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    May 2018


    Dear Parents and Guardians,


    It is hard to believe that the school year is almost over and we are already planning for next year. You have received a Parent Input form to take part in our placement process. Please complete this and return it by May 11.


    School Events:

    In the months of May and June, we have many events and activities planned to celebrate the accomplishments of the school year.

      • Our Spring BOGO Book Fair will take place May 7th – 11th. We once again will have our “Grand” Lunch opportunity to take place during the grade’s scheduled lunch period. This will be divided into three days:
        • May 7th - Grades K and 1 – 11:40 – 12:10
        • May 8th - Grades 2, 3, 4 – 12:20 – 12:50
        • May 10th – Grades 5 and 6 - 1:00 – 1:30
      • The Book Fair will also have evening hours during the Ask the Expert Night on Wednesday, May 10 from 5:30 – 7:00. Back by popular demand, the Ask the Expert event is a wonderful night to celebrate student curiosity. Students chose a topic of their interest then investigate and explore this topic outside of school hours. Their work is then presented and displayed for visitors to view during the Evening Book Fair Opening. For more information on this event, please contact Ms. Kim Sutherland (ext. 1020) or Mrs. Tracey Perkins (ext. 1010).
      • The Spring Concert is May 17th at 6:00pm at East High School.
      • The June Picnic is scheduled for June 8th at 5:30. Come on out and join the school family.
      • Finally, our annual PTA sponsored, Artist in Resident (AIR) Program will take place on June 12, 13, 14th. The theme of the event is The World is Alive with Art.


    Summer Construction:

    Congratulations to Mr. Rhodes and Mrs. Besaw in Room 211. This classroom has received several special contributions based on their team’s interest, investigation, research, and dedication to designing a modern classroom space. A chronicle of their journey is in creation and will be shared with our school community. Stay tuned.


    Summer Enrichment Program:

    A recently released survey from the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) confirms that teachers spend a significant amount of time re-teaching material due to summer learning loss. We have confirmed this in our very own data from both students that are performing on or above grade level and those that are performing below. Students who participated in a summer enrichment opportunity performed more consistently in the fall benchmark than those that did not participate in a summer program. Please take advantage of the many opportunities our students have to participate in a Summer Enrichment Program. There are several to choose from to ensure that you find one that meets your family needs.

    Our district registration for summer school is underway. There are two different ways for families to register their children:

    1. Paper Applications

    • Parents and guardians can download the application from the District website here or pick one up from their child’s school. (See Melissa Sakofsky)
    • Parents and guardians can fill out the application and bring it to their child’s home school or scan to summerschool@rcsdk12.org.

    2. Online Registration

    • Three programs will be available for families to apply online on the District website—Harambee Summer Literacy Program grades K-7, Middle Grades Enrichment Program grades 6-8, and Rochester Summer Arts Program grades K5. Access the online registration link here.
    • MCC Camp Registration continues! Families can register their scholars from anywhere they have access to the internet by using the link: https://app.campdoc.com/register/healthyhero.

    Again, for more information about our district summer school opportunities contact our school counselor, Melissa Sakofsky at 288-8008 ext. 1043


    Last But Certainly Not Least… Thank You!

    As a school community, we also want to take this time to thank all of our partners and volunteers for the work they have done at School No. 46 this year. Mrs. Judy White was the recipient of a special Volunteer Award and was recently recognized by the RCSD Board of Education. Also special thanks to Mrs. LaQuanna Sparkman, business owner and educational cooking expert for addressing many parents at our Always and Forever 5th & 6th Grade Girl’s Event. We had a fantastic turn out and parent feedback was excellent. Thanks to all who supported and planned this beautiful evening event.




    Ms. Pantoja

    School No. 46 Principal