School Board Meeting via Facebook Live 3/30/2020 6 pm

School Board meeting tonight, Monday, March 30th, will be shared via Facebook Live at 6 pm. It will be on the 'South Spencer Schools' Corporation Facebook page.
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Special School Board Meeting

Special Board Meeting
6:00 PM on Monday, March 30, 2020
This will be a virtual meeting using YouTube Live. We will have a phone number available to call in for public comment. The number will be posted on Monday prior to the meeting.
Information will be shared here on our website as well as Facebook. 
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School Closure Information as of 3/19/2020

Due to Governor Holcomb's recent mandate, all South Spencer Schools will remain closed until May 1st. We will be sending out more information about upcoming eLearning after Spring Break. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages for the latest.
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Children Feeding Program

Rockport Elementary School
about an hour ago

Check out these awesome ladies, our cafeteria staff, teachers, and social worker, all braving the rain to ensure over 150 children receive a breakfast and lunch! Children 18 and under can receive a free grab and go breakfast and lunch each weekday through April 3, 10:45AM-12:00PM at Rockport and Luce Elementary Schools.



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Principal's Message

Principal’s Message:  Uncertain Times

This last week or so has certainly been a rollercoaster of emotion and has brought enough shock factor to last for a long, long time.  As I sat and watched the president address the nation in his oval office address, I couldn’t help feel like I was living in a movie of some sort.   This situation is uncharted territory for us all, and with uncertain times such as these we can experience a lot of stress, fear, and worry. Our kiddos are not any different.

Below are a few links that offer some insight for all of us and ways to support our kiddos in dealing with some of the stress over this situation:

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html 

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

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Free Meals during COVID-19 School Closure

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Mr. Hunt is going Rustic for Reading!

Please check us out on Ch. 14, 25, and 44 tonight.  Ch.25 will be going live at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00.


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This is Rockport Reads Week!

  • THIS IS Rockport Reads Week !

    March 2-6

    We will be celebrating reading from March 2-6.  

    • Each day there will be Dr. Seuss themed attire to wear.
      • Monday - Marvelous Monday Mixup - Wear Mix and Match Clothes
      • Tuesday - Top Hat Tuesday - Wear a Cat in the Hat hat or a fun hat
      • Wednesday - Wake-up and Go Wednesday - PJ Day
      • Thursday - Theodor Thursday - Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
      • Friday - Fuzzy Socks Friday - Wear crazy socks
    • Lunch   will be special as well!  We will have the following menu:
      • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Meatball Sub Monday
      • Dragons Love Tacos - Taco Tuesday
      • We Love Green Eggs and Ham - Wednesday
      • Can I Eat That? Thursday - New fruits or veggies to sample.
      • One Fish, Two Fish... - Fish Stick Friday
    • We will have guest readers coming in to read to classes throughout the week.  Want to be a guest reader? Contact your child’s teacher!!!
    • On Wed., March 4, we will have a Rockport Rockin’ Read-A-Thon.
      • The goal for the day will be for every student to read or be read to for a minimum of 100 minutes.  
      • Staff and students  will be rockin’ and readin’  (in rocking chairs) for the entire day! 
      • We will have prizes to give away, too!
    • There will also be a Reading Challenge for the week.  
      • If the school, as a whole (staff and students), reads for 60,000 minutes Monday - Thursday this week, Mr. Hunt will go “Rustic for Reading”.  He will camp on the roof of the school for one evening!  Help your child read at least 30 minutes each evening!!!
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Reading with Mr. Hunt

Press Release

Rockport Elementary
Rick Hunt, Principal
812-649-2201
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February 27, 2020

Principal Challenges School to Read for 60,000 Minutes in Three Days and He Will Go “Rustic for Reading” Sleeping on the School Roof. 

March 2 through March 6 will be Rockport Reads week at Rockport Elementary. Each day students may wear Dr. Suess themed attire, lunch will be book related (ex. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Meatball Sub Monday), there will be a read-a-thon, and guest readers will be coming to read throughout the week.

The principal, Mr. Rick Hunt, has also presented a reading challenge. If the school, as a whole (staff and students), reads for 60,000 minutes Monday - Wednesday of that week, Mr. Hunt will go “Rustic for Reading”. He will camp on the roof of the school for one evening!

Staff and students will be challenged to read each evening at home, during free time throughout the school day, and during planned reading activities in the day. Parents may also read to their child to help the minutes add up.

If the goal is reached, the entire school will come out to watch Mr. Hunt climb to the roof at the end of the school day on Thursday (1:30 PM CST). He will stay on the roof overnight and will be reading books aloud for anyone in the community that wants to come by and listen. On Friday morning (8:30 AM CST), the school will come back out and wake Mr. Hunt up from his slumber on the roof! (If weather is too poor to allow students to come
out, either to see Mr. Hunt to the roof or in the AM to come and wake him, we would do it the next good day.)

This year, Mr. Hunt set a goal of finding more ways to promote reading. He hopes to get more students engaged with books and help them find a love of reading. He has started a YouTube Channel where students can watch “Reading with Mr. Hunt”, allowing every student to have a way to listen to someone they know, reading books they love. There have been book giveaways, as well. Mr. Hunt hopes to see these small steps
help Rockport Elementary become a community of avid readers.

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Rockport-Ohio Township Elementary School (Rockport Elementary) is a small town / rural school serving over three hundred students in grades Pre-k through five. Rockport Elementary is located in Rockport, IN, in Spencer County. Rockport Elementary serves the communities of Rockport, Grandview, Ohio Township, and portions of Hammond and Luce Townships.
 
To learn more about Rockport Elementary and see some of the other things going on at the school, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rockportelementarysouthspencer/.
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Kindergarten Roundup Information

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Spring Carnival Coming Soon!

