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ROSS SCHOOL DISTRICT!

WEEK OF MAY 21ST, 2012

HIP POCKET

Calling all Ross School Parents! Soon you will have an opportunity to complete a survey which helps inform and guide the Site Council in improving our school. We want to know what you believe is working well and what needs attention. This survey provides an opportunity for parents to give their opinions anonymously so a broad, balanced and honest picture of parent opinion can be attained. To have truly representative data, we must have at least 51% of families participate. In order to balance the desire for transparency with the need to protect privacy, especially in a small school district like ours, there will be two separate surveys. The Site Council is administering the general survey and results will be reported back the the parent body. Areas receiving low marks will be considered as focus areas for improvement next year. To protect privacy, questions that can be obviously linked to individuals or comments regarding individuals are in a private survey that is administered and viewed by the Board of Trustees. The survey will open Monday, May 21st at noon and will close Friday, June 1 at midnight. A Ross Broadcast will be sent Monday with the link to the survey. Ross School Site Council

ROSS SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, THURSDAY, MAY 24, 6:30pm-8:00pm

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ROSS SCHOOL DISTRICT! Important Reminder:

Date Extended - Parent Placement letters are due this Friday, May 25th Please email Kristi Fish at kfish@rossschool.k12.ca.us. See Hip Pocket, dated 4/2/2012, for more information.

ACCOLADES FOR PTA BOARD

Please take a moment to laud the extraordinary work and the tremendous accomplishments of our superlative 2011-2012 PTA Board members:

Kristi Walker, President Georgette Kenny, 1st V.P. Events Anna Lushtak, 2nd V.P. Programs Lisa Leigh Abrahamson, 3rd V.P. Hospitality Suzanne Galuszka, 4th V.P. Middle School Brenley Brotman, Treasurer Sue Rogers, Secretary Liz Welsh, Past President

Thank you ladies for being the difference that makes the difference in our community! On behalf of the Ross School staff please receive our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the infinite number of hours of service you give so magnanimously. With respect and admiration, Miriam Ojeda PTA Staff Liaison

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Ross School Congratulates our Golden Bell Recipients at the May 17th Golden Bell Awards Evening

The Ross School Board congratulates Trustee of the Year Dr. Elizabeth Robbins (holding flowers), pictured with Ross School Board President Todd Blake, past Board member Rob Hobart and school counselor and past Board member Anne Brush.

Ross School Board President Todd Blake; Interim Superintendent/Principal Dr. Scott Mahoney; Golden Bell classified award winner, Stephanie McAffee; Trustee of the Year, Dr. Elizabeth Robbins; Golden Bell Teacher of the Year, Jessa Hager; and Interim Principal Kristi Fish.

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ROSS SCHOOL DISTRICT! Get Your Summer Reading! FOL's Spring Mini Book Fair May 21st-24th Ross School Library

All books available by order. Forms available at the front desk and in the library. Recommended summer reading for all grade levels plus required summer reading for your middle schoolers is available. Please visit our library to preview all of our great selections. Book talks by Book Passage's Sue Campbell are Monday for all students. We can't wait! Forms and checks can be deposited at the library. A portion of all book sales benefits our library.

Click on the link below to access Mrs. Barbour’s Summer Reading List: Mrs. Barbour’s Summer Reading List

Teen Summer Reading at the Corte Madera Library June 9 – August 11 See our video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmzzUJdaRkU This summer: *read all those great books you have missed *come to the teen events *win great prizes To get all the information on the books, events and prizes go to our website http://www.marinlibrary.org > Teens or call 924-6444

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

ROSS RECREATION AUXILIARY PRESENTS

MOVIE NIGHT AT MARIN ART & GARDEN CENTER SUNDAY, JUNE 10th – 5:00PM to 8:30PM

MOVIE – POPCORN – HOT DOGS – REFRESHMENTS BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

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ROSS REC SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM 2012                      One Week Sessions June 18-July 27 Camps located at KENT MIDDLE SCHOOL.   (See our Other Special Weekly Camps below.)

Camp Safari, 3-4 years olds, 9am-1pm, $265/wk,$485/two wks, Now available for one week only! Stephanie, Meg, & Laura (Our Preschool teachers) - It's Safari time, a time for fun, a time to learn new things and to make new friends. Little ones get to go to camp just like their big brothers and sisters. Each day brings a new adventure, each week is built around a new theme to stimulate imaginations and nourish creativity. We will have "Special Guest” entertainers: pirates, puppets, singers, magic and a one-man band! Climb on Jumpees on the field as every Friday is Splish-Splash Water Day! Our days include art, cooking, singing, physical activity and lots of fun and laughter. Discover Camp - Entering Kindergarten, 9am-1pm    $245 Holly & Jessica - Your entering kindergarten child will gleefully jump in learning camp cheers and songs as they happily move through the warm summer days discovering how fun camp can be. Getting your child ready for kindergarten is our goal. We'll dream up projects and activities including scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, moovin' n groovin' yoga (Holly is a professional yoga teacher), ooey gooey cooking, listening skills, and projects galore, your child will learn the skills needed for kindergarten while having the time of their lives. Every Friday is "Splish Splash Day” with wading pools, water slides, and jumpees providing the perfect ending to each week. Camp Imagine - Ages 6 – 9, 9am-1pm, $280 We can't Imagine a better camp than this for your 6-9 year olds this summer. Real, fun teachers, supervising real fun in a fabulous setting right here in your own back yard. Imagine a camp filled with art, sports, yoga, science and nature, games, special projects, and tons of other surprises! Every week there will be a theme (Birds of a Feather, Circus, Circus, Circus, Mad Scientists, Amazing National Monument's, Myths & Legends, & Creative Chefs) and special guest visitors. On Fridays we will go swimming at the College of Marin pool (please print, sign and send in permission slip). So pack up your child's lunch and bring their smiles, sunscreen, enthusiasm and imaginations to Camp Imagine! Child must be potty trained. Weekly sessions will be available for $265, No camp 7/4. Leading the camp will be two highly qualified great teachers: Marty Ross, Bacich's talented and energetic kindergarten teacher, who has been with us over 9 years and Jessica Meyer, everyone's favorite P.E. teacher from Ross School, is back again as well!  

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Top Gun Summer Camps - Top Gun I (Gr 2-5) Top Gun II (Gr 6-9) 9am-3/5pm , $299 Top Gun Sports Camp's 27th Anniversary! Come join Cameron Perry in the camp that is so fun and successful, it has flourished for 27 years! If you can't decide which sport you like the most, this is the camp for you. You don't need to pick baseball over soccer, flag football over rugby, basketball over lacrosse or swimming, we have them all (including dodgeball) and you can play nonstop in this unique camp that is a sporty kid's dream. Adding to the fun are field trips to Qzar, Sea Trek Kayaking, Ice Skating, Driven Raceway, A's and Giant's games. Have a blast, then cool down Tuesdays & Fridays swimming at the College of Marin Pool. Our leaders are top athletes and some were Top Gun Campers themselves. Cameron Perry has been attending Top Gun since he was seven years old, and for the past 7 years has been a counselor (the last 3 as Head Camp Counselor). "That's many years of summer fun that I will cherish forever." Cameron is a sports fanatic and being with kids is his forte. Cameron is beginning his 3rd year at the University of Texas and sums it up by saying: "Not only do I get to hone my athletic skills, I get to hang out and teach great kids everyday. I'm happy to give back to this camp because it's helped shape me as a man." Aaron Mendel will also be back. Aaron played various sports in high school and runs track at COM. He has helped Jean Marc with after school sports classes and loves being a fantastic role model for all the Top Gun Campers. Camp fee includes all tickets and bus for field trips. Adventure Camp –  Ages 8-15,   9am-3/5pm   $395 Celebrate our 27th year of awesome adventures! Everyday you, your friends and the counselors will experience a new adventure creating memories that will last a lifetime! Camp is lead by Jean Marc Schafer, Bacich School's amazing P.E. teacher, now in his 27th year with us. Marin's best, most fun and highly experienced camp leaders - our fabulous and enthusiastic staff, Jeff, Sandrick, Jason, Jenny, and Gabe keep coming back (and they want you to also!) We will be going to the beach, Driven Raceway, Sky High, Raging Waters, Angel Island, Qzar, Great America, Discovery Kingdom, Safari West and of course one Giant's and A's game! Two overnights are scheduled at the Olema Campgrounds. We'll also participate in the end of the camp CARNIVAL with lots of Jubilee Jumps excitement. Fridays (except camp out days) will be Swim Day at the College of Marin. Dan Ferrando’s Summer Sports Camps Little Champs Sports Camp, $150 6/18 - 6/22, 9 - 11am, ages 4 – 6, Ross School Field 7/9 - 7/13 9 - 11am, ages 4 – 6, Kent School Field NextStepSoccer Academy Training Camp, $175, Kent School Field 6/25/12 - 6/29/12 9am - 12, ages 4 - 6 7/16/12 - 7/19/12 9am - 12, 1 ages 6 - 10 7/23/12 - 7/27/12 9am - 12, ages 4 - 6 NextStepSoccer Soccer League Prep Camp, Ross School Field 8/13/12 - 8/17/12 9am - 10:30am, ages 4 – 5, $140 8/13/12 - 8/17/12 10:30am - 12:00, ages 6 – 7, $140 8/20/12 - 8/24/12 9am - 12pm, ages 7 – 10, $175 Other Weekly Camps offered through August: Sporty Girls, Robots, Flight Club, Remote Controlled Cars & Fresh Beats Music, Kids Carpentry, Cheerleading Camp, Hoops Basketball Camp, Coever Soccer Camp, Kayaking Camp, DoodleBug Creative Art Classes Jewelry Making, Holly’s Hoppin Summer Camps, Lacrosse, & Kids on Camera.

More information and Register online:  www.rossrecreation.org or call: 453-6020

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