ROCK Newsletter

October 14, 2016 Volume 7, Issue 8

Lights On After School


Lights on After School is next Thursday, October 20, 2016. This is the national day set aside to spotlight after school programs - like ROCK! The kids will be making a special art project and wearing their ROCK T-shirts. Be sure to take lots of photos and send to Tracey and me so we can post and share them. Thank you for choosing to work with children and make ROCK such a great after school experience for RISD students.

ROCK PLUS STAFF: If you are interested in being on the schedule to work ROCK PLUS, please email Jeanette at Jeanette,

We will need morning shift and afternoon shift positions for child-care at the ROCK PLUS Rochell campus on the following school holidays: November 21, 22, December 22, 23 and January 3 - 6.

STAFF UPDATES: Please welcome Luis Mendoza, Instructional Assistant at Jones to the ROCK team. He starts on Monday. Also, Maricarmen Maisonet will be teaching Spanish for ROCK at Dobbs and Hays. Thank you both for joining our team.

LAST CALL FOR STAFF T-SHIRTS: We are placing an order for more ROCK Staff T-shirts. Shirts are the new style, lighter weight cotton. Please email Tracey and

if you want to order include size and color. Color choices: Slate blue, heather gray, purple or red. Price: $10 each

Cafeteria Monitor positions: If you are availalbe form 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily, the Celia Hays campus has an immediate opening for a cafeteria monitor. The district also has need for a cafeteria monitor subs from time to time as well. Please contact me if you are interested in earning some extra money and are interested in either position.

SUPER SATURDAY SEUSSICAL training is coming up on October 29th from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Central Office in Room 800/801. All ROCK Staff members (Site Coordinators, IAs and Aides, plus our college students who plan to work next summer) should plan to attend this important and paid training event. Enrichment teachers are invited, but not expected to attend. We'll learn a lot, have fun and eat, too. RSVP by Monday, October 24th so we can provide enough snacks, etc.

Photos this week:

  • Amy Parks ROCK Stars made their scary Monster Art Projects during Early Release this week. (Janice Longino, ROCK Teacher)
  • Nebbie ROCKers enjoyed learning more about fire safety from the Rockwall Fire Department yesterday. One of the ROCK moms and Site Coordinator, Kathy Moore, set this up. Great job!

You guys, ROCK!


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October 20: Lights-On Afterschool Celebration

October 25: Pay Day

October 29: Super Saturday Training

November 3: Site Coordinator Training/ Meeting 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. in Room 800

November 4:: Pay Roll Cut Off

November 9: Early Release Day

November 11: Thanksgiving Basket Items Service Project Ends

November 18: Pay Day

November 21 - 22: ROCK PLUS

November 21-25: School and ROCK Holidays

December 1: ROCK STAFF Christmas Party 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Room 800

December 2: Pay Roll Cut Off

Contact ROCK

Karen Hunter, ROCK Coordinator - 469-698-7140

Tracey King, Program Assistant - 469-698-7141

Leslie Kropp, Financial Secretary -469-698-7032

Jeanette Murrell, Lead Site Coordinator - 469-698-7035