4190 State Route 44 Rootstown, Ohio 44272
Mrs. Ray-School Counselor
Mrs. Luli-Principal's Secretary
Ms. Mulhollen- Attendance Secretary
Mission Statement: Rootstown Schools, in collaboration with the community, will provide a quality education in a safe environment for students to become productive, life-long learners.
September 22-25 Fire Prevention Week
October 2, 2015 Interims Distrubted
Mad Science - Thursdays, 3:05 to 4:05 p.m. 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12
Fall Pictures: October 12th - PS, K, 1, 2
October 13th - PS, 3, 4, 5
Friday October 16th - NEOEA DAY - No School
October 30th - 1st Grading Period Ends
October 30th - Fall Parties, 2:00 p.m.
On behalf of the Rootstown Elementary School staff, I would like to welcome our students and parents to the 2015-16 school year. It was great seeing you during the Open House on August 31st. Once again, the year promises to be filled with many opportunities for our students to grow academically and socially through varied instructional techniques and programs. It is our goal each year to plan instruction and programs to meet the needs of all types of learners.
As we begin the year, I would like to share changes to the building and staff:
The building received new ChromeBooks from Permanent Improvement District funds in the 4-5 computer lab.
The PTA donated ChromeBooks for an additional mobile cart and tablets called Boogie Boards to the building. Thank you PTA!
In order to continue the progress with our Rover Pride theme started last year, students and visitors will now see posters around the building reminding students of expected behaviors in a particular part of the building.
The District has moved to the Google platform for email. Please note that the staff will have new email addresses this year. The first part of their old email address stays the same but the rest changed to roversk12.org. Ex: email@example.com.
Grades 4 and 5 will receive Google accounts to start the year. They will receive training during the first week of school on how to login with their password and learn some of the basic features of Gmail. It is possible other grades will begin learning Gmail later in the year.
Students will see changes to Statewide testing this year. PARCC tests used last year were eliminated by the Ohio Department of Education and replaced with AIR tests. The tests will continue to be taken on the computer. Grade 3 will no longer have a Reading OAA in October and will now have an English/Language Arts AIR test on December 1st and 3rd. 3rd graders will test in April and May with another ELA test and Math. 4th and 5th graders will have an AIR ELA/Math and Science or Social Studies in April/May. More details will be communicated at a later time.
Please join me in welcoming the following staff members to Rootstown:
Ms. Mulhollen: Attendance Secretary
Miss Sturm: Kindergarten
Mrs. Schler: Fourth Grade
Mrs. Palmer: Intervention Specialist
Miss Persinger: Intervention Specialist
Mr. Griffin: Playground Aide
Mrs. Stanley: Educational Aide
Mrs. Bartholomy moved from 4th grade Intervention Specialist to First Grade. Mrs. Svenson moved from First Grade to Second Grade. Mr. Richardson joins us as the new Music teacher, leaving Middle and High School Band.
While we had many changes to the building, the staff will continue to reward students for displaying the various Rover PRIDE behavior expectations with a PRIDE ticket. The Rover PRIDE tickets will model the Star tickets from previous years, and each week ten students will be chosen at random to receive a prize from Mrs. Ray! In addition to our PRIDE tickets, all teachers are encouraged to use the terminology and language from the matrices and to use creative, positive interventions to reward students within the classroom. Lastly, our monthly character trait and counselor lesson will reflect our PRIDE theme allowing our monthly “Turner Award” winners to exemplify that month’s behavior and character trait.
I am looking forward to a great school year. Please contact me with any questions or concerns during the school year.
Mr. Jeffrey Turner
Note my new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org