Rome City Elementary School

Roman News February 2020

From the Principal's desk...

I am so proud of all of the great things Romans are doing!! Do you know we have many things happening after school that your child could participate in? We have Robotics club, STEM Club, Math Bowl, Spell Bowl and Kindness Club. We need to keep our kids active, having fun with learning.

Do you know that many of our kiddos are reaching many goals each day and we are celebrating a lot lately? Please like us on our Facebook page to see all of the exciting things happening here at Rome City!

Please help us raise money for the school, and for Mrs. Herber, by donating and attending our school carnival. Get your pink clothes ready! We want the whole carnival to be a pinkout theme! We have been working hard to be creative for this one! If you can donate items such as 2 liters, games, or items for our auction, please send the items in as soon as possible. We are preparing the items!

After spring break, students will be taking the iLearn assessment. Even though this time of year tends to be stressful, we try to make it as fun as possible for students. We will have an assembly to kick off the testing, have daily snacks and even have a "no homework policy" for the weeks during testing. We truly want the atmosphere to be relaxing and calming for the students. We are meeting with each child and discussing the importance of growth. I believe every student in the building has an opportunity to grow! Your support in homework and academics will help growth happen!

Please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast and is on time to school. Being late and leaving early on testing days, can actually cause children to be frazzled when they are taking a test.

Heather Green


Attendance Information

Daily attendance is a very important part of your child's success. Did you know the state has Compulsory School Attendance Law I.C. 20-33-2-6? At Rome City, we want to make sure we are following the law, yet also make sure students are healthy and only missing school on necessary days.

Parent letters are sent home as part of our reminder to families about the policy. As long as you have doctor's notes turned in, you will receive the standard letter, but with a thank you hand written on the note for turning in doctor's notes.

We want to make sure child/children are present as much as possible and not missing school for unnecessary things. Being present as much as possible helps them keep current and on top of their learning.

Thank you to those families, who are understanding of us following the required Indiana Code, yet also staying in positive communication with us on days that are missed. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by email or by calling the school office. I am more than willing to talk through any attendance concerns.

PAC Meeting is Thursday, February 6 at 8:30am

The next Parent Action Committee meeting is Thursday, February 6 at 8:30AM. Please help us as we plan and prepare for the end of the year events.

Here are things we will be working on and discussing:

· Carnival

· Spring events such as Muffins for Mom, Donuts with Dad

· Fundraiser

· Staff Appreciation Week

February 14th and 28th are POPCORN days! 50 cents per bag.

No School on President's Day, Monday, February 17th!

Mom and Daughter Cookie and Canvas party will be Thursday, February 27 from 5:30-7:00PM

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Plan ahead...field trips are being planned. Make sure your background checks are up-to-date if you would like to chaperone.

Test-Taking Skills

Do you remember the tests you took in school? Our experiences with tests leave an imprint on each of us, good or bad.

Today, our children have more accountability to do well on assessments than ever before. Despite our experiences, we must stay positive with our children when talking about ILEARN, IREAD, or any other assessment our children take in school. These are important pieces of a child’s education. These tests give all of us an excellent look at our children’s strengths and weaknesses. However, with this kind of accountability and pressure, our children need the skills to stay calm and focused throughout the test.

If you have any questions regarding ILEARN, IREAD, or any other assessment given at the school, please feel free to talk to Mrs. Green or your child’s teacher.

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