December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter
Posted on 12/18/2017
Dear Rock Ridge Community:

Thanksgiving is behind us, and thanks to Student Council and our very own PTO, eight families were able to enjoy the holiday with their own basket of food, including a gift certificate from King Soopers. Thank you to everyone who participated in the canned food drive to help families in need.

The fundraising rock in front of the school, made possible by Barbara Berndt, has been a huge success.  The creativity of our parents continues to impress everyone as
well as the diversity in the messages. Thank you again Barbara for making this happen.

Rock Ridge continues to spend money to invest in our students’ futures by sponsoring in part the cost for DC Downbeats, a program that promotes the development of
instrumental music education for both Orchestra and Band. Along with the other DCHS feeder schools, Rock Ridge helps pay for the instructor of the program. If your child is interested in learning an instrument, please visit the DC Downbeat Elementary Orchestra web page for more information. Sometimes I make really cool discoveries about parents in our community and what they do as a hobby, profession, or their story. A while back I discovered that a parent has this passion for photography. As an amateur photographer myself I was naturally intrigued. What a surprise to discover just how amazing his work is. If you too enjoy photography as much as I do, check out this site. I think you will find it enjoyable and will be amazed.

The Rock Ridge Archery club is doing great so far this year in anticipation of the state tournament that starts in January. 3rd and 4th graders can join the archery club starting December 11th, 7:30am in the gym. 3rd and 4th grade archery club will meet every Monday until the end of the season. Be sure to complete the archery permission slip prior to attending on Monday. There is a $10 fee for supplies.

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, the Castle Rock Police Department has increased traffic monitoring around our school. They have begun issuing citations for traffic violations and parking in handicap areas (several citations have been issued). Please remember to follow all traffic laws and respect the parking areas designated for our visitors who have special parking needs. Should you have any questions, concerns or celebrations, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you and have a Merry Christmas.

Peter Mosby, Principal