Hello Rashkis Families!
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year. I hope you have all had a great summer. We are busy getting the school ready for students to arrive, and we’re getting excited to see our young Raptors very soon!
Throughout the year, I will use this Blackboard Connect system to communicate information to families on a regular basis. Most weekends I will send a Sunday email with info about the week ahead as well as upcoming events. We will occasionally send phone calls as well. The school district will also use the Blackboard Connect system to send phone calls and emails to communicate information such as school delays and closings during inclement weather. Please make sure we have updated email addresses and phone numbers for your family so you don’t miss any of these messages.
I want to make sure you are aware of two important events coming up prior to the first day of school:
On Thursday, August 25, from 5:00-6:00 pm, we will have our Meet the Teacher event. Students in grades 1-5 may enter through the cafeteria/gym lobby to find out their class assignment, then visit the classroom and meet their teacher and classmates. This will be an informal drop-in meeting, so don’t feel you need to be there right at 5:00. After visiting the classroom, families are invited to go out to the playground for a refreshing treat courtesy of the Rashkis PTA. Kindergarten families are also welcome to come to Meet the Teacher. Kindergarteners will not receive their teacher assignments, but can visit all the kindergarten classrooms and meet all of the K teachers.
On Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 am, there will be a playdate on the Rashkis playground for all kindergarten students and their families. This event, sponsored by the PTA, gives kindergarten families a chance to meet and mingle while their children play on the playground.
Next week I will send a message with information about the first day and week of school. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing all of you next Thursday evening for Meet the Teacher!
Janice Croasmun, Principal
The Rashkis Way
Rashkis students do their best
In reading, math, and all the rest.
At Rashkis, we obey the rules
In our class and in our school.
We respect ourselves and others, too.
We expect the best in all we do.
In everything we do and say,
We think about the Rashkis Way: