Rome City Elementary School
Roman News October 2021
From the Principal's Desk...
October is an eventful month, learning is in full swing, and fall is in the air. We are thrilled to be part of your child’s education during this exciting time.
This time of year is one of my favorites! The leaves changing to vibrant colors, the smell of campfires, and all of the yummy pumpkin spiced foods. I just can not get enough of the season!
With fall, comes cooler weather. Please make sure you are sending your child to school with warmer clothes, sweatshirt or jacket.
As we all get ready to gear up for fall break, take time to build some memories with your kiddos. I know with the craziness that life brings, we often forget that time is the most precious thing for our little ones. Try to build some memories and laugh more this fall break!
As we go more and more into the cold weather season, please continue to have your child use a mask as needed and continually wash their hands. We have been doing well here at Rome City and hope to continue to stay healthy!
If you are by the school soon, take time to look at the leaves around the school. I am sure they will be changing soon. This is one of my favorite times of year at Rome City. Our trees are just so pretty.
Happy Fall everyone!
Every Monday, school starts at 8:45am.
Tuesday-Friday, school starts at 8:00am
If there is a 2-3 hour delay on a Monday, school will start at 10:00/11:00, respectively.
If you have any questions about start times on delay days, please call our office.
Attendance Calls and Student Messages
If your child is sick or will not be at school, a phone call MUST be made to the school to report the absence by 10:00am. Phone calls will be made to make contact. Doctor’s notes are encouraged.
Also, please be sure all messages regarding transportation changes for students are called into the office by 1:30. This is to ensure all messages are given to students before they leave school every day. We will do our very best to make sure students receive these messages.
Communication with Teachers
Teachers may be reached anytime through their email address here at school. If you would like this email address, please call the office and we will be happy to give it to you. Each class room has voice mail, so we can transfer calls to voicemail there,
but we cannot disturb class when it is in session, unless it is an emergency.
Robotics Club meets every Monday until 3:45PM.
Theater Club meets every Thursday until 4:00PM.
No School - Professional Development Day
Friday, October 1st
This is not an eLearning Day!
October 4th - 8th. Return to school on Monday, October 11th.
Tuesday, October 12th at 8:30AM
Return to school from fall break on Monday, October 11th!
Stomp Out Bullying! Monday, October 11th - Wear BLUE!
Monday – World Stomp Out Bullying Day
Wear BLUE today!
Tuesday – Make a new friend today!
Wednesday – Do an act of kindness in your classroom today!
Thursday – Give 5 compliments today!
Friday – Learn something new about someone today who is different than you are!
Tuesday, October 12th from 2:30-5:30PM
Trunk or Treat Drive Thru!
Friday, October 15th from 5:30-6:30PM
Decorate your cars and drive thru a parade of treats!
Wednesday, October 20th
Mobile Dentist comes to Rome City School!
Friday, October 22nd
Friday, October 22nd!
50 cents per bag.
PAC Sucker Sales!
Friday, October 29th
3 suckers for $1.00!
Mobile Dentist will be here on Friday, October 22nd.
Red Ribbon Week!
Reading, Reading, Reading!
Even though most children truly learn how to read in school, it does not diminish the importance of reading in the home. By incorporating the following suggestions into the home life, you increase the chances of your child becoming a student who learns the skills of reading and who also becomes a lifelong reader.
Be a reader: Keep a book you are reading on a coffee table or other place children can see it. Read a newspaper, magazine, or a book at a time when children see you reading.
Use the library: Public libraries are not only places to check out books, but have great children and family activities.
Read to your children: Just 10 minutes a night can make a huge difference. Read to your child, or have your child read to you.
Turn off the TV and computer: Set aside some time during each day when no electronic devices are used. Encourage reading and discussion during those times.
By creating a reading environment all around us, we help our children become readers themselves.