Welcome to Rock Creek School!
Parent Survey for Leader in Me
Dear Parents & Guardians,
As many of you know, we are participating in a process called the Leader in Me and would like to track the progress of our students learning leadership skills, as well as the culture in our school. Please take 5 minutes to fill out the survey by clicking on the button below. If you are unable to fill out the survey online, please have your student request a hard copy of the survey from your student's teacher. Thank you!
Dania Henkelmann, Site Employee of the Year
Dania Henkelmann is an outstanding Secretary. Since her arrival at Rock Creek, she has continued to provide staff, students, community and parents with respect, is responsive to their needs, and always has what is best for the school in her heart. She is truly deserving of this award.
Holly Cable, Teacher Who Makes a Difference
Congratulations to Holly Cable, one of our first grade teachers, who has been named Teacher Who Makes A Difference for Rock Creek. She is an excellent professional. We are very lucky to have her here as a member of our Rock Creek family.
Mrs. Hutton, Teacher of the Year for Placer County
Mrs. Hutton is an exceptional teacher who serves as an exemplary model for the other teachers. She brings to her profession a rich background of experience and expertise and consistently demonstrates the traits of a caring, dedicated professional.
Dear Rock Creek Parents & Guardians
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Stay informed! Please view the most current "Notices" shown upper left as well as the Facebook button and PTC/Parents tabs above. Students and
teachers, you have your own tabs full of resources, as well. Thank you
all for stopping by.
New Math Program K-5
How Will My Child Learn Math This Year?
Your child’s classroom will use Bridges in Mathematics second edition, a comprehensive curriculum for grades K–5. Bridges is a rigorous program designed to address the new math standards in a way that’s enjoyable and accessible to all learners.
The curriculum focuses on developing in students a deep understanding of math concepts, proficiency with key skills, and the ability to solve new and complex problems. Learning activities tap into the intelligence and strengths all students have by presenting mathematically powerful material alive with language, pictures, and movement.
Students in a Bridges classroom talk about math, describe observations, explain methods, and ask questions. They are encouraged to find multiple ways to solve problems and show different ways of thinking. This is a vital way to help students build more flexible and efficient ways to solve increasingly complex problems. Hands-on activities engage them in exploring, developing, testing, discussing, and applying mathematical concepts.
How can families help?
Visit the Support for Families page on the Math Learning Center website (http://mathlearningcenter.org/families ), where you will find:
❚ Unit overviews that explain what your child will be learning
❚ Tips for helping your child with homework
❚ Links to more information about each grade level of Bridges
❚ Links to additional resources, including books and free online games
NOTE: Want your student to practice their math skills with some fun and interactive games???
Message from Dorothy Sutter, Principal
I feel extremely fortunate and proud to be working with such a dedicated and professional staff. Our goal will be to sustain high expectations for students, maintain a quality of educational program and provide a positive and caring school environment that will foster individual excellence and life long learning for our students. As a parent you are always welcome in our school. I encourage your participation and support of our school and play an active role in your child’s education. This is the best guarantee for a successful school year. Regular communication with your child’s teacher is essential. If we can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact us.
– Dorothy Sutter
Free and Reduced Price Meal Program