Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 2-8-2019
Next Community Club Meeting - March 5th @ 6:00pm
Parent's Night Out - February 9th
Mr. Higginbotham Takes Polar Plunge Challenge
Elementary Unified Activities - Unified Floor Hockey
What Are Unified Activities?
The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast growing initiative that brings students with and without
intellectual disabilities together. This year we are excited to bring a Unified Floor Hockey opportunity to our
Westside Community Schools is excited to offer our fourth Unified Activity this year.
Where: Sunset Hills Elementary 9503 Walnut St, Omaha, NE 68124
When: Saturday, February 9th at 11:00am
What: Come enjoy a variety of hockey activities. You can try shooting, dress like a goalie, play tabletop hockey, play a game of floor hockey, or do a craft.
RSVP Needed for ParticipationIf you and your child(ren) are interested in participating, please download the following linked informational flyer to learn more and to let us know if you are planning to attend.
Gallup Parent and Child Night
Sixth graders and their parents are invited to an interactive evening to further explore the Gallup Strengths Explorer tool and your child’s strengths. A Gallup representative will facilitate this event, and you will receive your child’s full report along with your Parent Playbook. You and your child can enjoy discussing the report together. If your child is unable to attend, you are welcome to come on your own.
The Gallup Parent/Child Night will be held on Monday, February 11th from 6:00 to 7:00 in the Westside Middle School cafeteria. Please contact your child’s school counselor if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
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 19. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Wide Enrichment Clusters (SEM) Begin February 1st.
K-1 Lunch: 11:11-11:36
2-3 Lunch: 11:36-12:01
4-5 Lunch: 12:01-12:26
6 Lunch: 12:26-12:51
Student In-District Transfer Requests for the 2019-20 School Year
If you are a District resident who would like your K-5 child(ren) to attend an elementary school other than the school that serves your attendance area for next school year, you must submit a completed In-District Transfer (IDT) Request form to the Office of Student Services for review.
The District gives priority to families living within the District prior to placing Option Enrollment applicants who reside outside the District. We must receive a Student In-District Transfer Request form no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019, for your request to be considered prior to our placement of Option Enrollment students.
IDT forms are available at the ABC Building and on the District website. An IDT request form must be completed for any child starting kindergarten next year who has one or more siblings currently attending a school outside their home attendance area. Transfers are approved or denied based on available space and other resources. If you have questions about the in-district transfer process, please call 402-343-2603.
Kindergarten Enrollment for District Residents: January 10th - February 15th
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 2019-20 begins January 10, 2019. Parents of eligible students should go to westside66.org to begin the enrollment process as early as possible.
Students entering kindergarten for 2019-20 must be five years old by July 31, 2019. 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 402-343-2603.
Requirements for Early Admission to Kindergarten
In accordance with Nebraska Statute 79-214, the Westside Community Schools allows for admission of children residing in the District as early entrance kindergarteners through a locally designed testing program. Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance must turn five between August 1 and October 15, 2019. For further information regarding early entrance to kindergarten, please call 402-390-3303.
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. Option Enrollment Applications must be received by Westside’s Office of Student Services no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019. The application form is available at the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) and at westside66.org.
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.
Band-O-Rama Is Coming
Dropping Off Your Child? Please Bring Them In & Sign Them In
Joining your child for lunch is a fun and enjoyable tradition that Rockbrook is pleased to support when your schedule allows. For this purpose we have designated a guest table during our lunch period where you and your child can share a meal and each other’s company. To ensure that there is enough space for our out-of-school guests we ask that families eat with their own children only. When room allows, guests may also sit at the regular lunch table with the class. If you would like a school lunch, please make your reservation with the office before 9 a.m.
K-1 Lunch: 11:35-12:00 (11:24-11:48 on Wednesdays)
2-3 Lunch: 12:00-12:25 (11:48-12:12 on Wednesdays)
4-5 Lunch: 12:25-12:50 (12:12-12:36 on Wednesdays)
6 Lunch: 12:50-1:15 (12:36-1:00 on Wednesdays)
Dining Out for Education
Each week Rockbrook partners with a local restaurant as part of our Dining Out for Education program. Dining Out Nights offer families a chance to connect with each other and with friends as part of our Rockbrook Community, and businesses donate a percentage of your order back to the school. Linked with today’s email is our calendar of Dining Out Partners. We’ve tried to offer a variety of locations, foods, and opportunities in the hopes that families can find an option that appeals to them.
Our Next Dining Out Event is Raising Canes, 2/12
Just head south on 108th for some delicious Chicken Strips and maybe a sweet iced tea. Tuesday, February 12th is our Rockbrook Raising Canes Night. Thanks to Raising Canes for supporting schools and community groups!
Don & Millies, 2/20
The following week is our time to enjoy delicious food from just across the street with our friends at Don & Millies offering 20% of your purchase donated back to the school.
Dining Out for Education
Our Next Dining Out Event is Raising Canes, 2/12
9 Parents Night Out
11 Gallup Parent/Child Night 6-7 pm
11-15 Beat the Winter Blues Week
12 Raising Cane’s Night
12 District Strings Solo & Ensemble Concert @ WMS, 7:00 pm
14 Valentine Parties 2:45 pm
18 President's Day - NO SCHOOL
19 1st-3rd Vocal Music Concert
20 Don & Millie's Dining Out Night
26 Zio's Dining Out Night
28 Read-A-Thon - Family Reading Night
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.