Good Evening RPI Families,
As we are all nervously and excitedly preparing for the first day of school, I wanted to send you a few reminders for the week. It is our hope that this week provides your son/daughter(s) with a renewed sense of why school is so important -- relationships. Relationships with peers, teachers, bus drivers, lunchroom staff, etc. We have all, most likely, had a teacher or school employee that has had a profound impact on our lives. I know I have. I fondly remember my elementary bus driver, Miss Sue. She always greeted us in the morning with a big smile and a “Good Morning Sweetie!” While I will spare you with how long ago that was, it speaks to the importance of relationships with everyone we encounter. Our school community is a special place, with special people. As you send your kids off to school on Tuesday, remind them that one small kind gesture (either to them or from them) can have a ripple effect on their day, week, month, school-year or in my example...life! Because of Miss Sue’s impact, I do my very best to greet each student and staff member alike with a big smile and a Good Morning energy every day!
A few announcements:
Reminder that doors open at 7:20 and school starts at 7:45 (ending at 2:43).
Drop Off Lot --
Remember to pull as far forward as possible. Lines back up into the road.
Please drop students off on CURBSIDE. Please DO NOT drop students off away from the curb...it can be very unsafe and we want to avoid any injury!
Exercise patience - Your kids see what you are doing and saying! How can you show and model Respect. Pride. Integrity...The Rocket Way?
Cell Phones: Not allowed out and in use after 7:35 (that’s when kids are released from breakfast and the gym!)
Donuts with the principals - As promised, Mrs. Whitaker and I will be hosting our first donuts with the principals on Friday, September 27 at 8:00am. No RSVP needed, just show up (front office area) with your ideas to help #RPIShine!
Have a great week!