Rockbrook Elementary School's Monthly Newsletter | 3-1-19
Parent Teacher Conferences Mar 7th & 12th
Specials teachers will be available on the following dates and times.
Mr. Glanzer, PE - March 7th
Ms. Montgomery, Library - March 7th and 12th
Ms. Matheson, Strings - March 7th from 7-8pm, March 12 from 4-5pm
Mr. Freeman - Not Available (Please email if needing to make contact)
Mrs. Johnson, Art - March 12th
Mr. Pribnow, Music - March 7th
6th Grade Speech Contest
Rockbrook Movie Night - March 8th
Rockbrook Movie Night - Please RSVP
We Need Your Recycleables
Cardboard boxes (big and medium size)
Cereal boxes, granola bar boxes, Tissue boxes, paper towel tubes
Empty berry containers
Empty cupcake containers
Staff Appreciation Week
March 4th-8th is Staff Appreciation Week. One important part of our week is honoring the staff with gift card drawings each day of the week. Please consider donating gift cards as prizes during the week. You may turn your gift cards in anytime next week to the main office. Your contributions will help to make the week a success!
Westside Community Schools Peer Model Pre-School
Westside Community Schools is seeking 3 and 4 year olds to participate as peer models within the Westside Community Schools Peer-Model Preschool Program.
If you have or know of a family with a pre-school age student, click here to download information about the Westside Peer-Model Preschool Program.
Families interested in applying can download the application form here.
Westside Community Schools Peer Model Pre-School
The Rockbrook Read-A-Thon Begins
Be sure to check your child's backpack tonight for a packet of information about how they can participate. Keep track of your child's minutes each night and send back pledge tickets to make your child eligible for daily book drawings. We'll also be rewarding our top minutes read and top pledges raised students in both our K-2 and 3-6 grade ranges with Amazon Gift Cards!
And don't forget our Fun Theme Days! Join us for a walk down the Yellow Brick Road
Friday, March 1st - Cat in the "Hat Day" to celebrate read across America and Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Tuesday, March 5th - Twister Tuesday, wear clothes backward and inside out
Friday, March 8th - Emerald City Day, wear green
Tuesday, March 12th - Welcome to Kansas, wear flannel or western wear
Thursday, March 14th - Bring a Snack and Stuffed Animal Day
All Read-A-Thon forms and pledge money will be collected on Friday March 15th.
Battle of the Books Update
We are looking forward to seeing all of the teams on the morning of Saturday, March 30th at the Westside Middle School!
We have sent out a couple communications in the last few weeks. If you are a team parent and did not receive them, please be sure to check your spam folder and mark us as a "safe sender."
Wondering what the battle will be like? There is a lot of information on our website. We will be updating this information as the event gets closer. If you have a question that is not answered, please send us an email.
Next Community Club Meeting - March 5th @ 6:00pm
School Wide Enrichment Clusters (SEM) Feb 1st - Mar 8th
K-1 Lunch: 11:11-11:36
2-3 Lunch: 11:36-12:01
4-5 Lunch: 12:01-12:26
6 Lunch: 12:26-12:51
Student In-District Transfer Requests for the 2019-20 School Year
If you are a District resident who would like your K-5 child(ren) to attend an elementary school other than the school that serves your attendance area for next school year, you must submit a completed In-District Transfer (IDT) Request form to the Office of Student Services for review.
The District gives priority to families living within the District prior to placing Option Enrollment applicants who reside outside the District. We must receive a Student In-District Transfer Request form no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019, for your request to be considered prior to our placement of Option Enrollment students.
IDT forms are available at the ABC Building and on the District website. An IDT request form must be completed for any child starting kindergarten next year who has one or more siblings currently attending a school outside their home attendance area. Transfers are approved or denied based on available space and other resources. If you have questions about the in-district transfer process, please call 402-343-2603.
Requirements for Early Admission to Kindergarten
In accordance with Nebraska Statute 79-214, the Westside Community Schools allows for admission of children residing in the District as early entrance kindergarteners through a locally designed testing program. Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance must turn five between August 1 and October 15, 2019. For further information regarding early entrance to kindergarten, please call 402-390-3303.
Kindergarten Enrollment for Non-District Residents
If you live outside the District and have a child eligible for kindergarten who has a sibling currently attending a Westside elementary school through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an Option Enrollment Application. Option Enrollment Applications must be received by Westside’s Office of Student Services no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019. The application form is available at the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) and at westside66.org.
Under Option Enrollment statutes, first priority for admission is given to siblings who seek to attend in the District where an older sibling is already enrolled, provided an Option Enrollment form is submitted by March 15 and provided that there is space available in a requested building and grade level.
Band-O-Rama Is Coming
Dropping Off Your Child? Please Bring Them In & Sign Them In
March Dining Out for Education Events
2 Read Across America - Dr. Seuss's Birthday
4-8 Staff Appreciation Week
5 Planet Sub Dining Out for Education Night
5 Community Club Meeting - 6:00 p.m.
7 Parent/Teacher Conferences (1st night)
8 Family Movie Night
12 Parent/Teacher Conferences (2nd night)
12 Runza Dining Out for Education Night
18-22 Spring Break
20 Don & Millie’s Dining Out for Education Night
21 Down Syndrome Awareness Day
29 Spring Community Breakfast 7:45 a.m.
28 Band-O-Rama, WHS 7:00 p.m.
29 Jones Bros Dining Out for Education Night
Welcome to Rockbrook Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs
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.