the nationwide shortage of educators and substitute instructors, Rockledge is looking to build it's core selection of candidates for both substitute teachers and substitute teacher assistants. Check out the requirements below, including a link to apply. Let us know that know that you are applying so we can help you designate Rockledge as your school of choice once you complete the process. Please reach out Principal Steptoe-Coleman, steptoNK@pwcs.edu or Cristina Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help with your application.
Substitute Teacher Requirements:
- Required: A completed PWCS Substitute/Temporary Application, dated within the last 6 months;
- Required: Professional References from recent/current supervisor(s); and
- Required: Copy of official or unofficial transcript(s) reflecting completion of 60 or more college credit hours.
- OPTIONAL: If you hold a Certificate of completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Training, please provide a copy.
- OPTIONAL: If you hold a current Virginia teaching license or have retired from PWCS and have an expired VA teaching license, please provide a copy.
Substitute Teacher Assistant Requirements:
- A completed PWCS Substitute/Temporary Application, dated within the last 6 months;
- Professional References from recent/current supervisor(s);
- Certificate of completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Training; and
- Copy of the High School Transcript/GED
- Rate of pay: $14.70/hour for both general education and special education.
Instruction & Assessment Updates
Opportunities to conference with your teacher about your child's learning strengths and areas of growth is important. It allows the teacher, family, and student to collectively understand where needs are. It also provides an important opportunity for everyone to work together to support the child's learning. It is of extreme importance for children to understand that we are all working together for their success.
Families' Vision for Learning
As we journey into a new school year, Rockledge Elementary School will be revisiting our current vision statement. As part of the process, we would like you to share your personal educational values with us. We will use this information, along with information from our staff and students, to review and revise our vision statement. We appreciate your input in this very important process.
Click HERE to share your vision.
October PTA Updates
Help us reach our goal of 200 members by October 31st. Everyone that joins by October 31st will received a limited edition 2021-2022 water bottle sticker!!! Class & School Rewards for reaching membership goals. You can join here: https://rkes.memberhub.com/store
Outdoor Movies Night- Vote on a Movie
Health Mitigation and Safety Updates
Daily Health Screening
By clicking on the image below you can access the screener in multiple languages.