Weekly Announcements

Week of October 12, 2020

Dear Rock Creek Families:  

PTO Fundraiser

We are so thankful for all that our PTO does for our RCE students, staff and the community.   It is now time for us to give back so they can continue to support our school community.   The PTO fundraiser kicked off on Wednesday.  Students viewed this video during our virtual Rocket Day assembly.  Be sure to click on the video clips on many of the slides to learn more.   

Direct link to the donation page:  https://app.99pledges.com/fund/rockcreekelementarypto    You and your family and friends can watch as we near the goal of raising $15,000.   Scroll down this home page to see how many funds are attributed to each grade level.   Did you know that the goal will be met if each student raised just $39? 


Rocket-a-thon FAQs:   PTO is here to help and to answer your questions about the fundraiser.  Rocket-a-Thon FAQs.pdf  

Rocket-a-thon packet:   Rocket-a-thon Packet 

Rocket-a-thon runs through November 9.    For additional questions, please contact PTO directly at [email protected]


Conferences are scheduled for:    

Wednesday, October 28   5 - 8 PM    and Thursday, October 29  10 AM - 8 PM  

*Note:  a few teachers have adjusted their conference schedules to include other evenings. 

No school for students on Thursday, October 29 or Friday, October 30.  

Virtual families will be sent sign up information from their child's teacher.  

Sign up HERE

This link takes you to a document with a link for each teacher.   Sign up for your child's classroom teacher.  All of our fine arts (PE, Music, Art, Library, & Technology) teachers will be available to meet with you, too.  Just sign up for a time!       Note:  For students receiving special services, most special education teachers will be joining classroom teachers for their student's conferences.  If there is a conflict, they will reach out to you to schedule a separate time.   Once you click on the teacher's name, you will be directed to a SignUpGenius form.   Double check that you are in the correct teacher's sign up.  Choose your time.  At the bottom of the page, click SUBMIT AND SIGN UP.   Fill in the fields with your student's name, your name, etc.  Click  SIGN UP NOW.   A confirmation email from SignUpGenius.com will be sent to the email address you entered.    Confirmations will also be sent within 6 days of conferences.   You will be able to edit your conference time, as needed.   

All conferences will be held via Webex.  Teachers will send a link for you to use a few days prior to the conference.   

Thank you for making your child's learning a priority and taking the time to learn of their progress and converse with their teacher!  


  • Students are to wear masks on the bus. 
  • Masks are to cover nose and mouth. 
  • Wash cloth masks frequently. 
  • Wash water bottles frequently. 
  • Relabel items as names start to wear off.  


Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest:  Our Family Connections committee is sponsoring its second virtual competition.  Create your best pumpkins - painted or carved, snap a pic and post on the PTO Facebook page.   Click for more info.   


Upcoming Events:  

Week of October 19 - 23:  Digital Citizenship Week   Check out the flyer for special activities throughout the week.  

October 20:  RCE Night at Pickelman's Gourmet Cafe'   50% of sales supports RCE PTO

October 21 - November 3   Scholastic Virtual Book Fair.   More information to come.  All online orders will be shipped directly to your home.   

October 23:  No School   Records Day for teachers 

October 29 - 30   No School     Parent-Teacher Conferences  

November 2:  Picture Retake Day 

November 2 - 6:   Red Ribbon Week 

November 3:  No School   Election Day


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.