Daylight Savings Time Begins This Weekend

Please don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Sunday, March 8, 2015!

Music Concert – March 10, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the PAC – Band, Choir and Orchestra will be performing

Author Visit

Deborah Lee Rose will be speaking to grades K-5 on Monday, March 23rd in the PAC. She will sign a copy of a pre-purchased book which will be delivered to your child’s classroom the day of the event. If you would like to purchase a book, please download the form here and return it with cash or check (made payable to Barnes & Noble) NO LATER THAN MARCH 9 to Ms. Stacey Halboth in the library.

Robotics News

Congratulations go out to our three middle school FTC teams for advancing to their regional championship on February 21, 2015 at Canyon Crest Academy! They competed against high school teams from around the county and were able to come out on top in most matches! One of the teams, RSF Portal Pounders, advanced to the Super Regional in Oakland at the end of March!

Kindergarten Orientation
Our K-5 Principal, Kim Pinkerton will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation on April 22nd at 9:00 a.m. at R. Roger Rowe School, please plan to attend this orientation to find out what a Kindergarten day is like at R. Roger Rowe School. If you are enrolling a new student in grades 1-8 please contact Marsha Portugal at 858-756-1141 extension 102 or to set up an appointment for a Prospective Parent Meet and Greet with one of our principals.

Kindergarten/New Student Enrollment
Kindergarten/New Student enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is scheduled to begin Monday, March 2, 2014 by appointment.   All new incoming kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2015 (Born on or before September 1, 2010). For an appointment please contact Marsha Portugal at 858-756-1141 extension 102 or .

Items required to complete enrollment packets for Kindergarten/New students are: Two documents verifying residency- first proof can be either the deed, property tax or lease showing family name with PHYSICAL address and Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN-property tax ID #) and the second can be a utility bill showing family name and physical address; child’s original birth certificate or passport (we will take a photo copy and certify); current immunization record (list of required immunizations included in kindergarten enrollment packet).

All new enrolling Kindergarten and first grade students must also have a School Entry Health Check-Up form completed and signed by your family pediatrician/doctor and a Dental Health Check-up form completed and signed by your family dentist.

Deborah Lee Rose will be speaking to grades K-5 on Monday, March 23rd in the PAC. Deborah Lee Rose is an internationally published, award-winning author of bestselling children’s books, and an inspiring, engaging speaker. Her books have won the Family Choice Award, two-time winner of the NAPPA Gold Award, and named to the NY Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.

We are pre-selling copies of her books. All books will be signed by the author, and delivered to the classrooms the day of the event. If you would like to purchase a book, please download and complete the Pre order Book Form  NO LATER THAN MARCH 9th and return to Stacy Halboth in the Library.

8th Grade Students: SDUHSD High School Selection
High school selection for SDUHSD begins on February 2, 2015. The selection window closes on March 2, 2015. Please see the following links for detailed information.–Students/High-School-Selection/index.html .

Private School Recommendations

We will be happy to circulate and process your recommendation forms for your private school recommendation. Please complete the student name, grade, parent signature and teacher name portion on each recommendation form. Please download and print the Student Information Sheet to be submitted along with your recommendation forms to Marsha Portugal in the school office.   Upon completion of all recommendation forms by your teachers and administrators we will mail the completed forms along with all requested items directly to the private school. Please plan ahead, as this process may take six weeks or more depending on holiday schedule and quantity of recommendation forms currently processing. Private schools may send you reminders periodically and notify you on your tour that you might have missing paperwork. R. Roger Rowe School will notify the parents by email as soon as their child’s complete packet is sent to their private school selection prior to the deadline date.

Help us with our Sands of the World Map!!

Are you taking a trip over the summer? Add to our Sand of the World Map! If you (or someone you know), is taking a trip to a coastal (or lake or desert) location, we would love a sample of the sand from your trip.   For each of your destinations, please bring back a zip lock baggie or plastic bottle ½ filled with sand. Make sure that it is completely dry before bagging it up, and label it with the location of where it was collected.

*Please do not take sand from posted marine reserves, or protected areas! Sands can be dropped off in the office, or left for Mrs. Dean in Room 601.

Email with questions. Happy trails!