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FEBRUARY 2020

  • Already Thinking Spring!

    Bring on the daylight!  It’s hard to believe we are officially halfway through the school year!  February is shaping up to be a very exciting and busy month at RMS. Snow week dress up days, planning a book fair for early March, and an advisory shoe drive are all on this month’s agenda. For more details, see related stories throughout this edition of the Messenger.

    February is both I Love to Read and Black History Month. The media center staff is busy preparing for both.  Be assured that, while February is the designated month for promoting reading and black history, we give significant attention to both throughout the year.  

    We are starting to look ahead to spring conferences.  Although conferences aren’t until March and April, we wanted to give adequate advance notice.  Please mark your calendars for Thursday, March 5th and/or Thursday, April 16th; both conference dates run from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  We encourage you to stop by and meet with teachers and get a mid-year report.  Student attendance and participation at conferences is highly encouraged. As always, if you are unable to attend conferences, feel free to contact your child’s teacher via email or phone. 

    Finally, please note that school will not be in session on Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day. 

    As always, thank you for your partnership and trust in educating your student.

    Regards,
    Mark J. Huss
    Principal
    Rogers Middle School


    It’s a great place to learn!

    Relentless Pursuit of Continuous Improvement!


    Sprint to Cite Soleil Service Project

    Student Council is sponsoring a gently used shoe drive from Feb. 3 - 21. This is in collaboration with the MN based non-profit Sprint to Cite Soleil. Through Advisories students will be collecting gently used shoes (any size) that will be donated to children in Cite Soleil, Hati.  The top three advisories to collect the most shoes will be provided with a treat and get the opportunity to cheer on their RMS principals as they run the 12 Minute Run during a Snow Week Advisory.  Click here to learn more about the organization.

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    ROADS to Success Social-February 20, 2020

    ROADS Education Foundation is a non profit organization that serves the schools and students south of the Mississippi River in the ISD 728 School District. ROADS stands for the communities of Rogers, Otsego, Albertville, Dayton and St. Michael with students in our district.  Our mission is to raise money to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and support our schools with grants for projects that enhance our children's educational experience.  Since 2005, the foundation has awarded over $240,000 in grants and scholarships!

    Please consider coming out for an evening of fun, festivities and fundraising!  Tickets can be purchased on RevTrak.

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    Upcoming 7th Grade Field Trips 

     
    7th Grade Field Trip: May 18th - 20th
    7th Grade students will be going on three days of field trips. All students will be able to come to school and return home as they normally would. One day will be spent at each of the following:
    • Baker Outdoor Learning Center (Maple Plain)
    • Camp Venture (Annandale)
    • Science Activities at RMS and an afternoon at Feed My Starving Children (Coon Rapids)
    Parents can look for permission slips starting Feb 18th. 
    • Permission slip will be due March 6th 
    • Payment is due by April 17th. ($65)
      • Payment Plans Available
      • All Payments Made on RevTrek
    Parents should see the permission slips for details on the trips and chaperone opportunities.

    Mental Health Counseling Opportunity

    At RMS we strive to provide students with opportunities that promote well-being in all areas of life.  Mental health is one facet of health that plays a key role in a student’s success in school and overall well-being.  

    In an effort to provide additional support for student mental health needs, RMS partners with Bridging Hope Counseling to provide mental health support during the school day at RMS.  Parents and students can work with the RMS counselors and social worker to decide if this type of support is right for them.  

    To speak with your child's counselor or social worker, contact the following:

    • Sarah Whiting: 6th Grade Counselor, 763-241-3550 ext. 2705
    • Matt Malakowsky: 7th and 8th Grade Counselor, 763-241-3550 ext. 2704
    • Faye Johnson: School Social Worker, 763-241-3550 ext. 2712
    For more related information and resources, click here to visit the RMS Counseling website. 

    Sponsor the RMS Book Club!

    The RMS Book Club is a co-curricular activity offered to all students in grades 6-8 through the Media Center. Book Club meets approximately 10 times a year over the lunch hours between November and April. This year's Book Club boasts 59 student members, plus 9 RMS staff who help facilitate our Book Club groups. Students self-select their small groups, the books they read (more than 100 choices!), and how fast they read them. Book Club is a big commitment so we celebrate our readers each April with an end of the year celebration. If you would like to sponsor our Book Club this year, follow this link. Donations will be used to purchase new book titles to add to our Book Club collection, purchase additional copies of our current titles, and help fund our end of the year celebration.
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    Parent Education Series at RHS

    February 13, 5:30-7pm, RHS Media Center
    Social Media, Technology and Gaming

    We will talk about how to help kids understand the impact of social media on their brain development and emotional health, ways to set boundaries with kids regarding social media use, and a brief overview for parents regarding the most popular apps.

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RMS Extracurricular Opportunities

  • Tennis Preseason Meeting: 
     
    Any boys in 7th or 8th grade interested in playing tennis this spring should come to the preseason meeting on Thurs, March 5th at 7:15 pm in room B107 at the high school. No experience...no problem! All skill levels welcome. No cuts! Nervous about playing with the high school boys? Find a friend to sign up with you! 7th and 8th graders are also eligible for varsity if interested. Any questions, please email Coach Scheevel (nicholas.scheevel@isd728.org).
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Volunteer Opportunities

    • Scholastic Book Fair

      Help sell books to students and parents during school or conferences.
      • March 2-5: 8:00-10:30, 10:30-12:30, 12:30-3:00
      • March 5: 4-5:30, 5:30-7
         
    • Thank you to our Volunteers!

    Workroom Support: Victoria Gleason, Cindi Hochstaetter, Christina Kempel, Amy Sip


    Contact Kristine Niznik at kristine.niznik@isd728.org if you are interested in volunteering or have any questions.



Snow Week 2020

  • February 24-28

    Monday: Comfy Day
    Tuesday: Beach Day
    Wednesday: Disney/Movie Character Day
    Thursday: Lumberjack/Flannel Day
    Friday: Royals Day

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  • Think it's too soon to think about college?  Think again!

    Check out this helpful link and workbook from the Office of the US Department of Education.  See what you can do as the parent of a middle school student to partner with them as they prepare for college!

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