Elementary School Daily Bulletin

*There is an 11:15am dismissal for teacher inservice*


Welcome to Roland-Story Elementary School


3/4/2015 BREAKFAST: breakfast pizza, banana, juice/milk

LUNCH: chili, roll, celery/pb, peaches, crackers

3/5/2015 BREAKFAST: pancake stick, orange slices, juice/milk

LUNCH: walking taco, lettuce/cheese, mexican rice, pineapple


Cold weather is here!  Please send a jacket, snow pants, & boots with your child to school (hats and gloves too!). Please label all items!


Orders for the new Character Counts! t-shirts are out.  Each grade level has their own color which travels with them through elementary.  We will wear these shirts for field day and other Character Counts! activity days.  Extra order forms are in the office.  T-shirts are $6 and orders are due March 11th.


The Britson Park & Athletic Complex Committee will be hosting it's Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, starting at 9am at the Roland Story Middle School.  Proceeds go toward completing the Sports Complex for our youth softball, baseball, and soccer programs.  The Roland Kiwanis will be on hand serving pancakes during and after the race for all of those who participate.  Pancakes are also open to the general public for a small fee.  Come out for some fun exercise and let's kick off our spring youth sports programs!  Registration forms can be found here:  http://www.britsonpark.org/registration2015.pdf


The 30th Annual Helping Hands 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament is Saturday, March 21st.  Forms for 2nd-4th grade co-ed teams are in the office.  Deadline to sign-up is March 20th.


Kindergarten screening: if you have a child who will be 5 years old by 9/15/2015, please call the office to make sure they are on the list!


Once again Roland Story PTO is working with Original Artworks to bring you the opportunity to purchase products featuring your child's own artwork. Last week you should have received a packet in a green bag containing an order form and your child's preview magnet. You may chose to keep the magnet and send $6 to the school with your child in the green bag or another envelope with your child's name clearly marked on it. You may also return the magnet without obligation. You can also chose to purchase additional items with or without purchasing the magnet. If you are not purchasing the preview magnet please return it with your completed order form.
*PLEASE MAKE SURE to completely fill out the top of the order form when placing any additional orders. Including child's last name and teacher name and grade.
*****Due to a change in packaging SOME OF YOUR STUDENTS may have also received the actual piece of art that this magnet was created from. IF you did receive the art at home AND want to place any additional artwork orders, such as additional magnets or any item from the order form, your MUST return this artwork with your order.
All Original Artwork orders and magnets are due back to the school by March 13, 2015. If you have any questions regarding the fundraiser please feel free to contact Amy Faga at 515-231-8638 or aefaga@gmail.com


school nurse
​There is a continued decrease in respiratory illnesses overall.

Current office visit trends:

•    Sore throats- viral, or strep throat (bacterial, requiring antibiotics)

•    Stomach aches and/or vomiting, typically 24-48 hrs (fluids/rest)

Reminder: Your child's illness is contagious until free of fever (fever= temp 100.4 or higher) for 24 hours. Fever reducing medicines only mask the fever; they do not decrease the contagiousness. Therefore, please check your child's temperature prior to giving the next dose of fever reducer.  A Dr's visit is advised for fever lasting longer than 72 hours.  Beyond this time frame, a bacterial  illness (needing antibiotics) may be brewing.

Please remind your children to avoid sharing hats/coats/hoodies/brushes, especially through the winter months.

"Fist bumps" and "high fives" are preferred over hugs, to prevent spread of illnesses.

Running a humidifier in the home, during the dry winter months, may help with decreasing headaches and nose bleeds.

We are continuing to sanitize frequently touched surfaces.

Please feel free to contact me if  you questions.

Be Healthy!   Mrs. Greenfield, RN


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.


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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