The Rosamond-Sherley Scoop
Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!
Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, each year, from September 15 to October 15. The purpose of celebrating four weeks is to honor and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The theme for 2022, as announced by the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM), is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation." Be sure to look out for the corresponding poster at the entrance of our school.
President Lyndon Johnson first began this celebration in 1988 as Hispanic Heritage Week. It was later expanded in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period, September 15 to October 15. On August 17, 1988, it was made into a national law. September 15th is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. October 12 is Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which falls within this 30 day period. Feel free to join us as we celebrate our Hispanic Heritage.
We will have our first PTA Organizational Meeting on October 5th at 6:30 pm in the RSE Cafeteria. The purpose of this meeting will be to explain the benefits of having a PTA, review the requirements to organize a PTA and appoint and elect our 4 main Board positions. We will also need to have in attendance at least 20 people who are ready and able to pay and join PTA that night!
If you are interested in helping out PTA get up and running, please fill out this short survey
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Parents, the majority of our communication about upcoming events and activities comes through Schoology and our other social media platforms. If you are still having trouble getting set up with an account on Schoology or need help switching your school view access, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/Zig1HdnQ3ENaJdiy5
Reminder! If you are dropping a student off past 7:30 am (once the carpool line is finished), you must park and come into the office to check your student in. Doors open at 7:05 am and students must be in class by 7:30 am.
Lunch visitors are allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only. All visitors must have a valid ID. No ID = No Entry
*You and only your child will sit at the designated family lunch table. Friends of students are not allowed to sit with parents.
*You may choose to buy from the cafeteria or bring in outside food. (Adult Lunches - $3.65)
*We ask that you try to exit the cafeteria 5 minutes prior to the end of the lunch period in order for our teachers to follow procedures of classroom management.
All transportation changes must go through the front office and be made before 2:00pm so that we can notify the student and teacher in a timely manner. Please call 972-924-1360. We ask that you not contact teachers directly through email or phone calls.
a. If there is a need to sign your student out early, please do so in the front office before 2:45 pm. All early sign outs require a valid ID. Please be mindful of the pick-up line when planning to pick up a student early from the office.
b. If you need to purchase additional Family Number stickers, you may do so in the front office. Stickers are $3 and will need to be purchased by an approved individual on the contact list with a valid ID.
It has been a busy first part of the month! We have completed many of our Beginning of the Year assessments and have started to really get to know our students. We are so excited to start our PRIDE character traits this month following our first PRIDE rallies. Our students will be working on having a Positive Attitude over the next month. We are so proud of our RSE students and how much they have already accomplished this year!
Box Top Competition
We are having a Scan For Our School Challenge running from September 19th through October 31st. Download the app, scan a receipt and “give credit” when prompted for your students' grade level!
We are launching a food drive to benefit RSE families in need. Coyote Packs will go home each week to students in need of food over weekends and breaks throughout the school year.
If you are able to donate pantry items, please send them to your child's teacher. Thank you so much for supporting our students and families! We will be awarding prizes to grade levels that contribute the most donations by Friday, September 30th, however your donations are welcome throughout the school year.
~ Ms. Laurence
Reminders about absences:
Please send a Dr. note in with your child when they return to school if they are out. You may also submit a parent note at the link below. Make sure to submit for each day they are out. Have your child bring the Dr/Parent note to the front office or to my glass window in the front hallway.
You may also email me notes or any questions!
Hey Coyote Parents!
Just a couple of nurse reminders.
1. Make sure you have submitted vaccination records! I will be sending out reminders to students of those who I am missing shots from. Check your student’s folder daily.
2. Please keep a spare change of clothes in your students backpack at all times for any accidents that may occur during school.
3. Lastly, with the start of school also brings new viral infections. Did you know the most effective way to reduce the spread of bacteria/infection is through a simple task of washing your hands? Let’s all do our part in reminding students to cover their mouths when coughing/sneezing and to wash their hands multiple times daily.
“The best investment you’ll ever make is in your health.”