Extracurricular activities provide a great opportunity for students to make new friends and develop a sense of belonging. We hope they will learn many meaningful lessons that come from being involved in a school club.
Hello Rochester Families:
We hope you and your family have settled into Fall routines and are looking forward to an exciting school year ahead! Does your child(ren) love to run? Or do they simply need to burn off some early morning energy?! Well then, we have just the thing! Rocket Runners, Rochester's free and fun running club, is starting its Fall session on Friday, October 7 at 8:15am on the gravel field.
Here is a quick recap of our routine:
- We meet every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8:15a.m.
- Our Fall session will go until Friday, October 28, 2016. We will resume again in the Spring.
- Students, teachers, younger siblings and parents are welcome to walk and/or run with us until 8:45a.m. around the gravel field
- Come out rain or shine, except pro-D days, and join us for a fun way to start your day!
- We are always looking for volunteers to help us with signing kids in and out as well as handing out the popsicle sticks after each lap.
Please help us prepare our lap tracking and contact lists by registering your child(ren) through our online form by Wednesday, October 5th: https://goo.gl/forms/gPfqKWsJbqvHiBl32
This is especially important as we primarily use email as our means of communication. We would also appreciate it if six parents could volunteer to bring orange wedges to our running sessions this fall, as these make a great post-run snack for the kids. The sign-up form for this is: http://signup.com/go/BgPhUR
Don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions, or if you would like to be removed from this contact list.
We are excited to kick off our Rocket Runners season, and see everyone's smiling faces next Friday with their runners on!
See you then!
Wendy Catherwood & Julie Ramsay, Volunteer Rocket Runner coaches
Noon Hour Monitor:
Student Morning Announcer: Each year we offered students in grades four and five the chance to learn leadership skills through participating in the monitor programs. Students in the Noon Hour Monitor program are provided with the opportunity to help other students at noon in their classroom while students eat their lunch. The Morning Announcer Program provides students with the opportunity to learn public speaking skills.
Office Agents: All moniotrs need to be in the office by 11:55 a.m. to get ready for their shift. Duties for Office Monitors may include helping to distribute lunches for the District School Meals program, helping students use the telephone, greeting office guests, making announcements over P.A. system, organizing supplies, tidying medical room, stapling and filing as directed, creating bulletin boards, providing Band-Aids & getting ice for minor bumps & scrapes. Students wishing to be part of the program are to see Mrs. Papillo in Room 203.
Library Monitors: The Library Monitor Program has started in the Rochester Library and there are 74 monitors this year! This is the biggest group ever! At Rochester Elementary School, library monitors play an important role: in fact, in a school with almost 20,000 English and French books, their assistance is invaluable. Monitoring students can be seen reading aloud to primary students in both French and English; encouraging primary students to read to them as reading buddies; helping students to find research materials; promoting special library activities around the school; decorating the library; helping to sort non-fiction books by using decimals and the Dewey Decimal System and checking in and out books for younger students. We are very proud of our monitors as they uphold the principles of Library Citizenship: Respect, Responsibility, Focus and Friendship. Thank you to all of you monitors and let’s look forward to a great upcoming year!