THE ROSEMONT ROCKET
Rosemont Elementary School
Location: 16400 Alden Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Phone: (301) 840-7123
The Principal's Page
Happy New Year to Everyone! Welcome Back to School!
I hope everyone is refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for an exciting second semester. As I look back to 2022, I am again reminded of the high level of dedication and effort that our staff and parents put forth to make Rosemont Elementary School the best it can be for our students.
PTA Meeting - January 12 at 7:00 p.m.
The PTA is a vital part of our school community. Please consider joining to support our staff, students, and families.
- President - Ms. Yvette Andrade - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer - Ms. Lakita Jessie - email@example.com
- Secretary - Ms. Ayanna Upsher - firstname.lastname@example.org
The PTA will be meeting the first Thursday of every month via Google Meet.
Hands and feet to yourself
Silence in the hallways
Listen and follow adult directions
Use kind words
Keep property safe
HELP YOUR CHILD GET MOTIVATED IN SCHOOL
Good behavior is essential in a school if children are to be able to fulfill their learning potential. Poor and disruptive behavior in the classroom reduces children's ability to concentrate and absorb information. Below please find strategies to motivate your child to behave in school:
- Get involved
- Use positive reinforcement
- Reward effort rather than outcome
- Let them make mistakes
- Make the teacher your ally
Read more at the following site:
INTERNET SAFETY'S 5 TIPS FOR CREATING A CYBERSAFE HOME™
1. Become a net-savvy parent
The best safeguard against online dangers is being informed. Jump in and learn the basics of the Internet—read articles, take a class, and talk to other parents. A good place to start with some basics is www.LearnTheNet.com. You don’t have to be an expert to have a handle on your child’s online world.
2. "Chat" with your kids
Develop an open dialogue so that you can talk with your kids about the benefits and dangers of the Internet. Cultivate an interest in their online activities—their favorite Web sites, online games, and interests. And don’t be afraid to ask your children who they are talking to online and what they are talking about.
3. Agree on a game plan
Use the InternetSafety.com Gameplan™ to formally agree on your family’s guidelines for using the Internet. Post them near the family computer as a reminder. Ensure that your kids know to never share personal information on the Internet and that they should tell you about any online activity or contact that makes them uncomfortable.
4. Protect your computer
Take advantage of the software that exists to help parents manage their children’s computer experience. In only a few minutes, parental control software like Safe Eyes can block inappropriate websites, restrict the amount of time that your kids use the Internet and monitor their Instant Messenger chats to protect against predators.
5. Explore the Internet as a family
With a game plan and a protected computer, you can now encourage your family to take advantage of all that the Internet has to offer. Take a genuine interest in what your kids are doing and stay engaged with them online.
CAR RIDER SAFETY REMINDERS
The safety of our students is a top priority and we appreciate your cooperation! Please be reminded of our safety procedures.
- Please do NOT attempt to drop off students on neighboring streets from across, behind, or next to the school as it is dangerous.
- Please utilize the car loop lane when dropping off students by pulling up all the way to the end of the car loop lane.
- Please stay in your vehicle until your child is escorted to your vehicle for pick up
- Please be reminded to pick-up and drop off students during arrival and dismissal times in the car rider loop only.The bus loop should only be used for students getting dropped off by bus.
MCPS After-School Tutoring
Rosemont ES is offering FREE virtual after-school tutoring to help your child with math and reading each week. Please contact our Math Content Coach, Mrs.Vactor, for more information about FREE virtual tutoring email@example.com.
Student Chromebooks for Home Use
As a reminder MCPS has a process for students obtaining a Chromebook for students to use at home. Linked below are resources regarding a student Chromebook if you do not have a device at home to use:
Amazon Smile Donations
An easy way to help Rosemont is by using Amazon Smile when shopping on Amazon. It has the same products, same prices, same services and you can use your current Amazon account. To get started click here and Rosemont Elementary as your charitable organization. Then every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases back to the school.
Amazon Smile Link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-6070574
Bathroom Reminders & Expectations
A clean and safe environment for our students is top priority at Rosemont. Please remind your child of appropriate bathroom behavior.
- Paper towels should be put in the trashcan not the toilet
- Flush the toilet after each use
- Wash your hands after using the restroom
- Throw toilet paper in the toilet not on the floor
- Respect the privacy of others
Parents may bring individual store bought cupcakes, donuts, or cookies to school to celebrate their child’s birthday. Please do not bring cakes, drinks, decorations, cameras, or goodie bags. Cupcakes, donuts, or cookies need to be brought to the main office and will be served during your child’s lunch.
Cell Phones and Mobile Devices
All cell phones and mobile devices should be turned off and:
- Placed in the main office upon arrival or
- Kept in student's backpack during the school day
Calls, text messages, and recordings are not allowed in the classroom, during recess/lunch or in the restroom. In addition, the school is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged devices while on school property. Thank you for your support regarding this matter.
Colder Weather, Appropriate Dress, and Lost & Found
Recess provides an important break for students, and is a chance to recharge energy for the remainder of the day. Students will go outside for daily recess unless the temperature or wind chill factor reaches below 32° F. Therefore, all students need to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Please ensure your child are dressed in clothes appropriate for school. Stomachs and undergarments should not be visible.
LOST & FOUND
Have your child check the lost and found for missing items.
Connect with Teachers
For the safety and security of our students and staff, the following procedures have been established for all parent/teacher meetings:
If you need to communicate with your child’s teacher, you may email the teacher, schedule an appointment for a phone conference or a virtual meeting. All staff emails can be found here: https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/rosemontes/aboutus/directory/
RES Student Change in Dismissal Form
For the safety of ALL students at Rosemont Elementary School, use the attached "RES Student Change in Dismissal" form when your child’s after school dismissal plans change. Please complete the form and send it to school in your child’s backpack for his/her teacher. All dismissal changes must be in writing, signed by the parent or legal guardian, and received by 2:00 p.m. Phone calls are discouraged to change dismissal plans.
Rosemont ES Spirit Wear
Show your Rosemont spirit and get a head start on your holiday shopping by purchasing new Rosemont Rocket gear!
Order online now at https://www.rosemontspiritwear.com/.
*Free shipping for orders over $50!
Montgomery County Public Schools requires school volunteers and partnership agencies to complete certain compliance measures in order to volunteer within our school district.
- Online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training via their myMCPS Classroom/ Canvas account
- COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation
- Gradesheet will show 83.3% for successful completion)
- Fingerprinting/Background check (only if the volunteer is working alone with students without supervision of an MCPS staff member or other type of volunteer service, per the Volunteers Regulation and FAQ)
If you need the forms translated, please access this link:
- January 2 : New Year's Day Observed (No School)
- January 12: Virtual PTA Meeting (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
- January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
- January 18: Virtual Parent Coffee #2 (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
- January 27: Professional Day for Staff (No School for Students)
- February 14: Valentine's Day Celebrations
- February 20: Presidents' Day (No School)
- February 23: International Night