Rockbrook Reminder

Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 12/20/19

Happy Holidays and New Year

We hope that the winter break is a pleasant one for all of our students and families. Thank you for the many special treats and gifts that have been shared. We look forward to the new year and the chance to see the children back at school. Be sure to check out this week's update for information about activities both during the break and upon our return.

Season's Greetings!

Mr. Higginbotham

Winter Break

December 23rd - January 3rd, No School... School Resumes January 6th

Rockbrook Winter Break Challenge, Reading and Math!

This Winter Break we want to encourage kids to keep their reading and math skills sharp. Keeping young minds active will prime them for a successful return in January, and can help get a fast start to the second half of our school year.

To do so, we’re excited to present a Winter Break Challenge for all of our students. From December 21st to January 5th we are encouraging students to spend twenty minutes a day focusing on reading and math skills. We'll be sending home a record sheet before the break where students can record minutes read. Students can practice their math skills using our online resource. Students completing 200 minutes of reading or 200 minutes of math will receive a special incentive. Students completing both double up on their prize!

We hope your family will consider participating. Be sure to check your child's backpack next week!

Building Skills of Independence and Empowerment

It's hard to believe we're nearly halfway through our school year and it's amazing to see the growth the children are making. Encouraging students to develop skills of independence, responsibility, and empowerment is an important part of their development and preparation for future experiences. Doing chores at home, establishing homework routines, and having your child enter school independently and manage their supplies are just three easy ways you can empower your child with skills of independence.

As we head into the second half of the year, consider how you and your child can continue to grow in their skills. With the new year approaching it's a great time to set goals and work to accomplish them. Your child's teacher can also be a great partner in helping to determine how to best promote their success for the second half of the school year.

We're Hiring for Educational Assistants at Rockbrook

Know someone who is looking for part-time work and loves to work with children? We are looking for the next amazing Educational Assistant to work with the students at our school. If so we'd love to talk to them, 402.390.6475.

Work At Westside - Lauren Krska

Save Your Hy-Vee Receipts


•PLEASE SAVE your HY-VEE receipts dated between September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

•Hy Vee will donate $1 for every $200 spent. This adds up, we have been earning between $400 & $600 per year!!

•Grocery receipts, gas, diner, coffee shop and pharmacy receipts are all accepted from any of the Omaha and Council Bluffs Hy-Vee stores.

•Tell your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to save their receipts for our school.

Send your receipts back to school with your child. The Hy-Vee drop box will be located near the fish tank.

Write the name of your child’s teacher on the top of your receipt, or bundle them and put the teacher’s name on the envelope.

The class that brings in the most will receive a pizza party in January.

Thank you for your SUPPORT!

Dropping Off Your Child? Please Bring Them In & Sign Them In

When dropping offer your child after 8:40 a.m., parents must walk their child in and check them in at the office. This includes if your are returning your child from a doctor's appointment. Checking your child in is important to ensure the safety of all students arriving at our school.
Traffic and Parking at Rockbrook

Help us keep students and families safe. Please review the routes for parking and pickup using the full route. Cutting across the lot has created some recent close calls for both cars and students. These routines help keep everyone safe.

Students and Cell Phones / Smart Devices

We know that staying connected to your child is an important safety feature for many families. While in school we ask that students keep all cell phones and smart devices stowed in their backpacks. This helps prevent distraction from learning.

Medication at School

For you child’s safety and for the safety of others, all medication, even cough’s drops, must be kept locked in the health office, it must be in the original package. All medication, including cough drops, needs to be accompanied by a medication form signed by the parent or guardian, all prescription medication forms must be signed by the doctor. Whenever possible, medication should be administered at home.

Important Dates


23 Winter Break Begins- No School


6 School Resumes

15 Don & Millie’s Dining Out for Education Night

20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School, Professional Learning

30 Rockbrook / Oakdale STEAM Night @ Oakdale

28 Godfather's Slice of the Pie Night

Safety Patrol

Information about our Safety Patrol schedule is available on our safety patrol website. Please check this schedule if your child is volunteering for this important activity to help keep our school and students safe.

Welcome to Rockbrook Elementary - Home of the Bulldogs

Rockbrook Mission:

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.

Rockbrook School Design Goal:

At Rockbrook we will increase student engagement and achievement through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs.

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