Mark Your Calendar
*Also listed on our ParentSquare Calendar
2/1-2/19 - Black History Month
2/1 - 5th Grade 'All SySTEMs Go' Challenge 8:30am-2:30pm at NASCAR Team Center
2/4 - Vex Robotic Competition 9am-3pm at Hickory Ridge Elementary
2/5-2/9 - School Counselor Appreciation Week (Please make sure to take time to celebrate Ms. Peterkin and other outstanding school counseling professionals.)
2/5-2/6 - Progress Reports (Shared with K-3 Mid-Year Assessment Reports)
2/5 - Spirit Week: Pajama Day
2/5 - BOE (Board of Education) Work Session 6pm (Realignment Plan Update)
2/5 - PTO Meeting 2pm in the Cafeteria
2/5 - SLT (School Leadership Team) Meeting 3:15pm in the Media Center
2/6 - Spirit Week: Workout Wear Day
2/6 - 4th Grade NAEP Testing
2/7 - Spirit Week: Dress for Success Day
2/7 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
2/7 - Group/Class Picture Day
2/7 - Fire Drill
2/8 - Spirit Week: Tie Dye Day
2/8 - 3rd Grade Field Trip
2/8 - Lockdown Drill
2/9 - Spirit Week: Sports/Team Gear Day
2/9 - E2 Club Day
2/9 - Early Release Day 12pm
2/12-2/16 - Kindness Week and Love the Bus Week (Bus Driver Appreciation)
2/12-2/16 - Staff Treats Provided by 2nd Grade Families
2/12 - BOE (Board of Education) Business Meeting 6pm (Anticipated Realignment Plan Decision/Action)
2/14- A Whole "Latte" Love Coffee Treats from Solid Grounds Coffee Truck for Staff 7:45-9am
2/15 - Program Choice Parent Notification of Placement (in the Online Family Dashboard)
2/15 - National SRO (School Resource Officer) Day (Please make sure to take time to celebrate Officer Watkins and other outstanding law enforcement/school safety professionals.)
2/19 - Staff Workday
2/19-2/23 - STEM Focus Week (Shipwreck Island)
2/21-2/22 - Battle of the Books Competition
2/23 - 5th Grade Science Benchmark #3
2/23 - K/1st Grades Arts Council Field Trip
2/26-3/1 - P2 Spirit Week and Read Across America Week
2/26 - 3rd-5th Grade Math Benchmark #3
2/26 - Reading is Powerful Spirit Day: Dress up like a powerful super-hero!
2/27 - Blue Unity Spirit Day: Wear Blue to celebrate how kindness brings us together.
2/28 - Dress for Success Spirit Day: Reading helps us to succeed! Dress up in your best!
2/28 - Program Choice Decision Deadline (Seats Accepted in the Online Family Dashboard)
2/28 - 3rd-5th Grade ELA/Reading Benchmark #3
2/29 - Book Character Spirit Day: Dress as your favorite book character! (No masks or scary characters.)
2/29 - Benchmark Make-Up Testing
3/1 - Snuggle Up with a Good Book Spirit Day: Wear pajamas to be snuggly while you read!
3/1 - 1st Grade Field Trip
Class/Group Picture Day
- Class/Group Picture Day: Class photos will be on February 7th. Families can visit www.strawbridge.net and use code FM427071 to order your Bobcat Class photo. All orders are due on Wednesday, February 7th.
School Funds and Fees
REMINDER: The 23-24 Instructional and Technology Fee ($20) is due by the end of the 1st quarter. It is suggested that payments be made through www.k12paymentcenter.com. New to RBM STEM students may need to be manually added/verified. Please see the attached PDF for directions.
Have your student ID number handy (aka PowerSchool number).
You'll need the names and income for all of the people in your household.
We'll process your application within 10 days of receipt and will send you a notification letter.
If you automatically qualify because you receive other benefits, like EBT, we'll notify you. If you don't get a letter or some of your children are missing from the letter, call us at the number below.
Applications are only good for one school year.
Staff Treats Sponsored by 2nd Grade Families in February!!!
February 12-16 - PURPLE
We are excited to introduce color themed treats for each month's Beginning of the Month Breakfast/Brunch. Please sign up to provide a treat based upon your student(s) grade level and color theme. Thank you for your continued support for our teachers and staff! Treats can be dropped off in car line, from the bus lot, and/or in the front office anytime during the week. Treats are collected and available for the entire staff in our workroom.
A Whole "Latte" Love Coffee Treats-Feb. 14th!!!
We Need You!
Our teacher assistants are increasingly being used to support students instructionally. Though we are excited to transition to more of an Instructional Assistant role, this does mean that they have less time for some of the supports previously provided for teachers (e.g. clerical, copies, lamination, etc.).
This is where our community and families come in! We would love to capitalize on our supportive school community by asking for the gift of time. Please see the sign-up sheet link below to donate a few small blocks (a few hours) of your time.
