Weekly Announcements
Week of October 28, 2019

Dear Rock Creek Families:  

Attendance for week of 10.21.19:  96.5%!   Thanks for ensuring your child is at school  It is making a difference! 

Text Messages from Rock Creek:   Are you currently receiving text messages from Rock Creek?  We send these out periodically to give brief reminders of events.  A text message was sent last Wednesday with a reminder of no school on Thursday and Friday.  If you are not receiving text messages and would like to, please reply to this email  with your child's name and your preferred mobile phone number(s) and we will add texts to your preferences in the school wide communication system.   

Red Ribbon Week:  From October 28 - November 1, Rock Creek Elementary will be celebrating our annual Red Ribbon Week.  During Red Ribbon Week students and staff honor a commitment to live a drug-free and healthy life.  Each day will have a theme and something special to wear.  See the daily list below. 

  •   In remembrance: The Red Ribbon Campaign start when Federal Agent Enrique Camarena was murdered by drug traffickers in 1985.  He spent his life dedicated to making a visible effort to rid our communities of illegal drugs.  In response to his death, communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of the commitment to a drug free lifestyle.  Red Ribbon Week is dedicated to teaching drug prevention in our school systems and communities.  

THANK YOU!  Thank you to all the parents who made time to come and converse with your child's teacher.  You just showed your child that their education is important!  

  • Thank you to all of our Book Fair volunteers!  It was a great week of shopping and finding new books to read and enjoy! 

  • Thank you to the PTO for serving dinner to the teachers in the short hour between school last Wednesday and the start of their first parent-teacher conference.  It was yummy and such an amazing stress reliever! 

Fall Parties:   Thursday, October 31st    2:15-3:15 PM  

Costumes:  Costumes must be school appropriate, including NO MASKS, NO WEAPONS, AND NO FACE PAINT.  Please send costumes that students can easily change into and out of on their own.  Costumes will be worn during the party only.

Are you planning on attending the Fall Party (or any party/event at school this year)?   

Have you completed the Volunteer Background Check for THIS school year?  Yes, it needs to be completed every year.    Form - School Volunteer Request Revised .pdf 

If you plan on attending the Fall Party, please ensure that you complete the School Volunteer Request form prior to October 29 so our office staff has ample time to complete the checks and you will not be delayed or frustrated when checking in for the party.  Follow the link for the form above, print, complete and return to school. 

Party Tips:  

  • Parties are for our Rock Creek students only.   Please make child care arrangements for any children who do not attend Rock Creek.  This includes infants and toddlers. 
  • *ALL adults attending MUST have the School Volunteer Request form on file.  This is completed annually. 
  • *All adults attending parties should anticipate assisting the teacher and room parents with party activities. 
  • *Volunteers should not be alone with students.  Only a handful of volunteers are currently approved through an extensive background check *process, including fingerprinting, to be alone with students.   
  • *Check-in for the party will begin at 1:45 PM.   
    • *Room Parents will go to the classrooms at 2:05 PM. 
    • *All other parents will wait in the gym until the party start time. 
  • *You will need to show your Photo ID at check-in.   A variety of school staff will be assisting with check-in and most will not know who you are.    
  • *All parents will need to be recognizable.  No masks or excessive costume makeup, please. 


Monday, October 28:  Commit to a drug free life.   Wear red 

Tuesday, October 29:  We wouldn't dream of doing drugs!   Wear pajamas or slippers         (Don't forget tennis shoes for recess and PE.)  

Wednesday, October 30:  Don't sweat it!  Team up against drugs!   Wear your favorite team jersey, t-shirt and/or sweats  

  • Early Release    Dismissal at 1:10 PM

Thursday, October 31:  We say BOO to drugs!   Wear Halloween shirts  

  • No clubs after school.   Go home and get dressed for Halloween.  Have a fun and safe time Trick or Treating! 

Friday, November 1:  Race toward a drug free lifestyle!  Wear your Marathon T-shirts or Rock Creek spirit wear 



Follow all the news and events of Rock Creek Elementary at: 

Website:   http://rce.fz.k12.mo.us/

Twitter: @RCERockets 

Fort Zumwalt App:  Get it at the App Store or Google Play   Set RCE as one of your schools to see school calendars, club calendars and more! 

Peachjar Flyers:  View all school, community event, and sports flyers in one place.    https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/all/schools/94326  or click on the peach icon at the bottom of our website's page.   

Facebook:  PTO has revitalized their Facebook page.  Search for Rock Creek Elementary PTO.