Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 02-21-2020
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
Doors Open at 6:00 - Movie Begins at 6:30
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
6th Grade Celebration Planning Meeting
After School Opportunity
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.
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!
Everyone Can Create
Sixth Grade String Concert Date Change:
Strike Up The Band
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 ParticipationIf 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
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!
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
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.
17 President's Day - No School, Professional Learning
19 Don & Millie's Dining Out Night
25 Zio's Dining Out Night
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
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.