At Royerton, we focus on more than just the 4R's. In cooperation with parents and community, we are dedicated to providing students the opportunity to become responsible, reliable, receptive, respectful, resourceful, and ready for the future. As you read about Royerton Elementary, you will see why parents are anxious for their children to be a part of our Royerton family.
DEAR PARENTS OF 3RD THROUGH 5TH GRADE STUDENTS:
The first administration of ISTEP+ Testing will begin the week of March 3rd, at Royerton Elementary. Testing dates are March 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the a.m. for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Students in 4th grade will also have a test on Friday, March 6th, in the a.m. You may have seen in the news lately that the length of the ISTEP+ test has been decreased from its original format. Here are some things that we can do together to best prepare for the administration of the ISTEP.
· No homework will be assigned during the week of testing.
· The remainder of the school day will be “structured, but fun educational activities” to give students the opportunity to relax from their testing. (We have great things planned!)
· Breaks will be given between sessions, giving students an opportunity to refocus their efforts for the next task at hand.
· Encourage the students to just do their best!
· It is very important that your child is at school every day during the testing. Research has shown that students do not perform as well when they are required to take the test in make-up sessions. Please make every effort to have your child in attendance during the days of testing and try to avoid scheduling any outside appointments.
· Make certain that your child gets plenty of rest before and during the testing period.
· Please try to be sure that, on testing days, your child gets a good nutritious breakfast.
· Encourage your child to just do his/her best!
· Listen to instructions carefully.
· Read closely and think about what is being asked of you.
· Relax and just do your best!
Thank you for your help and cooperation. ISTEP+ testing is something that we want our students to take seriously, but we do not want them to feel stressed about the test. We are extremely proud of RES students for giving their best every day! Please feel free to call with any questions.
DELAWARE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORPORATION SPRING MUSIC PROGRAM
A program featuring the musical groups of all three Delcom Elementary Schools, DMS, and DHS will be held on Monday, March 9th, at 6:30 p.m. at Emens Auditorium at Ball State University. We hope to see you there!
Delaware Community Schools will be in session on Friday, April 3rd. Our last student day is now Friday, May 29th. These days will be used to make up the remaining days of school that were missed due to inclement weather.
CIRCLE THE STATE WITH SONG
Congratulations to the following students for participating in Circle the State with Song: Mallory and Madalyne Robbins, Brenden Mead, Madisyn Sauve, Anna Cardemon, Owen Vest, Morgan Beard, Rhian Cline, Emily McClure, Rachel Taylor, and E’lia Brown. They will perform on February 28th, at 3:30 p.m., at Reardon Audtorium, on the campus of Anderson University. Thank you to Mrs. Eichhorn and Mrs. Foltz for sponsoring the choir.
Kindergarten Round-Up is rapidly approaching! Morning and afternoon sessions are available on Wednesday, April 8th, and Thursday, April 9th. Please contact our office at 282-2044 for more information. We are looking forward to meeting our new Kindergarten class for the 2015-16 school year!
The Skating Party has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 12th, at Gibson’s Arena. It will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission of $1.00 will be taken at the door for everyone. Skate rental is $2.00. We will also have a short PTO meeting at Gibson’s as well. See you then!
REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR
Kudos to Camryn Eldridge, Ryder Turner, Walker Boyle, Brad Shue and Heath Sprague for their participation in the Regional Science Fair this past weekend at BSU.
An “excellent job” to Ryder Turner and Walker Boyle for their “Honorable Mention” award!
Congratulations to Camyrn Eldridge – her project is going on to the Nationals!!! What a wonderful honor for her!!!
PENNIES FOR PATIENTS
Royerton Elementary was able to raise $1636.21 towards Pennies for Patients! Thank you to all who participated for this wonderful cause and to Mrs. Vaughn for leading the charge!
The Math Bowl team for Royerton Elementary received a 1st place in their division! Excellent job students! Thank you for how you represented Royerton Elementary! Also, thank you to our coaches – Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Smith for your time and dedication.
TIMES FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR
7:30 Students will be allowed to go to the gym and breakfast
7:40 Students dismissed to classrooms
7:40 to 7:50 GO Time! (GO stands for GET ORGANIZED. This is a specific time of day that students will be organizing themselves for their day of learning.)
7:50 Tardy bell rings
2:25 K-1 bus students, Latchkey, and Car Pick-Up Dismissal
2:30 2nd – 5th grade students who are riding the Bus are dismissed
2014-15 ELEMENTARY TEXTBOOK RENTAL AND FEES
Kindergarten - $82.93
1st Grade - $104.50
2nd Grade - $109.66
3rd Grade - $105.13
4th Grade - $105.13
5th Grade - $106.38
2014-15 CAFETERIA SERVICES
Elem Student = $1.30
Middle/High Student = $1.30
Reduced = $ .30
Ala Carte Milk = $ .50
Adult = $1.75
Elem Student = $2.30
Middle/High Student = $2.50
Reduced = $ .40
Adult = $3.00
The Delaware Community School Corporation provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities attending school activities. If you or a guest plan to attend an event at one of our schools and require special accommodations, please call the school at least 48 hours in advance so the school may have a reasonable opportunity to provide an accommodation.
SAFETY TIP LINE
Delaware Community School has reopened the Safety Tip Line. The new tip line is being provided by Com Net. If you would like to report school safety concerns, please contact Royerton Elementary at 282-2044 and ask for Mr. Marshall or Mrs. McGuire or you can call the tip line after school hours to report your general school safety concerns. In case of an immediate emergency, patrons would always call 911. The phone number for the Safety Tip Line is 747-1632. Thank you.