Rocky Creek Elementary School

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Creek News - February 12th - 16th

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Important Happenings at The Creek!

February

14 RCE Dine Our Night at Smashburger

15 Chick-Fil-A Biscuit Sale ($3 per biscuit) and Yearbook Sale Ends

16 No School

19 Weather Makeup Day - We DO have school

22 PTA Variety Show

27 RCE STEAM Night

28 Early Release at 11:40 AM

All Pro Dads Meeting - 7:00 AM

RCE Dine Out Night at Knead Pizza

School Bus Driver Appreciation Week

We are excited to celebrate School Bus Driver Appreciation Week this week. Please take a moment this week to show your appreciation for our school bus drivers. They transport our most precious cargo and we are very thankful for all they do.

No School on for Students on Friday

Please note that students will not have school on Friday, February 16th. Teachers will be participating in professional development opportunities on February 16th.

Weather Makeup Day

Be sure to mark your calendar that students will have school on Monday, February 19th. This makeup day is for the school day missed in October because of Hurricane Irma.

Your Feedback is Needed

School Improvement Councils serve the school principal and faculty in an advisory role, bringing together parents, educators, students and community stakeholders to collaborate on the improvement of their local schools.


In an effort to address areas for celebration and improvement at Rocky Creek Elementary School, we ask that you take a few moments to let us know your thoughts about our school. Your input will be used for discussion at our School Improvement Council meetings.


Please click on the link below and complete a brief survey. Thank you for your time and assistance with this survey.


RCE School Improvement Council Survey

Rocky Creek Yearbook Sale

Don't miss out! The 2017-2018 RCE yearbook sale will end on February 15th. This is the final sale we'll have before yearbooks are delivered. You can order through RCE or online at www.jostens.com. All checks should be made payable to RCE PTA. Yearbooks are $30 each. If you have any questions or would like to verify if you've already purchased a book please call the office at 821-4200.

Creek Cafe News

February 14th - The Creek Cafe will heart-shaped cookies for students who purchase a school lunch.


Please note that the school lunch menu for Monday, February 19th will be as follows:

Choice 1- Herb Roasted Chicken

Choice 2-Fish Nuggets

Choice 3- Brookwood Farms BBQ sandwich

Choice 4- Toasted Cheese Homemade

Side Dishes - Fresh Pear, Fruit Cocktail, Baked fries, & Coleslaw.


Pizza and yogurt options will NOT be available on February 19th.


February 23rd - It's National Chili Day and the Creek Cafe will be serving up delicious bowls of Anna Cully's Carolina Chili. Miss Cully is a Lexington One student who won first place in the Lexington One Cooks recipe competition.

Kindergarten Registration Continues

Registration for rising 4K and 5K students continues at RCE. In order to register your rising 4K or 5K student, you will need to bring the following:

- Student's Birth Certificate

- Proof of Immunization

- Driver's License

- Proof of Residency (Water or Electric Bill) - If you do not have a water or electric bill in your name, please contact Lexington One Central Services at 821-1000.


You may register your student Monday - Friday, from 7:30 - 3:30, in the RCES front office.

Jump Rope for Heart

Rocky Creek will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart February 12th - 23rd. Students should have brought their collection folders home last week. Visit heart.org/jump to register and donate online. We hope students participate in this event, raise money for the American Heart Association, and learn the importance of heart health. Parents are strongly encouraged to donate online rather than bringing cash or checks to school.

Love Your Passengers with Candy Grams

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EB Principle: Love Your Passengers

As we continue to focus on loving our passengers, we need to talk about empathy. Empathy means to understand and share the feelings of someone else. This is kind of like stepping into someone else’s shoes and imagining how they feel. It feels good when someone cares about how you’re feeling. We don’t always remember to stop and show empathy, but when we do, it can make a big difference in loving our passengers.

100 Ways for 100 Days

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Mark Your Calendar for STEAM Night!

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STEAM Night Materials Still Needed

Dear Rocky Creek Families,


We are excited to be holding our second annual RCE STEAM Night on February 27, 2018. We plan to have a variety of activities for all age groups and anticipate an evening of fun and learning. This event requires a variety of materials and we would appreciate any donations you might be able to contribute. A list of needed items is below. Thank you for any assistance you can offer.


STEAM Night Materials

Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

Empty Paper Towel Rolls

Empty plastic bottles with lids - Rinsed out, please

Electric Toothbrush w/ batteries

Food Coloring

2L Bottles of Soda - Any variety is great

Reminder for Cold and Flu Season

Sick children do not perform well in class and can expose their classmates to a virus or other illness. If your child complains that he/she does not feel well, please check his/her temperature before sending him/her to school. If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or more before you give him/her Tylenol, Advil, Motrin or some other appropriate fever-reducing medication, keep your child at home.


