Rockbrook Reminder

Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 02-28-2020

Parent - Teacher Conferences - 3/9 & 3/11

Please return conference forms as soon as possible to confirm your time.

Family Movie Night

Our next Rockbrook Family Movie Night will be Friday, March 6th, 2020 featuring the new live action version of The Lion King. Drinks & snacks will be for sale. (No outside food please). Bring your pillow and blanket! Meet up with all of your friends! $3.00 per person donation includes 6 concession tickets. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.


Doors Open at 6:00 - Movie Begins at 6:30


Please help us with an RSVP (click here) so we know how many to expect!

Yearbooks For Sale

Remember to go online and purchase your yearbooks. Go to the Josten website to purchase https://schoolannual.com/. Sale ends March 9th.

STEAM Hour

Over the next 3 weeks our school will be exploring some new resources from the district, STEAM Boxes. It's this year's adjustment to our Enrichment Clusters allowing students to use their academic learning and apply it to several new STEAM Tasks. On March 5th, 12th, 17th, and 20th, classes will use an hour in the morning to explore these new resources. We're excited to give this new format a try and see our students explore these concepts and activities.


Note: We will not need to adjust lunch schedules this year on these days as we have shifted to morning hours and will simply adjust the classes during this time.

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Book Drive

On the week of March 16-20 the school will be doing a book drive (in conjunction with our Rockbrook Read-A-Thon). Just bring new or used books and put them in your class's box. The school's goal is 14 filled boxes. We will be donating the books to the Salvation Army.

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.

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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!

Sixth Grade String Concert Date Change:

Sixth Grade String Parents - please note that the date of our Solo and Small Ensemble performance opportunity has been changed from Feb. 18 to Monday, March 16. The event will be held at Westside Middle School at 6:30. More information from your strings teachers will be emailed to you. Please let your strings teacher know if you have any questions!

Strike Up The Band

Strike up the band because our BAND-O-RAMA EXTRAVAGANZA is quickly approaching! Band-o-rama will feature our district wide fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade band students as well as our award winning WHS Concert Jazz Band! Students will have a rehearsal during the school day for this event on March 26 and the concert will be the same day at 7:00 pm at Westside High School. Detailed information will be sent home about this concert as the date approaches. For now, please mark your calendars and make this evening a priority for your entire family. Please let your child's band teacher know if you have any questions!
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Work at Westside

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!

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Upcoming Social Skill: Accepting Feedback

Steps: 1. Look at the person, 2. Use a calm, pleasant voice, 3. Say "Okay." 4. If you disagree, check back later.

Lost & Found

If your family is missing any winter gear, it's probably at the Lost and Found. If you have a moment to stop by and check, please do. If items are not picked up by the end of the 3rd Quarter then they will be donated.
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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.

Important Dates

March

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

When dropping offer your child after 8:40 a.m., parents must walk their child in and check them in at the office. This includes if your are returning your child from a doctor's appointment. Checking your child in is important to ensure the safety of all students arriving at our school.

Students and Cell Phones / Smart Devices

We know that staying connected to your child is an important safety feature for many families. While in school we ask that students keep all cell phones and smart devices stowed in their backpacks. This helps prevent distraction from learning.
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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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