October Newsletter

From the Superintendent/Principal

The following monthly newsletter is provided with the intent of giving you information regarding activities important to our school.

Parent Club

All parents are encouraged to join the monthly Parent Club meetings. This month, the meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. A Spanish translator will be available at the meeting. The next major functions of the year the Parent Club will be hosting are the football and volleyball tournament on Friday, October 13th as well as serving dinner at the Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 27th.  They will need a lot of volunteers to make these activities successful.

Red Ribbon Week

To emphasize our commitment in saying no to the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol, the week of October 23rd has been designated as Red Ribbon Week. Students in grades kindergarten through third will participate in a poster contest and students in fourth through eighth participate in an essay contest or skits.  On Friday, there will be three assemblies at which time the award winners at each of the grade levels will make their presentations. There will be dress up days throughout the week.  Dress up days include: Monday – Sports Day, Tuesday – Twins Day, Wednesday – Western Day, Thursday – Dress to Impress, Friday – Rockford Spirit Day.

Science Dipity Family Night

Rockford will be hosting a family night on Thursday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m.  Families are invited to come and participate in interactive science and engineering projects.

End of Quarter

The first quarter grades will be closing on Friday, October 13th.  Please make sure your student has turned in all of their work and completed their required AR points.  You may check your students’ points on the school website:  www.rockfordschooldistrict.org

Band News

The Rockford band will be performing at the Fowler Band Review on Saturday, October 21st.  They will also be marching in the Veterans Day parade on November 11th, Porterville Christmas parade on November 30th.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on the week of October 23-26.  There will be an early dismissal each of these days at 1:00 p.m. Your child’s teacher will be sending a note home regarding the time of your scheduled conference.  Please be on time for your scheduled appointment.

Book Faire

Rockford will be hosting a Book Faire during parent-teacher conferences October 23rd – 26th. The Book Faire will be open in the library from 1:00 to 4:00 each afternoon.

Halloween Carnival

  The Halloween Carnival will be on Friday, October 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner will begin at 5:00 on the playground. The Parent Group is selling tickets in advance for taco dinners. The costume parade will begin at 5:45 by the office.  Games will open at 6:00. All families are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Students may dress up for the carnival, but are not allowed to come to school dressed in a costume. There will be early dismissal at 1:00 on this day. We hope to see you here!!!!

Classroom Disruptions

It is important for students and teachers to have instructional time with minimal disruptions.  Students arriving to school late or leaving early interrupts the routine of the classroom.  If possible, please schedule appointments before or after school hours.  There are an overwhelming number of students leaving right before dismissal each day.  We understand that occasionally appointments can only be scheduled during school hours, but please be mindful of the effect it has on the classroom. If you will have a change of transportation plans, you must notify the office before 2:00 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation regarding this matter.



Friday, October 13———————————————————First Quarter Ends

Friday, October 13 ——————————————————–A Team Football/Volleyball Tournament at Rockford @ 9:30

Wednesday, October 18————————————————–CJSF Trip to Reagan Library

Thursday, October 19—————————————————–Science Dipity Family Night at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 21 —————————————————- Fowler Band Review 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, October 23-26————————————Parent/Teacher Conferences Early Dismissal @ 1:00

Wednesday, October 25 ————————————————-Parent Pathways Presentation – Galaxy Theater 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 19 ————————————————— SMART Lab

Thursday, October 19—————————————————–Family Science Night @ 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26 —————————————————-8th Grade Pathways Presentation – Galaxy Theater 9:30 a.m.

Friday, October 27——————————————————–Early Dismissal @ 1:00

Friday, October 27——————————————————–Halloween Carnival @ Rockford School (6:00 -8:00)

Monday, October 30  —————————————————- Pumpkin Patch – Kindergarten @ 8:50 a.m.

Thursday, November 2 ————————————————-SMART Lab

Monday –Thursday, November 6-9———————————-6th Grade SCICON

Friday, November 10—————————————————–Veterans’ Day Holiday – No School

Saturday, November 11————————————————–Veteran’s Day Parade

Wednesday, November 15———————————————-School Picture Retakes

Wednesday, November 15———————————————-5th Grade SCICON

Thursday, November 16————————————————-SMART Lab

Friday, November 17 —————————————————-Early Dismissal @ 1:45 pm

Monday-Friday, November 20-24————————————-Thanksgiving Week – No School

Monday, November 27 ————————————————–2nd Quarter Progress Reports Sent home

Thursday, November 30————————————————-Porterville Christmas Parade

Friday, December 1——————————————————–Soccer Tournament at Columbine @ 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 5 —————————————————-PDC Christmas Parade

Thursday, December 7 —————————————————SMART Lab

Friday, December 8 ——————————————————CSU Bakersfield  – CJSF Students 9:00 – 2:30

Thursday, December 14————————————————–Christmas Programs: K-3 @ 8:45 & 4th-8th @ 10:00 Tentative

Tuesday, December 19—————————————————-Christmas Caroling – Sierra Hills 10:40 – 1:00

Tuesday, December 19 —————————————————2nd Quarter Ends

Tuesday, December 19—————————————————Early Dismissal @ 1:45 p.m. (K-8)

Wednesday, December 20 – Friday, January 5 ——————–Christmas Holidays/Winter Break

Monday, January 8 ——————————————————-School Resumes

Monday, January 15——————————————————No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Thursday, January 18—————————————————-SMART Lab

Friday, February 16——————————————————Lincoln’s Birthday – No School

Monday, February 19—————————————————-Presidents’ Day – No School

Tuesday, March 13——————————————————–Science Dipity

Thursday, March 15——————————————————-Science Dipity

Monday-Thursday, March 19-22————————————–Parent-Teacher Conferences – Early Dismissal @ 1:00

Friday, March 23———————————————————-Early Dismissal @ 1:45 – Easter Holidays/Spring Break

Monday – Monday, March 26 – April 2—————————–Easter Vacation – Spring Break

Tuesday, April 3———————————————————–School Resumes

Thursday, May 24 ——————————————————– 1st Grade CALM Museum Bakersfield

Friday, May 25————————————————————-Kindergarten Graduation @ 10:00 – Tentative

Monday, May 28———————————————————-Memorial Day – No School

Wednesday, May 30—————————————————–8th Grade Graduation @ 7:00 p.m. – Tentative

Thursday, May 31——————————————————–Last Day of School – Early Dismissal @ 12:45


As dates are added or deleted during the course of the year, an updated calendar will be going home from time to time.  A revised Calendar of Events reflecting any additions or deletions will also be included in the monthly newsletter