Rocky Creek Elementary School
Creek News - February 12th - 16th
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Important Happenings at The Creek!
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
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.
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
- 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
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
Mark Your Calendar for STEAM Night!
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
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.
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 - email@example.com (803)821-4181
Matt Bundrick - firstname.lastname@example.org (803)821-4175
RCE Little Free Library
You can visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/ to learn more about Little Free Libraries and locate these libraries throughout the world.
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.
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Bus Loop Drop-Off
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.