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  • PBA PARCC ELA/Math (Grades 3-HS)

    PBA PARCC ELA/Math (Grades 3-HS) [Read more]

    2/17/2015 12:00 AM

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    3/02/2015 12:00 AM

  • Student Testing Day

    Student Testing Day [Read more]

    3/02/2015 7:30 AM

  • RHS & RMS Choir Concert

    RHS & RMS Choir Concert on the middle school stage [Read more]

    3/05/2015 7:00 PM

  • High School Staff Meeting

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    3/10/2015 2:15 PM

  • PSEO Meeting/High School Cafeteria

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    3/11/2015 6:00 PM

  • Driver's Education Classes #106

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    3/12/2015 3:30 PM

  • Lifeshare Blood Drive

    Lifeshare Blood Drive [Read more]

    3/13/2015 7:00 AM

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    3/14/2015 8:30 AM

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    3/16/2015 12:00 AM

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    3/16/2015 12:00 AM

  • OGT Week

    OGT Week [Read more]

    3/16/2015 7:25 AM

  • Rootstown Water Service Annual Meeting/Cafeteria

    Rootstown Water Service Annual Meeting/Cafeteria [Read more]

    3/16/2015 6:15 PM

  • OGT - Mathematics

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    3/17/2015 12:00 AM

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    3/20/2015 7:15 AM

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    3/21/2015 9:00 AM

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Rootstown Elementary School

 4190 State Route 44 Rootstown, Ohio 44272


Mr. Turner-Principal

Mrs. Luli-Principal's Secretary

Mrs. Lara-Attendance Secretary

Mrs. Ray-School Counselor


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.



Important Dates

                                Feb 2-6  Book Fair                              

                               Feb 6  Fit Club   3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.                             

Feb. 12 Parent/Teacher Conferences – 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 13 Valentines’ Parties – 2:00 p.m.

Feb. 16 No School – Presidents’ Day Observed

Feb. 20 Interims Distributed

Feb 20 Fit Club 3:00 p.m.-4:00.p.m.


Letter From Mr. Turner


All of us at Rootstown Elementary would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year and hope your elementary child will find much success in 2015. It is difficult to believe that we are starting the 3rd nine weeks on January 20th. Report cards, STAR and AR reports (grades 2-5 and select K and 1st grade students) came home with all students on January 23rd. Please take the time to examine these reports and contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.

As we begin the New Year, I would like to take the time to update you on events from before the holiday break and important miscellaneous items for the second semester.


Santa Shop

On behalf of Rootstown Elementary, I want to thank our PTA volunteers, especially Brenda Giebel, for their time and effort purchasing and coordinating our Santa Shop. The students loved the opportunity to shop for their family and this was made possible through their efforts. Thank you!


Center of Hope Food Drive

I want to thank all of you who donated food items during our annual food drive in November. The elementary was able to collect over 2,000 food items that were donated to the Center of Hope. This is a great show of compassion for those less fortunate than us. The homerooms that collected the most in the 3rd-5th category was Miss Whinnie’s 5th grade classroom with 346 food items and in the K-2 category was Mrs. Cox’s classroom with 138 food items. We had over 2,000 food items for the building! Thank you to Mr. Rodstrom for coordinating this collection again this year.



New Computer Lab

As most of you were aware, the elementary was fortunate to receive a second computer lab over the summer in Room 5. Originally, NEOMED donated laptops to begin the year and recently the district purchased Chrome Books to replace those as we encountered technical issues with the laptops. The Chrome Books are installed and are currently in use with classrooms.


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on February 12th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Your child’s teacher will be in contact with you if a conference is needed. If you are not contacted and you would like a conference time that night, please contact your child’s teacher.

Special Visitors’ Night Open House (formerly Grandparents’ Night)

This annual event will take place on March 26th between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Students are permitted to bring a special visitor to meet their teacher and participate in a literacy-based activity between the times of 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Additional information will be communicated at a later time regarding this night.


State Testing

This year’s state testing for grades 3-5 will be more extensive than in years past. These tests are part of the state of Ohio’s requirements and are not designed by our local district. In the past, these tests were known as OAAs (Ohio Achievement Assessments). Our New Generation of Assessments (PARCC and Ohio tests) will be administered on multiple days from February 17th - March 9th and then again from April 20th-May 15th. Please see additional information regarding specific testing dates for your child later in this newsletter. Please do not schedule time away for your child within these test windows.

Your help and support is greatly appreciated. Finally, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 330-325-7971  or

I am looking forward to a great 2015!

Reminder: Please make sure you send your child with winter coats, hats, gloves, and boots for outdoor recess. Students should not come with a “hoodie” as a coat.




Mr. Turner














































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