Rondout School
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The Falcon Flyer - Website Edition
December 3, 2021
Dear Rondout Families, Faculty and Friends,

As we welcome December, I would like to thank our parents for their parent participation in this year’s fall/winter Parent Teacher conferences. On behalf of the staff, I would also like to express our sincere appreciation for your partnership, support and your involvement in your child’s educational life. We had nearly 100% participation in this valuable exchange of information between home and school. While this is our last formally scheduled conference at the school level, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher(s) at any time throughout the school year to provide updates, ask questions or seek support. 

There are many ways to stay connected and be able to keep up with what is happening on a day to day basis whether it is by reviewing student’s assignment notebooks, checking on what is in students take home folders/backpacks, reading weekly newsletters or the Falcon Flyer, or checking the grade books in the Upper School through Power School. Research has shown that high levels of parent engagement/involvement positively impact student learning and growth. We are so fortunate at Rondout to have such an involved and invested parent community. 

We have a little less than three weeks before we adjourn for winter break.  We plan to capitalize on students’ enthusiasm and energy as we prepare for instruction during these last few weeks. We have built in some special activities and projects to enhance the curriculum which the students will enjoy.

Just a reminder that while we have had a great track record as far as maintaining COVID safety protocols, there are increasing levels of transmission in not only our community but across the country. Please help us keep your children and your family safe by following the precautions suggested by the CDC, planning your travel by monitoring developments in the transmission data and following your medical providers recommendations regarding vaccinations. At this point in time everyone that is school age is eligible to be vaccinated. While we acknowledge that this is a personal decision, at the same time vaccinations have been encouraged as another effective mitigation strategy.  Please note that if you need a resource for testing or vaccinations, our health office can provide you with information about options.

As we look ahead to the winter months, this would be a good time to start to think about alternatives should we be required to have an emergency day such as closing school due to a weather or other building related emergency. Should such a situation occur, we would contact you via our email, text and voicemail notification system by 5:30 a.m. of the closure day. Some situations might provide us with an opportunity to inform you the night before however with rapidly changing weather conditions that might not always be possible.
Looking forward to a productive and enjoyable few weeks before our winter break. Take care… Be safe…
Until next time,
Dr. Jenny Wojcik
Superintendent
Notes from Our Principal
Ms. Elizabeth Davis
Greetings Rondout Families and Staff,  
Routines are an integral part of the education setting. Providing consistency through daily actions is a long-standing strategy that educators use to maximize their effectiveness in learning. Even outside of school, routines drive our week. From the order that we work through tasks in the morning to bus routes and the ever-important process of putting together our morning coffee, the steps we take to provide order to our lives give us consistency and comfort.  

In the classroom, routines become even more important during this time of year. Our teachers are masterful at intertwining learning with fun and engaging activities. Many of which lean into the joy of the winter season. Routines at home also help students maintain their success and progress during this exciting time of year. While there are many fun activities packed into your schedules, getting enough sleep, having nutritious meals, and planning a homework schedule can be helpful for students.  

As we look to the coming week we continue to learn and grow with a busy schedule at Rondout. Thursday, December 9 we will conduct our law enforcement drill with the Lake County Sheriff’s office. Information was sent via email, but please reach out to the office if you have any questions.  Please be sure to complete the survey that was sent out about winter conferences. We value your input about our Rondout events. One final reminder that our school spirit wear store will close on December 5. Be sure to order your Rondout items before the window closes! Once the online store is closed, orders will be processed and available for pickup at Sports 11.  

Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to another great week here at Rondout.  


Best regards,  
Elizabeth Davis 
Shield Testing will be Tuesday mornings starting at 8:00 a.m.
  • Please remember you must refrain from eating or drinking or brushing your teeth 45 minutes prior to testing
DATES FOR CLASSROOM SPELLING BEE
As mentioned in the Thanksgiving edition of our Falcon Flyer, we will be administering our grade level classroom bee the week of December 6th.
 
Here are dates you need to know:
 
4th Grade: Wednesday, December 8th at 11:45 am.
5th Grade: Monday, December 6th at 1:15 pm.
6th Grade: Tuesday, December 7th at 10:15 am.
7th Grade: Monday, December 6th at 11:00 am.
8th Grade: Wednesday, December 8th at 10:15 am.
 
All students received their grade level study list just prior to Thanksgiving break. Studying this list will help prepare them for their grade level classroom bee. If your student needs a new list, please have them reach out to Ms. Grossman.

Each classroom will send two participants to the ‘all school’ bee which is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, January 19th, 2022. Time to be determined.

Please reach out to Ms. Grossman at (847) 362-2021 ext. 609 with any questions.

Thank you!
Rondout Spirit Wear Returns...
The Spiritwear Sale is a project being sponsored by
The Class of 2022.
Happy Hanukkah To Our Rondout Families Celebrating This Week.
Student Lunch
Lunch+Milk $3.15
Milk Only $0.40
Lunch Menu
week of 12/6
Milk is included with Hot Lunch
Vegetarian Option Available Daily
Menu Subject to Change without Notice
Order the Rondout 2022 Yearbook securely online via the link below!
The final date to order is April 8th
Wednesday evenings at
8:00-8:30 p.m.
Rondout PTSA
Rondout PTSA Fundraising Reminders

The PTSA wanted to send a quick reminder that the Anderson Book Fair fundraiser is currently underway and orders can be placed through Monday 12/6. I have included the links below for the book fair and the teacher’s wish lists. We will receive the books by 12/9 and distribute to homes between 12/10 and 12/12. Any orders placed for the teachers will be delivered directly to them.

Book Fair (mention Rondout in the notes): https://www.abcfairs.com/



Lynch Creek is accepting orders through December 5. Here is the link for ordering:

Capturing Learning
Looking Ahead
December 7 Early Dismissal K-2 2:00 p.m. & 3-8 @ 2:30 p.m.
December 8 UPS Basketball Skills Academy
December 9 Law Enforcement Drill
December 9 UPS Basketball Skills Academy
December 14 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m.
December 14 UPS Basketball Skills Academy
December 16 UPS Basketball Skills Academy
December 20 UPS Basketball Skills Academy
December 21 UPS Basketball Skills Academy
December 22 Early Dismissal K-2 @ 2:00 p.m. & 3-8 @ 2:30 p.m.
December 23-31 Winter Break
January 1-9 Winter Break
January 10 Classes Resume
January 11 Early Dismissal K-2 @ 2:00 p.m. & 3-8 2:30 p.m.
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Happy Birthday to our students who are celebrating 
birthdays this month!
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