Principal's Rocket Orbiter

October 2018

It’s October and Red Hill is “falling” for changes and learning!

Dear Rockets,

First of all let me thank each of you for such a successful start to the school year.Students are in class (on time!) learning to rigorous standards, with engaging strategies, supported by technology.Students in grades K-5 are utilizing their iPads with applications such as Educreations and SeeSaw as well as Google Classroom to document their learning and school wide we are using Lexia Core 5 and Freckle as web based programs to support reading and mathematics.

Our library renovation is complete and classes are enjoying the new layout with easy access to hundreds of new titles.Our “Enchanted Forest Book Fair” has been a huge success.Teachers enjoyed personal conference time with parents to set goals and discuss student progress and our school counselor is excited to present our first family night October 15 at 6:00 p.m. for parents in our school multi-purpose room.

Our girls’ volleyball team is enjoying practices and scrimmages at other school sites.Thank you for those families who came to support the team.Student Council Officers were elected and are ready to plan for service projects and spirit days for our school.

I welcome families to join us Oct. 10 for International Walk to School Day.Watch the PTA website for more details.Please note there will be extra foot traffic that day and caution in our parking lot will be of utmost importance.Thank you to all parents for pulling all the forward each day to allow the flow of traffic to continue and for modeling careful crossing in the front office walkway.Please note the side blue crosswalk is for handicap access only and is not supervised by a teacher on duty.

Important Dates:

¶ Oct 5-Staff Development Day/No School

¶ Oct 10-Walk-to-School Day

¶ Oct 12-PTA Meeting 8:00 am

¶ Oct 12-Recycle/Box Tops Day

¶ Oct 15-SEL Parent Night 6:00 pm

¶ Oct 22-26-Red Ribbon Week

¶ Oct 26-Student Pictures Make-up Day

¶ Oct 31 Halloween Costume Parade 8:00 am

Go Rockets!

Tracy Barquer

Principal, Red Hill Elementary School

Developing Learners who Collaborate, Communicate, Think Critically and Create