Rocky Creek Elementary School

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Teacher Appreciation Week

We are honored to celebrate our wonderful Rocky Creek teachers this week. They are an invaluable part of make Rocky Creek such a special place to learn and grow. Their tireless dedication to helping our Rangers achieve all they can and be their best selves is something for which we are all thankful. If you utilize social media, be sure to use #ThankRCETeachers to share with others what makes our teachers so amazing.

We need help keeping our parking lot safe for our children!

We have had few close calls recently in our parking lot that thankfully didn't result in an accident. We want to keep our children safe; therefore, we will enforce this parking lot procedure as best we can as it is outlined in our handbook. Children should not be dropped off in our parking lot in the mornings. If you choose not to use the drop off lane in front of the school, please park your car and walk your child across the crosswalk. Additionally, please do not pull into one of the handicap parking spaces unless you have a handicap parking permit.


If you are reading this and are not the one who brings your child to school, please share this safety procedure with the driver who brings your child to school. We appreciate your cooperation with this as we always make safety our prority at Rocky Creek!

State Testing Week: SC READY and SC PASS

Students in grades 4 and 5 will continue to take SC READY and South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) in science and social studies this week. It is very important for your students to be at school and on time because all test sessions are mandatory. Students who are absent or tardy on test days will have to make up the tests at a later date. As your child prepares to take SC READY and SCPASS tests, help us make your child feel confident and comfortable by making sure your child goes to bed early, gets a good night’s sleep, eats a good breakfast, and arrives at school on time.


Thank you for your support!

Last Call - Blowfish Reading Logs

Congratulations to our Rangers who have already turned in their Blowfish Reading Logs. Great job! The due date to submit your reading logs has been extended to Monday, May 1st.

Rocky Creek’s Game Night is Saturday, June 3rd!

Chick-Fil-A Biscuit Sale

Our PTA will be selling biscuits in the front and back car lines on Friday morning. Biscuits are $3 each. Please be mindful that biscuits sell out very quickly. A backup breakfast plan may be needed.

School Spirit Day

Be sure to wear your RCE spirit wear and/or RCE colors on Friday. We want to show our Ranger Pride!

Order Your School Supplies for 2017-2018

Ready to make preparations for next school year? Want to avoid long lines when burying school supplies? If so, you can order your school supplies and have them delivered to school. You may place your order at Rocky Creek from May 1st - May 12th. If you would prefer to order supplies online, please reference the instructions below.


School supplies will be delivered to the student’s homeroom before the first day of school.


For questions, please email Rocky Creek PTA rockycreekpta@gmail.com or call 821-4200


To place your order online 5/1-6/25

1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

2. Enter the school ID, ROC199

3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Spring Pictures Reminder

If you have not already done so, please make sure to purchase your spring pictures by May 12th. If you have any photos you do not wish to purchase, please return the unwanted photos to RCE. Checks for spring pictures may be made out to Strawbridge.

RCE Counselors Need Your Feedback

Would you please complete the following short survey for the RCE Counselors. This survey will help them in planning for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Thank you in advance for your time and valuable feedback.


https://goo.gl/forms/7m4xi1QqkArEwgBh2

Mark Your Calendar for May 18th

The 5th grade Showcase of Learning will be held May18th. The schedule of events will include:


6:00-6:25 - Gallery Walk - Enjoy viewing the students' art, Spanish and music displays on the 400 hall.


The EAGLE Home Show will be on display in the 500 hall Collaboration room for friends and family to enjoy. These houses are the culmination of a year long study of mathematics, history and architecture.


6:30-7:00 - Chorus performance of "Kidflix" in the cafeteria.


7:00-7:10 - PE demonstration on the black top.


7:10-7:30 - Gallery walk and EAGLES display will be open for your viewing.


We hope you enjoy this evening of learning!

Come join us for a fun time with the Columbia Fireflies and Lexington One! Tickets on sale in the RCE Office.

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Car Line Safety

For the safety of your children and the RCE staff... once the car line begins to move each afternoon, please refrain from texting or talking on your phone unless using a hands free option. We all appreciate your cooperation with this...it is for the safety of all!

Change of Date!

5th grade Recognition Ceremony is NOW scheduled for Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 A.M.

3rd and 4th grade Celebrations will be on Wednesday, May 31st.

Other grade levels will be sharing their end of year celebration dates soon.

Please make every effort to ensure your child's lunch fees are paid!

We appreciate you taking care of this!

The PTA Needs You!

The PTA is still seeking volunteers and looking for new board members to serve for the 2017-2018 school year. Contact Carolyn Beck for more information. 821-4200 or rockycreekpta@gmail.com

Note - Transportation Changes

This is a reminder to please contact the front office with any transportation changes for your student(s). Do not email teachers with any transportation changes. We want to ensure all of our Rangers get home as they should, and this will be best accomplished by contacting the front office at 821-4200.

May Ranger Robics

Ranger Robics will be for 3rd grade students during the month of May. Ranger Robics sessions will be held in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Morning Drop Off Reminder

Please note that adults are not available to supervise children before 7:00 a.m. each morning. Therefore, car riders should not be dropped off before 7:00 a.m., nor should children expect to enter the school with staff member who arrives prior to 7:00 a.m.

4K Registration for 2017-2018

Applications are being accepted for our 4-year-old program (4K). Please encourage friends and families who have children eligible (must turn four-years-old on or before September 1, 2017) to apply as soon as possible.


Screening will take place May 22, 23, and 24, 2017.


This screening process is available for families living in the Lexington School District One attendance area.


For additional information, please call the school office: (803) 821-4200.

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Changes to School Calendar (Make-Up Days)

Monday, February 20th - Weather Make-Up Day (School Day)

Friday, March 17th - Weather Make-Up Day (School Day)

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Energy Bus Principle #7 - Enjoy the Ride!

When life and work are fun you don’t get tired. Do you ever remember getting tired when you were playing as a kid? It never even came to mind. The same is true when you are energized by doing work that matters with people you like. Make sure you take the opportunity to seize each day, be happy with what you are doing in life and enjoy the ride. You only get one ride!

Energy Bus - Principle #7 Motion
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