April 2017

RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

IT'S A LONG NEWSLETTER, BUT THERE IS A GIFT AT THE END!

As you all know, nearly every day on the calendar between now and the end of school is scheduled with something! To make scrolling easier, we've sectioned off each school with important dates and times. Please keep opening and reading all correspondence you receive from here on out from each building your children go to. Things have a tendency to change, and we want you to be aware.

Your gift is the updated free/discounted restaurant list at the end of this newsletter. Hang in there!

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Days Off

The district had built-in snow days that were NOT used.
There is no school on the following days:

Friday, May 12
Monday, May 15

Monday, May 22
The last STUDENT day is Thursday, May 25.

Edgewood Early Childhood Center -- 2017 Registration NOW Accepting Vouchers!

Monday, April 3rd, 9am

Edgewood Early Childhood Center, 8045 W. St. Rd. 46, Ellettsville, IN 47429

EECC is NOW accepting registration for 2017/2018.

You do not want to miss this opportunity! EECC offers full day classes, half day classes, and a choice of days per week your child attends (based on availability). Latch-key is also available for before and after school care. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors!

EECC provides services for ALL students who are at least 3 years of age and is now certified as a Level 2 with Paths to Quality. EECC can now accept childcare vouchers!

EECC Events

Upcoming Events/Dates:


Tuesday, April 18 STEAM NIGHT 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26 HEALTH FAIR (held at EPS/EIS back lots/buildings) 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 18 FAMILY NIGHT 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

EPS & SES Kindergarten Registration

Saturday, April 8th, 9am-12pm

7700 West Reeves Road

Bloomington, IN

If you have or know of any children who will be ready for Kindergarten in the fall of 2017, please plan to attend this registration event. Students zoned for EPS should go to EPS for this event, and students zoned for SES should go to SES for this event. Although doors open at 9:00 a.m., parents may bring their child at anytime during the 9:00 - 12:00 window.

The process takes about 20 minutes plus any wait time.

Parents need to bring their incoming K student, copy of student's birth certificate & vaccinations, and proof of residency (utility bill, bank statement, lease, etc.).

Parents will fill out necessary paperwork and online forms while the student is quickly assessed by teachers (basic color, letter, and number identification). It is usually quick and enjoyable! Please share with your friends and neighbors!

Please park in the BACK off of Sycamore, and enter the back door to the cafeteria.

The front doors will be locked.

SES Events

Upcoming Events/Dates: Please continue to read each school's communications as some dates/times may change.



  • Friday, April 7 SPRING PICTURES
  • Saturday, April 8 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11 (PTO) SKATE NIGHT 6:30 - 830 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 12 SES MOVIE NIGHT AT THE TIVOLI 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 17 - 21 BOOK FAIR
  • Wednesday, April 19 6th GRADE ORIENTATION NIGHT at EJHS 6:00 p.m. (for current 5th graders and their families)
  • Monday, April 10 6th GRADE INSTRUMENT CHOOSING NIGHT at EJHS (Door #8) 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (for current 5th grade students and their families)
  • Thursday, April 20 K/2 MUSIC PROGRAM 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 24 6th GRADE INSTRUMENT CHOOSING NIGHT at EJHS (Door #8) 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (for current 5th grade students and their families)
  • Wednesday, April 26 HEALTH FAIR (held at EPS/EIS back lots/buildings) 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 1 - 3 5th GRADE TRIP TO BRADFORD WOODS
  • Thursday, May 4 PTO MEETING 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 9 (PTO) SKATE NIGHT 6:30 - 830 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16 QUARRY CHOIR CONCERT 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 19 GRANDPARENTS' DAY
  • Tuesday, May 23 AWARDS DAY
  • Wednesday, May 24 FIELD DAY

EPS Events

Upcoming Events/Dates: Please continue to read each school's communications as some dates/times may change.


  • Thursday, April 6 KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8: BOOK FAIR
  • Saturday, April 8 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for 2017/2018 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11 (PTO) SKATE NIGHT 6:30 - 830 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21 PTO APPAREL ORDERS DUE -- Online only
  • Tuesday, April 25 Incoming K Open House (for 2017/2018 students) 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26 HEALTH FAIR (held at EPS/EIS back lots/buildings) 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28 AUTHORS' FAIR & BOOK SWAP (send in 1 quality book for your child to swap) During school day.
  • Thursday, May 4 EPS/EIS STEAM NIGHT 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. (held at EPS/EIS back lots/buildings)
  • Friday, May 5 FUN RUN During school day.
  • Tuesday, May 9 EIS THIRD GRADE TRANSITION NIGHT (for current 2nd graders) 6:00 p.m. at EIS Cafe.
  • Tuesday, May 9 PTO SKATE NIGHT 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 10 PTO MEETING 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 17 FIELD DAY FOR 1st/2nd GRADES During school day.
  • Tuesday, May 18 FIELD DAY FOR KINDERGARTEN During school day.


