December Counseling Lessons are all about Conflict Resolution. We learned about making and keeping friends and skills that help us get along with our peers.
Rose Bud Pee-Wee Basketball Games kicked off and it's always fun to see our little ones show off their athletic abilities. Last year we had many of our teams win their District Championships.
Mrs. Monique Davis did a wonderful job on her Winter Music Performance! Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders showed off their amazing talents in the vocal arts.
Student Council sold hot chocolate and cookies at the Performance. This year they also hosted a Holiday Shoppe to give students an opportunity to shop for their parents and family.
Student Council also hosted a Cereal Drive and raised over 500lbs if cereal for local food pantries. Mrs. Garrard's class raised the most, Mrs. Teague's class was second, and Mrs. Wingert's took third. The kids work hard on this project, but so do our teachers and parents. We couldn't do it without them!
At our Monthly December Assembly, Mrs. Kirkpatrick recognized students for reading with the RISE award. And a few teachers volunteered to be decorated like trees by their students. These assemblies are always a lot of fun. They are held each month to recognize students, to review character skills learned each month, and to to increase motivation and morale in our student body.
On the last days of December there were lots of hands on learning projects and several special visitors even made an appearance.
The Rose Bud community never ceases to amaze me with it's giving spirit and the caring hearts that I see during this time.
November just seemed to fly by this year at RBES. We started the month with our Annual Flu Clinic. A huge thanks to Nurse Jeannie for all of her hard work to make this available to our community.
On the 9th, we had our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The cafeteria ladies really outdid themselves this year. They fed over 400 parents this year.
On the 10th, we held a Veteran's day assembly. Rose Bud City Council Member, Nick Cartwright spoke about his efforts to honor veterans with the Rose Bud Veteran Memorial at the city park. Our own RBHS ROTC presented the flag for us. And our 2017-2018 Student Council Members were announced.
Student Council members are elected from each homeroom in both 5th and 6th grades. They are sponsored by myself and my awesome Librarian, Amanda Tharp and our new and equally awesome Music Teacher, Mrs. Monique Davis.
Student Council is one of the small groups that I meet with each month, as well as a student service project. We hold meetings in a formal setting for students to experience the professionalism for how meeting should be conducted. These students are expected to be leaders in our school and have the conduct and exceptionalism in their classrooms to demonstrate this. They also understand that they are the voice of their peers. They meet with our principal, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, to discuss student issues and concerns. They also raise money for various needs they vote to help with around our school.
The school year is almost over and we are counting down the days until summer break. This school year has been busy. We have learned a lot of new things and made a lot of new friends. The teachers have made us work hard to get ready for the next school year.
There is a lot more things to do in this school year. We need to start getting prepared for the ACT Aspire for grades 3-6. Then we will have the Benchmark Bash to celebrate all of our hard work. We just have a few more weeks left until school is out, so keep working hard until the end of the world-or just this school year.
By Haily Lawson and McKenna Shearer
The last days of school are quickly approaching. We want to encourage our students to keep working hard. Many students want to start shutting down after testing season, but we still have so much more to learn.
We have many exciting activities coming up: the Music Program, Field Trips, Benchmark Bash, the Annual Elementary Talent Show, and more. With all this cool stuff, student will not want to miss school in May.
I also want to encourage students to read during their summer break. Every year I am in awe of how much our students grow and learn from the beginning of school to these last few weeks. Our teachers do an amazing job. However, reading for just a few minutes every day can give your child an extra boost that can improve on their academic abilities, their creativity, and even their self-esteem. The tips included in this newsletter are from www.allstudentscanshine.com. They have some other great resources for free to help improve reading skills if you would like to check them out.
We have had an amazing year! Thank you for sharing your child with us. I believe that we truly have the best students and parents around.
Christy M. English, Ed.S