The Rossman Report

Family Newsletter - March 10

Upcoming Dates & Events


  • 13 - NO SCHOOL
  • 14 - NO SCHOOL -Teacher In-Service
  • 15 & 16 - 4th Grade Field Trip - Ag in the Classroom
  • 16 - K-5 Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 16 - 3:00-5:30 PM PIZZA Fundraiser Pick Up
  • 18 - 11:00-2:00 PM Elementary Carnival in the MS Gym
  • 21 - K-5 Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 23 - 5:30-6:30 PM - In-coming 6th Grade Middle School Orientation
  • 24 - STAFF HAPPY CART - 1st Grade Families stock the cart this month!
  • 30 - DLPS PowWow (details below)


  • 7 - No School
  • 10 - School is in Session *Snow Day Make-up

MCA Testing Dates

April 17-19 - Reading Grades 3, 4, 5

April 20 & 21 - Reading Make-Up Dates

April 24-26 - Math Grades 3, 4, 5

April 27 & 28 - Math Make-Up Dates

May 1-3 - Science Grade 5

May 4 &5 - Science Make-Up Dates


  • 23 - 5th Grade Graduation @ 2:00 PM Holmes Theater
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Pizza Pick Up - Mark Your Calendar

Pizza Fundraiser Pick-Up is March 16 from 3:00-5:30 PM in the front circle drive.

THANK YOU for selling more than 1600 pizzas for our PTO!


We celebrate these students deserving of a PRINCIPAL SPOTLIGHT this week!

Teachers nominate students to be recognized that are demonstrating...

Exemplary Character ~ Excellence in the Classroom ~ Leadership Among Peers

Congratulations! We are very proud of you!

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Laker Leader Awards!

When a classroom earns TEN "Laker Way" Awards for meeting Kind-Safe-Ready as an entire class, Mrs. Sternberg presents them with the "LAKER LEADER" Award to proudly display!

Congratulations to...

Ms. Sack's Kindergarten

...for reaching LAKER LEADER status!

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Laker Ticket Winners!

Students earn Laker Tickets from staff for their efforts in demonstrating Kind - Safe - Ready expectations. Each week, students turn in their tickets to be drawn for a chance to be recognized. This week's Laker Ticket Winners are pictured below.

Great job, little Lakers! SAILS UP!

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1st Grade Families - YOUR TURN to Stock the Happy Cart!

Hello 1st Grade Families!

Rossman PTO Staff Happy Cart is in an ongoing effort to make our teachers and staff feel loved and cared for this year.

The Happy Cart will be pushed down the halls one morning per month to allow teachers to grab a snack or treat. Each month, a different grade level will be responsible for “stocking” the cart.

This month, 1st grade is in charge of stocking the cart! This can be something simple like a box of granola bars, a bag of apples, or a pack of bubbl’r.

Please have your items in to the office by Thursday, March 23rd.

Attached is a sign-up genius for snack, treat, and drink options. If you would like to provide an alternate item, please note what you are bringing.

Thank you for considering supporting this new PTO initiative and taking the opportunity to spoil our teachers for all the hard work they put toward our children every day!

March Ojibwe Word of the Month - NBWAAKAAWIN

Wisdom: nbwaakaawin ( ne wah’ kuh win )

Beaver: amik (uh-mik’)

Wisdom - nbwaakaawin

The beaver represents wisdom and uses this natural gift for survival. The beaver alters his environment in an earth-friendly and sustainable way to benefit his family. To know wisdom is to cherish knowledge, use inherent gifts wisely, and live life according to those gifts. Recognize your differences and those of others in a kind and respectful way. Continuously observe the life of all things around you. Listen with clarity and a sound mind. Respect your own limitations and those of all of your surroundings. Allow yourself to learn and live by your wisdom.

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5th Grade Middle School Orientation - March 23 @ 5:30 PM

5th grade Detroit Lakes Middle School orientation (6th grade 23-24 school year) will be on Thursday, March 23rd from 5:30pm-6:30pm. There will be a presentation in the Middle School auditorium and student council led tours.

MARCH Family Reading Calendar

Paper copies of the Family Reading Calendar will be going home in Wednesday Folders March 1. Here is the link to a PDF file.

Happy Reading!

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Lost & Found is Full!

Please come in and take a look for your students' missing items in the lost & found. All unclaimed items will be donated after parent-teacher conferences this month.
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Book Fair Coming March 14-21

Book Fair Dates: March 15-March 21 *Closes after conferences on the 21st.

Book Fair Hours:

8:15 am -8:40 am & 3:00 pm -3:45 pm with a parent or book fair pass.

Open both nights during conferences.

Students will be allowed to bring money and shop during their PE time during the 8 days it is open.

Opportunities for Students & Families

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Young Writers Young Artist Competition

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Little Laker Preschool - Registration Open!

Detroit Lakes High School students are offering a free preschool experience two mornings per week, March 17-May 18. Flyer with information and registration linked below.

Volunteers Needed for the Elementary Carnival!

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Plan to Attend the Elementary Carnival!

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Rossman Office Notes & Reminders

7:30 AM - Main Doors Open. All students to the cafeteria

8:15 AM - Bell Rings - Students must go to class

8:20 AM - Front Doors Lock - Students coming after 8:20 will be counted tardy and will need to be signed in by a parent at the office

8:25 AM - Academics Begin


- Breakfast is over at 8:15 AM. If your student will be eating school breakfast, please be sure to drop them off in time to eat and get to class at 8:15 AM

- After 8:20 AM, parent/guardian must sign students in the office to verify arrival time and attendance

Parent Pick-Up No Parking Zone - Forest Ave South Side - Buses need the south side of Forest Ave to Summit clear. Link: No Parking Zone Map

Changes to Your Student's Dismissal Plans? - Please call the office by 2:30 PM to communicate a change in after plan for your student(s)

Visitors in the building - All parents and visitors must have a scheduled purpose or appointment and check in at the office to receive a visitors badge.

Rossman PTO - Join Us!

Join Rossman PTO! All are WELCOME!

Next Meeting - April 3 at 4:00 PM in the Rossman Collaborative Space

Not Available to Attend the Meetings? - You can still participate in PTO activities. Join a committee or volunteer to help at an event. No long-term commitment is necessary, and the PTO could use extra hands.

Contact Principal Emily Sternberg to get connected.

Links & Information

School Counseling Services: Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 can sign up for small group or individual meetings with Mrs. Gloege by using this link: Counseling Services Sign Up Form

Parents and guardians may also submit the form on behalf of their student or contact Mrs. Gloege at

Rossman Report Archives - Previous Rossman Report links can be found in this Google Doc:

Rossman Report Archives 2022-23

Make lunch, activities, and community education payments through the DLPS Online Payments Portal

District Calendar - Link: PDF file of the 22-23 DLPS Calendar

Parents and caregivers - if your child is working through anxious moments, this website may be a helpful resource for you: SPACE - Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions

SAIL Program - Before and After School Learning

Need a ride to activities or school? Call Becker County Transit 218-847-1674

What's For Breakfast & Lunch?

Phone & Internet Resources

Detroit Lakes Health Resources:

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