Rocky Creek Elementary School
Creek News - March 12th - March 16th
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Week of March 5th - March 9th Click on the gray box to view Storify.
Help your child!
If your child arrives after 7:40 A.M., please do not just drop them off in the unloading area unless there is still an adult outside. When you drop your child off and have them walk into the office alone, they are not under supervision of an adult - even if you watch them from the car. For the safety of your child, you are asked to walk your child in after 7:40 A.M.
Thank you, families, who ensure your child(ren) to school by 7:40 A.M.
We appreciate your help and support with this!
Music in Our Schools Month
March 13 - Lexington One Children's Honor Choir Concert - 6:00 PM (See flyer below)
March 16 - Ritchie Adams - 7:10-7:25 at the Compass and Ft. Jackson Army Band - all lunches
March 22 - RCE Strings - Morning at Compass - 7:10-7:25
March 23 - River Bluff Steel Band - all lunches
State Assessment Dates Announced
Grades 3, 4 and 5 will participate in the S.C. state assessments May 7-17. These assessments will provide important information about how students are progressing toward grade level expectations. Please mark these dates on your calendar.
- Grade 3 will test May 7-9
- Grade 5 will test May 7-10
- Grade 4 will test May 14-17
We encourage you to make every effort to have your student(s) present on the scheduled testing dates. We also encourage you to ensure your student(s) has plenty of rest and a good breakfast prior to each day of testing.
Kindergarten Registration Continues
- Student's Birth Certificate
- Proof of Immunization
- Driver's License
- Proof of Residency (Water or Electric Bill) - If you do not have a water or electric bill in your name, please contact Lexington One Central Services at 821-1000.
You may register your student Monday - Friday, from 7:30 - 3:30, in the RCES front office.
EB Principle: Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy!
As we continue to focus on ways to Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy, one way to model this principle is by being proud of who you are and what you’ve accomplished. Remember, at the Creek, we celebrate each other, but we should also make time to celebrate ourselves. If you’re feeling down, pause and think about something you like about yourself! If you’ve reached a goal, don’t forget to pat yourself on the back! That way, you can make sure to keep your tank full of Positive Energy!
Energy Bus Principle Motion for Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy
Reminder for Cold and Flu Season
Sick children do not perform well in class and can expose their classmates to a virus or other illness. If your child complains that he/she does not feel well, please check his/her temperature before sending him/her to school. If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or more before you give him/her Tylenol, Advil, Motrin or some other appropriate fever-reducing medication, keep your child at home.
Your child should not return to school until he/she has been fever-free without the help of Tylenol or another product for 24 hours. When your child does come back to school, he/she should go by the nurse’s office and have his/her temperature checked before going to his/her classroom.
RCE Needs M.E.N at Work
M.E.N. at Work, standing for Meeting Each Need, is a community-involvement program, unique to RCE, which will encourage and promote volunteerism among fathers, grandfathers and other male community members. Through this program, we aim to better support and meet the needs of our students, as well as better identify and utilize resources and members within our community.
This program will kick off the morning of Tuesday, December 19th, with M.E.N at Work volunteers helping to open car doors! You will recognize these volunteers by their bright orange vests. After the holiday break, this will continue on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, and will likely expand to other volunteer opportunities.
Interested in joining M.E.N. at Work? Reach out to our school counselors via phone or email!
Jamie Dawkins - email@example.com (803)821-4181
Matt Bundrick - firstname.lastname@example.org (803)821-4175
RCE Little Free Library
You can visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/ to learn more about Little Free Libraries and locate these libraries throughout the world.
Make sure to resolve any negative account balances before the end of the year.
Per district policy, student accounts may only have $10.00 owed to them. Once student accounts have over $10.00 owed, children will receive lunch choice D which is a sandwich, fruit, and drink. Please make every effort to pay on your child's lunch account or send lunch to school with your child.
Car Line Safety Reminder
As we return to our school routines, we must remember to keep our Rangers safe during morning drop off and afternoon pickup. For the safety of our children, please...
- refrain from texting or talking on phones in moving car lines.
- do not drop off children in parking lots.
- make sure to walk children all the way across the crosswalk.
Please share this with the person who brings or picks-up your child from school.
Partner Up with Lowes Foods and Help Rocky Creek!
REWARD RCE, WHILE REWARDING YOURSELF
With Cart to Class, Lowes Foods will give up to a quarter of a million dollars to local schools this year. To participate, enroll up to 3 local schools on your Fresh Rewards card, then each school will be rewarded based on the amount of Lowes Foods Private Label items you purchase.
Click here to see eligible items.
Guests, link your school to your card.
If your child arrives after 7:40 A.M., you will need to sign them in at the office.
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Bus Loop Drop-Off
It is unlawful to pass a school bus in a loading/unloading zone.
This area is supervised between 7:00 A.M. - 7:40 A.M. For safety reasons, the bus loop doors are only unlocked during this time period. If you drop your child off before 7:00 or after 7:40, it is possible you will have left your child locked out of the school.