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September 22, 2022


Performance Dress for Sunday:  Students should wear black and white performance attire for the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Sunday.  Performance Dress as stated in the handbook on page 15 is as follows:

Performance Dress Code

       GIRLS – White blouse, black skirt or slacks, black dress shoes

       GUYS – White dress shirt (collar & cuffs), black tie, black dress slacks, black belt, black dress shoes                                                          

Groundbreaking Ceremony:  On Sunday, September 25, at 2 pm we will be having our new school groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the building of our new school.  Please have your child at the church promptly at 1:45 pm. The ceremony should last one hour. It will be a memorable event, and everyone will be able to see where the new school will be located on the church property.  Students will be performing, so please make sure all students attend.  Local representatives from the church conference and community as well as a couple of students will be participating in the ceremony.  This is a special time to celebrate a long-awaited milestone for the Rocky Knoll School and Martinsburg SDA Church.

Columbus Day:  School will be closed on Monday, October 10. Enjoy your three-day weekend.

Staff Development:  School will dismiss at noon on Wednesday, October 26, for Staff Development.  After School Care will run from 12:15-5:45 pm. Students will not need a lunch on this day unless they are staying for After School Care. 

Fall Festival:  On Sunday, October 30, from 1-5 pm, we will be having our Fall Festival.  There will be games, a large bouncy house, slide, Chili Cook-Off, Corn Eating Contest and much more! Even though there is no charge for the event, please bring cash as we will be selling food as well as tickets for certain activities. In order to make this event successful for all the kids, it is imperative that we have Home and School members, RKS staff and volunteers to man and or assist with different games and activities.  Last year it was a little difficult because we had very few people sign up to help and many games were unused or used very little because there was not an adult to oversee.  Therefore, we would greatly appreciate all those who are willing to help for any amount of time during the event.  Please contact us to make this year’s event a wonderful opportunity for not only RKS but the community as well!

Park and Pray:  One of our parents, Carly Smith, is planning to start a weekly prayer group that will meet once a week either after dropping off in the morning or before pickup. A letter regarding the detail of this prayer group will be emailed to parents.

Paper Towel Roll Tubes & Cereal Boxes:  Preschool is collecting paper towel roll tubes and cereal boxes.  If you have either item, please drop them off either in the school office or at the Preschool door.

Yearbook:  Got photos for the yearbook?  Then email them to Sue at  Please frame the pictures in the following way:

Close-ups: face and upper body-that way you can recognize who’s in the photos.  Action shots: tighten the frame around the closest students-so you can see their faces and full body in motion.  Distance: good for lots of kids in the frame AND where the background is scenic/recognizable or just plain interesting!

September Birthdays:  Happy Birthday to the following students:

        Blakely   – Sept. 3

        Xiomara – Sept. 9       

Current Events: 

Sept. 25       - Groundbreaking Ceremony, 2 pm (Students Arrive at 1:45 pm)

Oct.  10        - Columbus Day, No School

Oct.  14        - End of 1st Quarter

Oct.  17-19   - Outdoor Education for Grades 6-8

Oct.  26         - Staff Development, Noon Dismissal

Oct.  30         - Fall Festival, 1-5 pm

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