Week of January 14-18


Jan. 12 - Winter fest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jan. 21 - No School/Martin Luther King, Jr. day

Jan. 24 - Crazy Hair/ Crazy Sock Day

Students may come to school in a crazy hairstyle or with crazy colored hair as long

as the color washes out. They may also wear crazy or mismatched socks that day.

Feb. 1 - 100th day (Dress up like a 100-year-old)

Feb. 5 - Late Start: Grades PK-4 @ 9:10. Grades 5-12 @ 9:00

Feb. 18 - No school/President's day

Mar. 8-15 - Spring Break

Elementary Chapel is every Wednesday at 8:15-9am. Please join us anytime!

Chapel Dress: Top: Red polo (or dress) Bottom: Khaki (no plaids)

Friday Dress: Top: Christian t-shirt/RCS Spirit t-shirt or uniform polo Bottom: Khaki

*******Dear Parents,*******

As the weather turns colder, we want to remind you of the RCS dress code for lower school.

Outerwear such as hoodies, sweaters, fleece wear, and sweatshirts must be ordered through Lands' End with the RCS logo or the Booster Club.

A solid color heavy coat (non-RCS) may be worn outside on those really cold days.

Thanks for your cooperation with this.

******Smart Watches*******

The teachers in grades K-5 sent out a reminder that indicated our guideline on smart watches for grades PK-5.

The handbook reads ... "Electronic Watches (PK-5) are not appropriate for students to wear during the school day."

Examples of electronic watches are Apple watches, Android watches or watches on which you can play games, send or receive communications and watches where students may store data that would allow them to cheat. Also, any device or item that tends to distract students from instruction is considered inappropriate and may be taken up by the teacher. Lower level Fitbit watches which count steps and tell time should be appropriate as long as the student is not playing with them.

-RCS Administration

All About Me Board

Jan. 14-25: Colt Smith and Kolt Neill

Jan. 28-Feb. 8: Angelina Zak and Dylan Sodolak

Feb. 11-22: Buntu Ngoga

Classroom Greeters

Jan. 14-18 Angelina Zak and Olivia Hoover

Jan. 22-25 Colt Smith and Luke Hancock

Jan. 25-Feb. 1 Boo Ngoga and Rebekah Dyal

Jan. Feb. 4-8 Nathan Newell and Charlee Cochran


We will begin learning about separating groups or subtracting.


Bible story: King Solomon

Character trait: Self-control

Memory verse: Psalm 139:1-13a "Oh Lord you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down. You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, You know it completely, O Lord. You hem me in, behind and before. You have laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there. If I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me. Your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day for darkness is as light to You. For You created my inmost being;"

Chapel Verse Leaders for Jan. 16

Whitmire's Verse Leader: Colt Smith Williams' Verse Leader: Kolt Neill

Social Studies

We are learning about American symbols- American flag and Statue of Liberty, Government buildings- White House, Capital building, and Supreme Court, and Martin Luther King Jr.


We are learning Social Studies this week

Phonics and Handwriting

We are practicing our consonant-vowel blends every day. (ba, be, bi, bo, bu). We are adding ending sounds to our blends to make consonant-vowel-consonant words!

We are learning our sight words. These words must be recognized "on sight." Here is the schedule for our sight words.

Nov. 5-9: at, new, this, ateNov. 12-16: no, too, be, nowNov. 19-23: ThanksgivingNov. 26-30: Review/AssessDec. 3-7: under, black, on, wantDec. 10-14: brown, our, was, outDec. 17-19: Review/Assess

Jan. 8-11 Review

Jan. 14-18: but, well, came

Jan. 22-25 please, went, did

Jan. 28-Feb. 1: pretty, what, do

Feb. 4-8: Review/Assess

Click here to see the D'Nealian handwriting alphabet

Guest Readers

Please email your child's teacher if you'd like to sign up for an available day. Or sign up on your class sign up genius page.

Mrs. Whitmire's Class

Jan. 18 Christine Murangirwa

Jan. 25 Emily Smith

Feb. 1 Brittany Neel

Feb. 8 Brittany Neel

Mrs. William's Class

Jan. 18 __________________

Jan. 25 Christyn McCann

Feb. 1 Melanie Neill

Feb. 8 Holly Cochran

Mrs. Whitmire:

1. small treasure chest toys such as bouncy balls, kids' meal toys, fun pens, toy cars or jewelry.

Mrs. Williams:


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