Four Nests... One Family News

Week of March 1, 2022

Rockledge Elementary School

School Hours: 9am-3:40pm (Doors open at 8:55am daily)

Principals' Message

Hello Rockledge Families,

February was a busy month at Rockledge, and we had an amazing time through it all. Thank you families for your continued support of your children and the school community. We are marching forward into a new month today, with many learning opportunities lying ahead of us.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Your Principal & Assistant Principal,

Mrs. Steptoe-Coleman

Mrs. Everett

Upcoming Important Dates

March 3rd: PTA Meeting @ 7pm

March 9th: PTA Night @ Mod Pizza

March 16th: 4th Grade Family SOL Night @ 6:30pm (virtual)- NEW DATE

March 10th: PWHD CoVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

March 15th: 3rd Grade Family SOL Night @ 6:30pm (virtual)

March 31st: Family Math Night

April 7th: 5th Grade Family SOL Night @ 6pm (virtual)

What's Been Happening at The Rock

Upcoming & Current Events

Read Across Rockledge Week

Families: Help your Rockledge Eagle to participate in this week's spirit week. We will have lots of fun exploring new books around these themes.

Monday, February 28th- Foodies

Wear food inspired or restaurant-themed clothing.

Tuesday, March 1- True to Blue

Wear blue to celebrate being true to yourself, your family, and your community.

Wednesday, March 2- Dream a Little Dream (Read Across America Day)

Wear pajamas and cuddle up while you read a great book.

Thursday, March 3- Reading is Out of This World

Show NASA picture of the day.

Friday, March 4- Perfect Patterns

Twin Day- Match your outfit with a friend. Wear your Rockledge gear.

Spring Legos Jr Club

Does your 1st/2nd/3rd grader LOVE Legos? Do they like to create their own masterpieces? This engineering focused club may be for your student! We will meet for 6 weeks on Tuesdays, after school. Parents/Guardians are required to pick up promptly at 4:15 in front of the school. The club will run from March 8th to April 5th. Projects include marble mazes, tallest towers, building a floating boat, etc. and will be focused on developing engineering and teamwork skills. Please express your interest below.

A Sign-up will follow if there are enough students who would like to participate. Thank you and happy building!

Interest Survey

Crossing Guard Hiring Event

The Prince William County Police Department will be hosting a hiring event for Crossing Guards.

Date: Saturday, March 5th

Time: 9am-1pm

Location: Hall of Heroes, 5036 Davis Ford Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192

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Rockledge PTA Updates

PTA Meeting Thursday @ 7pm

Please join us this Thursday, March 3rd for our monthly PTA meeting. We will be meeting in the Rockledge Cafeteria at 7:00pm. This month we will be presenting and discussing the results of our Boosterthon Fundraiser, sharing plans for upcoming school projects, and planning spring family events. Your voice matters! Please join us to share your ideas and knowledge - all are welcome!

Instructional Updates

SOL Assessment Schedule

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments will take place during the month of May. Below find the full list of testing dates. You will soon hear from teachers about details for virtual SOL information sessions during the month of March.

Assessments Spring 2022:

3rd Grade: Math and Reading

4th Grade: Math, Reading, and Virginia Studies

5th Grade: Math, Reading, and Science

Family Information Nights:

3rd Grade: Tuesday, March 15th @ 6:30pm

4th Grade: Wednesday, March 16th @ 6:30pm (NEW DATE)

5th Grade: Thursday, April 7th @ 6pm

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Social Emotional Learning Updates

Hugs & Kisses Assembly

This year, all students will view the play, Hugs and Kisses, on February 28 (1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade) or March 4 (Kindergarten and 3rd grade). This play has been presented to elementary schools across the state of Virginia for nearly 3 decades and is highly regarded as an effective and developmentally appropriate way to educate and inform children about abuse prevention and response. If you do not want your child to view the Hugs and Kisses production, please complete the attached opt-out form and submit to Ms. Glaze at or via a physical copy sent to school with your child by Friday, February 25.

Health & Safety Updates

PWHD COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Date: March 10, 2022

Time: 4:30-8:30pm

Place: Rockledge Elementary School, 2300 Mariner Lane, Woodbridge, VA 22192

The clinic will offer the following:

First, second, third, and booster doses are available

  • Pfizer (5 & older)

Who is eligible for a booster dose?

  • People 12+ may receive their Pfizer booster 5 months after their second dose.

More information:

  • Appointments are highly recommended. However, walk-ins are welcome!
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • ID and insurance are not required.
  • Please bring your vaccination card, if you already have one.
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Family Support

Prince William County Public Schools is pleased to introduce another layer of support for families. The “Family Support” phone line and email address will allow any parent/guardian to ask general questions about the COVID-19 protocols in PWCS. All emails and phone messages will be responded to on weekdays, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm. This number and/or email should not be used for emergency situations. We are here to support you and your student!
As a reminder, please make sure to keep your children at home when sick. We have all seen the numbers with this new Covid variant and we want to do everything we can to keep everyone healthy. Here is the home screening information provided by PWCS: pwcshomescreening .