A Message from Ms. Lilly

RNE Newsletter October 13th, 2016

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The Principal's Office

Dear RNE Family,


I hope you enjoyed the long weekend!


The IOWA Assessment will be administered online for all of our third and fifth grade students. Therefore, the county has extended the testing window from October 17th through November 4th. Due to the assessment being given online we will utilize 2 weeks with a morning and afternoon session. Our 5th graders will test the week of the 17th and 3rd graders the week of the 24th. Our 5th graders used the online platform last year for Georgia Milestones so we are confident they will do well. Our 3rd graders are also well versed with using the computer for STAR testing, which will help them with this test.


We will utilize the additional days for make-up testing as needed, but all of our regular activities such as BEAR Dads, lunch visitors and other volunteers will resume on October 31st. Thank you for allowing us to create a positive testing environment.


Many of you know that in addition to ensuring at least one year’s worth of academic growth for each student, student safety is at the top of my concerns. I wanted to clarify information regarding transportation changes for students.

Changes to student transportation must be made in writing with your signature. When making a transportation change (after school activity, daycare instead of car rider), please make sure to include the following information:

  1. Student’s first and last name

  2. Teacher’s Name

  3. Normal way home

  4. Transportation change

  5. Dates for change

  6. Parent or guardian signature

Our bus drivers work very hard to make sure students have great experiences while in their care. Our transportation department ensures that bus drivers have student contact information for all students assigned to their bus. This allows them to contact parents in the event of an emergency. For student safety, our board policy states-

“Pupils will ride on assigned buses, board, and debark at their designated stop. Parents may request in writing any exceptions to this rule. Requests must be made to the Transportation Department. In case of emergency, the principal may authorize a student to ride a different bus or change bus stops:

  1. No requests shall be approved for social activities or projects.

  2. Requests involving childcare shall be given consideration only if there is room on the bus.”

Many of our buses are quite full so adding additional students is difficult. I appreciate your support as we return students safely to you each day!

Take time to enjoy the upcoming weekend!

Best,

Maureen

Deadline approaching soon

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

The deadline is fast approaching for our book decorating contest. All pumpkins need to be brought to the Media Center by 3:00 on Friday October, 21st.

There will be 2 winners from each grade level. Winners will receive a gift certificate to spend at the book fair.

All the rules and entry forms are available on our website, or can be picked up in the Media Center.

USED COAT DRIVE

Girl Scout Junior Troop 12478 and Girl Scout Brownie Troop 15373 are collecting coats again this year for North Fulton Community Charities' Warm Coat Drive. This is a great time to clean out your coat closet! Please have your child bring gently used coats and jackets to the lobby of RNE next Monday October 17th through Friday October 21st mornings. Label items with a piece of masking tape with your child’s teacher and grade written on it. The class that collects the most coats/jackets will win a prize.

All sizes are needed from infant to adults, as well as gloves, mittens, scarves, and hats. Items stay in our area and are distributed to families in need on NFCC's Warm Coat Day — please help us keep North Fulton families warm this winter. Contact Jenny Haley at haleyjm4@gmail.com or Maureen Boomhouwer at moboom1@gmail.comwith any questions. THANK YOU for your help

3rd-5th Grade Career Day!

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8am

10525 Woodstock Road

Roswell, GA

Career Day for 3rd-5th is October 19th!

Thank you to all the volunteers who signed up. This upcoming career day is a great opportunity for students to learn about different vocations and the necessary steps to achieve their future career.

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