Rome City Elementary School
Roman News October 2020
From the Principal's Desk...
October is an eventful month, learning is in full swing, and fall is in the air. We are thrilled to be part of your child’s education during this exciting time.
This time of year is one of my favorites! The leaves changing to vibrant colors, the smell of campfires, and all of the yummy pumpkin spiced foods. I just can not get enough of the season! With fall, comes cooler weather. Please make sure you are sending your child to school with warmer clothes, sweatshirt or jacket.
The weather during our fall break was amazing! I hope you were able to take time to build memories with your children!
As we go more and more into the cold weather season, please continue to have your child use a mask and continually wash their hands. We have been doing well here at Rome City and hope to continue to stay healthy!
If you are by the school soon, take time to look at the leaves around the school. This is one of my favorite times of year at Rome City. Our trees are just so pretty.
Happy Fall everyone!
October 5th - 9th. Return to school, Monday, October 12th
October 13th 3:00-5:30PM
Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru Parade
October 16th from 5:30-6:30. Dress up and decorate your car for treats!
Picture Retake Day! October 21st
Reading, Reading, Reading
Even though most children truly learn how to read in school, it does not diminish the importance of reading in the home. By incorporating the following suggestions into the home life, you increase the chances of your child becoming a student who learns the skills of reading and who also becomes a lifelong reader.
Be a reader: Keep a book you are reading on a coffee table or other place children can see it. Read a newspaper, magazine, or a book at a time when children see you reading.
Use the library: Public libraries are not only places to check out books, but have great children and family activities.
Read to your children: Just 10 minutes a night can make a huge difference. Read to your child, or have your child read to you.
Turn off the TV and computer: Set aside some time during each day when no electronic devices are used. Encourage reading and discussion during those times.
By creating a reading environment all around us, we help our children become readers themselves.
Communication with Teachers
Teachers may be reached anytime through their email address here at school. If you would like this address please call the office and we will be happy to give it to you. Each class room has voice mail, so we can at times transfer there,
but we cannot disturb class when it is in session, unless it is an emergency.
Attendance Calls and Student Messages
If your child is sick or will not be at school, a phone call MUST be made to the school to report the absence by 10:00am. Phone calls will be made to make contact. Doctor’s notes are encouraged.
Also, please be sure all messages for students are called into the office by 1:30. This is to ensure all messages are given to students before they leave school every day. We will do our very best to make sure students receive these messages.
Every Monday, school starts at 8:45am.
Tuesday-Friday, school starts at 8:00am
If there is a 2-3 hour delay on a Monday, school will start at 10:00/11:00, respectively.
If you have any questions about start times on delay days, please call our office.