RBBCSC Parent to Parent Newsletter

March 2018

2017-2018 School Calendar


Calendar View Link

ACTIVE EVENT CALENDAR for all schools (click off any you don't use)

School Lunch Information

Elementary Schools: $1.10 Breakfast, $2.55 Lunch

Secondary Schools: $1.35 Breakfast, $2.70 Lunch

If you get free or reduced lunch, you get free or reduced breakfast too!

Reduced Meals: $.30 Breakfast, $.40 Lunch

It's not too late: Please complete a financial assistance form on Harmony during your registration process. Also, don’t forget to “Set it and Forget It” on www.myschoolbucks.com to refill your student’s lunch account. Our district is an online payment district, however, if it is necessary to pay by check, please do so prior to school starting at the Nutrition Services Director’s office located at the RBBCSC Service Center. 812-876-7100

Our breakfast trays consists of either 2 Whole Grain Components or 1 Whole Grain and 1 Protein Component, a Fruit (sometimes a Vegetable) and a Milk. All reimbursable trays must include the fruit/vegetable component.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Save the Date!

RBBCSC is hosting its annual Action for Healthy Kids Community Health Fair on Wednesday, April 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the cafeterias and gyms of EPS and EIS.

The Wellness Word Newsletter (March 2018) -- a must read!

The Wellness Word Newsletter is put together by Rachel Pfafman, an Americorp intern in the RBBCSC Nutrition Services/Healthy Schools office. It is full of some important information, some recipes, and a shout-out to a staff member who is doing his/her best to stay healthy.

Rachel is currently looking for volunteers for the following events. If you are able to help, please email Rachel at rpfafman@rbbschools.net.

Action for Healthy Kids Community Health Fair

April 25th, from 3:45 - 7:45 PM

We need volunteers to help set-up, work sign-in booths, assist visitors, and tear-down.

Hoops for Heart

May 9th at Edgewood Jr High

It is during the school day - volunteers will arrive at 7:30 AM for the first shift. Shifts are available through-out the day.

This event is put on in coordination with the American Heart Association, teaching children the importance of heart health.

There are 8 booths; ideally, each volunteer or team of volunteers will "run" a booth by assisting students with the activity and keeping a supervised eye on them.

RBBCSC Kindergarten Registration

Saturday, April 7th, 9am-12pm

7700 West Reeves Road

Ellettsville, IN

If you have or know of any children who will be ready for Kindergarten in the fall of 2018, please plan to attend this registration 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.

If your child is not available during this time, appointments can be made for dates after this event, during the school day hours. Please call 812-876-9600 to schedule.


Tuesday, April 24 from 6 - 7 p.m.

Please enter the front doors.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Edgewood Early Childhood Center Fall Registration

Monday, April 2nd, 9am to Wednesday, May 23rd, 3pm

8045 State Road 46

Ellettsville, IN

Have a little one ready for Pre-School or Pre-K? EECC (Home of the Big Shoe) will be accepting applications for fall 2018 registration starting April 2, 2018.

Children ages 3-5

• Potty-trained or in the process

• Half-day for Pre-SCHOOL (either mornings or afternoons)

• Full or half-day for Pre-Kindergarten

• Before/After Latch-Key available

• Accepts childcare vouchers

Please call 812-876-6325 or stop by during school hours (M-F 8:30 - 3:00).

Edgewood Early Childhood Center (EECC) Preschool - PreK

EECC Website Link

Facebook Page Link "Like" us!

Important Dates LINK

Tuesday, March 27: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. STEAM Night - Bring the whole family to experience lots of science activities.

Backpack Blessings Food Drive - now and until March 31st. See list below.

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Edgewood Intermediate School (EIS) 3-5

Stinesville Elementary School (SES) K-5

SES Website Link

SES Facebook Link "Like" us!

SES PTO Facebook Link "Like" us!

Important Dates Link

March 22: PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

April 12: SES 3-5 Music Program and Art Night @ 7:00 p.m.

April 21: SES Community Open House 2:00-5:00 p.m. (More info to come!)

Support Your Secondary Readers

Written by Glen Hopkins, SES Principal

Each month in the P2P Newsletter, I have taken time to provide suggestions on how to support your elementary child with reading or math. As I sit in my living room tonight, I look across the table to find my seventh grader and my first grader playing with some Legos together. It just hit me, I need to share the love for our secondary students/parents. So, with that being said, let's jump into some tips for parents of secondary (jr. high and high school) students.

