We R Charles

November News

A Note from Mrs. Phillips

Dear Charles Families:

How quickly our months pass by and our seasons change. Our month was filled with many fun activities. Here are just a few highlights:

  • Senator Raatz visit and donation of a new flag for our lobby
  • Pink-Out to show support, building-wide, for Mrs. Day
  • Red Ribbon Week and the new partnership with Drug Free Wayne County
  • 95% of our Chargers are working at or above grade level in Lexia Reading
  • 56% of students, so far, are on track to achieve grade-level proficiency in Dreambox
  • Northside Church of Christ donated a package of candy to each Charger!
  • Charles received the Stamm-Koechlein Family Foundation Grant to support our students and staff through many different initiatives including SEL, PBIS, and professional development.

Charles students have been targeting their areas of need on reading and math skills using adaptive programs called Lexia and Dreambox. At the end of October, 113 certificates were awarded to students that completed levels in Lexia. Ninety-five students are currently working at or above their grade level. In Dreambox, our Chargers are averaging 3.2 lessons per week. Six classrooms have 100% of their students logging in, and 5 classrooms have 90%-95% logging in. Fifty-six students are on track to achieve grade-level proficiency at the end of the year. Every month, a student is recognized on our data bulletin board in each grade level for moving the most levels in both programs. We are proud of the progress our students have made and hope to see more progress with your help!

You can support your child at home by logging into the sites to monitor and celebrate the progress. While our time is limited at school with early dismissal, we try to allow students time to practice during Math and Reading Success. If your child has free time at home, he or she is welcome to work on both web-based programs. See the parent newsletters below.

Lexia family newsletter

Dreambox family newsletter

Reminder: Please make sure to send your child to school with 2 masks. We are finding more students arriving to school without a mask. We are trying to help them think about their mask as part of their dress code. A good reminder would be to keep your clean mask by your backpack each night. EVERYONE is doing a fantastic job following our mask policy. I am proud of them all!

If your student will be missing school, please always call 973-3441. During this pandemic time, we need to make sure we understand why your student it out. If he/she has a doctors note, please return with your child upon their return. Thank you for notifying us of any absences, it helps us keep our records up to date and accurate.

Upcoming Dates:

Nov. 6th: PTO Pie orders due

Nov. 12th: Adventure in a Bag @ 5:30-7:00 PM

Nov. 13th: Progress Reports sent home

Nov. 16th: Virtual PTO Meeting @ 6:00 PM

Nov.25-27th: No School-Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30th: NWEA testing begins (Virtual will have appointments to take at Charles)

*Check out the Toolkit for NWEA

Dec. 3rd: Virtual Student picture day/re-take day

As always, I'm here if you need anything. I try my best to put things out there on Dojo and Social Media. If there is anything else I can do better, please let me know. You can send a personal message via Dojo, Facebook or Twitter. You may also email me or call the office. That information is found below. Have a great month Chargers!

Be kind, be amazing, and be YOU!

Mrs. Kirsten Phillips

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November 2020 Say It Week 1

In This Family, NO ONE Fights Alone!

Thank you Senator Raatz for our new flag!

September Students of the Month

September Students of the Month

October Students of the Month

October SOM

Virtual Book Fair

Instead of a traditional book fair, we will be having an eFair from November 9-22, 2020. Everything is done online and books are shipped to Charles after the eFair is over. Books make great presents and should arrive in time for Christmas! The eFair is open online now for browsing-wish lists can be made, but orders can not be placed until November 9th. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Mrs. Pegg at bpegg@rcs.k12.in.us. Click on the following link and enter our eFair code, M55W2. Happy shopping! #wercharles


Title I Literacy Night is Coming!

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We are still collecting caps for our Buddy Bench! Please see below!

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Charles Food Drive

Help us help our own families! We are collecting nonperishable food items now until November 18th.
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Click on the links below for more information...

Covid-19 Resources

Mask Up 101- Information on the proper way to put on, remove, and wash a mask.

RCS Mask Guidelines

COVID-19: When a student, faculty or staff member can return to school.- This chart details all possible scenarios for when quarantine is necessary. **Updated**

Symptoms of COVID-19

Quarantine Guidance for Parents