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
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!
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!
Ms. Sack's Kindergarten
...for reaching LAKER LEADER status!
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!
1st Grade Families - YOUR TURN to Stock the Happy Cart!
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.
MARCH Family Reading Calendar
Lost & Found is Full!
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
Young Writers Young Artist Competition
Little Laker Preschool - Registration Open!
Volunteers Needed for the Elementary Carnival!
Plan to Attend the Elementary Carnival!
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 email@example.com
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
- Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service, up to $9.25 per month, for eligible consumers. Or, up to $34.25 per month, plus Link Up, for those living on Tribal lands.
Community Education Resources to share
For more information about this program, and other discounts that Arvig offers, visit arvig.net/AssistancePrograms.
Detroit Lakes Health Resources: https://www.hrcdl.org/