Bulldog News

January 29, 2016

Mrs. Dettmer's Notes

This week's newsletter is packed with important information. Please let me know if you have any questions.


I will be at a Professional Learning Communities (PLC) conference in Phoenix, Arizona with a few other school administrators next week (Wednesday-Friday). I will still have access to email and will be checking in with Mrs. Huffman on a daily basis. Have a great week!


Important Dates

February 11th - Little Hoosiers

February 25th - Math Bowl

February 29 - ISTEP window opens for grades 3-8

March 7 - Kindergarten registration begins

March 14 - 18 - SPRING BREAK

March 24 - IN SCHOOL - Snow Make-up Day #2

March 25 - IN SCHOOL - Snow Make-up Day #1

Mrs. Hill's Classroom Needs Your Help!

We are beginning a new project and need your help. Do you have empty gallon milk containers? Please send your clean empty containers to Mrs. Hill's class.

ISTEP/IREAD

Grades 3-6 will be testing for ISTEP and/or IREAD (only 3rd grade) on the following dates. Please try and schedule doctor appointments around these dates. It is very important that your student is here!


Save the Dates: Tuesday, March 1st- Friday, March 11th

Bulldog Boosters

The annual Family Skate Night has been scheduled for March 24th 6-8 pm. We can't wait to see everyone for this fun family event!

Assistance for lunch can mean other other assistance as well!

If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family. Textbook Assistance, High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees & Dual Credit/AP Courses,Discounted Internet service, Discounted Computer,Discounts for Sports Program Fees, and iCare afterschool program discounts are some possibilities. See more information by clicking the links below.

Links to GREAT Information - More than Lunch 2016

Spanish version Spanish, More than Lunch


Questions? Please contact: Suzi Bruin, BCSC Nutrition Assistance Coordinator, at 812-314-3851 or bruins@bcsc.k12.in.us

Construction Updates

WHAT IF WE NEEDED YOU TO KNOW...

WHAT IF there was an EMERGENCY? WHAT IF we needed to GET INFORMATION TO YOU? This is a QUICK and EASY way to communicate needed information TO YOU!



What is REMIND?

Principals everywhere are forgetting their complex phone trees and are using Remind as a simple way to keep their colleagues in the loop and build community at their schools.


Please join the Rockcreek REMIND group to receive information quickly.

Student Spotlight - Third Grade - Rocks and Simple Machines

It is always great to see the exciting activities happening around the building. With a full week students were able to accomplish a lot with new projects and finishing up current projects. Third grade is in the student spotlight this week with their work with rocks and simple machines!

Universal Design for Learning - Representation

Universal Design for Learning is:


A framework for creating instruction that focuses on the “what,” the “why” and the “how” of learning. Employees in BCSC use this framework to design everything from classroom lessons to faculty meetings to parent newsletters. This week we start with the “what.”


Representation

What does content look or sound like? We provide options for PERCEPTION.


Example:


A book from the library


OR


An eBook downloaded from sites like myON, Kindle or Bartholomew County Public Library that may have audio tools or in-text vocabulary help.


Home connection: Ask your child about his or her preferences for reading. Technology permitting, explore the links above together and talk about the different ways text is represented. Your child may surprise you with some interesting contributions to this discussion!

EBL Super Saturday- CHEER COMPETITION

The girls did a fantastic job last Saturday! I was able to video their performance on my phone. You can view it below. Congratulations to all basketball players and cheerleaders for a great season. We ended the season with an awards program on Wednesday. Thank you to players, parents, and coaches for all of your hard work this season!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNH-8msGmRI

PreK and Kindergarten Enrollment

It is that time of year again. Do you have a student turning 4 by August 1st? Did you know BCSC offers PreK at most of our elementary schools? Please see the flyer below for more information on how to enroll your child.


Kindergarten Round Up is scheduled to begin the week of March 7th. We will have one evening opportunity to sign up students turning 5 before August 1st and then office hours from 8:00 - 3:30 for enrollment.


If you have a child you feel would benefit for early Kindergarten enrollment you can view the application materials online beginning Feb. 1st. The deadline to turn in applications for early Kindergarten enrollment is April 1st. This is only for students younger than 5 by August 1st.

2016-2017 BCSC Busy Bees Academy PreK Brochure

Want to know more about the application process for PreK? Click the link above.

Jennifer Dettmer

Principal

Rockcreek Elementary