Dear Ross Families,

We had a great opening day with teachers and are just a few days away from welcoming everyone back to campus for our annual “Sneak a Peek” Open House. Open House begins at 3:00pm on Friday, August 23 followed by popsicles on the playground at 3:30 with the uniform swap. Please bring clean, outgrown clothing to recycle with other Ross families. We hope to see you there! In the meantime, please order your supply packages from the link on the Ross website and make those medical appointments to maintain current health and immunization records.

Mark Your Calendars
Back to School Nights
These are grade level meetings for parents to learn about the grade level curriculum and expectations for the school year.
Grades 2-5: Tuesday, September 3 from 6:00-7:00pm
PK4 and K-1: Wednesday, September 4 from 6:00-7:00pm

Camp Fraser Parent Meeting
Thursday, August 29 at 8:00am in Room 205
Camp Fraser is Wednesday, September 4 through Friday, September 6 for all 5thgraders.

Data Celebration and Next Steps
We are proud of our continued progress in English/Language Arts as measured by the annual PARCC assessment. With a 2% increase, we have 91% of our students scoring at or above the proficient level and are the top performing elementary school in the city!  We experienced a dip in our mathematics performance falling from 82% to 76% proficient/advanced and our teaching team is eager to study the data and plan for improvements.

K-1 Class Assignments
Please see attached, also below, for K-1 class assignments.

Room Parents
Thank you to the following parent volunteers who will serve as Room Parents this year.
They are solution-oriented leaders who serve as liaisons between classroom teachers, the PTA and other parents. They welcome new families to our community and  coordinate field trip chaperones and the monthly birthday celebrations. 

PK4: Yasmin Zand (Lily)  
yacy.zand@gmail.com

K-1 Chelak: Helen Knudsen (Audrey)
hcknudsen@gmail.com

K-1 Cornwall: Rachel Glickman and Jake Lebowitz (Lyla)
rfglickman@gmail.com
jlebowitz@gmail.com

K-1 Emminger: Jenny and John McAllister (Henry)
jennymcallister@gmail.com
jemcall@gmail.com

Grade 2: Allison Rapp (Caroline)
rappa9999@aol.com

Grade 3:TBD; please consider volunteering

Grade 4: Henry Tam (Alexander)
htamjr@gmail.com

Grade 5: Alison Brody (Eli) and Debra Olson (Armwell)
brody.alison@gmail.com
debraolson2@yahoo.com

Friday, August 23
*Open House ‘Sneak-a-Peek’ & Popsicles on the Playground, 3pm

Monday, August 26
*First Day of School, K-5

Thursday, August 29
*First Day of School, PK4

Friday, August 30
*Free Dress Day
*August Birthday Celebrations

Monday, September 2
*No School (Labor Day)

Tuesday, September 3
*Back to School Night (Grades 2-5), 6pm

Wednesday, September 4
*First Day of Fillmore
*Back to School Night (Grades PK-1), 6pm

Wednesday, September 11
*PTA General Body Meeting, 5:30pm
*PTA Back to School Picnic, 6:30pm