Rockbrook Weekly Reminder

10-13-21

Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences Oct 13th & 14th

Teachers sent Sign-Up Genius Links. If you have not yet secured a time please call or email your child's teacher.

Rockbrook Halloween Parties, Fri, Oct 29th @ 2:30pm

Fun and Friendly Costumes Please!

Halloween is coming soon, and we look forward to the chance to return to many of our traditional Halloween events. 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 masks and limited time for changing, we request you to reserve makeup for your evening trick-or-treating.


Parade and Parties

Please do not have your child wear costumes to school. If your child's costume includes typical school-appropriate clothing or can be worn underneath, these are great options. Students will have some time afforded to change before the parade but need to do so with minimal assistance from teachers.


Due to safety protocols the decision has been made to limit the number of visitors to our Halloween parties. We appreciate our families' support in providing these fun opportunities for kids and can only permit 2 parent volunteers per classroom.


The annual costume parade is back! If weather permits, this parade will come out the Northwest doors, along the parking lot, and back in the main entrance before the parties begin. Parents are welcome to come view the parade outside which will take place at 2:30pm.


Food Safety

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!

Conference Meals - Thank You Community Club & Families

We want to share our appreciation in advance of tonight's conference meals. The Rockbrook Staff are so grateful for the support of our Community Club and Families in keeping teachers fueled during our Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thanks also to Jaxson's Catering, provider of tonight's meal.

Rockbrook's PBIS Report Card, Q1

In addition to your child's academic progress, we feel it's important to share our schools efforts to promote Positive Behavior in School or PBIS. Linked here is our PBIS Report Card for your review as well as a survey asking for your input toward our school-wide expectations.
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Weekly PBIS Skills - Oct 11th-13th

Each week our school focuses on one Social Skill and one School Expectation. This week's PBIS skills are:



Social Skill of the Week: Accepting Feedback


  • Look at the Person
  • Say "Okay" (it shows you heard not that you agree)
  • Stay Calm
Sometimes feedback is hard to hear. When we stay calm and say okay, we're more likely to have the opportunity to ask the person to clarify their feedback.



Expectation of the Week: Technology Skills



Safe:

-Device closed when traveling.

-Keep devices away from liquid.

-Use the internet to search material that is appropriate for school


Repectful:


-Request permission to photograph or record.

-Request permission to print.

-Ask teacher permission to use a device.


Responsible:


-Put away and plug-in technology appropriately.

-Place iPad in a safe place when not in use.

-Use devices as instructed.

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School Directory Update - Register for Membership Toolkit!

We recently updated our online school directory, Membership Toolkit, with names and contact information if you released this at enrollment to be shared with the Community Club. This means that we have many more contacts added!


To keep things secure we use the online directory through Membership Toolkit. It's a great resource for play dates, birthdays, and so much more, but to access it you need to register for an account!


Be sure to visit HTTP://rockbrookcommunityclub.membershiptoolkit.com and setup your account today! Then download the app on the apple or android app store to have this information available right at your fingertips.

Unity Day - Wednesday, October 20th

Dear Rockbrook Families,


We are excited to share with you that our school community will be celebrating Unity Day on Wednesday, October 20th this year. Unity Day is an annual event occurring during National Bullying Prevention Month in October that promotes joining together to create healthier communities through kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. It was started by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2011 and is now celebrated around the world! For more information on the history of Unity Day and its impact, please go to https://www.PACER.org/bullying/about/history.asp.


Wear something Orange on Unity Day! So that all are included, every student and staff member will be provided with something orange in celebration of Unity Day. We will also celebrate with a building wide activity that promotes a kind and inclusive school environment.


We hope you’ll take this opportunity to talk to your children about bullying prevention and all the positive things we can do to make healthier communities.


Sincerely,

Lisa Davis

School Psychologist

Rockbrook Elementary

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October 15th Football Game - Canceled

Unfortunately, the game scheduled for this Friday has been canceled and is not expected to be re-scheduled. We are looking into seeing if another Rockbrook Night might be an option.

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As we are entering the season of giving, we are so excited to be welcoming 12 new locations that are proud to give back through TAGG when you snap a photo of your receipt!

TAGG loves supporting and promoting local businesses, so please help us spread the word about our end of year special for new businesses! They get 3 months free and you get up to $50 for referring them. More details below.

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Lunch Account

Remember to set-up your child's lunch account through My School Bucks. This is an easy way to to add money for a la cart times or extra portions, for your child's favorite lunch items. They will thank you for that. When setting up your child(ren) you will need their student ID, which you can obtain by calling the front office at 402-390-6475.

Important Arrival Times

We know the start of the day is a busy time and need your help to keep all kids safe.

  • Students coming for breakfast should be dropped off no earlier than 8:05 and need to buzz in at the north entrance.
  • Students not coming to breakfast should be dropped off no earlier than 8:10, when supervisors come on duty at the north doors.
  • For our kindergarten drop off we ask that parents either stay with their child or wait to drop off until 8:20 at the south entrance, when they will be let in. (Any students coming before 8:20 either need to come to the north entrance or have a parent wait with them).
  • Class starts at 8:30 so any students arriving after that time need to be checked in at the office.

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.