Rockbrook Reminder

Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 1-18-2019

Next Community Club Meeting - February 5th @ 6:00pm

4th-6th Vocal Concert Time Correction - Jan 28, 6:30pm

Some of our prior communications had listed a 7:00 start time. We wanted to be sure and correct this. Please mark your calendars for a 6:30pm start.

Upcoming Vocal Music Concerts

Hello Parents or Guardians!


This note is to remind you of our upcoming vocal music programs for our Rockbrook students. Our 4 th – 6 th grade students will have their program on Monday, January 28 th at 6:30PM. Our 1 st – 3 rd grade students will have their program on Tuesday, February 19 th at 6:30PM. Both performances will take place in the Westside Middle School auditorium and will last approximately 45 minutes. We request all students attend this performance except in the instance of illness or a family emergency. Our students have been working diligently in music class to prepare for these performances and are looking forward to performing for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!


Musically,

Mr. Pribnow

Change of Dates

Two upcoming events for Rockbrook have recently been changed. Family Movie Night has been moved to Friday, March 8th and Parents Night Out has been moved to Saturday, February 9th. Be sure to download our updated Year Long Calendar below.

School Wide Enrichment Clusters (SEM) Begin February 1st.

Rockbrook is excited to once again present our School-Wide Enrichment Clusters. For those new to our school, Enrichment Clusters offer our students an opportunity to explore an area of personal interest in a small group of mixed age students. We do this for six weeks for about 45 minutes on Friday afternoons. To make this time available, we modify our schedule a bit on those days. On February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and March 1st and 8th, students will use our special events schedule. This impacts lunch times as follows:


K-1 Lunch: 11:11-11:36

2-3 Lunch: 11:36-12:01

4-5 Lunch: 12:01-12:26

6 Lunch: 12:26-12:51

Dropping Off Your Child? Please Bring Them In & Sign Them In

When dropping offer your child after 8:40 a.m., parents must walk their child in and check them in at the office. This includes if your are returning your child from a doctor's appointment. Checking your child in is important to ensure the safety of all students arriving at our school.

Elementary Unified Activities - Unified STEAM NIGHT

What Are Unified Activities?

The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast­ growing initiative that brings students with and without intellectual disabilities together. This year we are excited to bring a Unified STEAM Night opportunity to our schools.


Westside Community Schools is excited to offer our fourth Unified Activity this year.

Where: Oakdale Elementary School 9801 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124

When: Thursday, January 31st at 6:00

What: S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Join us for a fun evening of activities highlighting these key educational areas!

RSVP Needed for Participation

If you and your child(ren) are interested in participating, please download the following linked informational flyer to learn more and to let us know if you are planning to attend.

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Student Council Informational Meeting

If you are interested in running for Student Council for the spring semester, please attend the MANDATORY informational meeting Thursday, January 24th in Mrs. Rice’s room at 8:10 a.m.

Letters of Intent will be passed out and any questions you may have will be answered. To be able to run for Student Council you must attend.

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Counselor's Corner

During the week of January 28-February 1, our school will recognize Bully Awareness by participating in the “Great Kindness Challenge.”


The “Great Kindness Challenge” is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness at schools nationwide. Our school is once again proudly participating in this proactive, positive bullying prevention initiative as part of our Bully Awareness efforts this year.


All students will receive a Great Kindness Challenge checklist with several kind deeds they need to complete. Please encourage your child to complete the checklist at school and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!


For more information go to www.greatkindnesschallenge.org

Meghan Martin

School Counselor

Lunch Times

Lunch Times

Joining your child for lunch is a fun and enjoyable tradition that Rockbrook is pleased to support when your schedule allows. For this purpose we have designated a guest table during our lunch period where you and your child can share a meal and each other’s company. To ensure that there is enough space for our out-of-school guests we ask that families eat with their own children only. When room allows, guests may also sit at the regular lunch table with the class. If you would like a school lunch, please make your reservation with the office before 9 a.m.


Lunch Times

K-1 Lunch: 11:35-12:00 (11:24-11:48 on Wednesdays)

2-3 Lunch: 12:00-12:25 (11:48-12:12 on Wednesdays)

4-5 Lunch: 12:25-12:50 (12:12-12:36 on Wednesdays)

6 Lunch: 12:50-1:15 (12:36-1:00 on Wednesdays)

Important Dates

January

15 Community Club Meeting - 6:00 pm

16 Don & Millie's Dining Out for Education Night

21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

25 Jones Brother's Dining Out Night

28 4-6 Vocal Music Concert at WMS - 6:30 pm

31 Godfather's Slice of the Pie Night

31 Rockbrook/Oakdale STEAM Night @ Oakdale 6:00 pm

Safety Patrol

Information about our Safety Patrol schedule is available on our safety patrol website. Please check this schedule if your child is volunteering for this important activity to help keep our school and students safe.

Welcome to Rockbrook Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs

Rockbrook Mission:

The mission of Rockbrook Elementary School, a diverse community of learners, is to foster learning by providing a quality educational experience within a secure and challenging environment.


Rockbrook School Design Goal:

At Rockbrook we will increase student engagement and achievement through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.

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