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.
April 1st - Report Cards go Home
April 5th & 7th - Kindergarten Registration
April 7th - 5th to 6th Grade Orientation 6:00 p.m. (Middle School Cafeteria)
April 29th - Interims Distributed
May 16th-23rd - 4th Grade Dare
May 16th - Spring Concert 3rd & 5th Grades
May 30th - No School - Memorial Day
June 1st - Field Day
June 3rd - Last Day of School
June 13th-17th - Safety Town
As we come to the conclusion of the third nine weeks, I would like to reflect on many activities/events from the 3rd nine weeks and anticipate future events planned for April and May. It is difficult to believe that we are starting the fourth nine weeks!
Teacher Requests for 2016-2017 School Year
Rootstown Elementary School will not accept requests for a particular teacher by name. If you f eel that your child performs better with a particular teaching style, you may request that in writing. Mr. Turner will accept written requests until April 29, 2016. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
AIR Testing for 3rd-5th grade begins April 11th. These are state-mandated tests that are designed to assess student achievement of grade level standards for the 2015-16 school year. Please know that your child and his/her teacher have been working diligently to be prepared for these assessments. Students will be completing these assessments on the computer again this year. Results are expected in mid-June. Please see Mrs. Ray’s article in this newsletter for additional information related to testing.
Race for Education
On March 17th, students participated in the annual Race for Education fundraiser facilitated by our PTA. I would like to personally thank Jennifer Dougherty and Lisa Scott, co-chairs for this event, for their many hours of dedication to make this event a success. Furthermore, I would like to thank the many volunteers that assisted with counting money, sending out mailers and volunteering their time during the event. I would also like to thank the community for their generous donations to the PTA and the students of this building. Final collection figures have not been determined at the time of this newsletter.
I want to thank the students and teachers for their efforts administering these tests during the week of February 22nd. The results will be sent home in April. Please know that these tests measure cognitive and achievement ability and are used as our gifted screener. The results are also examined for intervention and enrichment purposes going into 3rd grade.
Our second round of conferences were held on February 11th. Please know that as we are beginning the 4th nine weeks (3rd nine week report card came home April 1st) that it is important to continue open communication with your child’s teacher. Feel free to schedule a conference if the need should arise.
Special Visitors’ Night
I want to thank grandparents and visitors for attending this event on March 17th. It was great seeing so much positive energy coming through the building. For those of you who donated new or gently used books for our Book Swap held during the week of March 28th, we appreciate your generosity. Thank you to Mrs. Kelli Coffman, Miss Horvath, and the PTA for their efforts to make this night special.
Finally, as we look to the fourth nine weeks, please take the time to look over the events planned for later in the year listed in this newsletter. You will see events such as DARE, field trips, Field Day dates, awards assemblies, etc. listed for you. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support throughout the year.