Rockbrook Reminder

Rockbrook Elementary School's Weekly Updates | 1-25-2019

Next Community Club Meeting - February 5th @ 6:00pm

4th-6th Vocal Music Program, Monday at 6:30

Our 4th grade through 6th grade music program "I Have a Dream" will be this Monday, January 28th. The program will be at Westside Middle School starting at 6:30pm.

There will be a rehearsal for the school at 2:45 on Monday. Limited seating will be available for adults that cannot otherwise make it to the evening performance.

Students are asked to arrive in concert attire and sit with their parents until called to the stage. We look forward to a wonderful concert!

Modified LunchTimes on Monday (1/28)

To allow time for our 4th through 6th graders to have a final rehearsal we will use a modified schedule on Monday. This will impact lunchtimes as follows.

K-1 Lunch: 11:11-11:36

2-3 Lunch: 11:36-12:01

4-5 Lunch: 12:01-12:26

6 Lunch: 12:26-12:51

Rockbrook SkateDaze Party - February 7th

It's a Party, A Skate Party! Rockbrook's annual Skating Party will be February 7th from 6:00-8:00pm at SkateDaze on 132nd Street. Join us for fun and friends with a portion of entry cost coming back to the school to help support the yearly 6th-grade project.

Rockbrook Valentines Parties will be Thursday, February 14th from 2:45-3:15

Great Kindness Challenge

This year at Rockbrook we are trying something different with the "Great Kindness Challenge."

Instead of receiving individual checklists, classrooms will be encouraged to complete as many of the tasks as possible together. Therefore each class has been given a list of 25 tasks to complete. Next week, students will be challenged to complete 5 tasks each day with their classmates. Teachers will choose 5 tasks daily for their students to complete with the goal that all 25 will occur sometime during the week. Here's the list of 25 tasks students are being challenged to complete.

The original list with all 50 tasks can be found at

Thanks for supporting this awesome program of Kindness!

Parent's Night Out - February 9th

Parent's Night Out is a fun adults-only event for parents of students at Rockbrook to get together, enjoy each other's company, meet new people, and help to support the school. Please consider joining on February 9th. Get a sitter for the kids and join whether just for a bit or make an evening of it! We hope to see you there.

Mr. Higginbotham Takes Polar Plunge Challenge

This year you've probably seen information about our Unified Activities at Rockbrook and other schools throughout the district. The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast­ growing initiative that brings students with and without intellectual disabilities together for fun and friendship. Coming up on February 9th they will be hosting the Omaha Polar Plunge at Lake Zorinsky. This year, Mr. Higginbotham will be plunging into the ice cold waters to help raise funds for Rockbrook's and Westside's Unified Activities. Two ways you can help are to join us for one of our upcoming Unified activities this year, such as Unified STEAM Night on Jan 31st at Oakdale, Unified Floor Hockey, February 9th at 11:00, or come out to Lake Zorinsky and cheer on Mr. Higginbotham. If you so choose you can also donate money that will help to support Special Olympics and Westside and Rockbrook Unified Activities at:

Change of Dates

Two upcoming events for Rockbrook have recently been changed. Family Movie Night has been moved to Friday, March 8th and Parents Night Out has been moved to Saturday, February 9th. Be sure to download our updated Year Long Calendar below.

School Wide Enrichment Clusters (SEM) Begin February 1st.

Rockbrook is excited to once again present our School-Wide Enrichment Clusters. For those new to our school, Enrichment Clusters offer our students an opportunity to explore an area of personal interest in a small group of mixed age students. We do this for six weeks for about 45 minutes on Friday afternoons. To make this time available, we modify our schedule a bit on those days. On February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and March 1st and 8th, students will use our special events schedule. This impacts lunch times as follows:

K-1 Lunch: 11:11-11:36

2-3 Lunch: 11:36-12:01

4-5 Lunch: 12:01-12:26

6 Lunch: 12:26-12:51

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.

Elementary Unified Activities - Unified STEAM NIGHT

What Are Unified Activities?

The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast­ growing initiative that brings students with and without intellectual disabilities together. This year we are excited to bring a Unified STEAM Night opportunity to our schools.

Westside Community Schools is excited to offer our fourth Unified Activity this year.

Where: Oakdale Elementary School 9801 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124

When: Thursday, January 31st at 6:00

What: S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Join us for a fun evening of activities highlighting these key educational areas!

RSVP Needed for Participation

If you and your child(ren) are interested in participating, please download the following linked informational flyer to learn more and to let us know if you are planning to attend.

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Lunch Times

Lunch Times

Joining your child for lunch is a fun and enjoyable tradition that Rockbrook is pleased to support when your schedule allows. For this purpose we have designated a guest table during our lunch period where you and your child can share a meal and each other’s company. To ensure that there is enough space for our out-of-school guests we ask that families eat with their own children only. When room allows, guests may also sit at the regular lunch table with the class. If you would like a school lunch, please make your reservation with the office before 9 a.m.

Lunch Times

K-1 Lunch: 11:35-12:00 (11:24-11:48 on Wednesdays)

2-3 Lunch: 12:00-12:25 (11:48-12:12 on Wednesdays)

4-5 Lunch: 12:25-12:50 (12:12-12:36 on Wednesdays)

6 Lunch: 12:50-1:15 (12:36-1:00 on Wednesdays)

Important Dates


25 Jones Brother's Dining Out Night

28 4-6 Vocal Music Concert at WMS - 6:30 pm

31 Godfather's Slice of the Pie Night

31 Rockbrook/Oakdale STEAM Night @ Oakdale 6:00 pm

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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