RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

March 2019

Calendars

LIST VIEW LINK of this school year and the next 2


ACTIVE EVENT CALENDAR for all schools (click off any you don't use)

Upcoming School Board Meeting

The next planned School Board Meeting is Monday, March 25 at EHS, door #3, Room C115A, starting at 7:00 p.m.


Information about the monthly meetings can be found at this link. Most meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month.

Congratulations to our RBBCSC Educators of the Year!

Copied from the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce website (linked here).


Educators of the Year Awards

​Each year, the Franklin Initiative recognizes outstanding educators from Monroe County through our Educators of the Year Awards.

The 2019 Educators of the Year Awards dinner was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Shreve Hall on the Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington campus.

The 2019 Honorees were:

Lifetime Achievement:
Jean Schick, Science Teacher, Department Head and Science Coordinator, Bloomington High School North ​

Leading Light:
Dementia Friendly Care Partner Development and Apprenticeship Program, Hoosier Hills Career Center

Educators of the Year:
Jeff Carmichael, Special Education Teacher, Edgewood High School

Click to watch interview.

Erin Cerwinske, Sixth Grade Teacher, University Elementary School

Karra Glasscock, Speech Language Pathologist, Edgewood Primary

Click to watch interview.

Rita Knox, Science Teacher, Jackson Creek Middle School

Jaime Miller, STEAM Coach, Edgewood Intermediate School

Click to watch interview.

Kevin Raney, Calculus Teacher, Bloomington High School South

Matt Wooden, Fourth Grade Teacher, Binford Elementary


Photo credit: Steve Sheldon Photography

Pictured below left to right:

Karra Glasscock, Dr. Jerry Sanders, Jeff Carmichael, & Jaime Miller

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNoUHJkuYAk

Meals for Shields!

RBBCSC would like to invite all local law enforcement officers into our schools for a complimentary meal. These meals are funded through donations from generous, local individuals.


If you are or know someone who is a law enforcement officer, please feel free to stop by any of our school buildings during the normal lunchtimes and have a complimentary meal with our students.


If you would like to help support this special program and would like to make a donation, please mail a check made out to RBBCSC Lunch Fund and put "Meals for Shields" in the memo line. Adult meals are $3.50. We are working on a direct link for donations.


Another special program is the Lunch Angel account - this account is for students who are in need of some change to cover their lunch, regardless of reduced or paid lunch status. If you would like to donate to this program, please make your check out to RBBCSC Lunch Fund and put "Lunch Angel" in the memo line.


If you would like to remain anonymous with your generous donation, please write that in the memo line, as well.


THANK YOU!


Please mail checks to:

Attention: Vickie Coffey

RBBCSC

600 Edgewood Drive

Ellettsville IN 47429


If you have questions about this program, please contact Vickie Coffey at 812-876-7805.

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Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

EECC Website Link


Facebook Page Link "Like" us!


Important Dates LINK


Supply List Link


Please join us for our Dine & Donate nights when you can. Every little bit goes a LONG way. These events will also be posted on our Facebook page. Thank you!


EECC STEAM Night - Tuesday, March 26 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Please bring the whole family for a night of fun learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math.


Upcoming dates that school will be closed:


Wednesday, March 27th - eLearning Day for EPS, EIS, EJHS, & EHS

Friday, April 12th - eLearning Day for EPS, EIS, EJHS, & EHS


Please remember to send your child to school with appropriate winter wear; this includes a coat, hat, and glove/mittens.


If the Superintendent calls any 2-hour delays, please know that morning half-day classes will be canceled those days. Afternoon half-day classes will start at the regular time, and full day classes will start 2 hours after the normal morning start time. If the 2-hour delay is on a Wednesday, the start time will only be 2 hours delayed and NOT 2.5 hours delayed.

RBBCSC Kindergarten Registration

Saturday, April 6th, 9am-12pm

7700 West Reeves Road

Bloomington, IN

Please let your friends and neighbors know about our Kindergarten Registration Event!


Parents should bring their child, their child's birth certificate & immunization record, proof of residency, and 3 emergency contact numbers (that does not include the parents' numbers).


Parents should plan for the process to take 30 - 45 minutes.


Please park in the back of EPS and enter the cafeteria doors.


RBBCSC welcomes out-of-district students and families!


We also invite all registered Kindergarteners for the school year 2019/2020 to a special OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. This is great way to visit the teachers, staff, and building. Please plan to attend the full hour.

Please call EPS with any questions. 812-876-9600

Edgewood Primary School (EPS) K-2

EPS Website Link


Phone: 812-876-9600


Lunch Reservations Link


PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!


