Rock Chapel Newsletter
A Message From Principal Green
Rock Chapel CCRPI 2019
Barton Chocolate Fundraiser
The Rock Chapel Fundraising Sale!
Media Center Happenings!
Library Book of the Month
In honor of National Picture Book Month, the Media Center has selected a picture book that perfectly captures one of our nation's most enjoyable pastimes that occurs during November of each year. Most of us have fond memories of getting up early on Thanksgiving morning to watch the giant helium balloons floating down the streets of New York City. Have you ever wonder how and when these giant puppets in the sky were invented?
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade
Everyone’s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these “upside-down puppets”? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America—the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy’s Parade.
Digital Citizenship Week
School Spelling Bee
Classroom spelling bees were held in all 4th and 5th-grade classrooms during the week of October 24th. The Top scorers in the classroom bee will go onto compete in the school Spelling Bee.
What: Rock Chapel Elementary School Spelling Bee
Who: 4th & 5th-grade students
When: Friday, November 15th at 8:30 am
Where: The Cafeteria
All parents, family members, and friends are invited to attend this event and support our Spelling Bee participants!
The 1st and 2nd place winners will also receive a free one-year membership to Britannica Online for Kids! The winner is eligible to go onto the district competition.
DeKalb County District News
State of the Region Address
Please read the flyer below for additional information.
Title I Parent and Family Engagement Conference
November is National Parent and Family Engagement Month. To recognize you, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) parents and families are invited to the annual Title I Parent and Family Engagement Conference. The free conference will include sessions about College & Career readiness, Exceptional Education, Math, Science, ESOL, literacy and more. Interactive breakout sessions will also be available for students in kindergarten through 8th grades.
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Robert R. Freeman Administrative and Instructional Complex
(AIC), at 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.
Please register to attend at http://bit.ly/T1CONF20
On the Scene with Dr. Green
Come learn about DeKalb County School District and get answers to your questions from Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green. All meetings begin promptly at 7 P.M.
When: November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: John R. Lewis Elementary School
2630 Skyland Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319
2019 - 2020 Superintendent Search Community Forums
The DeKalb County School Board is asking the community for its input as it begins its search for the district’s next superintendent. It is critical for parents, teachers, students, and community stakeholders to give input so that we can create a unique profile of the characteristics and criteria we what when searching for our next district leader.
Community members can give that input through community forums on November 6 and 7, and through an online survey that will launch on November 4 at https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/superintendent-search/2019-2020/.
The Community Forums are scheduled for:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
- Region 1: Chamblee Charter High School, Auditorium
- Region 2: Tucker High School, Auditorium
- Region 3: Lithonia High School, Auditorium
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
- Region 4: Clarkston High School, Auditorium
- Region 5: Miller Grove High School, Auditorium
- Region 6/7: Cedar Grove High School, Cafeteria