Spring Carnival is Coming Soon!!!!    This year's carnival will be May 2!

It is that time of year again and we are planning our 10th Annual Spring Carnival. If you know of a business or individual that would like to donate, please contact the PTO by emailing Mr. Hunt or messaging on our Facebook page. We would love to reach out to them. Below is this year's classroom basket themes.  Please send items for the baskets to your child’s teacher.

Baskets:    Office/Custodians /Special Teachers: Gift Card / Lottery Basket

Special Ed Team: Grilling Out                      PreK: Disney              

K: Baking                            1: Fun in the Sun     2: Camping

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Daddy/Daughter Dance

 

Daddy Daughter Dance is next Friday March 6.

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Rockport Reads Week

Rockport Reads Week is Coming Soon!

March 2-6

We will be celebrating reading from March 2-6.  

  • Each day there will be Dr. Seuss themed attire to wear.
    • Monday - Marvelous Monday Mixup - Wear Mix and Match Clothes
    • Tuesday - Top Hat Tuesday - Wear a Cat in the Hat hat or a fun hat
    • Wednesday - Wake-up and Go Wednesday - PJ Day
    • Thursday - Theodor Thursday - Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
    • Friday - Fuzzy Socks Friday - Wear crazy socks
  • We will have guest readers coming in to read to classes throughout the week.  Want to be a guest reader? Contact your child’s teacher!!!
  • On Wed., March 4 we will have a Rockport Rockin’ Read-A-Thon.
    • The goal for the day will be for every student to read or be read to for a minimum of 100 minutes.  
    • Staff and students  will be rockin’ and readin’  (in rocking chairs) for the entire day! 
    • We will have prizes to give away too!
  • There will also be a Reading Challenge for the week.  
    • If the school as a whole (staff and students) reads for 60,000 minutes Monday - Thursday that week, Mr. Hunt will go “Rustic for Reading”.  He will camp on the roof of the school for one evening!
    • How can we get to 60,000 minutes? It is easy.  60,000 minutes is each student and staff member reading 30-40 minutes each night Monday-Wednesday and then 100 minutes on Wednesday during the Rockin’ Read-a-Thon.  
    • At the end of the day Thursday, if we hit the goal, the entire school will come out to watch Mr. Hunt climb to the roof.  He will stay on the roof overnight and will be reading books aloud for anyone in the community that wants to come by and listen.  On Friday morning, the school will come back out and wake Mr. Hunt up from his slumber on the roof!  (If weather is too poor to allow students to come out either to see Mr. Hunt to the roof or in the AM to come and wake him, we would do it the next good day.)
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Valentine's Day Party info.

Valentine’s Day Party Information Valentine’s Parties are right around the corner on Friday, Feb. 14. We encourage all students to have fun and bring Valentines to pass out to their classmates. Please remember that Rockport Elementary has a Healthy School Policy. Please do not send in candy or other sweet treats for the party. If you wish to send a “treat” you might consider nonfood items such as pencils, erasers, party favors or something similar. We ask that parents do not send in or have delivered flowers, balloons, or other Valentine’s gifts for their children. In recent years, this has become more popular, but it creates quite an issue at school with delivery to the student, figuring out transportation for the items home, and it is a disruption of the day. Please consider having these items at home to surprise your child. If you need help with getting Valentines for your child, please let your teacher or Mrs. Bush know. We can help. Parents must have signed up as a PTO room parent and have a completed background check to volunteer at the party.
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School + Health = Successful Students

South Spencer School Corporation and Rockport Elementary intend to ensure our students develop healthy habits as they grow.  To help with this, we have established some guidelines for healthy eating habits. Please review the items below. We ask all parents follow these guidelines to help us support healthy habits in our school:

  • For school parties and birthday celebrations, we do not allow candy and other unhealthy snacks.  We have a specific healthy snack list, but we encourage parents to think of other “treats” than food items.
  • No cola or soft drinks should be packed in a lunch or for any other activity.  This would include when you bring in a lunch from an outside restaurant.
  • We recommend visitors purchase a school lunch.  We ask that parents try to avoid bringing in fast food for lunch, and if you must bring in fast food that you try to bring it in a bag or container that does not advertise the restaurant’s logo.  
  • School Staff is also working to support this effort by avoiding eating our drinking unhealthy items in front of children.  We are also working to take time to participate in the walking club and other healthy initiatives. 
  • Peanut Free / Nut Free School - We have students with life threatening nut allergies. 
  • Bottled Water - Students may have a bottle of water in the classroom.  Refillable bottles are encouraged, but they should contain only water.
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January Lunch Menu

Click the link below for the January breakfast and lunch Menu for Rockport Elementary!


http://www.sspencer.k12.in.us/re-lunch-menu/file

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Daddy/Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Dance

February 7, 2020

 6:00p-8:00p

Rockport Elementary School


Click Here for More Information

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Reading With Mr. Hunt

Welcome to "Season 2" of Reading with Mr. Hunt... starting a new season in the new year, 2020!  Mr. Hunt will be reading several favorite books that you can win!  That's right.  Rockport Elementary students who respond to Mr. Hunt in the comments on the video or who come to talk to Mr. Hunt in person will be entered into a drawing to win the book!  This week's book is The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.

Click Here to Watch!  - Don’t forget to subscribe to get updates when new videos are posted!

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PTO Meeting

PTO MEETING - January 7 - 6:00 PM


As always, we encourage your participation in the PTO.  Please make an effort to attend our January meeting. We will be planning for the Daddy/Daughter Dance, Spring Carnival, and other fun school activities.

 

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Happy Holidays!

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