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.
January 15th - 2nd Grading Period Ends
January 18th - No School MLK Day
January 19th - Second Semester Begins
January 22nd - Report Cards Go Home
February 8th -12th - "Have A Heart" Change Bandits
February 11th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 4:00-7:00 p.m.
February 12th - Valentines' Parties - 2:00 p.m.
February 15th - No School - President's Day Observed
February 19th - Interims Distributed
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 2016. It is difficult to believe that we started the 3rd nine weeks on January 25th. Report cards, STAR and AR reports (Grades 2-5 and select K and 1st grade students) came home with all students on January 22nd. 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 past and upcoming events in the building:
On behalf of Rootstown Elementary, I want to thank our PTA volunteers, especially Cindy Sladkey, 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 Mrs. Lewis’ grade classroom with 346 food items and in the K-2 category was Mrs. Bartholomy 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.
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on February 11th 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.
Students and staff at the elementary school recently celebrated the 80th day of school by dressing like people did in the 1980s. The halls and classrooms were full of neon clothing, big hair, leg warmers, and track suits. Rappers and rockers were present, too!
Rover PRIDE Tshirts
Thank you to the PTA for donating the Rover PRIDE T-Shirts to all students and staff! Special thanks goes to Cindy Sladkey, Veronica Miller, Tracie Roberts, Brenda Giebel and Lisa Scott for their effort coordinating this for our students and staff.
Special Visitors’ Night Open House (formerly Grandparents’ Night)
This annual event will take place on March 16th between 6-7 p.m. Students are permitted to bring a special visitor to meet their teacher and participate in a literacy-based activity. Additional information will be communicated at a later time regarding this night.
During the week of March 14th, the elementary will be collecting new or gently used books for our Book Swap that will take place the week of March 28th. We will also collect books the night of Special Visitors’ Night. More details about the Book Swap will be sent home at a later time.
This year’s AIR state testing for grades 3-5 will occur in April and May. 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) and PARCC assessments. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking forward to a great 2016!
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.