News Corner 11/30-12/4

Welcome back! We hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving.

Just a few things to note for this week:

  • If you’re on the Monday, Round Rock campus be on the lookout for information regarding today’s missed classes due to the church flooding. We are rapidly working on a plan to ensure we can continue to hold classes. Please be praying for the church as they mitigate the water (literally) and all the frustrations that come with such property damage.
  • Tuition is due this week! You can pay via PayPal, bank bill pay, or hand money to any teacher at drop-off or pick-up!
  • CLASS PICTURES are next week on every campus. We will be selling picture packages as well, so students are not required to wear their blue TREA shirts on picture day!
  • Order your yearbooks now! Prices increase as the year goes on. Be sure to include a ShoutOut to your favorite student!!

https://www.balfour.com/texas/leander/the-rock-enrichment-academy/yearbook-packages

Have a wonderful week!

News Corner 11/16-11/20

Hello! I hope you all had a good weekend. We have several fun things on the horizon, so make sure to read through the end!

Next week all campuses are off for Thanksgiving Break!

  • It’s not too late to get in a Book Fair order! I think last week’s link didn’t work (and I just realized it!). So sorry! Here is the correct link: https://v4826.myubam.com/
  • Make sure to submit tuition if you haven’t yet. You can pay online here!

We are starting to collect donations for Blessing Bags for homeless around Austin! We will be collecting blankets, socks, shelf stable and easily openable foods (fruit cups, beef jerky, granola bars), and toiletries!

Blessing Bags assembly will be different this year, we will NOT be holding a multi-campus potluck and gathering

We WILL be donating all items collected to a local church that assembles bags–this allows us to avoid close contact and potential germ-sharing while still allowing us to bless our community!

Yearbooks are for sale! Click below for more information on ordering, shout outs, and more!

If you have any pictures you’d like to submit, you can do so by going to the Balfour site! Download the Balfour Image Share App, enter your email address, name and code 129814 to share your pictures.

Order a 2020-2021 Yearbook TODAY! Prices increase after Christmas!
Make sure to add a SHOUT OUT for your awesome and hard-working student!
More information on sharing your own pictures to be added to the yearbook can be downloaded here:

School picture days are the week of December 7th-10th on ALL campuses

News Corner 11/09-11/13

Welcome to the second week of November! Just 6 weeks until Christmas! I am looking towards Advent Season beginning this year. This year, more than ever, so many of us need refreshing, renewing, we need stillness, and rest from the weariness that being human brings. I hope your children find that rest both at home and at school at The Rock!

If you haven’t paid tuition yet, you can pay via PayPal as a Friend/Family to @ATurnerTREA or hand a check to any of our teachers at drop off or pick up!

Click here to be redirected to PayPal to immediately pay your tuition!

Yearbook design in in full swing! And we need your help! If you have any pictures you’d like to submit, you can do so by going to the Balfour site! Download the Balfour Image Share App, enter your email address, name and code 129814 to share your pictures.

Click here to ORDER your own yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year! Make sure to add in a Shout Out to your favorite student!

For more information on purchasing yearbooks, shoutouts, and the Image Share app, download flyers below!

There’s still time to order from the Book Fair!

Order from Usborne today!

This book sale directly supports The Rock scholarship fund.

School portraits are coming up!

On December 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th yearbook staff will be on each campus taking pictures! Students can dress in whatever clothes they wish to wear–blue Rock shirts aren’t required. There will be retakes in the Spring!

News Corner 11/02-11/06

Happy November! I’m kind of mentally stuck in April so I’m a bit baffled to be here. It seems like many of us are still playing mental catch-up.

We have several things to note for this week. Make sure to read to the bottom so that you don’t miss any announcements!

November’s healthy eating focus is on YELLOW foods! Yellow foods can be anything from yellow squash to bananas and mangos! Vitamin A can be found in many of these foods as well as cancer fighting antioxidants and vitamins!

This year we are doing yearbook a lot differently! In year’s past we have tried to compile it after the year is over. This year, our Middle School students on Monday’s Round Rock campus are running yearbook and we have contracted with Balfour to print and produce them for us! As such, YEARBOOKS ARE ALREADY FOR SALE.

Yearbooks will be printed and all shipped to Ms. Newell in June. We will plan a family day at the park to see our fellow Rock families and distribute yearbooks in early July.

Order your yearbooks here: https://www.balfour.com/texas/leander/the-rock-enrichment-academy/yearbook-packages

You can also add in a “Shout Out!” page for your student to show how proud you are of them! Yearbook prices are the lowest they will be all year right now! Prices go up after Christmas.

