COME ON OUT TO THE RONDOUT VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY CLOSET
FREE COATS, HATS, GLOVES, ETC…
Kerhonkson Elementary on Wednesday,
December 4th from 3-6 PM
Marbletown Elementary on Thursday,
December 5th from 3-7 PM
Intermediate School on Friday,
December 6th from 3-6 PM and Saturday,
December 7th from 10am - 3pm.
In this economy we could all stand to save some $$$$ so why not come out and choose a new to you and professionally cleaned Coat, Hat, gloves, etc… There are hundreds of coats available in all sizes from infants to adults. We have brand new homemade scarves and hats as well as some boots available. This is a great way to go green and recycle within our own community!
This is open to all Rondout Valley Residents and friends.
For Information contact Sandy Newby at 657–4660.
The 2nd Annual
Rondout Valley Junior High School
In order to do our part as a community we are organizing a food drive of all junior high homerooms. The food drive will start on 12/4 and run through 12/20. The class that collects the most food items will be treated to a Continental Breakfast.
All non-perishable food items, that are not past their expiration date and are NOT in glass (with the only exception being jarred baby food) will be accepted. Non-perishable food items are any food item that does not need to be refrigerated to stay fresh. Some examples are canned or dry beans, pasta, canned meats and fish, rice, canned soup, canned vegetables or fruit, microwaveable meals, baby formula, cereals and other dried grains, basically anything that has a shelf life of a year or more.
Thank You in advance for your support.
Click the above link for more information and an order form!
On December 6, 2013, junior high students will have the opportunity to experience an assembly called “Breaking the Cycle”. This dynamic assembly encourages the idea of conflict resolution through forgiveness. Student will hear from various compelling speakers telling personal stories of life experiences leading to peace and reconciliation. The program supports the efforts of schools and parents to counteract violence by proactively addressing its most common roots: bullying, peer pressure, gossip, racism and other forms of intolerance.
With a whole quarter of school behind us, Rondout Valley Junior High School, home of Gander Nation, is doing great. We have already had a few guest speakers visit us about the dangers of bullying and the importance of Internet Safety. We have given out awards for both Academic and Citizenship Honors. We have had a few PBIS Celebrations and we have refocused our efforts on academic achievement and communication with parents and guardians.
We are full on into the new Common Core Curriculum for both math and English. Although the state’s rollout of these programs has been heaped with criticism, our teachers have persevered to work through the glitches and offer a solid curriculum to your child.
All teachers have their Homework Hotlines set up. You and your child can find out homework information by dialing 687-2400 and then your child’s teacher’s extension. The extension was mailed home in September. If you have not received one please call extension 4701 and we’ll have one mailed home to you.
The 8th grader’s iPads will be coming in the next few weeks. These devices are excellent learning tools. Their teachers have been in workshops learning how to use these devices to make your child’s education engaging and stimulating, while learning 21st Century Skills they will need for both the workforce and higher education.
We ask that you continue to ask your child about their homework, their reading logs and how they are spending their free time. Please stay in contact with your child’s teachers and school counselor. We encourage you to have a set time when your child turns in all electronic devices to YOU. Research shows that not much good is going on after 9 PM in cyberspace. iPads, cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices are better left in your room for the night. We need your child well rested for the academic rigors of Junior High School.
Students, teachers, parents, guardians, counselors, administrators and other support staff working in partnership is the single most important factor in your child’s success. Please do not hesitate to call me if there is anything you feel needs my attention. I am honored to be working with your children.
Rondout Valley Junior High School
Internet Safety Tips for Parents/Guardians
Parents and Guardians you may visit www.engageny.org for more information regarding new Common Core curriculum in Math and English or follow the links below for a condensed version of that information. http://pta.org/files/2012_NPTA_PG-7thGrade.pdf
Student Supply List