RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

April 2018

2017-2018 School Calendar


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

Save the Date!

RBBCSC is hosting its annual Action for Healthy Kids Community Health Fair on Wednesday, April 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the back of Edgewood JUNIOR High. Everyone is welcome! See flyer below!
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The Wellness Word Newsletter (April 2018)

The Wellness Word Newsletter is put together by Rachel Pfafman, an Americorp intern in the RBBCSC Nutrition Services/Healthy Schools office. It is full of some important information, some recipes, and a shout-out to a staff member who is doing his/her best to stay healthy.

Rachel is currently looking for volunteers for the following events. If you are able to help, please email Rachel at rpfafman@rbbschools.net.

Action for Healthy Kids Community Health Fair

April 25th, from 3:45 - 7:45 PM

We need volunteers to help set-up, work sign-in booths, assist visitors, and tear-down.

Hoops for Heart

May 9th at Edgewood Jr High

It is during the school day - volunteers will arrive at 7:30 AM for the first shift. Shifts are available through-out the day.

This event is put on in coordination with the American Heart Association, teaching children the importance of heart health.

There are 8 booths; ideally, each volunteer or team of volunteers will "run" a booth by assisting students with the activity and keeping a supervised eye on them.

Incoming Fall 2018 RBBCSC Kindergarten Open House

Tuesday, April 24th, 6-7pm

7700 West Reeves Road

Ellettsville, IN


Tuesday, April 24 from 6 - 7 p.m.

Please enter the front doors.

If you have or know of any children who will be ready for Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 and missed our registration open house on Saturday, April 7th, please have them call the front office of EPS at 812-876-9600 to arrange a time to come in to register.

Parents will need to bring their child to this appointment with the following:

  • copy of student's birth certificate & vaccinations
  • proof of residency (utility bill, bank statement, lease, etc.).

Parents will fill out necessary paperwork and online forms while the student is quickly assessed by a teacher (basic color, letter, and number identification).

It is usually quick and enjoyable! Please share with your friends and neighbors!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Edgewood Early Childhood Center Fall Registration

Monday, April 2nd, 9am to Wednesday, May 23rd, 3pm

8045 State Road 46

Ellettsville, IN

Have a little one ready for Pre-School or Pre-K? EECC (Home of the Big Shoe) will be accepting applications for fall 2018 registration starting April 2, 2018.

Children ages 3-5

• Potty-trained or in the process

• Half-day for Pre-SCHOOL (either mornings or afternoons)

• Full or half-day for Pre-Kindergarten

• Before/After Latch-Key available

• Accepts childcare vouchers

Please call 812-876-6325 or stop by during school hours (M-F 8:30 - 3:00).

Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

EECC Website Link

Facebook Page Link "Like" us!

Important Dates LINK

Tuesday, May 17: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Family Fun Night - Bring the whole family!

2018-2019 EPS/EIS Latch-Key Enrollment Starts May 1

If you are interested in enrolling your child into Latch-Key in the fall, please go to this link and download the 2018-2019 forms and email them to Erin Pace at epace@rbbschools.net on May 1st.

EPS/EIS/EJHS are selling leftover apparel and misc. items!

If you are interested in purchasing an item from this SIGNUP LINK, you need to "signup" for all items you are wanting to purchase, then send cash or a check to EIS PTO in with your EPS or EIS student in a SEALED envelope with your complete order and your name.

Once the payment arrives, the items will be sent home with your child within the next 2 school days. If you sign up for an item and do not send the money within 3 school days, we will cancel your order and it will become available for someone else to purchase it.

Doing it this way helps ensure we do not oversale any items. Everything is sold first come/first serve and there will not be any returns or refunds. Please choose your sizes carefully.

If you do not have an EPS or EIS student and wish to make a purchase, please comment in Signup that you will make arrangements for pickup from EPS. The coordinator will email you.

Items for sale include:

  • EPS t-shirts
  • 2nd Grade Rocks t-shirts
  • EIS t-shirts
  • Edgewood t-shirts
  • Edgewood hoodies
  • Edgewood tumblers & water bottles
  • Edgewood dry-fit shirts
  • Edgewood bleacher cushions

Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

Stinesville Elementary School (SES) K-5

SES Website Link

SES Facebook Link "Like" us!

SES PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!

Important Dates Link

Saturday, April 21: SES Community Open House 2:00-5:00 p.m. (See below!)

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STEAMFest 2018 - Monday, May 7th 5-8!

Save the date for our annual STEAMFest! This event is held in the backs of EPS and EIS from 5-8 p.m. We'll have 3 food trucks again this year (The Big Cheese, 812 BBQ, and La Poblana). Students and teachers will showcase the MANY projects that they have been working on with in conjunction with the STEAM coaches this year! We'll also have Monroe County Lemonade Day folks there giving out FREE glasses of lemonade and providing registration kits for students to have their very own Lemonade Day stand. A flyer will be going home soon with all EPS and EIS students!

