Rome City Elementary School

October 2018 Roman News

The Principal's Desk

October is an eventful month, learning is in full swing, and fall is in the air. We are thrilled to be part of your child’s education during this exciting time.

This time of year is one of my favorites! The leaves changing to vibrant colors, the smell of campfires, and all of the yummy pumpkin spiced foods. I just can not get enough of the season! With fall, comes cooler weather. Please make sure you are sending your child to school with warmer clothes, sweatshirt or jacket.


Fall Break is in next week! Please take time to build memories with your children! Apple Festival is next weekend, there are many pumpkin patches around, or simply just enjoy game time with your family. Building memories and giving your children valued family time without technology, will build memories and give you time with them you can not get back.

October dates to remember...

  • 1st-5th Stomp out Bullying week
  • 3rd Picture Retake Day
  • 5th PAC Meeting at 8:30AM
  • 5th Popcorn Day
  • 8th-12th Fall Break
  • 17th American Red Cross Blood Drive 2:30PM-7:00PM
  • 19th Popcorn Day
  • 19th Trunk or Treat - 5:30PM-6:30PM *Dinner will be available*
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Ballet Practice Dates

Ballet Practice Dates

Each Monday 3:00-3:45

October 1

October 15

October 22

October 29

Reading, Reading, Reading

Even though most children truly learn how to read in school, it does not diminish the importance of reading in the home. By incorporating the following suggestions into the home life, you increase the chances of your child becoming a student who learns the skills of reading and who also becomes a lifelong reader.

Be a reader: Keep a book you are reading on a coffee table or other place children can see it. Read a newspaper, magazine, or a book at a time when children see you reading.

Use the library: Public libraries are not only places to check out books, but have great children and family activities.

Read to your children: Just 10 minutes a night can make a huge difference. Read to your child, or have your child read to you.

Turn off the TV and computer: Set aside some time during each day when no electronic devices are used. Encourage reading and discussion during those times.

By creating a reading environment all around us, we help our children become readers themselves.

Communication with Teachers

Teachers may be reached anytime through their email address here at school. If you would like this address please call the office and we will be happy to give it to you. Each class room has voice mail, so we can at times transfer there,

but we cannot disturb class when it is in session, unless it is an emergency.

Attendance Calls and Student Messages

If your child is sick or will not be at school, a phone call MUST be made to the school to report the absence by 10:00am. Phone calls will be made to make contact. Doctor’s notes are encouraged.

Also, please be sure all messages for students are called into the office by 1:30. This is to ensure all messages are given to students before they leave school every day. We will do our very best to make sure students receive these messages.

Thank you!

Monday Collaboration

Every Monday, school starts at 8:45am.

Tuesday-Friday, school starts at 8:00am

If there is a 2-3 hour delay on a Monday, school will start at 10:00/11:00, respectively.

If you have any questions about start times on delay days, please call our office.

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