IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
November 1st Early Dismissal 1 p.m.
Novembers 1st DPC Meeting (Central Office 9:00 a.m.)
November 3rd School Store (Kindergarten)
November 7th Election Day (No School)
November 9th Rogers Parent Teacher Conferences
November 14th RPTO Meeting (7 p.m.)
November 17th BINGO Night 6:30 p.m.
November 23-27th Thanksgiving Break
November 27th Romp & Roll
November 29th School Store (Grades 1-4)
Friday, November 17
The family fun begins at 6:30
Some refreshments will be provided by the
RPTO. The dance program will be selling snacks.
You can also bring your own special snacks if
you’d like. Look for more information to come
home in the mailbags.
ROMP & ROLL
November 27, 2006
1:30 – 3:30
$3.50 admission includes regular skate rental.
Inline skate rental is an additional $3.50
A great way to work off the turkey and pie from Thanksgiving!!!
The October meeting had another great turnout with
lots of new faces!!!! For those who could not attend;
the minutes and agenda can be seen on the RPTO
website. The next meeting will be held November 14 at 7:00
pm, please try to attend. Remember that it’s all about the kids!!!
FALL FESTIVAL: The PTO would like to thank Lynn Reno and her
committee for putting on a "Fabulous Fall Festival!!” Thank
you to all the parents who volunteered their time working a
booth or baked items for our Bake Sale. A great time was
had by all!
GET READY!!! There is going to be a Titan Clothing sale for Rogers students.
Look for your order to come home in your kid’s mailbag. This would be an
excellent gift for holidays!!!
DANCE: We are still looking for adults
for the Taekwondo "Tang Soo Do" class.
Also, adults needed for the Aerobics
class. We have a class, but we did not
have one Roger's parent sign up. Also,
if your child is still interested in dance or Taekwondo "Tang
Soo Do” classes, there is still time to sign up. Call Mary Beth
Stoddart with any questions. Also check out the dance website for information:
Giant Eagle Apples for the
Be sure to register your Giant Eagle advantage card to earn points for Rogers
every time you shop. Last year we were able to redeem our points for
classroom educational games, playground balls, and a digital camera. To
register your card, visit www.gianteagle.com and click on the Apples for the
Students icon and enter Rogers school ID# 0920, or call 1-800-474-4777. If
you’ve already registered your card in the past, there is no need to re-register.
Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles can also help support our school by registering
their card. If you have any questions, please call Amy Gillespie at 412-486-
THANKS TO YOU ALL. WE WON THE FREEZER!! Team work here at Rogers Rocks!!
A special thank you goes out to Karen Piett from Barb House for the phone calls
made to past Market Day people to help with the sales for the freezer!
DO NOT forget about market day in November and that it is pie month. Let's
beat last years record of 100 lets try for 200 or more the more we sell the better
profit we make. So let’s go ROGERS!!!
Next Market Day pick up is November 15, 2006 from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Note: The pick up location has been change to the 1st & 2nd grade hallway.
Order may be entered at www.marketday.com until noon, November 9, 2006.
Volunteers are needed to fill Market Day orders on pick up day from
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the 1st & 2nd grade hallway. If you would like to
volunteer just show up at school on pick up day. If you have any questions
contact Barb House (her phone number is on the Market Day order form.)
Rogers Roundup: Do you have a story, joke, or anything you’d
like to have in the ROGERS ROUNDUP? Please send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org, or place a note in the
ROUNDUP box that is outside of the All Purpose Room.
The RPTO webpage has been updated. Information from important dates,
fundraisers for our school, pictures of Rogers’ kids having fun can all be found
here! Visit us at http://sasd.k12.pa.us, click on Rogers Elementary
and then RPTO in the left column.
Please send in pictures from Fall Festival to be posted on the
site. If you have any pictures you would like to share please
e-mail them to Kathy Coyle at email@example.com or you
can send them into school with Kathy’s name on the envelope
and she can scan them. If you do not want your child’s picture
shown on the website please e-mail or call Kathy and let her know.
Year Book: We're looking for pictures of our Rogers kids having
fun. Having a party, or a small get-together, please send your
pictures into Loretta Martin. Pictures can be placed in
her box/drawer outside of the all purpose room, or if you have a
digital camera, you can email her pictures to
*NEWS FROM THE CLASSROOM*
MISS DUGAN REPORTS: Kindergarten and First Grade
participated in Fire Safety week. Firefighters from Elfinwild Fire
Department visited our school and explained their jobs and
how we can protect ourselves from fire. They brought a truck
and even allowed us to spray the hose!
