Four Nests... One Family News

Week of March 15, 2022

Rockledge Elementary School

School Hours: 9am-3:40pm (Doors open at 8:55am daily)

Principals' Message

Hello Rockledge Families,


We have made it to the middle of March and we are continuing to have an amazing time at Rockledge learning and growing together. Lots of great things are happening this month and into April, check out the details below.

Thank you families for continuing to support the education of your children.


Every Child...Every Day...We are Rockledge!


Your Principal & Assistant Principal,

Mrs. Steptoe-Coleman

Mrs. Everett

Upcoming Important Dates

March:

Mar 24th: 5th Grade Family SOL Night, 6:30pm (virtual)- NEW DATE

March 25th: National Cerebral Palsy Day (Wear Green)

Mar 25th: Music In Ed Night @ 6:30pm

Mar 31st: Family Math Night


April:

April 1st: Student Holiday/ Teacher Workday

April 5th: Class Picture Day

April 11th-15th: Spring Break (Schools and Offices Closed)

What's Been Happening at The Rock

Lexia Challenge Update

Our Eagles have been working hard as we close out winter. Part of their daily work has included the completion of their units in Lexia to build on reading skills.


We began a challenge on February 1st to complete 8,000 units a month as a school. During the month of February we completed over 11,000 units and earned a schoolwide Pajama Day. From today, we have already earned over 5,000 more units for the month of March, well on our way to a successful month. We are so proud of our Eagles, and are keeping the March reward a SURPRISE!


Families please help us by continuing to reinforce Lexia use at home and more important taking time to read with your child everyday. Thank you for all you do to help our Eagles grow as readers!

Upcoming & Current Events

Dance Eggstravaganza Night

What:

To celebrate and honor Music in Education Month Rockledge will be hosting a Family Dance Night. Our amazing music teacher, Ms. Costello, will engage us in traditional group, contra, and folk dances.


When:

Friday, March 25th @ 6:30pm-8pm


Where:

Rockledge Elementary Cafeteria

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Family Math Night

Rockledge Staff are excited to present Math Night @ RKES! Join us on Thursday, March 31st at 6pm. There will games, prizes, and amazing learning happening. Families come out to learn how to reinforce important math learning between school and home.
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Class Picture Day, April 5th

Class pictures will take place on April 5th. Go to the website below to order pictures.
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Instructional Updates

Do you have a rising kindergartener?

Don't delay registration!

Children must be 5 years old by September 30th.


Online Registration opens March 21, 2022 (click here)


Documents needed for online registration:

  1. Three Proofs of Residency
  2. Original Birth Certificate
  3. Physical and complete Immunization Record

4th & 5th Grade Families

PWCS invites Fourth and Fifth-grade students to participate in this Spring's virtual Math Quest Challenge. The Math Quest Challenge presents an opportunity for Fourth and Fifth-Grade students to showcase their problem-solving skills with practical problems. Those who participate in the Math Quest Challenge have the chance to earn recognition and prizes for their participation.


All Math Quest Challenge responses are due by April 8, 2022. For more information, view the Math Quest Individual Challenge Flyer (external link).

Summer 2022 Opportunities

PWCS 2022 Summer School Information for Parents

Prince William County Schools offers summer academic and enrichment opportunities for students in grades K-12.


The summer program aims to provide students various educational opportunities that serve to mitigate summer learning loss and prepare students for future learning experiences, which ultimately leads to improved student achievement.

  • All PWCS Summer School programs will be in-person.
  • There is no tuition fee for Prince William County residents to attend this program.
  • Rockledge students will attend summer school at Antietam Elementary.

  • Monday-Friday, July 11 – 29 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (July 4th is a holiday)
  • Breakfast will be provided to all students.
  • Transportation will be provided.
  • Information found on the PWCS Summer School Site
  • Complete Summer School Registration In ParentVUE. The registration window will be open from March 1 – June 15. Late registration for academic programs only, will open June 20 and close June 22.

Health & Safety Updates

Family Support

Prince William County Public Schools is pleased to introduce another layer of support for families. The “Family Support” phone line and email address will allow any parent/guardian to ask general questions about the COVID-19 protocols in PWCS. All emails and phone messages will be responded to on weekdays, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm. This number and/or email should not be used for emergency situations. We are here to support you and your student!
As a reminder, please make sure to keep your children at home when sick. We have all seen the numbers with this new Covid variant and we want to do everything we can to keep everyone healthy. Here is the home screening information provided by PWCS: pwcshomescreening .