RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

Nov/Dec 2017

2017-2018 School Calendar

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ACTIVE EVENT CALENDAR for all schools (click off any you don't use)

A Note From the Corporation Nurse

Medical orders are needed for all student medications whether kept in the School Health office or not. If the medication is to be kept on the student's person (aka backpack), the order must specify that.


Parents: please remember it is your responsibility on chronic medications dispensed in the clinic to bring those medications in, to keep track of and bring replacements BEFORE they run out, and to pick up or authorize student pickup of medications at the end of the school year. Thank you!

School Lunch Information

Elementary Schools: $1.10 Breakfast, $2.55 Lunch

Secondary Schools: $1.35 Breakfast, $2.70 Lunch


If you get free or reduced lunch, you get free or reduced breakfast too!

Reduced Meals: $.30 Breakfast, $.40 Lunch


It's not too late: Please complete a financial assistance form on Harmony during your registration process. Also, don’t forget to “Set it and Forget It” on www.myschoolbucks.com to refill your student’s lunch account. Our district is an online payment district, however, if it is necessary to pay by check, please do so prior to school starting at the Nutrition Services Director’s office located at the RBBCSC Service Center. 812-876-7100


Our breakfast trays consists of either 2 Whole Grain Components or 1 Whole Grain and 1 Protein Component, a Fruit (sometimes a Vegetable) and a Milk. All reimbursable trays must include the fruit/vegetable component.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Numbers Are All Around

Contributed by Mr. Hopkins, SES Principal


When you are driving in your car, it can be easy to take numbers for granted. The speed limit, the cost of a gallon of gas, the radio station, even the mile markers on the side of the road are a few of the examples we see everywhere. As adults, we process this information quickly and make decisions. For our children, it's a different story. So, take that story and make it magical!


When driving in the car, point numbers out to your children. I like to have my daughter look for the best price for a gallon of gas. I also take the opportunity to introduce her to decimals. When she finds a great price, she gets to help pump the gas (which is always an adventure).


When it comes to the speed limit, my son is skilled at noticing if/when I exceed the posted number. He used to just point it out, now, he is telling me exactly how much faster I am going (I try to keep it where I am supposed to be).


One of my favorites, that my kids still haven't figured out, is, "When will we be home?" Magically, as my dad did with me as a kid, I can predict the exact time we will be home, all based on the mile markers. If I know that my exit is 113 and we are at mile marker 97, I know that we have 16 miles left to travel on the highway, plus the 4 minutes it takes to get to my house. I am starting to teach my son how to estimate the distance, time, and speed for us to get home. Now, he is looking to be the magician in the car!


Numbers are all around. When you are driving in the car, take time to point out some numbers to your kids in the backseat. Have them find the difference between premium and regular unleaded gasoline. Have them estimate the arrival time to a location. See to it that your kids can read radio stations in standard form. The road can be long and winding - why not bring a little math with you!

Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

EECC Website Link


Facebook Page Link "Like" us!



Important Dates LINK


November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break - No school

Thursday, December 21 - January 4th: Winter Break

Friday, January 5th: Students return

Monday, January 15th: MLK Jr. Day/ No School

Edgewood Primary School (EPS) K-2

EPS Website Link


PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!


Teacher Wish List LINK


Lunch Reservation LINK

Important Dates Link


November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break; NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Nov. 28: Santa's Workshop PRE-ORDER forms DUE

Wednesday, Nov. 29: Urban Air Play & Donate: 5 - 7 p.m. $15 per jumper (must mention EPS to get discount) Open to all students at RBB.

Friday, December 1: Santa's Workshop 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. (EPS students and their families, only please - order forms have gone home.)

Thursday, December 7: PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. Gathering Room

Tuesday, December 12: Skate Night at Western Skateland 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Friday, December 15: Book Swap - Send in 1-2 books to "SWAP" out before the 15th

Monday, December 18: 2nd Grade Music Program 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 19: Candle Light Luncheon (Invites to come home soon.)

Wednesday, December 20: Candle Light Luncheon SNOW DATE (only if Tuesday is a snow day)

Thursday, December 21 - January 4th: Winter Break

Friday, January 5th: Students return

Monday, January 15th: MLK Jr. Day/ No School

Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

EIS Website Link


EIS Facebook Page Link "Like" us!


Teacher Wish Link


Important Dates Link


November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break; NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 28:

  • EIS STEAM Club after school; pick-up 4:30 p.m.
  • 5th Grade fundraiser is DUE back

Friday, December 1: Texas Roadhouse PTO fundraiser due back with payment

Friday, December 8:

  • Book Swap: send 1-2 chapter books in to "SWAP" out for another book before Friday. Class incentives are riding on this! Info coming home after Thanksgiving Break.
  • Literacy Lock-In for students who have reached level 3 in AR - invites coming home soon! (Students will stay after school and need to be picked up at 7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, December 12: Skate Night at Western Skateland 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 14: 3rd Grade Art & Music Program 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21 - January 4th: Winter Break

Friday, January 5th: Students return

Monday, January 15th: MLK Jr. Day/ No School

Stinesville Elementary School (SES) K-5

SES Website Link


SES Facebook Link "Like" us!


SES PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!


Important Dates Link


November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break; NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 30: K Field Trip to the Library

Thursday, December 7: K-2 Music Program 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12: PTO Skate Night at Western Skateland 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13: PTO Movie Night at Tivoli 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 21 - January 4th: Winter Break

Friday, January 5th: Students return

Monday, January 15th: MLK Jr. Day/ No School

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S.T.E.A.M. Family Challenge Info!

