Principal’s Corner

I can hardly believe that we have just a few weeks left of school. This year has flown by in a great way. I am so amazed at how far students have come in their academic and emotional growth. I am very proud of the progress each has made and I am especially proud of the teachers and how dedicated they are to Ross. They work tirelessly to meet the needs of their students. They help each other out, actively participate in planning sessions and monitor progress closely so that they can make changes where needed. Please join me in celebrating our teachers and staff for Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6th. A flyer was sent home this week sharing information on how you can show appreciation to our wonderful Ross teachers.

I did want to talk about the use of technology and the internet with elementary school children. Please be cautious in letting children surf the web, engage in video games with strangers, and spend time on social media without adult supervision. We are finding more and more students who are being exposed to things at younger and younger ages that are not appropriate. As adults it is important to set specific rules for our children where technology is concerned. We have also noticed more and more children sleeping in class because they have access to technology during the night. Take a moment to check in with your child(ren) to see if the rules that you have in place are working or do they need to be adjusted a bit?

During the month of April we celebrate our volunteers. I want to take a moment to thank those who volunteer at Ross. We have many who support our events by donating funds or time to ensure that Ross is well taken care of. I have never seen such a committed group of people who are here to selflessly serve the staff and students of a school. It feels comforting to know that there are so many who are just a phone call away and are willing to do whatever is needed. We have parents, churches, and community members who are a part of the village that makes things work here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are appreciated. I know that we would not be where we are today if it weren’t for the volunteers.

Students have grown throughout the year and their shorts and tops may not be long enough to abide by our dress code. Students should not wear slides or flip flops or sleeveless shirts. Tops should cover the mid section and shorts should come down to mid thigh. Thank you for help with this requirement.

We have lots of end of the year events with promotion ceremonies, awards ceremonies, field day and much more. Please be on the lookout for information pertaining to your child’s class and grade. We hope to see you here celebrating a successful school year!

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