Check out this month’s STEAM FAMILY CHALLENGE on our website!

Looking for SUMMER CAMP opportunities? Don’t forget the STEM camps in our area!

Camp Invention at EPS - June 18-21 (Flyer below)

Camp Invention at Ivy Tech Bloomington - July 16-20.

Crane STEM Camps at WestGate Academy - June 11 - July 6, depending on grade levels

Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link


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

Pick them up in your school office.

Important Dates Link

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

PTO Events:

*Next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30pm in the EJHS library.

*The PTO is looking for some fresh faces with new ideas to help make the 2018-2019 school year the best year yet! If you are interested in learning about the PTO does, how to help volunteer, or what it entails to become part of the PTO board, please send an email to EJHSPTO@outlook.com.

EJHS PTO Supports Reading Challenges this Year!

EJHS held two reading challenges over Winter Break and Spring Break. All participants had to meet the minimum hours required to be eligible to win an Amazon gift card provided by the EJHS PTO.

For the Winter Break reading challenge, 21,136 minutes were logged between 17 students. The overall winner was Ashley Pierce with 4,440 minutes and the drawn winner was Matt Kinser. Both won $25 Amazon gift cards.

For the Spring Break reading challenge, 12,264 minutes were logged between 13 students. The overall winner was Rhiannon Paille with 3,005 minutes and the drawn winner was Anthony Fender. Both won $25 Amazon gift cards.

EJHS was happy to see many students recognized that may not be publicly regularly recognized.
A special thank you to Heather Millick, art teacher and PIE Team member, for helping organize this, and to the EJHS PTO for providing the gift cards.

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

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

Graduation 2018 Link

Ivy Tech Offers COLLEGE 101 Night!

Thursday, April 19th 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

There is less than one week left for your students to RSVP for Ivy Tech Community College’s College 101, a night for high school students and parents.

During College 101, Ivy Tech representatives will help students and their parents/guardians with all the ins and outs of college. Plus, we’ll tell them all the ways Ivy Tech can help them with their future and what to take advantage of, including:

  • Low tuition rates
  • Large offering of online classes
  • Small class sizes
  • Transfer opportunities
  • Program options for in-demand, high-paying careers
We appreciate all of your help sharing this opportunity with your students and their parents/guardians. They can learn more and RSVP at IvyTech.edu/College101. Students with questions can contact us at 888-IVY-LINE or live chat with us.

MORT - EHS Play Opens This Weekend!

This play is family friendly, but does have a lot of dialogue. Run time is about 2 hours.

Performances take place at 7:00 on April 13, 14, 20 and 21 on the Edgewood High School Stage.

$5.00 Students and Senior Citizens,

$8.00 General Admission

“Mort” takes place on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, an imaginary flat fantasy world on the back of four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle swimming somewhere in space for an unimaginable purpose and is the fourth book of a 41 book series. It is a world where the sun doesn’t rise, the light flows and the strange magic that surrounds Discworld often interferes with reality to the point that a “million to one shot often occurs nine times out ten”.

The book series often takes a comical look at contemporary events and attitudes and “Mort” is no exception as the slightly twisted coming of age story of a young man coming to terms with his own mistake and his own feelings. Death has hired him as an apprentice but the young lad takes the wrong soul on his first night alone on the job.

How does he deal with the results of his mistake, and how does he sometimes walk through walls without realizing it and why can’t he do it whenever he wants?

“Terry Pratchett’s Mort” features a cast of seventeen students and a backstage crew of eight to bring to life its many characters and the strange world of the Discworld. They are looking forward to seeing you all join them!

Scholarship Information: Students in grades 9th -12th

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Looking to mulch your yard and want to help Edgewood Wrestling?

See the flyer below and then click here to fill out your order form. If you have a student in mind who would benefit, write in their name. If you don't, type in "any student."
They offer pick-up, delivery ($20), and spreading it (fee depends on quantity).
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Ellettsville Fire Department Selling Street Signs

Our local Ellettsville Fire Department is currently running a fundraiser that can potentially save your life! They are offering single/double sided address number signs (horizontal or vertical) for your mailbox or home.

These come in handy to make your home EASY to find in an emergency!

For $15, you can have a DURABLE sign made for your home.

They offer the bracket for an additional $7.

Signs are ready in about a week!

Either stop in at the fire station to place your order or visit their Facebook Page and send a message. Click here or on this picture or the flyer below!

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Monroe County Public Library CLOSING for Renovations in August

The Ellettsville Branch library will be closed from August to December this year to complete a huge renovation of the branch.

We are eager to serve the community well, and we will have Bookmobile stops and an outpost, most likely at the Endwright center, that will be open for service a few days a week.

Please click on the picture to learn more!

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Do you have information you would like included in this newsletter?

If you do, please email Jill Ferguson at jferguson@rbbschools.net. The deadline for information to be sent is the 10th of each month. Please send flyers in a JPG format if possible or in a PDF format.