Roadrunners Report

Robert Frost/Challenge Center

Mission: To educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world.

Newsletter Date:

September 1, 2020

Volume 2, Issue 2

RF/CC Month at a Glance...

-Friday, September 4th: No School (Labor Day Break)

-Monday, September 7th: No School (Labor Day Break)

-Friday, September 11th: School Picture Day

-Monday, September 14th: Virtual PTO Meeting

MAP testing will take place throughout the week, beginning September 8th and ending September 18th.

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Student Devices

This year, K-5 students will be taking their devices home daily. Students in Kindergarten and First Grade will be provided with an iPad, while students in Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades will be provided with a Chromebook. Each device will also come with a corresponding charger. We ask that students charge the devices each night so that they can use them during the next school day. This will be a new nighttime routine for our elementary students so we kindly ask for your support in helping to make sure devices are charged and return to school each day.

Students have been provided with a device insurance form in their back to school folders.

  • If you would like to purchase insurance, please complete the form and attach cash/check to send back to school or pay online.
  • If you choose to decline the insurance, please note that on the form and send it back with your child.
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Principal Corner

Greetings Roadrunner Families! I write this with a very grateful heart. Our entire learning community: teachers, support staff, students, parents and guardians, continue to prove that we can accomplish ANYTHING, no matter the obstacles and challenges, so long as we take personal responsibility and work together. What a FANTASTIC start to the school year it has been! We have had district-level leadership visit our building and they have expressed multiple times "how easy" everyone makes it look to be engaged in in-person learning during a pandemic. What we all fully acknowledge is there has been nothing easy about this. The smooth way in which our school day operates, the safe ways in which our students learn and our teachers instruct, and the efficient ways we accomplish so much each and every day, is the result of intentional, purposeful, and thoughtful planning and implementation on EVERYONE's part. I thank our staff for their incredible work to prepare and maintain a caring, effective learning community for our students; I thank our parents and guardians for entrusting your children to us and for helping them come prepared each day; and I thank our students for demonstrating grit and perseverance.

We have MUCH to celebrate this year! Last spring, our Roadrunners raised $43,000 for our learning community! This has allowed us to purchase a Gaga Ball Pit for our school, provide funds for each classroom, put $26,000 in our playground fund, provide professional development opportunities for staff, and contribute to the bleachers that soon will be installed in our new gym! THANK YOU to our students, families, and staff for MAKING THESE DREAMS A REALITY for Robert Frost/Challenge Center! While the celebrations did not occur as we had envisioned last spring, rest assured plans are in the works for last year's top-fundraising classrooms to turn staff members into human cheeseballs. We refuse to let COVID ruin the fun! We just need to be very thoughtful in how we carry this out, but nonetheless, cheeseballs are going to fly!

Let's get ready to have our best year yet in Roadrunner land. As I share with our staff and students each morning, let's all make it a great day, a great year, by being respectful and kind, being responsible and being safe!

Best wishes, Mrs. Gillette

PTO Reward Programs

PTO is excited to announce that we are now a part of the AmazonSmiles Rewards Program! Follow this link to our webpage for more information on how your purchases will earn money for our school! Thank you for your support! More Info - click here!