HCR's Rosie Reader

Weekly Newsletter, October 24, 2021

Dear Families

Thank you for the tremendous showing at the PSO meeting last Thursday. Attending meetings is such a great way to stay informed and connected to the greater HCR community.

As the temperatures drop please be sure to send your children to school bundled up. Playing outside is so good for kids so we try to get them out at each opportunity.

Please pay special attention to the route of the parade for Friday. Kids will be on one side of the road and parents need to stay on the opposite side. We will have our SRO present to direct traffic and keep kids safe. If kids have difficulties with costumes the teachers will be there to help. We are so excited. Cross your fingers for good weather.

R - Respect, O- Ownership, S - Safety, E - Excellence

  • Students continue to earn ROSE Gotchas and ROSE Letters. Students earn Gotchas when they are "caught" doing some in line with our ROSE values. An example is a student who helped clean up someone else's area in the classroom.

  • A ROSE Letter is earned when a student consistently displays a ROSE value. An example is a student who works her/his hardest in class. These would be examples of a student who is taking ownership for their learning.


  • The mission of the Parkway School District is to ensure ALL students are capable, curious, caring, and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of an ever-changing world.

  • At Highcroft Ridge Elementary, we define ALL in terms of EQUITY AND INCLUSION. We, the faculty and staff of Highcroft Ridge, believe in equity and inclusion. We believe equity is an outcome. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive community where outcomes are no longer predicted by identifying factors such as race, religion, culture, gender, socio-economics, and other identifying factors. We believe that ALL MEANS ALL. As Elena Aguilar says, "Every child. Every day. Period."

Student-Parent Handbook

  • Please remember the Student-Parent Handbook is available to answer all your question. Although faculty and staff are available to answer questions, many answers can be found here.

Spirit Week Starts Tomorrow

  • Monday - Kids are invited to wear HCR Spirit Wear and HCR Red
  • Tuesday Wear your favorite sports team or channel your role model.
  • Wednesday - Comfy Cozy Day - Wear your most comfortable clothes. A great day for PJs!
  • Thursday - Wear tie-dye, rainbow colors, or your Ava Strong shirt. (Mercy Blood Drive event is this evening,)
  • Friday -Halloween and HCR Pride Parade - Come dressed in your costumes for the Halloween parade or HCR Red!

Bobo's Pizza Fundraiser - Paper Order Forms Due Today

The Bobo's Pizza Fundraiser is coming to a close. Please send all your paper order forms and payments to school tomorrow, Monday, October 25th. Online orders will still be accepted through Thursday, October 28.

All of the money that we earn from this FUNdraiser will go towards playground updates. Thank you so much for all of your support!

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Details for October 29!

We will have our annual Fall/Halloween party and parade on Friday the 29th of October.


  • The parade will begin at 9:20 am.
  • It will follow the traditional route heading west on HCR Drive, left on Schoettler Valley, left on Grantley, left on Rockmoor Driver, and then right on HCR Dr to return to school.
  • Parents are invited to stand on the opposite sidewalk and wave and greet students.
  • No candy or objects may be given or thrown to students.
  • Parents will not be permitted to run to the parade and interact with the students.
  • Kids will return to school, have a day of fun, and then end the half-day with a class party.
  • 12 - 1 pm Fall/ Halloween Party sponsored by our amazing parent community.

Costumes and Spirit Wear

  • Students are encouraged to wear either costumes or HCR Spirit Wear to school.
  • Students may paint their faces but are expected to wear masks protecting against COVID.
  • Students may not bring any real or pretend weapons.
  • Students may not cover their faces with masks

Change of Clothes:

  • Students are welcome to bring a change of clothes if they don't want to wear their costumes all day.


  • All parties will occur from 12 noon to 1 pm. Thank you to the room parents and party coordiantor.

Trunk or Treat:

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, on October 29, Trunk or Treat
  • This is an optional community event.
  • Parents will park on HCR Drive and walk through the HCR parking lot visiting Trunks for Treats! This entire event will be outside and spaced out.

Red Ribbon/Spirit Week October 25-29

The week of October 25-29 we will recognize National Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. We want to model for our children a commitment to drug prevention, education, and a personal commitment to live drug-free. Being healthy includes eating right, exercising, and saying no to drugs and alcohol. You are never too young to develop healthy habits. This can be a difficult conversation for young children however, you can choose to have conversations about being healthy and taking care of our hearts and bodies. A student leadership committee has chosen the following spirit days during this week.

Monday, October 25Rock Your Rosie Red! Wear red or Highcroft Spirit Wear to kick off Red Ribbon Week.

Tuesday, October 26 - Go Team & Role Model Day - Wear your favorite sports team or channel your role model.

Wednesday, October 27 - Comfy Cozy Day - Wear your most comfortable clothes. A great day for PJs!

Thursday, October 28Rainbow & Tie Dye Day - Wear tie-dye, rainbow colors or your Ava Strong shirt. (Mercy Blood Drive event is this evening,)

Friday, October 29 - Halloween and HCR Pride Parade - Come dressed in your costumes for the Halloween parade or HCR Red!

Please send candy donations for Trunk or Treat to the HCR Main Office.

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Important Dates


  • 25-29 Spirit Week/Red Ribbon Week
  • 25-28 Parkway Food Pantry Drive
  • 25 All Read @ 3:20 PM
  • 26 Grades 3, 4, and 5 Pumpkin Run
  • 29 Parade at 9:20 am
  • 29 Fall/Halloween Parties- Time 12 noon to 1 pm!
  • 29 Half Day - End of 1st Quarter - Dismissal at 1:00 PM
  • 29 Trunk or Treat 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the HCR parking lot

To see events for the year click here.


Please mark your calendars for October 28 after school for an opportunity for the Highcroft Community to come together in support of Ava Strong for a Blood Drive organized by Mercy. There are a few ways you can help.

* Donate Blood (please note you can not donate blood within 2 weeks of the Covid booster shot)

* sign up to volunteer at the event (sign-ups coming)

* Donate snacks for the event

* Show up and support (there will be a Food Truck, Party Animals, Student lemonade stand)

October 28 Time: 3:30-7:00

Baxter Ridge Clubhouse

1807 Baxter Ridge Dr. Chesterfield MO 63017

More Info to come.

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