Rockbrook Express

Rockbrook Elementary's Monthly Newsletter | May, 2019

Rockbrook PBIS - Positive Behavior In School - Family Survey

Dear Rockbrook Families,

Our school is in its third formal year of implementing the PBIS or Positive Behavior in School system of supports. You may have seen articles in our newsletters or attended presentations on PBIS during our Curriculum and Engagement Night early in the year or heard about it from your child, such as their receiving a Power Paw, Golden Paw, Bingo, or being drawn at an assembly. Reinforcement of positive behavior is seen as the best way to shape our student and our school culture.

We would greatly appreciate your feedback on how this process is going and your family's understanding of PBIS. Please take a moment to complete the following survey either on your own or with your child. Your input will help us to continue to plan for the coming year and to continue to support our school.

Rockbrook PBIS Family Survey -


The Rockbrook PBIS Team

Kindergarten Roundup - May 10th

Current Kindergarten students will not attend on this day. Please plan accordingly as we are not able to provide supervision for current Kindergarten students on this day.

Lunch Schedule Adjustments - May 6th & 9th

Due to activities at our school, we have two upcoming days when our lunch schedule will be adjusted.

Monday, May 6th

K-1 Lunch - 11:11

2nd & 3rd Gr Lunch - 11:36

4th & 5th Gr Lunch - 12:01

6th Gr Lunch - 12:26

Thursday, May 9th

K-1 Lunch - 11:24

2nd & 3rd Gr Lunch - 11:48

4th & 5th Gr Lunch - 12:12

6th Gr Lunch - 12:36

All School Picnic - Wednesday, May 22nd

This is different than how it is listed on the menu which conflicts with our field day.

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Unified Field Games at Hillside Elementary

What Are Unified Activities?

The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast­ growing initiative that brings students with and without intellectual disabilities together. This year we are excited to bring a Unified Field Games opportunity to our schools.

Westside Community Schools is excited to offer our final Unified Activity this year, Unified Field Games.

Where: Hillside Elementary 7500 Western Ave Omaha, NE 68114

When: May 13, 2019 5:30-6:30

What: An hour of fun and friendship aimed at partnering peers and enjoying the games and memories of elementary “Field Day” activities

RSVP Needed for Participation

If you and your child(ren) are interested in participating, please download the following linked informational flyer to learn more and to let us know if you are planning to attend.

Student Feature - Carter P. to Play the Role of Tommy in Matilda at the Rose!

Rockbrook Student Carter P. will soon be featured in the role of Tommy, one of Matilda’s classmates in the Rose Theater's upcoming production. He’ll be on stage for the school scenes and will be singing and dancing with the chorus. Carter has also been a member of the Rose Theater Junior Brigade for the last two years. The Junior Brigade is an elite group of musical theater performers who perform pre-shows before select mainstage productions.

Show dates are June 7 – June 30th.

Tickets range: $22 - $27, but, the rose will be offering an exclusive discount to Rockbrook families who would like to support Carter by offering an exclusive promo code called TOMMY. If mentioned over the phone or entered as a promo code online, tickets will be discounted $7 per ticket. (No refunds will be given to pre-purchased tickets.)

Rockbrook Field Day

Field Day This year Field Day will be on May 17th . Our Student Council sponsors themed buddy activitys, including stations for fun and fitness, as well as a healthy snack. We feel adding some adult support will really help make for a fun set of afternoon stations that kids enjoy. We are looking for volunteers able to help. If interested please contact Mr. Higginbotham

TAGG Challenge

Thanks to all who participated in our TAGG Challenge this April. We'll be announcing our winning classrooms next week, but that doesn't mean you have to stop TAGGing. Our school benefits all year long from a simple moment to note your purchase and designate Rockbrook as your cause.

Thanks for your support!


By law, all incoming 7th graders must present evidence of having a complete physical examination, updated immunizations (Tdap is required by state law), and a dental exam prior to entering school. For missing immunizations, state law allows us to accept only valid medical exemption forms, signed by a physician or notarized religious exemption forms. A signed waiver form from parents/guardian refusing to provide physical exam documentation is also required. All forms are available from the District’s ABC Welcome Center.

Physicians may print out results of the physical exam and immunizations on their forms, or parents may print the 7th grade health physical exam form from the WMS website found in the “Health Information” area. Exams must be completed anytime after March 1, 2019, and before school starts in the Fall. Students planning to participate in sports must have a physical dated after May 1, 2019.

If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy, a health action plan is required. Asthma action plans must be completed and signed by a doctor and may be found on the WMS website in the “Health Information” area or picked up from the WMS main office. I will be checking my email periodically during the summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Smith, or contact the main office at WMS for general information.

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Next Community Club Meeting - Tuesday, May 7th @ 6:00pm

Dropping Off Your Child? Please Bring Them In & Sign Them In

When dropping offer your child after 8:40 a.m., parents must walk their child in and check them in at the office. This includes if your are returning your child from a doctor's appointment. Checking your child in is important to ensure the safety of all students arriving at our school.
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Important Dates


6 All School Instrumental Concert, 2:45pm

7 Planet Sub Dining Out for Education Night

7 Community Club Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

11 District Big Band Dance - 5:30 p.m.

14 West Fest - Instrumental Performance @ WHS

15 Don & Millie’s Dining Out for Education Night

17 Field Day

22 All School Picnic

24 Last Day of School - 1:00 dismissal

Safety Patrol

Information about our Safety Patrol schedule is available on our safety patrol website. Please check this schedule if your child is volunteering for this important activity to help keep our school and students safe.

Welcome to Rockbrook Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs

Rockbrook Mission:

The mission of Rockbrook Elementary School, a diverse community of learners, is to foster learning by providing a quality educational experience within a secure and challenging environment.

Rockbrook School Design Goal:

At Rockbrook we will increase student engagement and achievement through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.

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