Pathfinder Enrollment Night is Thursday, September 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for ages 10 and up. Join Pathfinders to earn your canoe honor and other honors. Camping skills will be taught from 10:00 to 1:00 on the first Sunday of the month beginning October 2 thru May 7 (except January 1, 2017). Please come to the lower back entrance of the Martinsburg Adventist Church to enroll. Pathfinder Canoeing Honor Sunday, September 18: Training will be held at the beautiful Sleepy Creek Lake. Meet at the Martinsburg Adventist Church at 10:00. Bring your picnic lunch. Parents are welcome to drive and help. Call Fred Geiger at 304-886-4693 or Cindy/Paul Possinger at 304-263-7704 to make your reservation.
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. If you are not able to go to the park, your child will be transported to the park and back to the school. School will dismiss at noon from the park after being served a lunch by our Home & School Committee. The earliest students would arrive back at RKS would be around 1 pm. 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. If the weather permits, students will be allowed to swim in the designated swimming area. A lifeguard will be present. Students should bring a modest one piece bathing suit and a towel, if planning to swim. 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.
RenWeb: Parents can check their child's grades (grades 1-8) and attendance on the RenWeb website. Go to renweb.com and choose the log in button at the top and the parent log in option. You will be prompted to put in our district code which is CC-SDA. Next you will put in your email address that you have given us and then you will create a password.
Monday/Wednesday Clubs: Next Wednesday the clubs that will be meeting from 3:15-4:15 pm are the “What We Believe” Club (for parents and students) and the Crochet Club (grades 4-8, limit 10). Sign up sheets are in the hallway near Mrs. B's room. Stamp Club is changing their meeting date to 3rd Monday. There is still time to join. Pick up a permission slip from Mrs. Bankes.
Volunteer Log Book: There is a blue volunteer log notebook in the school office for parents to log their volunteer time. Anytime you drive for a field trip or volunteer at the school you should record it in the notebook. You can also email Kim and she will write it in for you. The names in the notebook are alphabetized by your child's last name.
Adventurer Club: Adventurer Club (a scouting type of club for grades K-4) at the Martinsburg Adventist Church is signing up new members 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.
After School Recreation for Grades 4-8 from 3:15-4:30 pm: Next Thursday the team sport will be Dodge Ball/Basketball. 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.
Did You Know: Did you know 85% of plant life is found in the ocean?
Quote for the Week: “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ~ Mother Teresa
September 12-14 Outdoor School – Grade 5 & 6
September 13 Day of Caring - Grade 7 & 8
September 14 Midterm
September 14 “What We Believe” Club, and Crochet Club from 3:15-4:15 pm
September 16 Let's Move Day at Greenbrier State Park (K-8) – Noon Dismissal
September 19 Stamp Club Meeting from 3:15-4:15 pm
September 19-23 ITBS Testing – Grades 1-8
October 7 Grandparents' Day
October 10 Columbus Day, No School
October 11-13 History Trip, Grades 7 & 8
October 14 First Grading Period Ends
October 15 Blessings Program at Martinsburg SDA Church at 11 am
October 17 Classroom Pictures, Panoramic Picture, Makeup Individual Pictures