Please begin donating supplies for our annual Blessing Bags Drive! This can include socks, blankets, cans of food, packets of tuna, small water bottles, small hygiene supplies–anything we might easily assemble for an individual experiencing homelessness.

Blessing Bags will be a bit different this year! More details to come!

Please make sure your students have pencils, markers, hand sanitizer, and water bottles each day! We are trying our best to not share supplies to cut down on germ sharing!

Tuition reminder! It IS the first week of November so tuition is due! If you need help playing catch up or you don’t remember what you owe, please contact Ms. Turner at Director@TheRockEnrichmentAcademy.org

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

News Corner 10/26-10/31

Fall weather has officially arrived and that means the inevitable collection of lost personal items. As we begin to have cooler days that require jackets, please make sure to be labeling your coats so that we can get them back to their owner.

As a reminder we ask that you label several things:

  • Jackets
  • Lunchboxes
  • Water bottles
  • Backpacks (a luggage tag is also ok!)
  • and any little containers that might get lost in the shuffle from lunch

Please make sure to send your student with water bottles each week. On a couple of our campuses, we do not have access to our own collection of cups or extra water bottles. We don’t want your child to go thirsty or for them to feel bad about asking for a cup of water!

We will be hosting a book fair on each campus this week. We will have an outside table for parents and inside $5 and $10 tables for students. Please send your child with money in an envelope if you wish for them to participate!

Keep up the good work on eating healthy ORANGE fruits and veggies! It’s fun seeing students get excited about all the healthy foods they’re bringing each week!

We love celebrating birthdays with our students and so we wanted to clarify birthday treats policy since it’s changed a bit this year: individually wrapped treats are acceptable.

This can include:

  • Individually packaged store-bought cupcakes
  • Individually wrapped store-bought cookies
  • Small goody bags of non-food items you packaged at home (with clean hands!)
  • Please do not bring homemade items to share as we cannot distribute those to students!
  • If you have any questions, you are always welcome to email any of the teachers!

News Corner for the Week of 10/12-10/16

Hello! We hope you all had a good three day weekend.

Tuesday campus’ voting is in full swing! We started off with a crazy busy morning. Today is the first day of voting, so hopefully it will calm down in the weeks ahead. We are so thankful for your flexibility! Make sure to drop off/pick up at the handicap spots north of the sanctuary.

October Tuition is due! Please contact Mrs. Turner if you need help with payment options:

November tuition will be due the first week of November, so if you need some help playing catch up, let us know!

We have many pumpkin themed activities on the horizon. If you’d like to donate pumpkins for our activities, we’d love them! You’re welcome to send them to class with your student. Big and small are needed!

Reminder: We have an Usborne Book Fair coming up!

  • The fair will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25th through 27th, with the option for parents to order at an outside table right after drop off. Students will be able to purchase books during their lunch hour. 
  • For students, there will be a $5 and a $10 table. Please plan to bring cash sealed in an envelope if they’d like to purchase any books. There will be a great selection of books—all previewed to ensure they line up with the Christian mission of our program.

Make sure to say “Happy Birthday!” to our wonderful Monday Music Teacher, Mrs. Sargent! She is a talented asset to our teaching team! Her birthday is 10/17!

News Corner 10/5-10/9

Welcome to Fall! Hope you all are enjoying the cooler mornings!

If you’re on the Monday or Tuesday campus, make sure you’ve read to the end!

We have many fun things planned  for the month of October!  

We will be kicking off a monthly nutrition focus on all our campuses! This month we will be focusing on eating ORANGE fruits and veggies! The class with the most orange in their lunches this month will receive a special prize! 

A few new things are on the horizon:

We will be hosting an Usborne book fair on all campuses in just a few weeks!

The fair will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25th through 27th, with the option for parents to order at an outside table right after drop off. Students will be able to purchase books during their lunch hour. 

For students, there will be a $5 and a $10 table. Please plan to bring cash sealed in an envelope if they’d like to purchase any books. There will be a great selection of books—all previewed to ensure they line up with the Christian mission of our program.

The same week as our book fair we will also be having Bright Colors/Crazy clothes week on all our campuses. We want to see what crazy combos the students can come up with—feel free to leave your Rock shirts at home and bring on the bright colors! 

Tuition reminder: This year has been crazy for so many of us that we completely understand if paying tuition has slipped your mind. You still have time to catch up for September! 

And, if you haven’t already, tuition for October is also due!

Tuition can be paid via:

  • check (handed to any of the teachers running carpool)
  • PayPal sent to therockenrichmentacademy@yahoo.com. Please make sure to pay choosing the Friends and Family option so no one pays a fee!
  • Bill pay via your bank: Set it up to send automatically at the beginning of the month!
  • OR feel free to contact Mrs. Turner if you have any other questions!

