Monday/Wednesday Clubs: This year we are offering after-school clubs on both Mondays and Wednesdays. Several clubs will meet more than once each month. Some are free. Some are not. Some are required in conjunction with Student Council and the Christmas program. We hope your children will participate and enjoy. Clubs will begin Wednesday, September 7. Sign-ups and descriptions soon-to-follow.
Uniform Clothing: We have a few tables of lightly used and some new clothing for students in our hallway. You are welcome to stop by anytime to look for your child's sizes. We will leave them up another week and then put them out again later in the school year.
Let's Move Day: Our annual Let's Move Day will take place at the Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro, MD on Friday, September 16. Students in grades K-8 will be transported from RKS to the park at 8:00 am and parents are encouraged to help drive students and to stay to help with the physical activities at the park. School will dismiss at noon after being served a lunch by our Home & School Committee. There will be no charge to get in the park, you will just need to tell the parking attendant that you are with Rocky Knoll School. Preschool students will have a “Let's Move Day” at Rocky Knoll School and will need to bring a sack lunch. At 12:15 After School Care will begin and run until 5:45 pm.
Adventurer Club: Adventurer Club (a scouting type of club for grades K-4) at the Martinsburg Adventist Church is signing up new member now! Adventurers will be meeting about twice a month on Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00 pm. The first meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 8. If you would like to join, please contact Joy Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-596-3993.
Dress Down Days: Fridays are typically Dress Down Days. Your child does not need to wear a uniform on Fridays. Please remember to have your child follow the dress code guidelines as posted in the school handbook.
Math Class Volunteer: Mrs. Bankes is looking for volunteers to help during her math class from 8:45-9:45 am. She needs someone to fill Wednesdays. Please contact Kim Harris at 304-263-9894 if you can help.
After School Recreation for Grades 4-8: Mr. McMullen, our new 5th & 6th grade teacher, is going to do After School Rec on Thursdays starting today with kickball, from 3:15 – 4:30 pm. Next Thursday the team sport will be volleyball. Kids who stay have to play, or go to After School Care. Students not picked up promptly at 4:30 pm will be sent to After School Care.
Picture Day: School pictures will be taken on Wednesday, August 31 beginning at 8:15 am. All students will be photographed and will receive a picture packet that is covered through the tuition fees. You can order more pictures than the packet you are given by going to our website and clicking on the school pictures link. This link will only be available till midnight, Aug. 31.
Pizza and Subway: Your child should have received an order form today for Pizza and Subway. Please return the order form and payment to classroom teacher by Monday. Any late orders will not be filled.
Desks and Chairs: We have several student desks and chairs in the gym that we are selling for $3.00 a piece. You are welcome to come by anytime to purchase them.
August Birthdays: Happy birthday to the students with August birthdays.
Christian LaRowe – August 3
JT Mosley - August 8
Allyson Minghini – August 8
Creighton Light - August 15
Cameron Taylor - August 15
Claire Cooper - August 18
Chloe Laufer - August 27
Did You Know: Hand washing and hand hygiene initiatives greatly reduce the number of absences, sick leaves, and lost productivity
A study of Detroit school children showed that those who washed their hands had 24% fewer sick days due to respiratory illness and 51% fewer sick days due to upset stomach
In China, distribution of soap in primary schools resulted in 54% fewer sick days
The use of hand sanitizer in the classroom resulted in 20% fewer sick days across 16 different elementary schools
Quote for the Week: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." — Dale Carnegie
August 31 School Pictures
September 5 Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
September 8 Staff Development, Noon Dismissal
September 12-14 Outdoor School – Grade 5 & 6
September 13 Day of Caring - Grade 7 & 8
September 14 Midterm
September 16 Let's Move Day at Greenbrier State Park (K-8) – Noon Dismissal