MISS SCHRAMM REPORTS: The AM and PM Kindergarten
classes went on a field trip to Reilly's Farm on October
MISS SHUTTER REPORTS: Third graders have enjoyed exploring their
senses in Health! They experienced the sense and of touch and
neurons with toothpicks. We made models of our ears with plastic wrap,
metal pans, and spoons. I think our favorite was test tasting in which we
tasted sweet, sour, and salty foods!
*TEACHERS NEED SOME HELP*
If you are out at the store and see some cool cheap prizes for your kid’s prize
box, help our Rogers teachers out and throw them in your buggy.
*LOST AND FOUND*
FOUND: prescription glasses – would have
been lost about a month ago. They look
like a child's, with brown frames in a case.
Please contact Mrs. Schomburger if you
think they could be yours. There are also coats
and other items to be found in the lost and found box.
2 Hour Delay/ Modified Early Dismissal/Modified
Kindergarten Schedule Kindergarten Schedule
AM 10:50-12:30 AM 09:00-10:40
PM 01:55-03:30 PM 11:20-01:00
*CHECK THIS OUT*
2006 National Junior Olympics Champ
Thaddeus Piett, a 9 year old Rogers’ student,
won medals in the 2006 National Junior
Olympics in Chicago. Over 1,800 children
competed in various events. Thaddeus’
expertise in trampoline earned him a gold
medal for the double mini and a silver medal
on the tumble track event. In the State
championship, Thaddeus took three gold
medals and won all around gold. He also
received a gold and silver in regional events
which were held in Delaware. He had only
begun gymnastics in September of 2005 as a
student of Rising Star Gymnastics on Lowries
Road in Ross. Way to go Thaddeus!!!
FYI 4th grade Parents: Don‟t be surprised when you
Health Report Cards see that your child‟s hearing wasn‟t tested. The PA
Just a reminder -- you will be receiving Dept of Health guidelines require hearing testing in
your child‟s health report card when Kdg-3rd grade only during the elementary years.
you attend parent conferences on However, if a 4th grade student is in learning support
November 7th. If, however, you are or receives speech therapy, they are required to have
unable to attend the conference, or you a hearing test. Following state requirements, students
don‟t have one scheduled, the report won‟t have another hearing test until they are in 7th
will be mailed directly to your home. grade.
Very often a student will come to the Nurse‟s office in the morning complaining of a headache
and/or stomachache. The first question I ask the student is, “Did you eat breakfast this
morning?” Unfortunately, the answer of “No, I didn‟t” is heard far too often. A multitude of excuses
are always provided, but the end result is still the same: too many students are starting their day
As parents, I think we need to make sure that our children start out the day with a nutritious
meal. Whether your child eats breakfast at school or at home, the infamous saying “Breakfast is
the most important meal of the day” is applicable.
Despite the healthful benefits, breakfast may be the meal that is most often neglected or skipped.
Eating breakfast fuels the body to help provide energy, better concentration and problem-solving
ability throughout the day, according to the food and nutrition experts at the American Dietetic
Forty years of breakfast-related studies show that jump-starting the day with breakfast benefits
everyone – children, teens and adults. “Eating breakfast is very important for the brain and the
body first thing in the morning,” said Los Angeles-based registered dietitian Gail Frank,
spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “Breakfast skippers often feel tired, restless or
irritable in the morning.”
Breakfast is the first chance the body has to refuel its glucose levels after eight to 12 hours without
a meal or snack. This gives you a chance to „break the fast‟ of not eating for the past eight to 12
hours. Glucose is essential for the brain and is the main energy source. Blood glucose also helps
fuel the muscles needed for physical activity throughout the day. These are certainly important
reasons why all children need to start each day with a nutritious breakfast.
The American Dietetic Association suggests simple ideas to help add breakfast to your daily eating
Ready-to-eat whole-grain cereal topped with fruit and a cup of yogurt
Whole-grain waffles topped with peanut butter, fruit or ricotta cheese
A whole-wheat pita stuffed with sliced hard-cooked eggs
Hot cereal topped with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice or cloves
Peanut butter on a bagel with fresh fruit (banana or apple wedges) and low-fat milk
Breakfast smoothie (milk, fruit and teaspoon of bran, whirled in a blender)
Getting children accustomed to starting each day with breakfast is a goal that all parents should
strive for. It may not be easy at first, especially if your child isn‟t a “morning person,” but patience
and perseverance will hopefully help to pave the way towards a successful addition of breakfast as
a part of your child‟s morning routine.
TIME FOR SOME JOKES…
Why is 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7 “8” 9.
What did 0 say to 8?
Nice belt! What did the left eye say to the right eye?
Between you and me, something smells!
From Paige Gillespie – 2A
From Kelly McBurney – 2C
Why was the nose tired?
Because it kept running!
THANKSGIVING WORD SEARCH
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING STUFFING
HELP THE PILGRAMS FIND THEIR DINNER