RPS Parent News

February 5, 2018

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Jump Rope for Heart

Families, RPS is still accepting donations for our Jump Rope for Heart Service Learning Project. You may make donations online, turn in cash, or checks made payable to The American Heart Association. Students who raise at least $25 will be invited to participate in a Jump Rope for Heart event in the Multi-Purpose Room. These activities are organized by our PE teachers, Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Metts. Thank you for your support for this cause!

Working Together for School Success

Excellent Attendance

Being in school every day means your child will not miss out on learning. Try to schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours. If he/she asks to stay home "just because", remind them of what they will miss, such as his reading group or PE class. Explain that they can be absent only if they are sick or if there is a family emergency.

Did you know?

Children who regularly eat meals with their families tend to do better in school and avoid risky behavior. Eating dinner together is great, but other meals count too. If you work at night, maybe you could make time for a family breakfast. Or on a weekend, try a picnic lunch to have school conversations.

Conversations About School

Here are some conversation starters that will help you stay involved with your child's education at school.

  • "Let's see what you brought home." - Look at completed work to find out what your youngster is learning and how they are doing. You can make comments about their work, ask questions, respond to notes from teachers, and sign weekly folders.
  • "Show me what you have for homework." - It is your child's job to do their homework, but you play a role too. Make sure they know what they are supposed to do by having them explain the assignments to you. After they finish their homework, glance over the work so see that it's complete.
  • "Describe a book you enjoyed today." - This gives you an idea of what your youngster prefers to read. Then build a daily reading habit by asking what they would like to read tonight. Encourage their reading and listening skills by reading aloud to them and letting them read to you.
  • "Tell me what you learned that you'd like to know more about. " - Use your child's interests as talking points for activities to share. If they like math, you might hunt for math games/activities together. If they like animals, make a trip to the library to research animals, or maybe even visit a zoo.

After-School Questions

  • What's the coolest thing that happened today? What wasn't so cool?
  • Pretend you are the teacher. How would you describe your day?
  • What made you laugh?
  • What was the most creative thing you did?
  • How were you kind or helpful today? How was someone kind or helpful to you?
  • What habit are you talking about?

Health Services


Please do not send your child to school with any items such as hand sanitizer, chapstick, cough drops, lotion, etc. If you have items that your child needs to use due to a medical illness, please communicate with Nurse Wood. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact her in the front office.

Also, as per Onslow County Schools Board Policy (4230.5), students with a fever of 100* or greater, with vomiting, or with diarrhea will be sent home and may not return until they are free of symptoms for 24 hours (without medication) before they return to school.

In addition, head checks will be conducted at school. If a student is sent home with head lice, they cannot return to school or ride the bus until they are rechecked at the school office.

These policies are in place to help prevent viruses from spreading.

Thank you!

Leader In Me Update

During the month of February we are working on Habit 4: Think Win-Win. Students recognize they are problem solvers. They can calmly work out an answer when an issue comes up with another person. They can balance the courage for getting what they want while considering the needs of others. Students recognize the importance of being respectful of everyone’s wishes as they create new solutions to solve the problem. Everyone can win!

Valentine Gram Sales

Second grade will be selling Valentine grams for $1 each. These grams can be sent to teachers and friends! Sales will be until February 13th, and only cash will be accepted. Please have your child see their homeroom teacher if interested.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • February 1st - Report cards go home
  • February 12th - 100th Day of School
  • February 13th - Valentine grams orders due (cash only/$1 each), Chick-fil-A Night
  • February 15th - Regular student day
  • February 20th - CiCi's Night - 5-7pm
  • February 21st - Class Pictures
  • February 23rd - Interim reports go home