Every Child is a Miracle

Dear Parents,

This week I was powerfully reminded that every child is truly a miracle. We made a quick trip to North Carolina on Monday for the birth of our first grandchild and arrived just before she was born. We spent Monday evening and Tuesday with her and returned to Louisville on Wednesday. I plan to return in a few weeks to help our son and his wife as they adjust to their first baby. For now, we are trying to figure out how to be long-distance grandparents and could use some tips.  So send your suggestions my way!

Perhaps it is the tenderness of seeing that new baby, but I want you to know how blessed I am to spend my days with your children.  There are times when the role of principal becomes too administrative, but a few minutes in the classrooms with the kids and I immediately am reminded of what my role is really all about – your kids!  Rock Creek is blessed beyond measure to have teachers who love to teach and care so much for the children in their classrooms. Thank you for sending your children to Rock Creek.

Be sure to note the important items below for the month of September.

Friday, September 7

T-Shirt Day – all students may wear a Christian Academy t-shirt with uniform bottoms. Join us in celebrating school spirit by wearing a CAL t-shirt. PTO will be selling Smencils (fragrant pencils, $1 each) in the gym before school.

Operation Christmas Child Assembly – 9:45-10:15 in the gym | As a child in Central Asia, Timur Nesbitt received an Operation Christmas Child Box that changed his life.  He will be sharing his story with students and we invite you to join us. We will collect boxes for Operation Christmas Child in November.

Friday, September 14- Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic | PTO invites Kindergarten parents for lunch at 1:00 p.m. before the picnic begins at 2:00 p.m. You should have received an email invitation, if you haven’t responded, please do as quickly as you can.  This is a great opportunity for Kindergarten parents to get to know each other.

Monday, September 17- RC Spirit Day at Chick-fil-a | RC Spirit Day at Chick-fil-a in St. Matthews.  Take a break from cooking and support Rock Creek! All day on Monday, September 17, Rock Creek PTO will receive 20% of purchases made with the coupon sent home with students last week. You may print the coupon here to distribute to family, friends, and co-workers. See you there!

Wednesday, September 26 Conference Day – No School for Students! | Teachers will be sending out Conference Day signup information, be sure to respond to schedule a time to meet with your teacher.

Friday, September 28 Senior Carnival | Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 ride the bus to attend Senior Carnival. Permission slips went home this week and you should receive ticket order information next week.  Parents are welcome to join us at English Station for the carnival.

Maribeth Thomas | Elementary Principal | Rock Creek Campus| 502-897-3372