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OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
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From the Principal's Desk
October 1, 2014
Fall, our favorite time of the school year: the leaves begin to change colors, the temperatures cool, and it is a sign that the holidays are soon approaching.
Parents remember that we will be out of school for Fall Break, October 20-24. This week has been set aside by the Board of Education for students and teachers not to report to school. This time off can be used in so many different ways, take advantage!!!
Parents, please look for your child’s report card on October 9th. This is first report card for these nine weeks. This is a great indicator to show you and your child how well he/she is doing. Sometimes it means congratulating your child or encouraging your child a little more. Whatever the case may be, please review, sign, and return the report card to your child’s teacher.
With report cards coming out this month, I feel that it is important to touch on the issue of homework. Homework is necessary for students to complete. This extra practice is designed for them to practice the skills learned in class and to reinforce the importance of retaining information. In the upper grades, these skills will be seen again on the new Georgia Milestones Assessment, while, in the lower grades, homework helps with skills to meet promotion opportunities to the next grade level.
In other school news, we are collecting canned goods for the annual Can-A-Thon. Please look in your pantry and donate any extra canned foods that you may have so we can give them to needy families in our community. We have a contest going on, so help your child’s class win! Other October events include our annual book fair (Oct. 6-10), Title I Science Night (Oct. 16), 4th and 5th grade Honor Roll Award Ceremonies in the gym (Oct. 17), and the Rocky Plains Talent Show (Oct. 17).
One note of caution: We have a noticed a few parents dropping off children before 7:05 and then driving off with the students waiting alone outside. Please, Please, do not drop students off before 7:05. Your child is not being supervised before 7:05, and this is a serious security issue for us. We need your help.
My final thoughts: Congratulations to the teachers and students of Rocky Plains! For the past three years, Rocky Plains has been recognized as the Highest Progress School by our State Superintendent, Mr. John Barge. Just think, this is a very prestigious honor and all of our students and teachers should be congratulated. Well done to all! Despite this great achievement, we will not be complacent as our mission is to continue getting better and better!