Ross Glen Road Runner Reporter

December 2020

Ross Glen School


“Fostering responsible citizenship through holistic development”


“As a professional learning community, we are committed to nurturing holistic development, promoting life-long learning and encouraging our students to become responsible citizens.”

Ross Glen School Goals

1. In what ways will providing quality feedback impact student literacy growth? (assessment and literacy)

2.How will implementing and revising school processes enhance school culture?


December School Events

December 6th -Final day to order from the Virtual Book Fair

December 8th - School Council meeting at 7pm (link will be sent out with the agenda)

December 9th- Bacon pick up at MH Mall from 3-6pm

December 9th - Deadline to order Hot Lunch (for December 16th)

December 11th- Professional Learning Day for teachers - no school for students

December 16th- Hot Lunch

December 14-18 - Christmas Spirit Week

December 18th - Early Dismissal- dismissed at 11:20am

December 19th-January 3rd- Christmas Break

January 4-8 - Scenario 3 (online learning for students)

January 6th - Deadline to order hot lunch (for January 15th)

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Ross Glen December Bingo

A Ross Glen December Bingo board has been added to each child's Google Classroom. It is a fun way to focus on wellness. When they have completed all the activities, they will turn in the completed Bingo card and their name will be entered for a prize. Parents are welcome to join in on the fun. A copy of the Bingo Card was attached to the email. When you have completed all the activities, make sure your name is on the top of the card and email it to for your name to be entered into the Parent/Guardian prize box.

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Hot Lunch/Spirit Day Lunch

Please keep in mind that if other lunches are dropped off, they are required to be delivered to classrooms by a staff member, and makes additional work for the staff. We encourage you to order hot lunch or pack your child a regular lunch.

Thank you for understanding.

Change to December Hot Lunch Date

December's hot lunch date has been changed to Wednesday, December 16th. The deadline to order remains the same.
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January 4-11: Scenario 3

Students attend school at home through online learning: Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 8

It is our understanding that this additional week of online learning is intended to increase the isolation period of our younger students to mitigate the risk of students bringing COVID-19 into schools after the winter break. We understand that this unanticipated week at-home may put additional pressure on families and will do our best to support your child’s learning. However, this is not considered the same as emergency learning which took place in the spring. It is direct engagement/instruction, not distance learning.



· focus on early literacy, numeracy, physical skills and wellbeing

· approximately 1 ½ hours of instruction per day

Grades 1- 3:

  • focus on language and mathematics learning outcomes that strengthen the development of literacy and numeracy
  • incorporate health curriculum outcomes (with a focus on mental health)
  • approximately 2 ½ hours per day

Grades 4-6

  • focus on language and mathematics learning outcomes that strengthen the development of literacy and numeracy
  • incorporate science, social studies and wellness (with a focus on mental health) curriculum outcomes
  • approximately 2 ½ hours per day

** If you have questions or your child does not have access to a device for learning or internet access please contact Ms. Mastel or Mr. Kruger.

Ross Glen School Clothing Items

We are happy to announce we have a new line of Ross Glen clothing, and other items, available to our school community for purchase! We know school clothing, and other items, creates a sense of belonging, builds a feeling of community, and encourages school pride. We are excited to offer this to our students and school community!

This year, options will include masks, neck gaiters, mini hand sanitizer bottles, and fanny packs (to keep masks, and other items, safe while the students are enjoying playing at recess).

Sales will take place directly on our online store. Families are able to order and pay for their choices directly.

The link for ordering is

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School Council

Thank you to our School Parent Council members for their hard work in supporting our school this year. Elections took place on Tuesday, September 22nd. Here is our School Council Executive for the 2020-2021 school year:

Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Gebhardt and Jessie Ruckaber

Secretary: Megan Knodel

Treasurer: Nicole Nikiel

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Tru Earth

School Council has found a remarkable new eco-friendly product our families can purchase through an online store created just for our school. Our school will earn 20% of the profit from every purchase, which will help fulfill our fundraising needs while doing the earth a great deal of good! All products purchased ship directly to the purchaser, with no shipping charges.

Tru Earth Eco-Strips are the smartest way to clean laundry, period. They are ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic, and eco-friendly; just one strip will power through dirt and grime in all types of washing machines, including high-efficiency (HE). Additionally, they are:

• paraben-free

• phosphate-free

• free of added dyes

• free of chlorine bleach

• free of 1,4-dioxane

• biodegradable

• vegan



• the perfect choice for a fundraiser we can run all year!

You'll find several other eco-friendly products on our online store (produce bags, wool dryer balls, washable makeup remover pads, metal straws, bamboo cutlery…)

Our school earns 20% profit on every purchase* we make through our online store for the entire school year.

Please note: on subscription purchases, profit is earned on initial purchase only. Visit our online store at

All products purchased ship directly to the purchaser, with no shipping charges. The campaign remains open until the end of the school year, so you can place orders at your convenience and replenish your stock as needed while supporting our cause. When you use Tru Earth Eco-Strips, you will feel confident that you are taking care of your family and their future on this planet. If we all make the switch to Tru Earth, our profits will really add up!

Please share our school store with friends and family everywhere. Our school will earn profits on their purchases as well. Our school store is open now. Be sure to check it out and place your orders right away!

Ways to Connect

There are many ways to stay in touch with our school.
Please feel free to connect with us through our multiple platforms.

Our website is:


School Facebook page:

Twitter: @RossGlenSchool