Newsletter - BITS & PIECES

November 14, 2019

Operation Christmas Child:  Once again we are collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Students were given a shoebox last Friday.  The tags that need to be attached to them can be printed off from the website: and this allows you to track the country where you shoe box is delivered.  Shoeboxes need to be turned in by Friday, November 22.  Please remember that $9 cash or check (written to Samaritan’s Purse) needs to be put inside each shoebox to cover delivery costs.


Stamp Club:  Stamp Club will meet on Monday, November 18, from 3:15-4:00 pm.


School Plan for Inclement Weather:  When Berkeley County Schools close or delay school for inclement weather, we will do the same.  If there is a 2 - hour delay on a Friday, we will close at 2:30 pm, instead of 2:00 pm.  We highly recommend that you receive texts from Berkeley County Schools regarding delays and closures.  To do so go to  Please remember that our school calendar does not match Berkeley County Schools calendar.  We only follow them for inclement weather.  If Berkeley County Schools are not in session and we experience bad weather, your child’s teacher will text you if we have a delay or closing.


RADA Cutlery:  Home & School is starting their RADA Cutlery fundraiser today. A catalog was sent home with your child today. Rada Cutlery has some great cooking essentials, such as knives, peelers, choppers, etc.  There are many excellent items that make great Christmas gifts. When you are done with the catalog please return it to the school.  Orders need to be turned in by December 2.  If you want to share this fundraiser with families that aren’t local, they can go to to order online and we will still get credit for their order.  Orders placed online will be shipped directly to the customer.


Christmas Program Practice:  On Friday, December 6, students will need to be dropped off at the Martinsburg SDA Church (2407 Delmar Orchard Road)      between 7:45 and 8:00 am.  Students will be spending the day at the church practicing for the Christmas Program that will take place the following day. Please have students bring a disposable sack lunch on this day.  Students will need to be picked up from the church at 2 pm.  We will not have Before or After School Care on this day.


Christmas Program:  The entire student body will be performing for the Christmas Program at Martinsburg SDA Church on Saturday, December 7, at 11 am.


Parents Night Out:  Home & School is providing a childcare service on Saturday, December 14, from 5-8 pm in the school gymnasium.  The cost is $5 per child.  This is a great opportunity for you to do some Christmas shopping without

children or just enjoy a date night out!  There is a signup sheet on our bulletin board near the main door.  Please signup by November 22 so we know how many to plan on.


Citrus Fruit Sale:  Rocky Knoll School has been selling citrus fruit as a fund raiser for over 40 years!  It is now time to order your sweet and juicy navels, red grapefruit, mandarins, and Oregon Pears.  You can see prices and options on our school website and click on the Citrus Sales link.  To place an order call 304-264-5975 or the main number, 304-263-9894.  Orders should be placed by November 24.  Pick up and pay for your order on Sunday, December 15, from 10 am to 2 pm. 


Talent Show:  Home & School is excited to announce that they are planning to have a Talent Show in our gymnasium on March 7.  More details will follow as we get closer to the date.  Now is the time to start practicing and planning what your child or whole family will do for the Talent Show.  Skits, Instrumental, Singing, are just a few of the many options. 


Current Events:

November 18           Stamp Club Meeting, 3:15-4:00 pm

November 25-29      Thanksgiving Vacation, No School

December 2              Lego Club, 3:15-4:00 pm

December 6              Dress Down Day for $1

December 6              Christmas Program Practice at Church, 8 am – 2 pm

December 7              Christmas Program at Martinsburg SDA Church, 11 am

December 14            Parents Night Out, 5-8 pm





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