Important Dates Link


Spring Picture Day: Tuesday, March 26th


eLearning Day - No School: Wednesday, March 27th


Breakfast Buddy Event (2nd & 1/2 KG): Wednesday, April 3rd 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. MUST RSVP


Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020: Saturday, April 6th; 9-Noon (Back of EPS)


Breakfast Buddy Event (1st & 1/2 KG): Wednesday, April 10th 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. MUST RSVP


Kindergarten Program: Thursday, April 11th 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


eLearning Day - No School: Friday, April 12th


Book Swap & Earth Fair - Friday, April 19th (during school day)




From the PTO:


Apparel Sale Ends: Wednesday, March 20th


Urban Air Play & Donate: Wednesday, March 20th; 5-8 p.m.


Skate Night: Tuesday, April 9th; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Western Skateland. $5 per skater. Parents who walk or do not skate are free. Our next Skate Night is May 14th.


BJ's Brewhouse Dine & Donate: Tuesday, April 16th


Playdate on the Playground: Friday, April 26th; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


PTO Meetings are usually the first Tuesday of each month 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room (enter front doors and go to the right). Everyone is welcome to all meetings! Please join us on Thursday, March 28th . Our next meeting is Thursday, May 2nd.

Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

EIS Website Link


Phone: 812-876-2219


EIS Facebook Page Link "Like" us!


Important Dates Link




eLearning Day - No School: Wednesday, March 27th


Spring Picture Day: Thursday, March 28th


Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night: Thursday, March 28th; 6:00 - 7:30 at EJHS


3rd Grade Arts Night: Thursday, April 4th; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


eLearning Day - No School: Friday, April 12th


Testing Dates:

3rd Grade IREAD-3: March 20, 21, 22

3rd Grade ILEARN: May 2, 3, 6, 7, 8

4th Grade ILEARN: April 25, 26, 29, 30 & May 1, 2, 3

5th Grade ILEARN: April 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29


Book Swap: Friday, April 26 (during day)


From the PTO


Apparel Sale Ends: Wednesday, March 20th


Skate Night: Tuesday, April 9th; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Western Skateland. $5 per skater. Parents who walk or do not skate are free. Our next Skate Night is May 14th.


PTO Meeting: Tuesday, March 21st; 6:00 - 7:00 Come join us as we plan the school year's events. It's informal, informative, and usually a lot of fun! Enter the back doors and join us in the library. Meetings are usually on the third Thursday of each month.

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Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link


Phone: 812-876-2005


EJHS PTO FACEBOOK LINK "Like" us!


Important Dates Link



The EJHS secretary will send out a Daily Announcements (LINK) through email each day to students and parents. The announcements are not archived, so it is important to open this link daily for the most up-to-date information. Please encourage your child to do this, as well.


Wednesday, March 27 - eLearning Day - No School


Friday, April 12 - eLearning Day - No School


From the PTO

Apparel Sale Ends: Wednesday, March 20th:


PTO MEETING- March/April TBD (Keep an eye on the Daily Announcements and FB.)

Please join us! We're looking for parents who might be willing to donate their time or talents at any point in the year or who simply may want to attend to learn more about what is happening at EJHS. All are welcome!

Time: 6:00-7:15

Location: EJHS Library

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Edgewood High School (EHS) 9-12

EHS Website Link


Phone: 812-876-2277


EHS Counseling Office Link


Important Dates Link



Wednesday, March 27 - eLearning Day - No School


Friday, April 12 - eLearning Day - No School


Graduation 2019 Link


The EHS secretary will send out a Daily Announcements (LINK) through email each day. The announcements are not archived, so it is important to open this link daily for the most up-to-date information.

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File Your Taxes for FREE!

Starting January 31th, Monroe and Owen county residents can file their taxes for free with the Free Community Tax Service and receive 100% of their refund quickly and easily – usually in just 10 days or less.


Throughout tax season IRS-certified volunteers will help low- and moderate-income residents file their federal and Indiana tax returns for free, claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) if eligible, and receive their full refund quickly. The Free Community Tax Service is offering ten full-service tax prep sites in 2019, plus an intake site at the Brown County Library, a Spanish Language site hosted at Bloomington City Hall, and an online filing option with MyFreeTaxes.com.


To learn more about the Free Community Tax Service and the EITC qualifications, view free tax preparation sites dates and times, download a tax preparation checklist and book an appointment today residents can visit www.MonroeUnitedWay.org/FreeTaxes.

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Do you have information you would like included in this newsletter?

If you do, please email Jill Ferguson at jferguson@rbbschools.net. The deadline for information to be sent is the 10th of each month. Please send flyers in a JPG format if possible or in a PDF format.