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Creek News - April 16th - April 20th

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Important Happenings at The Creek!

April

18 RCE Dine Out Night at Smashburger

19 Chick-fil-A Biscuit Sale ($3 each), Student Led Conferences (3:30 - 5:30)

25 All Pro Dads

27 Duty Free Lunch

School Volunteers Week

We are honored to celebrate our amazing school volunteers this week. Our volunteers are a vital reason why Rocky Creek is such an amazing school. Thanks to everyone who volunteers their time to help make Rocky Creek a wonderful place to learn and grow.

Help RCE Fight the Hunger Games

In partnership with LICS, RCE will be competing in The Fight Hunger Games from April 16th - 20th, as we attempt to collect the most food items and win a school-wide ice cream party! All donations are greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact our school counselors, Mr. Bundrick or Ms. Dawkins.

Wednesday - Smashburger Dine Out

Stop by Moe's Smashburbuger on Wednesday to enjoy some delicious eats. Be sure to mention Rocky Creek as a portion of sales will be donated to Rocky Creek. We want to that Smashburger for being a great business partner.

Wednesday - Freeze Out Cancer

Students will have the opportunity to purchase a popsicle at recess on Thursday, April 19th. Popsicles will sell for 50 cents apiece. The money collected from this event will be donated to Relay for Life. Thanks for participating in this event as we seek to Freeze Out Cancer.

Lexington One Spirit Day with the Columbia Fireflies - BUY tickets NOW!

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Thursday - Chick-Fil-A Biscuit Sale

Our PTA will be selling Chick-fil-A biscuits for $3 apiece on Thursday morning. Biscuits will sell quickly, so make sure to have a backup breakfast plan in the event they are sold out.
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Artsonia - Give the Gift of Art

RCES Families,

Artsonia has many items on sale right now that would make great gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Support your student’s creativity and our school Art program at the same time! Artsonia donates 20% of your purchase back to our Art program.

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State Assessment Dates

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.

Help your child!

Please make every effort to get your child to school and in the building by 7:40 A.M.


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!

4th Grade Ranger Robics

During the month of April, our 4th grade Rangers can participate in Ranger Robics. Ranger Robics sessions will be held in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Registration Continues

Registration for rising 4K and 5K students continues at RCE. In order to register your rising 4K or 5K student, you will need to bring the following:

- 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.

Energy Bus Principle for April: Enjoy the Ride!

As we continue to focus on Enjoying the Ride, let’s focus on taking pride in your accomplishments. When we’re stuck on a hard question or stressed out about an upcoming test, it can be tough to enjoy the ride. What can help is by stepping back and taking pride in our past accomplishments. This past success gives us the confidence to face future challenges. And when we feel successful and confident, it’s a lot easier to Enjoy the Ride!

EB Principle Motion for Enjoy the Ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NDGRHVdmUE

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.

Lost and Found

Items are beginning to accumulate at the RCE Lost and Found. Please make sure your student checks the Lost and Found for any items that may belong to them. The Lost and Found is located at the end of the 400 Hall.

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 - jdawkins@lexington1.net (803)821-4181

Matt Bundrick - cbundrick@lexington1.net (803)821-4175

RCE Little Free Library

The RCE Little Free Library is officially open! The little free library allows students and community members to enjoy a book in the seating area on campus, or you can take a book to enjoy at home. Your may return the book, keep the book or pass it on to another reader. The RCE Little Free Library operates on the honor system and strives to build a reading partnership with the community. You can click on the link below to view the dedication and learn more about the Little Free Library.


Happy Reading!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z7NxL_V9dV4Q8gj5MPSHLGYmuhYVP4iK/view


You can visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/ to learn more about Little Free Libraries and locate these libraries throughout the world.

Lunch Money!

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.

Please WALK your child inside after 7:40. Please do not drop children off, watch them enter the doors, and pull off. That is not a safe practice, and we ask you for the safety of your children to please walk them inside.

View School Menus with Mealviewer

Families, you can now use Mealviewer to see what is on the breakfast and lunch menu each day. You can view or print menus from home by accessing the website. You also have the option of downloading the Mealviewer app to your smartphone. Click on the link below to visit the Mealviewer website.


https://schools.mealviewer.com/

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Supervision begins at 7:00 A.M. for students.

Please note that adults are not available to supervise children before 7:00 a.m. each morning. Please do not let your child out of the car and pull away from the school prior to 7:00 A.M. Thank you!

Bus Loop Drop-Off

In an effort to help with morning traffic flow, we allow students to be dropped off in the bus loop area. If you use this drop-off lane, please be aware of the following:

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.

Need to change your child's transportation - phone call or handwritten notes accepted.

Please make sure you communicate any transportation changes through a handwritten note or phone call to the front office at 821-4200. Do not communicate transportation changes via an email to the teacher. Your email may not be read before dismissal.

Are you signed up to receive REMIND text from RCE?

Text @rockycree to the number 81010
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Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Nichols, and Mr. Brooks are always here to help. Please don't hesitate to contact us!

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