It is hard to believe the first quarter of the school year is in the books! We are continually pursuing a school environment where kids are “knocking down the doors to get in, not to leave.” Our school-wide attendance for September was well over 98% with our second grade classrooms leading the way with 99%. Absences add up . . . missing just two days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year. Thank you parents and guardians for helping make every day matter!

Speaking of showing up, Parent-Teacher Conferences were held last week. Out of our 192 elementary students, 187 conferences were held with four rescheduled for this week. Wow! Thank you for taking time to visit about your child’s progress. Great teachers combined with supportive families is a winning combination for our kids!

McTeacher Night was a big success! A representative from the McDonald’s corporate office called to let us know it was the second highest earnings in the region. The Rock Port McDonald’s staff did an amazing job with decorating the restaurant and making it a fun atmosphere for all that attended. The money earned from McTeacher Night will support student incentives for meeting reading and attendance goals throughout the year.

Our character word for October is Self-Control. Very fitting for the loads of candy that kids will haul in for the upcoming Halloween season. Parents are invited to attend our costume parade at 8:05 a.m. in the elementary hallways on October 31. Later that morning we will be taking the show on the road to Pleasant View Nursing Home. It warms my heart to see the smiles on residents’ faces as they watch our kids in their Halloween costumes.

Red Ribbon Week is October 22-26 with the theme “Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free.” Student dress-up days are planned throughout the week. Stay connected with daily classroom and school updates, including our Red Ribbon Week dress-up days on Twitter @RPBluejays. As always we strive to #LoveServeCare every day!

Love our students

Serve their academic needs

Care for the whole child.

Every Student, Every Day.