March Is Almost Here

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words and deeds during the loss of my father.  Your children were precious as they welcomed me back to school and I am grateful. February has been a busy month at Rock Creek: family interviews and tours, Father/Daughter Social, Valentine’s Day parties, Pastor/Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Chapel, I Love to Read activities, and the upcoming Family Read-A-Thon night.  New families are being welcomed to campus during interviews and we continue to have interested families schedule tours of the campus.

As always you are the very best promotion for Rock Creek; please invite your friends and family to our Open House on March 8 from 6-8 p.m.  I would love to see our classrooms at their capacity. We need your help to serve as tour guides, so if you are available, please call the office to volunteer.

My mother is having cataract surgery and I will be in Arkansas from February 28-March 4. Unfortunately, this means I will miss the annual Rock Creek Talent Show, but I am hopeful that I will be able to watch a video of the entire show when I return.  As time allows, I will be checking email while out of town.

Important Dates to Note
Family Read-A-Thon: Friday, February 24 – 6-8 p.m.

Flyers about this special event went home in backpacks last week.  Bring a blanket, books, and a picnic or snack for your family and join us in the gym to celebrate reading.  This drop-in event will have on-going activities for families, and siblings are invited and encouraged to attend.

Fifth Grade Parents Meet Mr. Mounce: Wednesday, February 29 – 9:15 a.m.

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet Mr. Gary Mounce, English Station Middle School Principal, Mrs. Stephanie Hayes, and Mrs.  Jennifer Thomas, English Station Middle School Guidance Counselors, immediately after Chapel.  They will be sharing some information with you about the transition from Rock Creek to English Station, as well as answer any questions.

Talent Show: Friday, March 2  - 7:00 p.m.

Skating Party: Monday, March 5 – 6-8 p.m.

Rock Creek Prospective Family Open House: Thursday, March 8

Fifth Grade Parents – Looking Ahead – Mark these Dates!
Thursday, March 22 – Fifth Grade Parent Meeting – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Cafeteria

The focus of this meeting is to plan the “Day at Country Lake” and discuss additional fifth grade end of year activities.

Tuesday, March 27 – Fifth Grade Middle School Orientation 8:30-11:30 a.m.

- Fifth Grade Parent Orientation 7:00 p.m.-ES Auditorium

Students will take a bus to English Station for the middle school orientation in the morning and the evening is a special orientation for fifth grade parents.   Be sure to mark your calendars to attend the evening for parents.

Thursday, March 29 – Fifth Grade Manners Luncheon

Parents are needed for transportation, serving, and clean up.  Be looking for an email from the parent volunteer coordinator soon.

Blessings to each of you,

Maribeth Thomas | Rock Creek Principal