Elementary School Daily Bulletin


Happy Halloween!

Welcome to Roland-Story Elementary School!


10/30/2014 BREAKFAST: breakfast wrap, blueberries, milk/juice

LUNCH: pizza patty, french fries, corn, orange jello

11/3/2014 BREAKFAST: breakfast bar, granola bar, milk/juice

LUNCH: chicken strips, cheesy potatoes, green beans, fruit cocktail, sandwich


Story City Parks & Rec dept. will be hosting ‘Halloween at the Rec’ from 5:30 to 7pm on Friday. This free event includes games, candy and tons of fun and will take place at the Rec center in Story City.  Don’t forget to wear your costume!

craft fair

Roland-Story PTO Craft Fair

Discover a wide variety of unique creations at the Roland-Story PTO Craft Fair Saturday, November 29 from 9 am - 3 pm  at the Middle School, 206 S. Main Street in Roland.  A $1 donation for admission includes a raffle ticket for special items donated by the crafters, including Christmas decor, a stained glass panel, and a Norse yard sign.  A concession stand offering delicious lunch and snack items will be available.  Proceeds will benefit field trips for elementary and middle school students.


School Carnival – The carnival committee needs some additional volunteers to make the 2015 event a success! The carnival will be on February 27th and is a fun time for the entire family. Volunteer positions available for various levels of time commitments.  Please contact Audrey Heaberlin (draymom@rocketmail.com) for more information at 515-460-3706.


The Norsemen Novelty Orders including: scarves, blankets, clothing, water bottles, tablet holders, bags and more, are due Thursday, October 30th and will arrive before Christmas. There are extra flyers in the office, or printable version of the order forms are at http://www.rolandstorypto.org. Proceeds from these sales will benefit the Roland Story PTO fund.


The Roland-Story School District would like to inform you of the Angel Gift Program.  This is a Christmas gift opportunity for families in need of support during the holidays.  The gifts are purchased by donors or through donations.  The children who receive the gifts may not receive gifts this holiday season without this program.  The families are members of the Story City and Roland communities.  Gifts are distributed just before Christmas.

If you would like to be a part of this program, either to give or to receive, please contact Alyssa Loots at: 515-733-4386 or 515-290-9899 by November 6th.  Family applications are available in the elementary office.  Gift lists will be distributed to donors on November 21st.  All gifts must be delivered to Immanuel Lutheran Church by December 9th.  Gift pick-up for the families will be on December 17th.


Story Theater Company of Ames Presents James and the Giant Peach on the following dates: November 7 and 14 at 7:00 PM, November 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 2:00 PM.  The presentation is in the Ames City Auditorium.  Advance tickets are $7.00 and available at Ames Community Gym.  General admission tickets are available at the door for $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children.  Tickets are good for any performance.


The Britson Park and Athletic Complex (www.britsonpark.org) is continuing fundraising efforts for the complex and  will be hosting a TURKEY TROT - 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, November 8, at the Roland Story Middle School, starting at 9am.  The BPAC is a youth softball/baseball/soccer park in the city of Roland to accommodate the Roland Story youth softball, baseball and soccer programs.  The Roland KIWANIS will be serving pancakes and sausages during and after the race, which is also open to the public. Registration forms are available here or can be found on the park website:  http://www.britsonpark.org/5kturkeytrot/5K2014TurkeyTrot.pdf

Come out for a fun morning of good exercise and support our community youth programs!


Bus drop-off at MS has changed to the West Side of MS

Due to the construction project that is about to begin at the middle school we will be moving our bus drop off from the bus slab on the east side of the middle school to the west side of the middle school at/near the SW Cafeteria doors. This change will occur this Monday, October 27. Parents dropping off students will need to do so at the south end of the school's west side.  This will happen near the New Multipurpose Room on the east side of Main Street.  This will prevent students from having to cross traffic.  Buses will drop off at/near the SW Cafeteria doors at the steps leading to the cafeteria doors.  More bus drop off areas will be constructed in the very near future on the west side.

Students waiting areas in the building will also shift.  Elementary students waiting for busing will wait on the west side of the building near the middle school library.  High School students will need to wait inside the SW doors entrance.  Middle school wait areas will remain the same, with the exception of 7th grade.  They will now wait on the east side of the middle school near the bus slab entrance.


school nurse
​Enterovirus is a common virus, with more than 100 strains.  Due to the harshness of symptoms for some, I have provided two links from the CDC with general info and guidelines:  http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html and http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV68-infographic.html .

Take comfort in knowing I am monitoring illnesses, and we are disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in all rooms on a regular basis.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I am happy to talk with you!  Kristin, RN


Coat weather is here!  Please send a jacket with your child to school...morning recess -especially- is pretty chilly.


Roland-Story and the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls Union want to promote sportsmanship at all of our athletic contests.  Please be respectful of both teams in actions and comments.  Please be kind to our guests.  If you come to games, please be there to support our team and not running around.  Thanks!



RS Athletic Booster Memberships

The Roland Story Athletic Booster Foundation is accepting Norse, Red, Black, White and Family memberships. Membership forms are available on the High School\Athletic\Booster webpage. The Foundation’s purpose and objectives are: (1) to promote and foster interest in and goodwill toward all athletic programs within the R-S school district, (2) to bring into closer relationship the home, school, and fans who follow athletics, (3) to secure for all athletic programs the highest standards and advantages a program can provide, (4) to assist the athletic programs via work projects, fund raising events and providing volunteers when needed and (5) to stimulate fair play and good sportsmanship by parents, fans, coaches and participants.



Please recycle your old cell phones and used printer cartridges.  You can turn these into the office.  We have earned $800 so far from the recycling of printer cartridges and old cell phones.   Thank you from PTO

**Reminder:  Please remember we ask ALL visitors in the building to check into the office and get a visitor badge. 
**We also ask that if your child is coming in late or you are picking them up early that they check in or out of the office. 
**The north parking lot is for pull through only in the mornings.  If you plan to get out of your car, please park in the parking lot.

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