Reminder for Monday/Round Rock campus:

Next week, October 12th, we are off for Columbus Day! Have a good break.

Heads up for Cedar Park West/Tuesday students: As many of you know, Christ Episcopal often hosts early voting events. This October is no different. As such, October 13th, October 20th, and October 27th, will be a little different! We will be using the front two buildings instead of the back building. Please plan to drop your student off at the front sanctuary building—the teachers will direct you where to go from there! Pre-K students get to use the middle building–the little house!

I’m sure many of you have also noticed that there are regularly Sheriff’s vehicles on this campus. Christ Episcopal provides a free rest-and-gather room, in a separate building from us, for our local law enforcement officers. It’s one of the many ways this church gives back to our community and we are grateful to know we have people watching our for us while we are on campus.

As always, if you have any questions or need help with anything email or Google Classroom related, always feel free to email admin@therockenrichmentacademy.org for any help! If we don’t know the answer yet, we will try to find it.

Thank you for all your patience as we’ve switched over to new platforms for all our methods of communication! 

News Corner: Week of 9/28-10/2

Welcome to this week’s News Corner!

We are beginning our third week of classes this week and are still so grateful that you have joined us at TREA this school year. It’s been a blessing getting to know each of your kids this year, and we are all excited about the many wonderful things in the year ahead!

Health Screening tickets: If you didn’t catch it last week, we now have an ONLINE version of the Health Screening ticket! Fill it out online and tell your students to let the teachers know that it was already completed! Saves paper and saves Ms. Newell some admin time! haha…

If you still like the paper version, you can always print off more directly from our website!

Head’s up! We have a new campus coming! For those of you who live a bit farther south, we have a new Southwest Austin campus that will be opening soon!

This new campus will aim to serve families from Austin, Buda, Bee Caves, Lakeway, Dripping Springs and beyond. More details are coming soon on our unique, new location off of Thomas Springs!

In YEARBOOK news: In year’s past we have scrambled to get a yearbook organized. This year we’ve decided to add in a full-year yearbook class for our Round Rock Middle School students and they are TAKING OVER yearbook!

It’s going to be a great year of them learning the basics of photography, layout, design, and teamwork! If you’re feeling like a decluttering bug is coming on: we need your old 35mm cameras and film! Digital photography may be the latest the greatest, but learning the basics is vital to learn to have a photographers eye!

Email Ms Newell at MrsNewell@therockenrichmentacademy.org if you happen to be in the mood to share some of your “antiques” cluttering up your space!

And, as always: If you’re struggling with the new transition to Google Classroom, we are here to help! Email admin@therockenrichmentacademy.org to get assistance with passwords, logins, getting added to classrooms, or gaining access as a guardian (or anything else!)

News Corner-Week of 9/21-9/25

Welcome to the first edition of the News Corner!

Come here weekly to learn what’s new and to find out pertinent information for the coming school week.

Regarding Google Classroom:

Your student should have been added to Google Classrooms that are relevant to them. If you need help email admin@therockenrichmentacademy.org

Your student should have activated their @therockenrichmentacademy.org email address. If you need help with that, also email us!

Classroom is where you will find all class-specific work and weekly posts about what the students did during their day!

Regarding Health Screenings Tickets:

You now have TWO options for completing this ticket. Either you can print off and have your student hand-deliver a paper ticket OR you can choose to fill out an online form for each student each class day!

The online form can be done on your phone’s browser or if you download the Google Classrooms app, that should link you to it! All Google Classrooms have the link at the top of their page. There’s also a link ON the Health Screenings page that is linked above.

Try it out!

Carpool Changes for this school year:

In order to uphold social distancing procedures, ALL students will be dropped off and picked up via carpool on ALL campuses.

For RR/Mondays this door will be found on the east side of the building

For CPW/Tuesday this will be at along the parking spots parallel to the playground

For CPE/Wednesday this will be on the east side of the building in the parking lot that runs parallel to the main gym entrance

Exceptions:

  • Pre-K Students at RR can be dropped off by the doors nearest to the center of the building on the west side of the building. They can also walk in with an older sibling.
  • Pre-K students at CPW can either be walked to the front door and a teacher can take them to their classroom or you can walk them to the classroom until they are comfortable with a front-door drop off. They are also allowed to walk in with an older sibling.

Class Highlight of the Week!

Did you know that we now offer STEM Science and Nutrition Classes on Thursdays? This is a great supplement for our K-6th students! Our first week was last week, so there’s plenty of time to join!

Follow this link for more information on our STEM courses or email director@therockenrichmentacademy.org to add them to your weekly schedule!