Rocky Creek Elementary School


Creek News - April 24th - April 28th

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State Testing Week: SC READY and SC PASS

Students in grades 3 through 8 will take assessments called the South Carolina College- and Career-READY Assessments (SC READY) in the areas of reading and writing, and mathematics. Students in grades 4 through 8 will also take the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) in science and social studies. These assessments will be given from April 25-May 5.

Please put these dates on your family’s calendar. It is very important for your students to be at school and on time because all test sessions are mandatory. Students who are absent or tardy on test days will have to make up the tests at a later date.

These assessments will provide important information about how students are progressing at their current grade level and how they are progressing toward future college- and career-readiness. These scores will help your student’s teacher understand where your student is succeeding and where your student needs to improve.

As your child prepares to take SC READY and SCPASS tests, help us make your child feel confident and comfortable by making sure your child goes to bed early, gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and arrives at school on time.

Thank you for your support!

Administrative Professionals Week

We are honored to celebrate our administrative professionals for all of their efforts this week. Mrs. Beck, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Spence, and Mrs. Tisdale are an invaluable part of make Rocky Creek such a special place. If you see one of our administrative professionals, please make sure to thank them for all they do to help our Rangers.

All Pro Dads on Wednesday

We will have an All Pro Dads meeting on Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. We will meet in The Outpost, which is located at the beginning of the 400-hall. We hope to have lots of dads, grandads, etc. in attendance.

Interims Issued Wednesday for 2nd - 5th Grades

Students will receive their interim report on Wednesday. Please make sure to contact the teacher with any questions you have regarding their interim report.

Please help us spread the word about our Blood Drive on Thursday and help us read our goal of 40 units!

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RCE Counselors Need Your Feedback

Would you please complete the following short survey for the RCE Counselors. This survey will help them in planning for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Thank you in advance for your time and valuable feedback.

Blowfish Reading Logs

Congratulations to our Rangers who have already turned in their Blowfish Reading Logs. Great job! The due date to submit your reading logs has been extended to Monday, May 1st.

Rocky Creek’s Game Night is Saturday, June 3rd!

Come join us for a fun time with the Columbia Fireflies and Lexington One! Tickets on sale in the RCE Office.

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Car Line Safety

For the safety of your children and the RCE staff... once the car line begins to move each afternoon, please refrain from texting or talking on your phone unless using a hands free option. We all appreciate your cooperation with is for the safety of all!

Change of Date!

5th grade Recognition Ceremony is NOW scheduled for Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 A.M.

3rd and 4th grade Celebrations will be on Wednesday, May 31st.

Other grade levels will be sharing their end of year celebration dates soon.

Please make every effort to ensure your child's lunch fees are paid!

We appreciate you taking care of this!

The PTA Needs You!

The PTA is still seeking volunteers and looking for new board members to serve for the 2017-2018 school year. Contact Carolyn Beck for more information. 821-4200 or

Note - Transportation Changes

This is a reminder to please contact the front office with any transportation changes for your student(s). Do not email teachers with any transportation changes. We want to ensure all of our Rangers get home as they should, and this will be best accomplished by contacting the front office at 821-4200.

April Ranger Robics

Ranger Robics will be for 4th grade students during the month of April. Ranger Robics sessions will be held in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Morning Drop Off Reminder

Please note that adults are not available to supervise children before 7:00 a.m. each morning. Therefore, car riders should not be dropped off before 7:00 a.m., nor should children expect to enter the school with staff member who arrives prior to 7:00 a.m.

4K Registration for 2017-2018

Applications are being accepted for our 4-year-old program (4K). Please encourage friends and families who have children eligible (must turn four-years-old on or before September 1, 2017) to apply as soon as possible.

Screening will take place May 22, 23, and 24, 2017.

This screening process is available for families living in the Lexington School District One attendance area.

For additional information, please call the school office: (803) 821-4200.

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Changes to School Calendar (Make-Up Days)

Monday, February 20th - Weather Make-Up Day (School Day)

Friday, March 17th - Weather Make-Up Day (School Day)

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Energy Bus Principle #7 - Enjoy the Ride!

When life and work are fun you don’t get tired. Do you ever remember getting tired when you were playing as a kid? It never even came to mind. The same is true when you are energized by doing work that matters with people you like. Make sure you take the opportunity to seize each day, be happy with what you are doing in life and enjoy the ride. You only get one ride!

Energy Bus - Principle #7 Motion
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