Rocky Creek Elementary School


Creek News - May 8th - May 12th

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Rangers are self-directed learners, caring citizens, and positive world changers.

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.

Golden Tray Winners for April

We want to congratulate our Kindergarten classes for winning the Golden Tray award for April. Winners of this award are well-mannered and respectful. They also do an impeccable job of cleaning up after themselves at the end of lunch.
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Golden Broom Winners for April!

Our custodial staff voted and these classes were voted to have the tidiest classrooms for the month of April. Keep up the great work, Rangers!

Ms. White's 1st Grade Class

Mrs. Derrick's 2nd Grade Class

Mrs. Simms' 4th Grade Class

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We wish all our Rocky Creek Mothers a Happy Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12th. Thank you for sharing your most precious gift with us!

Learning Commons News

As we near the end of this school year, we want to share some important news from Mrs. Love and the Learning Commons.

* Friday, May 12-Last day for students to check out books from the LC.

* Wednesday, May 17-Students must return ALL books to the LC.

* Mrs. Love will be sending overdue/lost book notices in students' GPS.

* Don't forget to send payments for lost or damaged books so that your student can receive a report card on the last day of school.

May Ranger Robics

Ranger Robics will be for 3rd grade students during the month of May. Ranger Robics sessions will be held in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Order Your School Supplies for 2017-2018

Ready to make preparations for next school year? Want to avoid long lines when burying school supplies? If so, you can order your school supplies and have them delivered to school. You may place your order at Rocky Creek from May 1st - May 12th. If you would prefer to order supplies online, please reference the instructions below.

School supplies will be delivered to the student’s homeroom before the first day of school.

For questions, please email Rocky Creek PTA or call 821-4200

To place your order online 5/1-6/25

1. Go to

2. Enter the school ID, ROC199

3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Spring Pictures Reminder

If you have not already done so, please make sure to purchase your spring pictures by May 12th. If you have any photos you do not wish to purchase, please return the unwanted photos to RCE. Checks for spring pictures may be made out to Strawbridge.

Yearbooks Are Coming

RCE yearbooks for the 2016-2017 are almost here. Families who have pre-ordered a yearbook will receive them on May 19th. All remaining yearbooks will go on sale on May 20th. The remaining yearbooks will be $30 (Cash Only) and will be sold on a first come basis.

Please make every effort to ensure your child's lunch fees are paid before the end of the school year!

We appreciate you taking care of this!

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

Attention 5th Grade Families

We are in the process of creating a slideshow of student photos for our 5th grade recognition ceremony. We would like to have each fifth grader represented in the slideshow and would appreciate your help by providing the following:
  • One or two (please, no more than 2) pictures of your child

    • One more current picture

    • One young picture- The younger your child is in the picture, the better (K-4th)

  • Please, no professional portraits, family or vacation pictures.

  • If you send in a group picture with other students, please identify all students in picture (sticky note or write on back).

You may email your pictures to (our preferred choice) or email in scanned pictures. Please write the name of the student and class in pencil on the back of the picture.

Mark Your Calendar for May 18th

The 5th grade Showcase of Learning will be held May18th. The schedule of events will include:

6:00-6:25 - Gallery Walk - Enjoy viewing the students' art, Spanish and music displays on the 400 hall.

The EAGLE Home Show will be on display in the 500 hall Collaboration room for friends and family to enjoy. These houses are the culmination of a year long study of mathematics, history and architecture.

6:30-7:00 - Chorus performance of "Kidflix" in the cafeteria.

7:00-7:10 - PE demonstration on the black top.

7:10-7:30 - Gallery walk and EAGLES display will be open for your viewing.

We hope you enjoy this evening of learning!

We need help keeping our parking lot safe for our children!

We have had few close calls recently in our parking lot that thankfully didn't result in an accident. We want to keep our children safe; therefore, we will enforce this parking lot procedure as best we can as it is outlined in our handbook. Children should not be dropped off in our parking lot in the mornings. If you choose not to use the drop off lane in front of the school, please park your car and walk your child across the crosswalk. Additionally, please do not pull into one of the handicap parking spaces unless you have a handicap parking permit.

If you are reading this and are not the one who brings your child to school, please share this safety procedure with the driver who brings your child to school. We appreciate your cooperation with this as we always make safety our prority at Rocky Creek!

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.

Help us spread the word: Rising 5K PARENT Orientation on May 18th

If you have a student who will begin five-year old kindergarten in 2017-2018, mark your calendars for Thursday, May 18th. We will have two opportunities for families to attend an orientation. We will have one orientation at 10:30 A.M. and the second opportunity at 6:30 P.M. Families only need to attend one of the orientation sessions. Hope to see you there.

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!

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

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.

Want to know more about your child's day? Try asking these questions.

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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!

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