Attached is information for Rock Creek Parent Orientation Night- Monday, August 15, 2016 5:00-7:30.
The staff of RCE wish your family a safe, fun and learning-filled summer! Try to make time for trips to zoos, museums and libraries as often as you can!
The staff at RCE cares about their students! That's why we have provided you with an exciting opportunity to continue learning through the summer with our "Homework" packets!
Packets should be completed in short sessions throughout the summer as a way of staying "sharp" with the skills needed to start the new school year off right! Then turn them in on the first day of school!
January 14th and 15th
Contact your child's teacher for questions regarding your meeting time. If you are unable to attend at your scheduled time, please call as soon as possible.
Conference appointments last 15 minutes, please be punctual in starting and concluding your conference. Thank you!
We look forward to speaking with you to help your child meet his/her educational goals!
Our Rock Creek Elementary first grade students, held a Grade One Grandparents Thanksgiving Feast, on Monday November 16th !
Our 1st grade students enhanced our studies and let their grandparents know that they are loved and appreciated through sharing songs, poems and a Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and the full works! We had 37 students hosting 70+ grandparents! Each first grade parent cooked up something delicious to share and many parents even volunteered to help by setting up, serving and cleaning-up to make this special event possible. This event coincided with our investigation into producers and consumers, and the goods and services available to us in a community. What a great day!
Thanksgiving Break is November 26th-30th! Have a restful holiday and enjoy this quick movie highlighting some little known facts about this national day of giving thanks!
Spirit wear 2015 brings some great apparel for sporting our school and district pride! Sponsored by our Rock Creek Elementary Parent and Teacher Organization with garments created by Ringer Inc., available in Roadrunner style or Falcon red and black, this batch of spirit wear has something for everyone! Just have look! Order forms available below.
RCE students and staff, say "cheese"! November 11th is school picture retake day. Bring in your photo envelopes, dress to impress and smile!
Special October 9th Book Club for 5th and 6th Graders Only!!
We are presently Book Blogging with other students in Canton, OH who are also reading the book at the same time!!!
(This is kind of like having an electronic pen pal. All exchanges between students are monitored and screened by teachers.)
We are reading and discussing: The Fourteenth Goldfish
This is a hysterical and fun book about a grandfather who discovers formula to turn himself back into a teenager. He ends up going to school with his teen-aged granddaughter, but still dresses like an old man. He thinks he’s found the cure to aging and teaches her to appreciate science.
We'll get together with all the RCE students who are reading the book on October 9th after school to do a final discussion and some activities related to the book.
What is Book Club All About?
Mrs. Sly is leading a book club for upper elementary students based on the books that have been nominated to win the annual Buckeye Children’s Book Award! This is a GREAT way to promote reading quality literature for students!! When you come you should have already read the book, be ready to talk about it, and ready for fun! (see below for details and a permission slip)
The Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award program is designed to encourage students in Ohio to read literature critically, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in young adult literature programs, and to commend authors of such literature. It was founded in 1981. Each year, students from around Ohio nominate their favorite newly published (in the last two years) books. The top five nominees are then announced for each category in April. Students are then able to vote for their favorite book from September 1 – November 10th. The categories are K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, but it does not matter what grade you are in to vote.
Depending on the book we will be reading, different grade levels will be invited to participate. Our Rock Creek Book Club (RCBC) will be hosted after school from 3:45 – 5:00 pm on select days (we’re aiming for 1x/month) so your child will need to be picked up at that time if they attend.
It will be a lot of fun and we will have discussion, an activity, and a snack related to the book. BUT, you have to prove you’ve read the book, (or listened to the book if you are reading it at home with family) in order to attend! How do you provide “Book Proof?” There are plenty of options!
- - Take a multiple choice quiz from Mrs. Sly and score 7/10 or better
- - Complete a story web about the plot or characters (Mrs. Sly will provide upon request.)
- - Write 3 journal entries (beginning, middle, end) as if you were a character from the book recounting what was going on.
- - Dress up like a character from the book and have a conversation with Mrs. Sly as is if you were that character!
- - Create a diorama in a shoe box of a scene from the book.
- - Create a drawing/painting of 3 scenes of your choice from the book.
- - Create your own 10 question quiz (with answers) from throughout the book.
- …come up with a better idea? Let me know!
BOOK PROOF will have to be presented by the day BEFORE Book Club, along with a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian stating that is okay for you to attend and that they will arrange transportation for you to get home. (See attached permission form.)