Calling all coders, computer scientists and IT folks!!

Are computers a big part of your professional life? Have a personal interest in coding or navigating the growing digital world?


JOIN US for the week-long Hour of Code event December 4-8 across all R-BB schools! Email Jaime Miller at jmiller@rbbschools.net to schedule a time to visit and share your interest in computer coding with students!


The new STEAM FAMILY CHALLENGE is posted on the R-BB STEAM webpage as well! Click here to download the challenge, or visit the R-BB STEAM Facebook page (@RBBSTEAM)! There are also design planning and reflection pages posted on our STEAM webpage, that you can print for your child to record his/her designs and share with classmates!

Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link


EJHS PTO FACEBOOK LINK


PTO Apparel Sale LINK: Sale closes on October 2nd.


Important info: EHS & EJHS Winter Athletic Pocket Schedules are now available.

Pick them up in your school office.


Important Dates Link

Wednesday, November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 27: PTO Meeting

Wednesday, November 29: 6th Grade Beginning Band 1st Concert: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5: Winter Concert for Intermediate & Accelerated Bands 7:00 -8:00

Friday, December 15:

  • Fall Art Show 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Jazz Cafe for 7th/8th Jazz Bands & Art Show 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21 - January 4th: Winter Break

Friday, January 5th: Students return

Monday, January 15th: MLK Jr. Day/ No School


PTO Events:



KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAMS

If you are a Kroger shopper, you can now benefit EJHS simply by doing what you do every week, grocery shopping! Follow these directions to get the EJHS PTO linked to your Kroger Plus Card. Then, every time you use your Plus Card, Kroger makes us a donation. Anyone is welcome to participate in this program. They do not need to have a student in the district or even live in the area! They just need to shop at Kroger and link their Plus Card.



Step 1: Go to krogercommunityrewards.com.

Step 2: Click ‘create an account,’ or if you already have an account, sign in and skip to step 5.

Step 3: Enter account information, and click ‘create an account.’

Step 4: Add your Kroger card and click ‘save.’

Step 5: Click ‘enroll’ under the community rewards header.

Step 6: Type “EDGEWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PTO” or our number 11557, and hit ‘search.’

Step 7: Select EDGEWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PTO and click ‘enroll.’

Step 8: Optional: Register your phone # as your alternate ID so you can use it at the register.

Step 9: Use your card or phone number when shopping at Kroger to fundraise for EJHS



Please continue to view Daily Announcements (LINK) that are sent from the school to keep up with important information.

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Edgewood High School (EHS) 9-12

EHS Website Link


EHS Counseling Office Link


Important info: EHS & EJHS Winter Athletic Pocket Schedules are now available.

Pick them up in your school office.


Important Dates Link

Wednesday, November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, December 14: EHS Winter Concert for Jazz & Concert Band 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 21 - January 4th: Winter Break

Friday, January 5th: Students return

Monday, January 15th: MLK Jr. Day/ No School


Please continue to view Daily Announcements (LINK) that are sent from the school to keep up with important information.


Graduation 2018 Link

Scholarship Information: Students in grades 9th -12th

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Monroe County Public Library PROGRAMS



Looking for something FUN and EDUCATIONAL to do with the kids?

Click here to view MCPL's 2017 Fall Program Guide.

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4-H: More than Cows and Corn!

Did you know that Monroe County 4-H members participate in activities like rocket building, leadership, veterinary science, flowers, arts and crafts and so much more!? 4-H is open to anyone in grades 3 through 12 and Mini 4-H is available for K-2nd graders. By becoming a member of 4-H you can attend club meetings and learn new things with friends, make friends that like the same things you do, complete a project to display at the fair, attend 4-H camp or summer trips and eventually apply for awards and scholarships. You might think of all of the farm animals during the fair as 4-H, but you DO NOT have to own any animals or raise any crops to be in 4-H. We welcome everyone to check out 4-H and see if it is a fit for you. Most clubs meet monthly and many special activities are offered during the summer. Contact the Extension Office with questions at (812)-349-2575 or atmonroeces@purdue.edu. You can enroll today at https://in.4honline.com.

4-H Enrollment!

4-H in Monroe County is open to any student currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 12th grade. On October 1st, enrollment will open! Click HERE to log in and enroll for another year or to create an account for a new 4-H member. If you have questions or would like to learn more about 4-H contact the Monroe County Extension Office at 812-349-2575 or e-mail monroeces@purdue.edu. You can also visit the Extension Office any day M-F from 8:00am to 4:00pm to enroll or visit during our extended hours: December 13 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm or January 10 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Natural Resources Club (4-H)

The second meeting of the Monroe County 4-H Natural Resources Club will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Building. We will be creating fun crafts with the natural materials we collected during our first meeting. BUT even if you didn’t make it out for the first meeting, come anyway and bring items found in your own yard! Look for things like buckeyes, acorns, twigs, pinecones, seeds, leaves, gum balls, holly and cedar sprigs, or pine/spruce cuttings. Also bring scraps of ribbon, wood beads, pipe cleaners, hot glue guns, regular glue, glue dots, felt scraps, etc. Contact Mary Beth King at king413@purdue.edu with questions! Parents are invited to stay and take part in the fun! Children younger than grade 3 must have a parent present to help.

Ivy Tech Offers Classes for Youth

Click HERE to see all of the classes offered for youth and adults in the

Center for Lifelong Learning.

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