Rockbrook Express

Rockbrook's Monthly Newsletter | May 2021

Thank You Fun Run Volunteers

We want to express our sincere thanks to our Fun Run Volunteers who helped provide this enjoyable afternoon tradition for our kids. We are hopeful that next year's Fun Run can operate more like it has in the past and are grateful that we were able to have the event this year. Thanks for making this 38-year tradition possible.


Forgot to purchase a yearbook, bring cash or check to the office and purchase a 2020-2021 yearbook for only $14.00.

Please Remember


6th Grade Outdoor Ed

This Wednesday and Thursday Rockbrook 6th Graders attended Westside’s Annual Outdoor Education Program. Students participated in activities such as fishing, canoeing, archery, hiking, team building, and learned about topics like Raptor-ology, dissecting owl pellets, and an egg drop from an observation tower.
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Parent Meeting May 4th 6;00pm
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Food Drive in Partnership with FoodBank for the Heartland and Ronco Construction

Thank you to the many families that brought in donations for the Food Bank for the Heartland.

Your donations helped provide 7,166 meals to families in the Heartland.


Dear Rockbrook Families,

We are pleased to share that Ms. Madeline Henecke will be joining Rockbrook and Prairie Lane as the music teacher for next year. Ms. Henecke comes to us from Enid, Oklahoma, previously though, working at St. Wenceslaus (Pk-4) and Skutt High School as a music teacher. We look forward to having Ms. Henecke join our school. We know she will continue to grow and foster our students’ love of music.

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Summer Learning Opportunities

Throughout the school year, as part of Westside’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process, students are assessed in reading and provided with strong instruction to support their needs. To engage families and extend the learning for students, we are sharing ways in which you can support your child with their reading. As we enter into summer, it is important to encourage practice in the area of reading so that students maintain the skills they learned this year.

This link: outlines opportunities to continue learning with and without technology. Included are links to various activities you can do with your child, as well as reading programs available in the community and some website/app recommendations. The top priority this summer is simply having your child read every day. This can include times when someone reads to or with them.

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Elementary Music Celebration Concerts

Band and String Families, we are excited to announce our district-wide end of the year celebration concerts! Each performer may have 4 guests in attendance with them at these events! Info about safety requirements and practices will be sent home as the dates approach. Please add the appropriate date and time for your student to your family calendars and reserve the night for this event! We can not wait to gather together for a live performance to celebrate all that these students have accomplished as musicians throughout this unprecedented year!

Mrs. CJ, Mr. Freeman, Mrs. Matheson and Dr. Meints

Fifth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

Fifth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

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Don't Forget to TAGG! We Appreciate Your Support!

Here's a quick tutorial for Tagging your grocery receipts from HyVee. If you haven't yet tried TAGG be sure to download the app and give it a go!
Hy-Vee Tips | Get Your Receipts Approved

Safe2Help & Boys Town Hotline

The last year has brought new challenges. Students have an outlet if needed with @Safe2HelpNE, operated by @BoysTownHotline. It provides anonymous reporting for students struggling with any issues. Call 531-299-7233 or visit

Drop Off and Pick Up Times

Breakfast: Students may enter at 8:05am

Drop Off: Students may arrive at 8:10am

(Please do not drop students off before this time unless they are coming in to eat breakfast.)

School Entry: Teachers bring students in at 8:20am

Our School Day Begins at 8:30

Dismissal: Regular Dismissal is at 3:30pm, 3:00 on Wednesdays (During Green Status)

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Symptom Screener

Thank you to our Rockbrook families who have taken so seriously the efforts to reduce the spread of COVID 19. Our school's individual numbers continue to demonstrate the extra caution we know many families are taking whenever their child displays symptoms they suspect. If you are ever in doubt, please use the Symptom Screening tool available on our district website. This is also a great tool to use if your child is returning from an absence to make sure they are ready to return. If you have any questions about whether your child should or should not come to school you are always welcome to call the office at 402.390.6475.

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The mission of Rockbrook Elementary School, a diverse community of learners, is to foster learning by providing a quality educational experience within a secure and challenging environment.