Rockbrook Reminder

Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 02-21-2020

Parent - Teacher Conferences - 3/9 & 3/11

Thanks to all for returning your conference scheduling notes. Conference invites will be coming home. Please return these as soon as possible to confirm your time.

Family Movie Night

Our next Rockbrook Family Movie Night will be Friday, March 6th, 2020 featuring the new live action version of The Lion King. Drinks & snacks will be for sale. (No outside food please). Bring your pillow and blanket! Meet up with all of your friends! $3.00 per person donation includes 6 concession tickets. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.


Doors Open at 6:00 - Movie Begins at 6:30


Please help us with an RSVP (click here) so we know how many to expect!

Box Tops Due 2/28

A reminder to turn in all Box Tops by next Friday, 2/28. Box Tops is transitioning to electronic collection as well, so be sure to scan your receipt and designate funds to come to Rockbrook. Thanks for your support!

Rockbrook Robotics Expo Teams - Good Luck

We want to wish several Rockbrook teams good luck at the Nebraska Robotics Expo this weekend. The Rockbrook Rockbots will be competing in the CEENBoT Division, as well as Gizmo Gang and Technodifficulty who will be competing in the First Lego League Division.

6th Grade Celebration Planning Meeting

Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30pm there will be a meeting to begin the planning of the 6th grade celebration for the end of the year. Thank you to those who signed up during Sneak Peek to be part of this fun celebration of the students' transition from elementary to middle school. All 6th grade parents are invited to be part of this planning whether signed up or not.

After School Opportunity

We are excited to be partnering with Championship Martial Arts to offer a 4 session, introductory opportunity to students whose parents sign them up. The 2-week character education course will work on focus, confidence, and goal setting while teaching about martial arts, and proceeds benefit the school! Sign up is $25 and forms are coming home tonight (previously sent home on February 7th as well). Families interested in participating can sign up online or return their paper form to school. After school dates will be March 2nd, 4th, 9th, and 11th.


Note: the form indicates K-5 but 6th grade students are welcome as well.

Morning Arrival Reminder

It is very important for the safety of children that they not arrive to school before 8:15am. This is when outside supervision begins and breakfast is served. Students not coming to breakfast should be dropped off as close to 8:30 as is possible, as this is when they are allowed to go down to class. Thank you for your support in the safety of our students.

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Yearbooks For Sale

Remember to go online and purchase your yearbooks. Go to the Josten website to purchase https://schoolannual.com/. Sale ends March 9th.
Dining Out for Education - Zio's Pizza - Feb 25th

Enjoy some delicious pizza, pasta, or wings at this family favorite. Bring a friend and enjoy some time together! We hope to see you there!

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Everyone Can Create

The next STEAM Club is open for registration! In this session, K-3 students will develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing through the use of Apple apps. This section requires no prior experience. Registration is open now until February 25. For registration and details on the required registration project visit https://sites.google.com/westside66.net/rbcodingclub. You can directly contact me with questions at carlson.dustin@westside66.net.

Sixth Grade String Concert Date Change:

Sixth Grade String Parents - please note that the date of our Solo and Small Ensemble performance opportunity has been changed from Feb. 18 to Monday, March 16. The event will be held at Westside Middle School at 6:30. More information from your strings teachers will be emailed to you. Please let your strings teacher know if you have any questions!

Strike Up The Band

Strike up the band because our BAND-O-RAMA EXTRAVAGANZA is quickly approaching! Band-o-rama will feature our district wide fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade band students as well as our award winning WHS Concert Jazz Band! Students will have a rehearsal during the school day for this event on March 26 and the concert will be the same day at 7:00 pm at Westside High School. Detailed information will be sent home about this concert as the date approaches. For now, please mark your calendars and make this evening a priority for your entire family. Please let your child's band teacher know if you have any questions!
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Unified Bowling

What Are Unified Activities?

The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast­ growing initiative that brings students with and without intellectual disabilities together.

Westside Community Schools is excited to offer our next Unified Activity this year, Unified Bowling.


Where: Mockingbird Lanes, ​4870 S 96th St, Omaha, NE 68127

When: Feb 24th, 2020 - 4pm-6pm

What: A bowling event unlike any other! Come and enjoy a free game and shoes sponsored by Westside Unified Special Olympics.


RSVP Needed for Participation

If you and your child(ren) are interested in participating, please complete the RSVP Form. This helps us plan for how many to expect at the event. https://tinyurl.com/WCSUAR1920
Work at Westside

Rockbrook is currently hiring for Educational Assistants. Know someone that would be great to work with kids. Please them and us know. We'd love to have them as part of our team making a difference in the lives of kids!

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Upcoming Social Skill: Asking Permission

Steps: 1. Look at the person, 2. Use a calm, pleasant voice, 3. Ask "May I please..." 4. Whether the answer is "no" or "yes" say "okay" so the person knows you heard them.

Lost & Found

If your family is missing any winter gear, it's probably at the Lost and Found. If you have a moment to stop by and check, please do. If items are not picked up by the end of the 3rd Quarter then they will be donated.
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Vocal Music Concerts

Hello Bulldog Parents! The music class has been off to a good start. The students are already preparing for their programs. Below are the program dates this semester.


3rd-4th Grade Vocal Music Concert—Thursday, March 19th, 7:00PM WMS Performing Arts Center


6th Grade Vocal Music Festival—Tuesday, March 31st, 7:00 PM, WHS Gymnasium


1st-2nd Grade Vocal Music Concert—Thursday, May 7th, 7:00PM WMS Performing Arts Center


Kindergarten—Thursday, April 30th, 2:40 PM, Rockbrook Gymnasium


We look forward to seeing you at our performances!

Kindergarten Enrollment for District Residents: January 20th - February 28th

Do you live in the District and have a child who will be ready for Kindergarten this fall? Do you know of other Westside residents with children who will be ready to start school in August?


Kindergarten enrollment for 2020-2021 begins January 20, 2020. Parents of eligible students should go to westside66.org to begin the enrollment process as early as possible on or after January 20th.


Students entering kindergarten for 2020-2021 must be five years old by July 31, 2020. Parents may opt to hold their children out of kindergarten for an additional year. However, Nebraska state law mandates that a child who reaches six years of age prior to January 1 of the then-current school year must be enrolled in school.


If you have questions, you may call the Westside Welcome Center at 402-390-2100.

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. Westside’s Office of Student Services must receive Option Enrollment Applications no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020. The application form is available at the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) and our district website. Click here to complete the form electronically.


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. If you have questions, you may call Julie Fumagalli at 402-390-2107.

Important Dates

February

17 President's Day - No School, Professional Learning

19 Don & Millie's Dining Out Night

25 Zio's Dining Out Night


March

2 Read Across America - Dr. Seuss's Birthday

3 Community Club Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

6 Family Movie Night

9 Parent/Teacher Conferences (Night 1)

11 Parent/Teacher Conferences (Night 2)

Dropping Off Your Child? Please Bring Them In & Sign Them In

When dropping offer your child after 8:40 a.m., parents must walk their child in and check them in at the office. This includes if your are returning your child from a doctor's appointment. Checking your child in is important to ensure the safety of all students arriving at our school.

Students and Cell Phones / Smart Devices

We know that staying connected to your child is an important safety feature for many families. While in school we ask that students keep all cell phones and smart devices stowed in their backpacks. This helps prevent distraction from learning.
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Safety Patrol

Information about our Safety Patrol schedule is available on our safety patrol website. Please check this schedule if your child is volunteering for this important activity to help keep our school and students safe.

Welcome to Rockbrook Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs

Rockbrook Mission:

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.

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