Bulldog News

February 19, 2016

Mrs. Dettmer's Notes

We have had our third snow day. What does this mean? We will now be in school March 23rd (Snow Day #3), March 24th (Snow Day #2), and March 25 (Snow Day #1).

We will not have an elearning day until we reach the sixth snow day. If you have a child in 1st - 6th grade please make sure your child has returned the 1:1 device paper sent home last Friday. You can find a copy of this form below.

1:1 form

Important Dates

February 25th - Math Bowl

February 29 - ISTEP window opens for grades 3-8

March 7 - Kindergarten Roundup 6-7 - Please come and the Kindergarten teachers!

March 8-9 - IREAD 3rd Grade Only

March 14 - 18 - SPRING BREAK

March 23 - IN SCHOOL - Snow Make-up Day #3

March 24 - IN SCHOOL - Snow Make-up Day #2

March 25 - IN SCHOOL - Snow Make-up Day #1


Grades 3-6 will be testing for ISTEP March 1st - 4th. 3rd grade will take IREAD March 8th and 9th. Please try to schedule doctor appointments around these dates. It is very important that your student is here!

Please help us prepare your child for ISTEP by ensuring they get rest each night, a great breakfast, and the encouraging words - They are ready for this adventure!

Bulldog Boosters

We have exciting events scheduled for February and March. The annual restaurant fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd. Please bring the attached flyer and join us at Texas Roadhouse. All money raised through this event will help support events at Rockcreek.

The annual family skating party is scheduled for Thursday, March 24th. Please join us for a great family night.

Assistance for lunch can mean other other assistance as well!

If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family. Textbook Assistance, High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees & Dual Credit/AP Courses,Discounted Internet service, Discounted Computer,Discounts for Sports Program Fees, and iCare afterschool program discounts are some possibilities. See more information by clicking the links below.

Links to GREAT Information - More than Lunch 2016

Spanish version Spanish, More than Lunch

Questions? Please contact: Suzi Bruin, BCSC Nutrition Assistance Coordinator, at 812-314-3851 or bruins@bcsc.k12.in.us

Construction Updates


WHAT IF there was an EMERGENCY? WHAT IF we needed to GET INFORMATION TO YOU? This is a QUICK and EASY way to communicate needed information TO YOU!

What is REMIND?

Principals everywhere are forgetting their complex phone trees and are using Remind as a simple way to keep their colleagues in the loop and build community at their schools.

Please join the Rockcreek REMIND group to receive information quickly.

Yearbook Orders

It is that time of year again! Yearbook order forms have been sent home with students or you may order online. To order online visit www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code: 04567K. All orders are due by March 11th.

Student Spotlight - Bootcamp

Second graders had a blast participating in the Convention Boot Camp! Students practiced sorting common and proper nouns, adding the correct punctuation to sentences, using adjectives to describe objects, and going through obstacles to complete the missions . The second graders made helmets and dog tags to wear to camp. Learning is fun :)

Growth Mindset - Famous Failures Video

Famous Failures

Box Tops

It's time for a Box Tops Blitz!! Send in your Box Tops right away! Please send all Box Tops to school by Wednesday, February 24th.

Please trim your Box Tops on the dotted lines. You coordinators must trim all untrimmed Box Tops and sort them into bags of 50 before submitting them to Box Tops for Education. If each family trims their own Box Tops, it will be a tremendous help!

PreK and Kindergarten Enrollment

It is that time of year again. Do you have a student turning 4 by August 1st? Did you know BCSC offers PreK at most of our elementary schools? Please see the flyer below for more information on how to enroll your child.

Please pass on PreK information to any families in our area that may have interest in their child attending Rockcreek PreK.

2016-2017 BCSC Busy Bees Academy PreK Brochure

Want to know more about the application process for PreK? Click the link above.

Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Round Up begins March 7th. Please plan to join us on March 7th 6-7 pm for an opportunity to visit classrooms and meet the teachers. You may also enroll your child during office hours 9am - 2pm each day at Rockcreek after March 7th. We are excited to meet you!

If you have a child you feel would benefit for early Kindergarten enrollment you can view the application materials online beginning Feb. 1st. The deadline to turn in applications for early Kindergarten enrollment is April 1st. This is only for students younger than 5 by August 1st.

Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements for Grades K-6

Jennifer Dettmer


Rockcreek Elementary