Award Days/Times


Kindergarten: Tuesday, May 23 9:00 a.m. EPS GYM
First Grade: Wednesday, May 24 10:15 a.m. EPS GYM

Second Grade: Wednesday, May 24 9:00 a.m. EPS GYM

EIS Events

Upcoming Events/Dates: Please continue to read each school's communications as some dates/times may change.



  • Tuesday, April 4 & Thursday, April 6 5th GRADE VISITS EJHS During school day.
  • Monday, April 10 6th GRADE INSTRUMENT CHOOSING NIGHT at EJHS (Door #8) 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (for current 5th grade students and their families)
  • Tuesday, April 11 (PTO) SKATE NIGHT 6:30 - 830 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 12 ROBOTICS CLUB 201 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 13 ROBOTICS CLUB 101 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 14 BOOK SWAP During school day. (Students bring in ONE quality chapter book to swap by Thursday, April 13.)
  • Wednesday, April 19 6th GRADE ORIENTATION NIGHT at EJHS 6:00 p.m. (for current 5th graders and their families)
  • Thursday, April 20 PTO DINE/PLAY/DONATE at Los Chachos & Putters' Park 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21 PTO APPAREL ORDERS DUE -- Online only
  • Monday, April 24 6th GRADE INSTRUMENT CHOOSING NIGHT at EJHS (Door #8) 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (for current 5th grade students and their families)
  • Monday, April 24 6th GRADE CHOIR TRIAL NIGHT at EJHS (Door #8) 6:00 p.m. (for current 5th grade students and their families)
  • Monday, April 24 ATHLETIC PHYSICALS for incoming 6th grade students (and all EJHS/EHS students) at EHS Main Gym 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $20. See info below.
  • Wednesday, April 26 HEALTH FAIR (held at EPS/EIS back lots/buildings) 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 27 PTO MEETING 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (EIS library)
  • Friday, April 28 SPIRIT DAY During school day. Switch-A-Roo Day
  • Thursday, May 4 EPS/EIS STEAM NIGHT 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. (held at EPS/EIS back lots/buildings)
  • Thursday, May 11 ISTEP FUN DAY During school day.
  • Wednesday, May 17 - Friday, May 19 5th Grade to BRADFORD WOODS




Awards Dates/Times


Third Grade: Wednesday, May 24 12:15 p.m. EIS GYM

Fourth Grade: Wednesday, May 24, 1:45 p.m. EIS GYM

Fifth Grade: Tuesday, May 23, 10:00 a.m. EIS GYM

RBBCSC 2nd Annual "Find Your Fit" Health Fair w/Free Dinner!

Wednesday, April 26th, 4:30-7pm

7700 West Reeves Road

Bloomington, IN

Save the date! Join us for the 2nd annual "Find Your Fit" Health Fair!
This event will be held at EPS & EIS buildings.
MANY community partners and school groups will host tables to help families "find their fit."

Expect a free meal and giveaways while supplies last!

EJHS Events

Upcoming Events/Dates: Please continue to read each school's communications as some dates/times may change.



  • Tuesday, April 11 EJHS CABARET NIGHT 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 18 & Wednesday, April 19 (pick one day) EJHS SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22 EJHS SHOW CHOIR PERFORMANCE
  • Monday, April 24 ATHLETIC PHYSICALS for 2017/2018 at EHS Main Gym 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. See information below.
  • Monday, April 24 EJHS PTO MEETING 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26 HEALTH FAIR (held at EPS/EIS back lots/buildings) 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 9 EJHS FINAL CHOIR CONCERT 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 16 EJHS INTERMEDIATE BAND & JAZZ BAND CONCERT 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17 SPRING ART SHOW 5:30 - 7:00 & BEGINNING & ACCELERATED BAND CONCERT 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 23 EJHS HONORS & AWARDS PROGRAM 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

EHS Events

Upcoming Events/Dates: Please continue to read each school's communications as some dates/times may change.

