Message From The Principal

Welcome to the 19-20 School Year!
Posted on 07/16/2019
Patrick Keenoy

Dear Rogers Family,


While our hallways and classrooms are currently quiet, it won’t be long before the sounds of learning and fun take over once again.  I am truly eager for the year to begin as we continue the work of our mission of empowering our community to become “life-long learners and citizens of character.”

 

Each day we strive to ensure success for everyone by providing meaningful, engaging and fun learning opportunities in a safe, caring, nurturing and joy-filled environment.  We want to help all of our students achieve high levels of learning and develop the critical thinking that is so important for the 21st century.

 

During the 2019 - 2020 school year, we will continue to build and refine our foundation of good work and many worthwhile traditions - of which none is more important than our tradition of excellence in education.  

 

Below are some details regarding events that will be taking place in the upcoming weeks, as well as information about the beginning of our school year.

 

Kindergarten Orientation Thursday August 8 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

This is a parent and child event where you have the opportunity to meet the teacher, explore the classroom and learn all there is to know about kindergarten. Please feel free to bring  your child’s supplies on this evening to assist in getting your child’s first day of school off to a smooth start. 

Open House/Meet the Teacher Night Monday August 12, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Scholars in grades 1 thru 5 and their parents are invited to school to meet their teacher and spend some time with your neighbors and Rogers’ staff.  Your child’s classroom teacher will be present in the classroom and rooms will be open from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM to drop off supplies. 


First Day of School:      Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The day begins at 8:45 AM and dismissal is at 3:35 PM. Students can start entering school at 8:35 AM.


Curriculum Night:         Thursday, August 29, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

This is an evening for parents and scholars in Grades 1 - 5 to come to school to learn about the classroom curriculum, routines, standards based grading and procedures in an interactive manner. We are trying out a new format this year for curriculum night where there will be informal conversations you may have with your child’s teacher and your child will talk about what they are going to be learning and doing this year. Feel free to arrive at Rogers anytime after 5 PM and stay as long as you would like.

As we begin the school year together, I look forward to working with you because I know that having parents as partners in education truly benefits each of us and is one of the primary reasons for Rogers’ success.

To keep up with the latest events taking place at school, I encourage you to join the Rogers Facebook page. We also have a Rogers Twitter account (@rogerselem) and Instagram account (rogerselem). Finally, if you would like, please follow me on Twitter @Principal_RES. Each of these avenues will help you stay connected to our school.

 

Welcome once again to what is going to be an absolutely amazing school year and to the awesome community we have at Rogers.  I love being the principal of Rogers and am honored and humbled each day to have the opportunity to serve you. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at (314) 467-6301.


Your partner in education,

 

Patrick

 

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