What's Happening at Rockwood Prep?
Message from the Principals!
IF YOU ARE NOT ON CLASS DOJO, PLEASE JOIN OR ASK YOUR STUDENT'S TEACHER HOW TO JOIN! THIS IS THE MAIN PLATFORM WE USE FOR ALL COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILIES!
February brought a month of cold weather, rain, snow, and ice! Hopefully March proves to let in a little more sunshine and warmth!
The 13th of this month will mark one year since our last day on campus and the beginning of Distance Learning. As we reflect on all that has happened in this short year, we want to thank each of you for your patience, understanding, and grace. RPA students are learning at high levels this year, and that learning is thanks to strong parent-teacher relationships and your invested interest in seeing your students continue to work toward building a strong academic foundation. Our students have learned skills in this year that will benefit them for years to come. They have mastered learning in a different setting, how to use new technology, built independence skills, and communicated on new platforms. Through it all, they have learned that education is important and that we are all advocating for their long-term success!
This month also brings Live teaching in all classrooms, Conferences, Spring Break, and at the end of the month we roll out the start of our Hybrid learning model! We are excited to have these things to look forward to!
Here's to a new month and a new outlook!
-Mrs. Barnard & Mrs. McCollum
Attendance Drawing Winners for February
Congratulations! These students have been in morning meetings, turned in work, or made contact with their teacher everyday so far this year!
Here are the awesome winners!
1st Grade Daisy
2nd Grade Josiah
3rd Grade Ismael
4th Grade Zella
5th Grade Brian
February Students of the Month!
5th grade has had another fantastic month! We are currently working on mixed numbers and dividing fractions, as well as building skill upon rounding and multi step word problems! The students are doing amazing at memorizing all of the steps they need! We are finishing up The Cruise of the Dazzler in reading! Ask your student how they would feel about being at sea to only find out they were working with pirates! We have been having some awesome community building conversations and really learning a lot about each other! Big shout out to all the students who attend social group with Mrs. Bulich! The groups are so fun and a great way to socialize! Be on the lookout for our next field trip!
Hats off to these truly wonderful students!
Update from our Counselor, Mrs. Bulich!
What's new in the Counseling department for March?! Last month, students discussed Empathy. This month, students will learn about Anxiety and Test Taking. They will learn tips, strategies and ways to ask for help when they are anxious or overwhelmed. There will be three weekly activities that align with this theme, and one bigger live lesson with each class during the last week of February. The schedule for the monthly class lessons is posted on ClassDojo and the school counseling website!
Mrs. Bulich, School Counselor
What's New In ELD?
English Language Development has a new face in a Zoom square, Ms Priscilla Aguilera. I am over the moon to have her working with our ELD students. We are communicating with Teachers as to the Language needs of our students, AND should you need to brag about or ask for additional English Language education for your child, please contact me. We have a great school and a great school community. I love and enjoy every moment.
Peace & health,
Michele Brouse Peoples, ELD Specialist