The Roebling Reporter

January 2021 Edition

Principal's Message

Greetings and Happy New Year!

I hope that the Winter break was relaxing and filled with happiness. Given all of the challenges this school year has presented, theseems to be moving especially fast! As we move into 2021, the staff and I are extremely excited about seeing the progress for each of our students! We look forward to continuing to work together to maximize the learning experience for our students!

We will be continuing with our Hybrid Schedule, alternating Blue Week and Gold Week. Please see the calendar below for information regarding events and when each group meets in person.

I want to thank all families for following the guidelines to keep our school community safe. Please remember that if you have traveled over the Winter Break outside the state that your should have your child attend school virtually through the fourteen day quarantine. Also, if you, your child, or any member of your household is experiencing symptoms, please err on the side of caution and have your child attend school virtually. If you have any questions, you can contact our school nurse, Mrs. Irons, to assist you.

December was another successful month, both in the classroom and within the school community. I want to personally thank all of the people who donated to the Strive for Warmth drive and to the December Food Drive. Both events were a huge success and resulted in an immediate and direct impact to members of the Florence Township School Community!

As always, the easiest way to keep up on all these events is to check our website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and be sure you are connected to your child's Class Dojo. Also, check out the link to our PTA newsletter below for tons of useful information.

Have a happy and healthy 2021!

All The Best,

Christopher Butler


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District Newsletter

Click to see the District Newsletter for this week.

Benchmark Assessments

In January, we will be completing our second round of MAP testing as well as benchmark testing by our Basic Skills team. While benchmark testing is taking place, students in the Basic Skills program will not be meeting with their teachers.

These tests provide us with student achievement data that allows us to analyze growth both individually and by grade level. If completeing these assessments virtually, it is best for students to complete them independently in order tfor use to get a clear picture of each student's progress.

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It is important that students, when attending virtual, are logged on for all of their classes. If a student logs on for a fraction of the day, they will be marked absent.

In order to maximize learning and ensure successful completion of the grade levle curriculum, student presence and participation are crucial.


1/4/21 - School Resumes

1/5/21 - PTA Meeting 7 pm - Virtual

1/8/21 - Monthly Character Assembly 12:05pm

1/16/21 - Morning of Code - All Virtual

1/18/21 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

1/19/21 - Winter Map Testing begins

1/25/21 - Board of Education Meeting 7pm @FTMHS

1/29/21 - Progress Reports Distributed

Congratulations to our Educational Services Professional - Mrs. Erin Goodwin

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Congratulations to our Educator of the Year - Mrs. Crystal Nash

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Congratulations to Mrs. Horner-Hillman's class - Manner Banner Winners for Decemeber

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Mrs Horner Hillman Manner Banner

Hybrid Bell Schedule for K-3 students

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Parent's Guide to Google Classroom

Tips to help Parents navigate Google Classroom

Roebling Technology Repair Form

Roebling Technology Repair Form

Genesis Log in Directions

Genesis Quick Start Guide

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Strive for Five Corner

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School Family Groups

This year, as part of our school's Positive Behavior in School initiative, we have again grouped our classes by color across grade levels (see chart below). We will be having one "family" day a month for our grade levels to get together and participate in Social Emotional Learning lessons and character education lessons. Please have your child represent their family by wearing their designated family color that day. We will have "families" meet virtually. Our next Color Family Day will be on Friday, November 20th!
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Magnets will be available to purchase! Check or Money Order only!

Please help support our Strive for Five Positive Behavior Supports in School initiative by purchasing a Roebling Elementary School magnet and or mask. Masks are gray and blue and come in adult sizes as well as child sizes. All funds raised will go towards support students and promoting a positive school culture for our students! Check or money orders only. Checks made out to Roebling Elementary School! We cannot accept cash.

Thanks for your support!

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PTA Monthly Newsletter

Please click the link for the Monthly PTA Newsletter

BOX Tops

Don't forget to submit your boxtops by scanning your receipts after each shopping trip! Cut-out box tops are no longer being accepted, so the only way to submit is through the app.

Here's how to do it:

  1. download the Box Tops app on your mobile device.

  2. Search for "Roebling Five Elementary School"

  3. Scan your receipt each time you shop and the app will automatically calculate if there are any Box Top eligible purchases made. (note: you only have a 14 day window to scan a receipt, after that it is no longer valid)

Roebling Elementary School

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

-African Proverb

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