  • Friday, April 7 through Saturday, April 8 EHS ALL NIGHTER 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 8 FRENCH CARNIVAL (open to all) 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 9 NHS Parker-Gilliland Wampler Memorial Scholarship Walk/Run 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 20 SPRING MUSICAL - Annie Get Your Gun 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21 SPRING MUSICAL - Annie Get Your Gun 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22 SPRING MUSICAL - Annie Get Your Gun 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 24 STUDENT COUNCIL BLOOD DRIVE 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 26 HEALTH FAIR (held at EPS/EIS back lots/buildings) 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29 EHS Jr./Sr. PROM 8:30 p.m.
  • AFTER PROM, April 30 12:00 - 2:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 11 ART SHOW in COMMONS 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 13 SPRING CHOIR CONCERT 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 15 BAND CONCERT in AUDITORIUM 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 17 EHS SENIORS HONORS NIGHT 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 2 GRADUATION PRACTICE 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 3 EHS GRADUATION 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Graduation Information link: http://rbbcsc.k12.in.us/ehs-students/graduation-2017


Upcoming testing at EHS:


  • April 17-May 5: ISTEP+ Grade 10 (2nd round)


English and math for all 10th graders; science for all students (all grades) taking Biology for the first time


  • May 1-May 10: AP Exams


Students enrolled in AP courses


  • May 8-19: Algebra I and English 10 End-of-Course Assessments (ECAs)


Juniors and seniors who haven't yet passed one or both ECAs


Other Information:

  • 21st Century Scholars:


Reminder: All Scholars must complete and document Scholar Success Program (SSP) activities in ScholarTrack. Some students may have trouble logging into ScholarTrack due to recent changes made to the system; if so, contact Mrs. Winkler in the EHS School Counseling Office.

Senior 21st Century Scholars:

  • File the FAFSA (deadline extended to April 15th)
  • Graduate with a Core 40 Diploma and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Complete and document all 12 SSP requirements in ScholarTrack by graduation.


  • FAFSA

Indiana extended the FAFSA deadline until April 15th. Seniors can submit the FAFSA (for college financial aid) online at www.fafsa.gov.


  • Career Panels

There are two career panels remaining for this school year.

  • April 5th: STEM careers
  • April 26th: Management careers

Employment and Job Skills Fair--April 18th (see flyer below)

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ATHLETIC PHYSICALS at EHS for all EJHS/EHS Students Interested in Playing Sports for 2017/2018

Athletic Physicals for Edgewood High School and Junior High School students will be offered on Monday, April 24th, in the main gym at EHS. Physicals will take place from 6-8 pm and the cost is $20 (cash or checks made payable to Edgewood High School). If you are able to attend, this physical will enable your student to be eligible to participate in any sport they choose for the entire 2017-2018 school year. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
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Opportunity for Girls in 5th & 6th Grades

GEMS - Girls in Engineering, Math & Science April 22 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Bloomington High School North

http://www.mccsfoundation.org/2017/02/21/girls-in-engineering-math-science-gems/

Natural Resources/Ecology Club Opportunity for 3rd -12th Grade Students

If you like to get the down n’ dirty on all things nature, then save the date! Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10am to 4pm, will be the first meeting of the Monroe County 4-H Natural Resources/Ecology Club. We will be meeting for approximately 6 hours at Flatwoods Park exploring the relationships between plants and animals in the park and the environment. You will have a chance to learn about bats and birds, as well as other wildlife in the area, bugs, trees, plants, the soil, groundwater, and geologic history! You will participate in fun activities and make new friends! Email Mary Beth King at king413@purdue.edu to reserve your space by April 14th! Be sure to pack a lunch and wear weather appropriate clothing. We will be investigating wetlands and the stream, so rain boots are preferred footwear. The cost for this event is $20 for anyone not currently enrolled in 4-H. It is free for those who are currently enrolled in 4-H. This is a rain or shine event and space is limited to 40 participants. Registration will start at 9:30 am on the day of the event. The fee for non 4-H members must be paid at registration. Save your spot today!

Color Me Green 4-H Color Run

Save the date: the 2017 4-H Color Run will be Saturday, June 17th at Karst Farm Park.

Registration and details will be available in April.

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Karst Day Camp Registration for Students Entering Grades 1-7 in the Fall

Registration is now open for Karst Day Camp, to be held at Karst Farm Park in 10 one-week sessions beginning May 30. Open to elementary children entering grades 1-7 in the fall of 2017. Scholarships and family discounts available. Contact 812-349-2800 or visit www.mcparksandrec.org for more information.
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The Parent to Parent Newsletter is supported by the Family Engagement Coordinator, Jill Ferguson, and two parent co-editors: Amy Lanham & Ashley Carter