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!