The Rossman Report

Family Newsletter - September 30

Upcoming Dates & Events


  • 3-7 - Homecoming Week
  • 5 - 2:00 PM - Early Dismissal
  • 10-14 - Fire Prevention Week
  • 13 - PTO Butter Braid Fundraisers DUE
  • 20-21 - NO SCHOOL (MEA)
  • 25 - School Pictures - Grades K, 1, 2, 3
  • 26 - School Pictures Grades 4 & 5


  • 2 - 2:00 PM - Early Dismissal
  • 10 - 3:30-5:30 PM Butter Braids Fundraiser Pick Up
  • 14 & 17 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 24-25 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)

2022-23 Early Dismissal Days

School is dismissed at 2:00 PM on Early Dismissal days. There will be no after school SAIL on those days. Please communicate the plan for Early Dismissal Days with your student's teacher.

2022-23 Early Dismissal Dates:

October 5

November 2

February 1

March 1

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This Week's Feature: FIRST GRADE!

Rossman 1st grade classes (pictured below) have had a fantastic start to the school year! First grade is a BIG year of learning to read, making new friends, and growing each day.

We are proud to see Rossman 1st graders working to be Kind~Safe~Ready and do things

The Laker Way!

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Meet the Rossman 1st Grade Team

First Grade Team pictured below.

Front: Ms. Berkelind (student teacher), Mrs. Holehouse, Mrs. Schmitz

Back: Mrs. Moors, Mrs. Jackson, Ms. Webber

Collectively, Team "Firsties" has...

  • 67 Years of teaching experience,
  • Degrees in... Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Master's Degrees in Curriculum & Instruction. Currently pursuing continuing education degrees in Educational Leadership and Environmental Education,
  • College/University Ties to... University of Idaho (Mrs. Jackson), University of North Dakota (Mrs. Holehouse), Valley City/Bethany/Mayville (Mrs. Moors), Bemidji State University (Mrs. Schmitz) and Minnesota State University Moorhead (Ms. Webber)
  • Involved in DLPS and the Community through...Coaching, SAIL program, Literacy Academy, Math Master's, Knowledge Bowl, Camp Inventions, Young Life Leader, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Vacation Bible School leader, Mentorship Program
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This Week's Laker Ticket Winners

Students earn Laker Tickets from staff for their efforts in demonstrating Kind ~ Safe ~ Ready expectations. Each week, students turn in their tickets to be drawn for a chance to be recognized. This week's Laker Ticket Winners are pictured below.

Great job, little Lakers! SAILS UP!

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Homecoming Week Dress-Up Days

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Sunrise SAIL Information

Sunrise SAIL is a before school reading program designed to help students develop a love for reading, exploring stories, and learning new information. It is also intended to help families who need to drop off their children after 7:30AM but before 7:55AM. Please complete this form for each child that you would like to be a part of the program. Sunrise SAIL The planned start date will be October 8. Once registered, you will receive more information closer to the start date. Thank you! Questions?



Your student came home with a Butter Braid order form this week. The Butter Braid fundraiser has been extremely successful in raising funds to support the work of Rossman PTO. This is one of the only Butter Braid fundraisers in the area, so selling is easy!

Order forms are DUE OCTOBER 13.

Thanks for your support!

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October Family Reading Calendar

Dear Families,

The October Family Reading Calendar was sent home in your student's Wednesday Folder. The reading calendar is an opportunity for students and families to track reading at home. Reading together and talking about books are great ways to connect with your student.

Mark the number of minutes you read to your student, or the student read to themselves each day. Reading calendars are due at the end of the month. Every student that turned in to the office will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win books and prizes!

THANK YOU for taking time to make literacy and reading fun in your home!

-Mrs. Sternberg

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Services with School Counselor Mrs. Gloege

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 can sign up for small group or individual meetings with Mrs. Gloege by using this link: Counseling Services Sign Up Form

Parents and guardians may also submit the form on behalf of their student or contact Mrs. Gloege at

Digital Tools Message from Superintendent Jenson

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Rossman Office Notes

7:30 AM - Doors Open - ALL students must go directly to the cafeteria until 7:55 AM. Hallways will be closed until 7:55 AM

7:40 AM - Breakfast Opens

7:55 AM - First Bell - Hallways open for students to put backpacks away and go outside for recess

8:15 AM - School Begins - Please be sure your student is at school on time

Changes to Your Student's Dismissal Plans? - Please call the office by 2:30 PM to communicate a change in after plan for your student(s)

Visitors in the building - All parents and visitors must have a scheduled purpose or appointment and check in at the office to receive a visitors badge.

Links & Information

Laker Wellness Newsletter - September Edition

Rossman Report Archives - Previous Rossman Report links can be found in this Google Doc:

Rossman Report Archives 2022-23

Make lunch, activities, and community education payments through the DLPS Online Payments Portal

District Calendar - Link: PDF file of the 22-23 DLPS Calendar

Parents and caregivers - if your child is working through anxious moments, this website may be a helpful resource for you: SPACE - Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions

SAIL Program - Before and After School Learning

Need a ride to activities or school? Call Becker County Transit 218-847-1674

What's For Breakfast & Lunch?
  • Note from the District Central Kitchen: There have been some supply issues impacting the ability to consistently obtain fresh produce. Canned and dried fruit may be supplemented when fresh veggies/fruits are not available

Phone & Internet Resources

  • Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service, up to $9.25 per month, for eligible consumers. Or, up to $34.25 per month, plus Link Up, for those living on Tribal lands.
  • Community Education Resources to share

    • How to Apply Handout (English and Spanish)
    • Manage the Benefit Handout (English and Spanish)
    • Consumer Toolkit offers sample language for social media, newsletter/blog, radio, etc.
    • Tribal Handouts and Toolkit

    For more information about this program, and other discounts that Arvig offers, visit

Detroit Lakes Health Resources:

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Rossman PTO - Join Us!

Join Rossman PTO! All are WELCOME!

Next Meeting - October 10, 4:00 PM in the Rossman Collaborative Space

Not Available to Attend the Meetings? - You can still participate in PTO activities. Join a committee or volunteer to help at an event. No long-term commitment is necessary, and the PTO could use extra hands.

Upcoming PTO Events:

  • Staff Coffee Bar - October
  • Staff "Happy Cart" (snacks) - October
  • Butter Braid Fundraiser - November
  • Teacher Conference Meals - November
  • Breakfast Buddies Family Engagement - November

Contact Principal Emily Sternberg to get connected.

Opportunities for Students & Families

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