Rock Chapel Newsletter
April News From Principal Green!
The Georgia Milestones test(s) will be administered only to students in grades 3-5 who have returned to Rock Chapel for face-to-face instruction. The testing is April 14 – May 11. Click below to find study resource guides and practice test(s).
2020-2021 Study/Resource Guides
Lisa Green, Principal
Rock Chapel Elementary School
“Together We Rise”
Media Center Matters
School Library Month
School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians celebration of school librarians and school libraries. Every April, school librarians are encouraged to host activities and events to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school libraries play in transforming learning for teachers and students.
In honor of School Library Month, we’ve curated a list of activities to help the school community celebrate with students.
National Poetry Month
Each April we celebrate National Poetry Month! Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. National Poetry Month is an excellent time for you to introduce poems and poetry to your children. Visit the Children’s Poetry Archive - a place where your child can listen to poems read out loud. The site has poems read by the poets who wrote them as well as poems that everyday people have recorded.
Below the RCES Media Center has selected a book that demonstrates how people can work together and come up with a solution to improve and restore their environment.
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and The Recycling
Women of The Gambia by Miranda Paul
One woman’s efforts to rid her Gambian village of trash sparks a recycling movement in this uplifting tale inspired by true events. As a girl, Isatou admired the colors and myriad uses of the plastic bags that began to proliferate in her community. But years later, the same plastic bags, festering in trash heaps or floating through the air, have become a menace to humans and animals. Compelled to make her home beautiful, Isatou gathers the bags, cleans them, and crochets them into purses. She teaches other women to do the same, and an ecologically-minded enterprise is born.
If you like this and you want to continue reading about how you can help earth's climate and environment click on the book links below:
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Compost Stew by Mary McKenna
We are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines and Julianna Swaney Siddals
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L.B. Deenihan
Love the Earth by Julian Lennon White Feather Flier
Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh
Kate Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon
The Lonely Polar Bear by Khoa Le
We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow
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DeKalb County School District Announces COVID-19 Testing Schedule
DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has finalized its testing schedule for employees, students, and families. Testing will be available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 am-5 pm at Bethune Middle School and Cross Keys High School and Thursdays from 10 am-5 pm at Doraville United Elementary School.
Testing will help us to stay proactive and keep our staff and scholars safe.” The DeKalb Community can register for free COVID-19 testing by visiting https://freecovidtesting.us/dekalb/.
Virtual Town Hall for Parents!
Join Superintendent Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris for a Virtual Town Hall for Parents on Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 pm. This will be broadcast via Facebook Live on this DCSD Family Engagement page.
You can also watch it live on DSTV here: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/communications/dstv/
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