Weekly Updates

Rocky River Elementary School

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Week of January 11-15

Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 11 - Day 3

  • MOY mClass testing
  • Chick-Fil-A Night 5:00-8:00pm--Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, Jan. 12 - Day 4

  • NO TIPS Meeting
  • MOY mClass testing
  • 3rd Grade ELA EOQ Test
  • 3:30 - Leadership Team Meeting
  • 7:00 - Board of Education Meeting Showcasing RRES Artist of the Month!

Wednesday, Jan. 13 - Day 5

  • MOY mClass testing
  • 3rd Grade Math EOQ Test

Thursday, Jan. 14 - Day 6

  • MOY mClass testing
  • Possible EOQ Make Up Testing

Friday, Jan. 15 - Day 7

  • MOY mClass testing
  • Possible EOQ Make Up Testing
  • End of 2nd Quarter


Chuck and Lani

Balanced Literacy: Do Your Best Work Today!


We are half way through the year and with each day that passes we know that EVERY DAY counts. Please take a moment to reflect on your Balanced Literacy Instruction, by completing this survey. These are best practices and we love to see them demonstrated in your classroom, however this is completely for your own benefit. Please use it to reflect on your own Balanced Literacy program and procedures, but know that your responses are totally anonymous. Thank you!

Balanced Literacy Reflection


Tuesday, Jan. 12 - we will administer the ELA End of Quarter Assessment for 3rd grade

Wednesday, Jan. 13 - we will administer the Math End of Quarter Assessment for 3rd grade

*Please be mindful during the morning hours as we have testing locations in the main office, kindergarten hall, first/second grade hall, and third grade hall. Voices should be on a Level 0 while in the hallway. We will most likely conduct make-up testing on Thursday, Jan. 14th. Thank you for your support!

Our mClass reading assessment continues through January 27th. As noted above, please use a Level 0 when walking through the halls. Thank you!


As we move into the chilly winter months, please note we do not go outside for outdoor recess/play when the temperature is below 35 degrees. Please take into account any wind chill. If you are questioning if it's too cold for outdoor recess, you can always ask the front office for a temperature check. Please also keep in mind students apparel. If they are not appropriately dressed for outdoor play, please provide some type of play indoors as an alternative option. Thank you and stay warm!

Third Grade Living Museum

Classes are invited to attend the 3rd Grade Living Museum. The museum will be open for visitors February 18, 19, 25, and 26. Click on the GoogleDoc to sign up!

3rd Grade Living Museum

Happy Birthday to You!!!

January 14 - Jenna Cook

January 14 - Laura Martin

Check-In and Check-Out

A couple reminders. Pleaser remember to check in at the sign in sheet. Ms. Hunter uses this roster to submit payroll and reconcile absences. Also if for some reason you have to run off campus during your work hours, even for just a second, please check with an administrator and let the office know. Thank you!

Mid-Year Instructional Assistant Evaluations

Please take some time to provide mid-year feedback to your instructional assistants. Those who share the help of an Instructional Assistant should find time to collaborate. Lani and I will also be available to help you in completing the form, or meeting with you and your IAs to provide feedback if you would like. If you could please complete the mid-year IA evaluation form (linked below), review with your Instructional Assistant and submit to me by January 30th. Please place the evaluation in a sealed envelope, and turn it into my box.

Thank you for providing valuable feedback to your Instructional assistants!

Here is the link to the new document:


This Week's Winner's Circle!

“Good teachers put snags in the river of children passing by, and over the years they redirect hundreds of lives.” ~Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning author