Parent Teacher Organization

PTO Meeting Dates

All Parent Teacher Organization meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the second Monday of the month in the West Rockhill Elementary library.


September 11, 2017  

October 16, 2017

November 13, 2017

January 8, 2018

February 12, 2018

March 12, 2018

April 9, 2018

May 14, 2018

 

Meetings are attended by the principal, the PTO board, teacher representatives, and any interested parents. Babysitting is provided in the school gym at no cost.

PTO Events

Field trips and assemblies are not the only things the PTO does for the school. See some of our major events below. For more information on our Parent Teacher Organization, volunteer opportunities, and how to support our school, please visit the PTO Website.

Family Fun Nights
Keep an eye out for these monthly activities with a nominal cost for the families of West Rockhill. Past examples include:
  • Harvest Festival (@ Tabora Farms)
  • Stardust Painting
  • Indoor water park discount night
  • Bingo
  • Minute to Win It
  • Roller Skating
Mountain Lion Winterfest & Holiday Shop - December 1, 2017
The Mountain Lion Festival has carnival style activities with prizes, face painting, raffle for gift baskets, and great food. 
 
Book Fair
Our annual book sale takes place in the library. Your child will get a chance to purchase books during their library period and also one night after school. The proceeds go toward the purchase of additional library materials. 

Race for Education - May 4, 2018
This is our big fundraiser for the year. The students ask family and friends to sponsor them in a race around the bus circle in front of the school. The PTO takes care of mailing out the paperwork and the collection of the donations. There are prizes for the most laps run and the most donations collected.
Featured Video Resources

The Power of Yet

Growth Mindset

The video above describes a "Growth Mindset" -- a concept put forth by Carol Dweck. Here is how she describes it:

Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning.


Our focus this year is to help your student believe they can accomplish things which may seem to difficult. To develop a growth mindset. To develop a sense of resiliency. Please join us in having your student practice the Power of Yet.

I can't do this ... yet.

How to Read Out Loud With Your Gradeschooler

Raising Caring, Respectful, and Courageous Children

Parent Resources

Box Tops


We are competing to see which homeroom will collect the most Box Tops during January. It would be a huge help if parents could please print out the collection forms below. Please tape or glue your Box Tops to the sheet. Don’t forget to make sure your child’s name & class are listed on the sheet so they get credit towards the contest! Feel free to send in your loose Box Tops, too.


Featured Articles for Parents

Back to School Article 
"...be excited and optimistic about the year ahead. You can help to set the right tone with for your child and with the school. Start with the A."

Attendance Works: Advancing Student Success By Reducing Chronic Absence
Please take a look at this resource for the benefits of strong attendance.
Folleto para Padres
家長講義 

Reading Comprehension and Decoding Strategies
By Michelle Anthony, PhD
Learn how to support your developing reader during this exciting learning period.

By Art Markman, Professor of Psychology

A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning
By Ashley Cronin
Explore a curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.

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