Wish Week 2017!

Wish Week 2017!
Posted on 01/18/2017

Hello Rock Ridge Community,


Our school is hosting our third annual spirit week in conjunction with Douglas County High School. This is a special event that benefits kids from Make A Wish Foundation and this year we will be raising money to send Cory on a trip to Disney World.


Cory is a 13 year old boy who lives in Colorado Springs. He loves superheroes, sports, science, animals, Burger King, and the color red. Cory has to live his life everyday with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, a disease of the nervous system, however, this doesn’t get him down. His smile is bright and contagious.


RRE will kickoff our spirit week on January 20th with an assembly. DCHS students will speak to our school about Cory, how he lives his daily life, and what Make A Wish is all about. We will continue to support Cory and DCHS the following week, January 23-27, with our own spirit week.


There are two ways to help make Cory’s wish come true. First, RRE will have buckets to fill during student drop off and pick-up. Modeled a lot like the firefighters and their "Fill the Boot" collection, you will have an opportunity to drop money in a bucket in the car loop. You don’t even need to get out of your car! Second, we will ask that students participating in the spirit theme for the day donate 25 cents towards the cause. The class that raises the most money at RRE will even have the opportunity to travel to DCHS on Monday, January 30th to meet Cory in person!


Last year, RRE raised the most money outside of DCHS to support the Make A Wish Foundation. Let’s keep that bragging right and show Cory our support. Thank you for all that you do to spread kindness and support to build a strong community. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Lee at the front office, Jacque Shaw in kindergarten, or Melissa Shea in fifth grade.


Spirit Week Themes:

20th: Red Out (wear red clothing)

23rd: Super Hero Day (capes and shirts work well)

24th: Royalty Day (dress like a king or queen… a simple crown from Burger King would be great)

25th: Mad Scientist Day (think Doc from Back to the Future)

26th: Sports Day (wear clothing from ANY sport/team)

27th: Disney Day (Mickey ears, character shirt, etc.)