Rockbrook Reminder

Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 03-20-2020

Blast from the Past

Hey Bulldogs,


Remember this fun video from the beginning of the school year? We thought we'd share it out as a fun way for you to see your teachers and school. Thanks for all your hard work at home this week. Be sure to let us know if you or you family are in need of any support.


Phone: 402-390-6475

Email: higginbotham.garret@westside66.net

Back to School 2019 2020
Upcoming Social Skill: Accepting Compliments

Steps: 1. Look at the person. 2. Use a pleasant tone of voice. 3. Thank the person sincerely for the compliment. 4. Say “Thanks for noticing” or “I appreciate that.” 5. Avoid looking away, mumbling, or denying the compliment.

Read-Aloud Request Form

Be sure to send in your Read-Aloud Requests. Mr. Higginbotham will be coming to you from a variety of locations with a fun story each day!

Westside Extended Learning Campus Activities

Note, your child may need to access this site from their iPad and be logged in to their school account.

Need a Charger? Other Materials?

Every effort was made last Thursday to send students home with technology and supplies to support their learning from home. We know that some items may have been forgotten, missed, etc. Please reach out to Mr. Higginbotham (higginbotham.garret@westside66.net) if you need help in accessing materials, supplies or support for your child’s learning.

Class Placements - Due by March 27th

We are fortunate at Rockbrook to have a high quality, caring, and dedicated staff of educators who strive to meet the needs of every child. Our teams of teachers are insightful and qualified and put a great deal of care and effort to best fit each child’s educational needs with the right teacher.


During the last quarter of the year, our staff begins the challenging task of creating the class lists for the next school year. This task involves many people and a great deal of thought, as we do our best to:


Balance

When a classroom is balanced, the students are more successful, learning is easier, and the teacher is able to meet the needs of the learners in attendance. Teams of teachers go over criteria such as male/female ratio, academic needs and talents, and special programming to ensure classrooms have even and diverse representation.


Build Equity

We also work to see that all classrooms resemble each other in leadership abilities, social skills, peer relationships, individual learning styles and teaching styles, and classroom dynamics (behavior, social, emotional, and personality considerations among students).


Finding the Right Match

We recognize that parents are an important part of our team and a crucial advocate for their child’s success. With so many variables, granting every teacher request would not be possible and might not match with the careful planning teachers do in preparing suggested lists. In addition, children need to work in and with a variety of circumstances now and in the future, in terms of personnel, peers, and environment.


If there is a circumstance you feel we should consider, please do the following:

• Make a formal request in writing (by email to higginbotham.garret@westside66.net is acceptable) no later than March 27th, 2019

• Requests should reference your child’s learning style and type, not the specific teacher you wish them to have.

If there has been a request made in a previous year that still applies, such as not placing your child with another particular student, please include this in writing to make sure we are aware of the necessary details again, for placement in the 2020-2021 school year.


Thank you for your continued partnership in your child’s education. Class assignments will be mailed individually in August, prior to the start of school.

Safe2Help Nebraska Hotline

Our school has received items promoting the Safe2Help Nebraska hotline. This important resource for families and youth is run out of Boystown and provides a place for students in Douglas County to anonymously reports threats to the safety and wellbeing of others. For more information, you may access the website at Safe2helpNE.org.
Don't Forget to TAGG - HyVee is Now Included!

Supporting the school couldn't be easier. Just download the TAGG App and scan your receipts at participating locations. Set Rockbrook as you cause and the business donates back to us!

Rockbrook Field Day 2020

Field Day This year Field Day will be on May 15th. Our Student Council sponsors themed buddy activitys, including stations for fun and fitness, as well as a healthy snack. We feel adding some adult support will really help make for a fun set of afternoon stations that kids enjoy. We are looking for volunteers able to help. If interested please contact Mr. Higginbotham higginbotham.garret@westside66.net.
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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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