Your child should not return to school until he/she has been fever-free without the help of Tylenol or another product for 24 hours. When your child does come back to school, he/she should go by the nurse’s office and have his/her temperature checked before going to his/her classroom.

Lost and Found

Items are beginning to accumulate at the RCE Lost and Found. Please make sure your student checks the Lost and Found for any items that may belong to them. The Lost and Found is located at the end of the 400 Hall.

2nd Grade Ranger Robics

During the month of February, our 2nd grade Rangers can participate in Ranger Robics. Ranger Robics sessions will be held in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

RCE Needs M.E.N at Work

M.E.N. at Work, standing for Meeting Each Need, is a community-involvement program, unique to RCE, which will encourage and promote volunteerism among fathers, grandfathers and other male community members. Through this program, we aim to better support and meet the needs of our students, as well as better identify and utilize resources and members within our community.


This program will kick off the morning of Tuesday, December 19th, with M.E.N at Work volunteers helping to open car doors! You will recognize these volunteers by their bright orange vests. After the holiday break, this will continue on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, and will likely expand to other volunteer opportunities.


Interested in joining M.E.N. at Work? Reach out to our school counselors via phone or email!

Jamie Dawkins - jdawkins@lexington1.net (803)821-4181

Matt Bundrick - cbundrick@lexington1.net (803)821-4175

RCE Little Free Library

The RCE Little Free Library is officially open! The little free library allows students and community members to enjoy a book in the seating area on campus, or you can take a book to enjoy at home. Your may return the book, keep the book or pass it on to another reader. The RCE Little Free Library operates on the honor system and strives to build a reading partnership with the community. You can click on the link below to view the dedication and learn more about the Little Free Library.


Happy Reading!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z7NxL_V9dV4Q8gj5MPSHLGYmuhYVP4iK/view


You can visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/ to learn more about Little Free Libraries and locate these libraries throughout the world.

Lunch Money!

Make sure to resolve any negative account balances before the end of the year.


Per district policy, student accounts may only have $10.00 owed to them. Once student accounts have over $10.00 owed, children will receive lunch choice D which is a sandwich, fruit, and drink. Please make every effort to pay on your child's lunch account or send lunch to school with your child.

Car Line Safety Reminder

As we return to our school routines, we must remember to keep our Rangers safe during morning drop off and afternoon pickup. For the safety of our children, please...


  • refrain from texting or talking on phones in moving car lines.
  • do not drop off children in parking lots.
  • make sure to walk children all the way across the crosswalk.


Please share this with the person who brings or picks-up your child from school.

Partner Up with Lowes Foods and Help Rocky Creek!

REWARD RCE, WHILE REWARDING YOURSELF


With Cart to Class, Lowes Foods will give up to a quarter of a million dollars to local schools this year. To participate, enroll up to 3 local schools on your Fresh Rewards card, then each school will be rewarded based on the amount of Lowes Foods Private Label items you purchase.


Click here to see eligible items.


Guests, link your school to your card.

If your child arrives after 7:40 A.M., you will need to sign them in at the office.

Please WALK your child inside after 7:40. Please do not drop children off, watch them enter the doors, and pull off. That is not a safe practice, and we ask you for the safety of your children to please walk them inside.

View School Menus with Mealviewer

Families, you can now use Mealviewer to see what is on the breakfast and lunch menu each day. You can view or print menus from home by accessing the website. You also have the option of downloading the Mealviewer app to your smartphone. Click on the link below to visit the Mealviewer website.


https://schools.mealviewer.com/

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Supervision begins at 7:00 A.M. for students.

Please note that adults are not available to supervise children before 7:00 a.m. each morning. Please do not let your child out of the car and pull away from the school prior to 7:00 A.M. Thank you!

Bus Loop Drop-Off

In an effort to help with morning traffic flow, we allow students to be dropped off in the bus loop area. If you use this drop-off lane, please be aware of the following:

It is unlawful to pass a school bus in a loading/unloading zone.

This area is supervised between 7:00 A.M. - 7:40 A.M. For safety reasons, the bus loop doors are only unlocked during this time period. If you drop your child off before 7:00 or after 7:40, it is possible you will have left your child locked out of the school.

Need to change your child's transportation - phone call or handwritten notes accepted.

Please make sure you communicate any transportation changes through a handwritten note or phone call to the front office at 821-4200. Do not communicate transportation changes via an email to the teacher. Your email may not be read before dismissal.

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Text @rockycree to the number 81010
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Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Nichols, and Mr. Brooks are always here to help. Please don't hesitate to contact us!

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