As your child's first and most important teacher, you play a huge roll in the success of your child's continuous journey to becoming a "master reader." By the time our children hit the secondary level, they could be at a variety of reading levels: proficient, reluctant, or struggling. Regardless of what level your child read's at, and in all honesty, regardless of their age, your positive support can only help them to grow their talents. Here are some suggestions on how you can provide support at home:

  • Create a quiet reading space in your house. At the secondary age, bedrooms are great, as long as they can take time to disconnect from their iPhones!
  • Set a good example for your child by reading books, magazines, or newspapers. Also, take some time to talk about what you are reading. Secondary students have a lot of wonderful thoughts and ideas that they can share with you. (It also gives you the chance to iron out some misconceptions they may have.)
  • Be aware of your child's interests and needs. Reading things like comic books, instruction books, sports, or fashion magazines may very well be the key to unlocking a joy of reading!
  • This one is hard.... which I definitely struggle with.... but take time to turn off the TV one night a week to read as a family. It's a small step, but it shows the importance of reading and allows you to the time to talk about what you are reading. Let's be honest, don't we all want our secondary children to talk to us more?
  • If your child is struggling with reading something for school, help them! When they were in elementary school, you took turns reading and discussing the content. Now that they are at the secondary level, why should it stop? It can make your secondary child feel empowered when they get to sit down and read with you, seeing that you truly don't know everything! (Isn't this their dream situation as a teenager anyway?)
  • Finally, emphasize reading as a life-long habit. Reading can unlock new worlds and experiences. It can also unlock some great conversations.

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Check out this month’s STEAM FAMILY CHALLENGE on our website! What can you use from NATURE to design and build your own prototype? Do you ever see evidence of animals using materials from nature to build? Find a natural engineer in nature and take notes - birds’ nests, beavers’ dams - did you know a squirrel’s home is called a dray? Get outside and explore!

Looking for SUMMER CAMP opportunities? Don’t forget the STEM camps in our area!

Camp Invention at EPS - June 18-21 (Flyer below)

Camp Invention at Ivy Tech Bloomington - July 16-20.

Crane STEM Camps at WestGate Academy - June 11 - July 6, depending on grade levels

LAST call to help Mrs. Miller!

If you haven't voted for her to win, please see the picture below and help!

Click here to vote!

Edgewood Junior High School (EJHS) 6-8

EJHS Website Link


Important info: EHS & EJHS Winter Athletic Pocket Schedules are now available.

Pick them up in your school office.

Important Dates Link

PTO Events:

The first EJHS Swim Night will be held Friday, March 23rd from 6p-8p at the EHS pool. For swim safety reasons, this event will only be open to the first 75 students who purchase tickets. Pre-sale tickets will be available Thursday, March 22nd and Friday March 23rd before school in the gym for $2 or a donation item to Backpack Blessings. If tickets have not sold out, they will be available at the door for $3 or a donation item. Drinks and bagged snacks will be available to purchase at the event. Please watch your Harmony account for suggested donation list and volunteer opportunities.

The next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, March 27th at 6:30pm in the EJHS Library.

3x your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase! Go tosmile.amazon.com/ch/06-1833459 and Amazon donates to Edgewood Jr High School PTO.

Please continue to view Daily Announcements (LINK) that are sent from the school to keep up with important information.

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Edgewood High School (EHS) 9-12

EHS Website Link

EHS Counseling Office Link

Important info: EHS & EJHS Winter Athletic Pocket Schedules are now available.

Pick them up in your school office.

Important Dates Link

Please continue to view Daily Announcements (LINK) that are sent from the school to keep up with important information.

Graduation 2018 Link


ASAP Open House Tuesday April 3, 5-7pm

The Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP)

provides Ivy Tech Community College students

with the opportunity to earn a degree in one year

instead of the traditional two-year track.

The ASAP program is for students under the age

of 21, graduating high school with a 2.5 GPA

or higher, a good attendance record and plans

to transfer to a four year college and earn a

Bachelor’s degree.

Visit IvyTech.edu/ASAP, or contact Jennifer Rusk,


Scholarship Information: Students in grades 9th -12th

Looking to mulch your yard and want to help Edgewood Wrestling?

See the flyer below and then click here to fill out your order form. If you have a student in mind who would benefit, write in their name. If you don't, type in "any student."
They offer pick-up, delivery ($20), and spreading it (fee depends on quantity).
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Interested in learning to swim or to get better at it? Want to compete?

AGON is hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. at the Ellettsville Library. Please see the flyer below and click here to register or to learn more.
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Monroe County Public Library PROGRAMS

Looking for something FUN and EDUCATIONAL to do with the kids?

Click here to view MCPL's 2017 Fall Program Guide.

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Ivy Tech Offers Classes for Youth

Click HERE to see all of the classes offered for youth and adults in the

Center for Lifelong Learning.

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Do you have information you would like included in this newsletter?

If you do, please email Jill Ferguson at jferguson@rbbschools.net. The deadline for information to be sent is the 10th of each month. Please send flyers in a JPG format if possible or in a PDF format.