Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 10-11-19
Fun and Friendly Costumes Please!
Halloween is coming soon. It’s time to think about your costumes. For our school parade and party please wear only fun and friendly costumes. Fun and friendly excludes blood, gore, scary/frightening masks or clothing, and weapons. If anyone has questions concerning the appropriateness of a costume, please contact the office. Thank you for keeping things on the fun and light side!
Note: Given limited time for changing, we encourage you to reserve makeup for your evening trick-or-treating.
Parade and Parties
Please do not have your child wear their costume to school. There will be time to change before the parade. The parade will begin at 2:30 in the hallway by the kindergarten rooms. It will progress into the west hallway and up to the lobby. Weather permitting, the students will go out the west doors, around the north side of the building and come back in the main entrance, then back down the east hallway. If it’s raining, the parade will go through the gym. Parties in the classroom will follow the parade.
Please remember to follow the District Approved Snack List. Linked is the lists of what to bring for parties or birthdays. Thanks for helping to make Rockbrook a caring community for all of our students. We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!
Click to download! Please keep in mind in bringing snacks for parties.
I'm Mr. Carlson and this is my 10th year teaching kindergarten at Rockbrook. Previously, I taught kindergarten at Prairie Lane for 2 years. I am a National Board Certified Teacher with endorsements in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Reading. I also have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Seesaw Ambassador. My first love has always been technology, and I actually started my college career in Computer Science.
More importantly, my wife, Melissa, and I became parents to a beautiful girl, Mae, in July. We love watching her develop so quickly! Her favorite things are smiling, trying to giggle, and mastering the art of getting both of her hands to work together. Before Mae, my wife and I enjoyed traveling and working on our acreage in Malvern, IA. You could have also found me building something, like an 8' tall TARDIS as a pantry for our house or working on my 1945 Ford pickup. We look forward to Mae sharing these previous joys as well! Even though I now live in Iowa, I was born and raised in Axtell, NE, where my family has been farming for more than 120 years!
Rockbrook has been a second home for me since I student taught here in 2007! I love making things for the classroom, exploring new technologies, and building lifelong connections with my kindergartners and their amazing families. Next year is an extra special year, as my first kindergarten class will be graduating from Westside!
Rockbrook Village Carved Event - Carver Needed!
The Rockbrook Village Carved Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest is coming up and we are yet in need of a Rockbrook Master Carver! (Must be 18 or order). The winning Community Club earns a $500 prize for their school!
The event is October 19th from 1:00-3:30
There will also be a craft table with activities set up for the kiddos during the pumpkin carving contest, a kids Monster Mash dance party and costume contest from approximately 2-2:30, and trick-or-treating in the Village to end the afternoon from 2:30-3:30
Please contact the office if you'd be willing to help lead our team!
The next STEAM Club is open for registration! In this session, K-3 and 4-6 students will learn to drive and program STEMBoTs and then compete at the Nebraska Robotics Expo on Feb. 22. For information on the Expo, visit http://ceenbot.unl.edu/Showcase/.
Registration is open now until October 25. For registration and details on the required registration project visit https://sites.google.com/westside66.net/rbcodingclub. You can directly contact me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockbrook Fall Clean-Up Morning
Calling all to join us for our annual clean up morning. Come help make our grounds look great. We need rakers, branch cutters, weeders, and shovelers. Bring any yard tools you think you might use and have fun cleaning up with us!
Saturday, October 12 from 9-12. Coffee available!
email with questions: email@example.com
Supporting our Veterans Through Care Packages
Save Your Hy-Vee Receipts
•PLEASE SAVE your HY-VEE receipts dated between September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
•Hy Vee will donate $1 for every $200 spent. This adds up, we have been earning between $400 & $600 per year!!
•Grocery receipts, gas, diner, coffee shop and pharmacy receipts are all accepted from any of the Omaha and Council Bluffs Hy-Vee stores.
•Tell your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to save their receipts for our school.
Send your receipts back to school with your child. The Hy-Vee drop box will be located near the fish tank.
Write the name of your child’s teacher on the top of your receipt, or bundle them and put the teacher’s name on the envelope.
The class that brings in the most will receive a pizza party in January.
Thank you for your SUPPORT!
Wednesday, October 23rd, is Rockbrook’s picture re-take day. This is for students who were absent on the first picture day in September, or for anyone whose first picture did not turn out well. If you need to have a photo retaken, please return your first package with your child.
Time for Jackets and Umbrellas
Dropping Off Your Child? Please Bring Them In & Sign Them In
14 Parent/Teacher Conferences (Night 1)
14-16 Book Fair
16 Parent/Teacher Conferences (Night 2)
16 Don & Millie’s Dining Out for Education Night
18 No school-Teacher Professional Development
21 No school
22 Chipotle Dining Out for Education
23 Picture retakes and staff photo
23-31 Red Ribbon Week
29 Godfathers Slice of the Pie Dining Out Night
31 Halloween Parade & Parties - 2:30 p.m.
31 School Health Re-Screenings
Welcome to Rockbrook Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs
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.