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Rootstown Elementary School

 4190 State Route 44 Rootstown, Ohio 44272


Mr. Turner-Principal

Mrs. Luli-Principal's Secretary

Ms. Mulhollen- 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.



Yearbooks are still available at the school office for $16.00 each.

Important Dates


* New student registration will be held on Thursday August 20th from 8am to 2pm.



Class lists will be posted on the west doors after 3pm on August 28th.



Open House for grades K-5:

All parents and students are invited to attend our Open House on Monday August 31st from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Your child's teacher will give two 15 minute presentations on this night. Parents can pick either time. Parents/students can bring school supplies on Open House night. 

 Kindergarten-2nd   6:30 or 7:00pm

3rd-5th   6:45 or 7:15pm



The first day of school for 2015/2016 school year is September 1, 2015.



Summer packets are due September 4th to your child's homeroom teacher.




Letter from Mr. Turner

As the 2014-15 school year has come to a close, I would like to acknowledge those who helped make this a successful year.I appreciate all of your support to help make this a wonderful school.

          Special Thanks to:

  • The Rootstown Elementary students, who come to school with a positive attitude and terrific work ethic.
  • The teachers, who spend many hours preparing lessons to maximize learning opportunities for our students.
  • NEOMED, Townhall II, Children’s Advantage, Portage County Sheriff’s Department, and Rootstown Fire Department for their service to the building all year.
  • The parents and community members, who supported the building by volunteering at the school.
  • The PTA, for their support of the teachers and students throughout the year.
  • The district and school support staff, for helping to make the school run smoothly throughout the year.

As you can see, many people helped make this a wonderful year.  Please know that I appreciate everyone’s time and effort to make this school excellent.  Enjoy your summer as a family.

Field Day

  • On June 1st and 2nd, the students had the opportunity to participate in the first annual Rover Olympic and Games Day.   A big thank you goes out to the PTA for their efforts and Mr. Rodstrom for coordinating this event.

PTA Board for the 2015-16 School Year

  • Brenda Giebel-President
  • Lisa Scott-Vice President
  • Cindy Sladkey-Secretary
  • TBA-Treasurer

Congratulations to the new board members! 

Lions Club Good Award for 2014-15

October- Jacob Blakely

November- Grace Luli

December- Dominic Siglow

January- Jessica Hahn

February- Marinna Atanmo

March- Chloe Gardner

April-Tessa Harris

May-Abby White


Giant Eagle Apples for Students and Box Tops for Education


Each year the building receives educational rewards from these programs.  The Giant Eagle reward program consists of points from sales during the year that are used to shop in its catalog.  This year, the building received items such as one iPad Air for the mobile cart, headphones, library books , etc.  The Box Top program provides funds during the year to defray the cost of AR rewards and an educational online license used for remediation.  Thank you to Mrs. Kelli Coffman and Mrs. Lewis for coordinating these programs.  Additionally, thank you for your support all year of these valuable programs.  Please consider collecting these during the summer!


Accelerated Reader Celebration


The following students had the highest AR completion percentage for the school year:

Grade 1: Chloe Gardner

Grade 2: Ean Billock

Grade 3: Melanie Plecko

Grade 4: Sydney Munger

Grade 5: Ava Huebner


We had 360 students that met their goal all four nine weeks and as a result were treated to a movie and Italian Ice party.  Thank you to Mrs. Giebel, who provided refreshments on behalf of the PTA during the celebration and Ms. Hluch, Reading and Math Intervention Teacher, for coordinating AR during the year.


Summer AR Dates



  • Grades 3-5 had PARCC/Ohio state testing in February/March and then again in late April and early May.  I want to thank the students for their efforts on each of the testing days.  I also want to thank the PTA, especially Brenda Giebel, for providing snacks on testing days.
  • A Summer Activity packet was sent home with students on May 28th or 29th that can be completed to shop in our Rover store in the fall.  Your child should turn in the completed items during the first week of school in September.
  • Students that achieved Math or Super Math Club had a celebration on May 22nd.
  • All grade levels enjoyed educational field trips during the month of May.
  • The PTA was gracious enough to donate money to the building for technology to be purchased for the 2015-16 school year.



Fifth Grade Awards Assembly

On June 4th, Rootstown Elementary said farewell to our 5th graders who will be moving to the middle school next year.   Students received awards for athletics, attendance, and academics during this assembly and had the opportunity to say farewell to their teachers during the annual "parade" around the building.   On behalf of Rootstown Elementary, I wish them the best of luck!


Recycling over the summer

Please recycle your paper here this summer. There are 5 bins off of SR 44 next to Rootstown Middle School for your convenience.  The proceeds benefit the RES PTA, RMS Art and RHS Student Council.

Thank you for your support.

Kindergarten 2015-16

Half of the kindergarten students will start on September 1, 2015 and the other half will have their first day on September 2, 2015.  A letter will mailed to your home in August to communicate your child's first day of school.


Class Lists

Class lists for next year will be posted on the west side of the building after 3 p.m. on August 28, 2015.


Open House for Grades K-5

All parents and students are invited to our Open House on August 31st, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Your child's teacher will have a 15 minute speech at two designated times on this night.  More details about this night will be given in August.  Please feel free to bring school supplies, school fees ($45) and completed emergency medical cards on Open House night.


Have a safe and enjoyable summer!  Please know that if you ever need anything to please contact me via email at or 330-325-7971.




Mr. Turner
















































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