ROCK CREEK REPORTER

August 2022

Message from the Principal

Hello Rock Creek Families,


We did it! We have finished our FIRST WEEK of the 2022-2023 school year. It has been such a positive experience. Kids fill our hallways and classrooms with their hopes and dreams, smiles and laughter, and so much love and joy. It’s been the best start and we’re ending the week feeling happy.


We will be hosting our Back to School Night for parents of students in Grades 1-5 next Thursday, September 1st. We invite you to join us to learn about what your child’s experience will be in their grade this year! As a reminder, this event is for PARENTS ONLY. Our schedule for the evening is as follows:


  • 1st/2nd: 6:30-7:00pm

  • 3rd/4th: 7:00-7:30pm

  • 5th: 7:30-8:00pm


Here are some other things we want you to know:


  • We appreciate your grace and patience as we get everyone in and out of our car pick-up lane at arrival and dismissal. If we synergize and consider our collective needs, we can be more efficient than if we only think about ourselves. I love that we are modeling for our kids what this looks like each day! Thank you!


  • NO PARKING on the WEST SIDE OF ABILENE RD. from 7-9 and 2-4 on school days.


  • Please do not cross Abilene Rd at 36th St. because the traffic there is very busy and there is no crossing guard. Students and families should walk to the Abilene Rd and 38th St. crossing where there IS a crossing guard.


Important Dates to Keep Your Eye On:

September 5 No School, Labor Day

September 8 RC Restaurant Night at Ben’s Burgers

September 13 PTO Meeting at Rock Creek 6:00 - 6:30

September 14 - 22 Fun Run Fundraiser

September 22 Fun Run

September 23 Picture Day



Sincerely,

Suvada Kuburas

Rock Creek Elementary Principal

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New Email Address for Attendance and General Inquiries

We have a new email address at Rock Creek for attendance updates and general inquiries. This will be the only email that you will need to utilize when reporting an absence for your child. We will still accept phone calls and notes from home, but this is another option that can be used. This will eliminate any confusion on deciding who to email or having to email multiple people. The email address is rc.office@ankenyschools.org.

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A Note From Mr. Hudecek, PE

Welcome back to PE at Rock Creek! We will focus on proper throwing skills, locomotor movements and being kind to start the school year.

To feel great and maintain a healthy weight, school-age children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Preschool-age children should be active throughout each day. Physical activity is anything that gets your heart pumping or makes you stronger.

Rock Creek PTO

Deadline for our Fun Run Shirts is this Monday August 29th. Please fill out your students grade level form.


Kindergarten


First


Second


Third


Fourth


Fifth


The first PTO meeting for the 22-23 School Year will be on September 13th from 6:00-6:30 in the media center here at Rock Creek. Please join us!

Virtual Backpack

The information distributed in the Virtual Backpack (vBackpack) is provided as a community service to inform members of the community of available activities or services.

Our district partners with Student Assurance Services to give families the opportunity to purchase voluntary accident insurance for their student(s). When enrolled, this coverage provides financial assistance for potential out-of-pocket expenses associated with an accident. These policies may be especially helpful if you have a student-athlete, as they may provide additional coverage in the event of your student-athlete sustaining an injury. Our new student accident policy began on August 1, 2022. Please click here for more information. Click here to view in Spanish.

Equity Statement

Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Kenneth Morris, Jr., Equity Director, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, kenneth.morris@ankenyschools.org; or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.