ROCK Newsletter

September 25, 2015 Volume 6.5

Hurray for Pay Day and Fair Day

Dear ROCK Staff,

T-shirt Update: Staff t-shirts fabric is on backorder, so there will be a delay of approximately two months before we receive any new shirts. In the meanwhile, we have several of the old style t-shirts available for purchase at $5 each. Remember that you are to be wearing a ROCK shirt daily as your work uniform. Please let Tracey know what you want to order if you have not already placed an order. Tracey can be reached at or 469-698-7141. ROCK Star t-shirts will be delivered to the campuses in a couple of weeks.

Everyone will receive a State Fair Ticket for your enjoyment on our upcoming Fair Day, September 30, 2015. If you are a student, you will receive your ticket at your high school. If you work in another department or campus during the school day, you will receive your ticket at your primary RISD job. If you only work for ROCK, your fair ticket was mailed yesterday via inter office mail to each Site Coordinator. Check your ROCK mail box at your campus.

Fair Info:

ANY DAY: If you bring an empty Dr. Pepper can to the fair after 5 p.m., admission will be half price.

You can also bring a cooler into the fair, so you can save money by bringing your own drinks and food (sorry, no alcohol allowed).

Get coupons at McDonald's restaurants across North Texas to get $5 off admission. The coupons also take half off children's tickets with a purchase of a general admission ticket on certain days.

TUESDAY: If you bring a Dr. Pepper can on a Tuesday, you'll get in for only $5! You will also be able to ride certain rides for only six coupons.

WEDNESDAY: If you bring four cans of food to donate to the North Texas Food Bank, you can get in for $4.

THURSDAY:Seniors can attend the fair for free on Thursdays (Oct. 1, 8 and 15).

Early Release Day: October 14, 2015

Our next Early Release Day is coming up soon. This means that ROCK starts at noon instead of at 3:00 p.m. We do not typically have curriculum classes on Early Release days since our ROCK teachers are involved in professional development classes during the afternoon. All Instructional Assistants and Aides need to let me and/or your Site Coordinator know what time you will be able to report to work on Early Release day.

The SCs are busy planning a fun afternoon but, we need enough staff to make it happen. We need to know by October 1st how many district subs we need to employ until our regular staff can get to ROCK.

Please take time to check out some of the photos below. You are doing a great job making those ROCK Stars faces smile! I appreciate your hard work and dedication.

You guys, ROCK!



Wednesday, September 30th : Fair day for RISD - School and ROCK holiday

Thursday, October 8: Site Coordinator Meeting at 9:00 a.m. All Staff Meeting 10:00 - 12:00 noon. Room 800 at Central Office

Friday, October 9: Pay Roll Cut Off

Wednesday, October 14: Early Release

Contact ROCK

Karen Hunter, ROCK Coordinator - 469-698-7140

Tracey King, Program Assistant - 469-698-7141

Leslie Kropp, Financial Secretary -469-698-7032

Jeanette Murrell, Lead Site Coordinator - 469-698-7035

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