Rocket Fuel

Information to Keep Our Rockets Soaring - March 2022

A Note from Mrs. McMinn

Welcome Spring! WE ARE READY!

Spring is a time of growth and excitement for things to come! This Spring is no different. We have a lot going on at school now and a lot more on the way. Our Rocket Resource Rally will be held April 8th from 4:00-7:00 pm. This event will allow all of our families to come visit our classrooms and over twenty resource agencies that will be here on campus. Through Title I family engagement, we will offer families a hot dog supper that evening, and we will have a special kindergarten registrations event that evening as well. We hope to see all of our Rocket families that evening!

The last few months of school can go by pretty fast. There are several events coming up including field trips, fifth grade moving up ceremony, field day, EOGs, Teacher Appreciation, committee meetings, and the list goes on and on. If you aren't following Polk Central Elementary on Facebook, please like and follow for the easiest updates about what is happening here at school!

Special Shout-Outs!

The faculty and staff at PCES would like to give a special shout-out to members of our school community who have provided continual encouragement and support throughout this school year.

  • Kiwanis Club members
  • Polk County Community Foundation
  • Polk Central High School Class of 1970 - Media Center Donation
  • Leigh Raymer -Parent Representative School Calendar Committee
  • Larah Waters - Parent Representative Student Health Advisory Committee
  • Forbes Foundation -Outdoor Learning & Play Space Grant
  • Polk County Public Schools Nursing Staff

Updates from Nurse Anna!

As we get closer to warmer weather it is important to spend more time outdoors. Walking, running, or hiking are just a few activities that allow you to take in the fresh air and get your heart pumping. The other added benefit is Vitamin D which is needed after long winter months where we do not see as much sun and especially after the year we have endured with this pandemic. Most of us have been stuck indoors more than we would have liked, so get outside. Spring is also a good time to increase fruits and vegetables which are enriched with vitamins and minerals. Spring salads and bright vibrant foods replace all the comfort of warm heavy dishes that we tend to eat more of in the colder months.

Try to take a moment for yourself to get your daily dose of daylight, drink plenty of fluids, eat fresh foods and get out and enjoy the sunshine.

Counselor's Corner: What's Your Mindset?

This six weeks we are finishing discussing Growth Mindset and choosing not giving up when we try something hard. In March we are also focusing on College and Career Development with students. The last week we will celebrate our College & Career Week with some themed dress days. Students will also do an online lesson to explore and discuss Careers with Mrs. Ashley. Please be on the lookout for another flyer with information about College and Career Week including Career Day. It's never too early to have a conversation about college and careers with your students! If I can do anything to assist your student or your family please let me know.

Your Counselor,

Mrs. Ashley

Title I Updates

Reading is so important to growing knowledge and skills that will be used for the rest of your child's life. Check out the chart below!
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Notes & Reminders:

  • Group Pictures: March 17th
  • Rocket Resource Rally: April 8th
  • 5th Grade Off-Campus Muddy Sneakers: April 8th
  • 5th Grade PCMS Trip: April 12th
  • Spring Break: Friday, April 15th-24th

Soar with the Rockets!

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