Link for Sign-Up: Clerical Support
All volunteers must be approved by Cabarrus County Schools. Please follow the link below to start the process and contact the front office with any questions.
Link for volunteer approval: Secure Volunteer | Get Started Now
Thank you for your continued support!
Student & Staff Wellness
Cabarrus County Schools began implementing P2 in 2022 and will continue and expand this work in the coming year. At RBM STEM all class and all students will utilize P2 lessons and activities daily during Morning Meeting. Please see the implementation calendar below.
Please see the new PBIS resources:
NEW Parent Consent Form for Student Support Services
Dear Parents and Legal Guardians:
A new law has gone into effect that now requires advanced consent for the delivery of non-emergency mental health services and interventions delivered by school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, and school nurses. The new law (SB 49) requires annual written notification regarding school mental health services and/or when students change schools.
If you would like to ensure that your child receives supportive intervention services, please complete the link here: Universal Opt-In Consent for Student Support Services
If you have any questions, please contact:
Sharon Peterkin – School Counselor, email@example.com
Ashley Williams- School Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Ciolino- School Psychologist, email@example.com
Thank you for your time and attention.
This year all RBM STEM students will participate in extra-curricular clubs during our early release days. Bobcat staff members have shared their talents and interests to develop clubs and students have signed-up. Through the leadership of our STEM Coach, Lara Cabaniss, we are excited to launch this endeavor with our the next club meetings taking place on Friday, February 9th!
Program Choice Update - Notification of Placement Moved to Feb. 15th
Dear Cabarrus County Schools Program Choice families,
As we navigate through the Program Choice process and our district's current boundary realignment decisions, there is an important update regarding the upcoming lottery and notification of placement date.
We have moved the lottery and notification of placement date from February 1, 2024, to February 15, 2024, in anticipation of potential updates required for attendance zones in the Scribbles application for impacted students. This date adjustment aligns with expected Board action on realignment which is scheduled for February 12, 2024 at the Board's monthly business meeting.
You will receive a communication about your lottery and placement status on February 15, 2024, delivered to the email address specified in Scribbles during the application creation. For your convenience, you can also access this information in the parent online dashboard by logging into your Scribbles account.
Following the notification of placement, parents will have until February 28, 2024 to select their seat.
Notification on February 15, 2024, will convey whether your student has been offered a seat, placed on a waitlist, or denied admission based on the programmatic theme(s) they applied for. Please be sure to act by accepting your seat no later than the extended deadline of February 28, 2024.
IMPORTANT: You can only accept one choice. Upon acceptance, all other options (if applicable) will be automatically withdrawn.
Thank you for your attention to these important updates and for being part of our Program Choice process.
Teaching & Learning
Parent Access to Curriculum Information:
All families in invited to view the CCS curriculum documents and resources at the link below. RBM STEM will utilize these resources throughout the year and any additional purchased resources deemed necessary or desired will be reviewed/approved through our School Improvement Team. https://cabarrus.instructure.com/enroll/WF9DTY
Family Digital Resources
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
RBM PTO is excited for the 20223-2024 school year! The year is brimming with events and activities that are not possible without the support of a great team, a team that is looking for more support. Your time and talents are very valuable and needed for this upcoming year. The PTO is always in the need of your help, from volunteering at events or even helping on the board. Your help would be greatly appreciated. For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Box Tops ID# 129791
Harris Teeter ID#1832
Lowe’s Food ID#60373
Online Spirit Store
School Improvement Team
School Improvement Team Meeting Dates:
September 11, 2023 @ 3:15pm
October 2, 2023 @ 3:15pm
November 6, 2023 @ 3:15pm
December 4, 2023 @3:15pm
January 8, 2023 @3:15pm
February 5, 2023 @3:15pm
March 11, 2023 @3:15pm
April 8, 2023 @3:15pm
May 6, 2023 @3:15pm
RBM STEM Legacy
We want your ParentSquare notifications to come to you when and where you want them. You can have your notifications come to your email instantly or a digest at 6pm each night. If you prefer a text or app notification, you can have a message delivered to your phone instantly.
Here are the instructions to update your notification settings in ParentSquare:
Update your Notification Setting (using the mobile app)
1. From home screen tap the triple bar menu at top left.
2. Select Account and then Notifications.
3. Select how you want to be notified at each school. - Turn OFF Custom Settings to use the same notification settings for all schools. - Turn ON Custom Settings to set different notifications at each school.
4. Toggle on or off to receive Email, Text and/or App Notifications.
5. Select Instant or Digest for each mode.
Update your Notification settings (using the web version)
1. Click on the drop-down arrow next to your name in the upper right-hand corner of Parent Square
2. Select 'View Account"
3. Under Notification Settings', click 'Change this
4. You can choose how and when you want to be notified
5. Click 'Save'
You can always click on 'Help' and get support anytime on ParentSquare. Our goal is to reach 100% of our parents the way they want school communication.