Roland Rogers Elementary School

Galloway Township Public Schools, Galloway, NJ

Filed Under (Calendar, Community, Welcome) by on September 27, 2011 and tagged ,
Filed Under (Calendar) by on April 23, 2014

Roland Rogers Elementary School students celebrated Earth Day in grand fashion by cleaning up the school grounds and planting.  Students learned to be good stewards of the earth’s resources and how to preserve it for future generations

All three 5th grade homerooms went out during science to plant the flowers they donated and beautify the school grounds.

Filed Under (1st Grade, 2nd Grade) by on April 21, 2014 and tagged ,


“The Language Learning Disabilities Classes at Roland Rogers blew bubbles and colored ribbons on April 2nd to honor and celebrate ALL children who Learn Differently.”


Roland’s Bird & Butterfly Garden will be built on Arbor Day, Friday, April 25th.  The Bird & Butterfly Garden is a work in progress that is designed to teach all students about various bird species and migration patterns.

Additionally, students will have their achievements recognized by having the Bird & Butterfly Garden certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat.  The Bird & Butterfly Garden will be a benefit to the entire school as classes will be able to use it when teaching lessons. Finally, families will have access to the garden for their viewing and enjoyment as it will bring a symphony of sounds and sights to our school

We are very thankful to the Education Foundation for this grant.
Below is a link to our website about our plans and map.


BBG-Garden Design

Filed Under (Calendar) by on April 10, 2014 and tagged , ,

April 2014 Specials Schedule



May 2014 Specials Schedule

June 2014 Specials Schedule


Filed Under (Calendar) by on April 1, 2014

ASK ME If I’m Ready!
Morning Test Preparation Program

For students in grades 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th.

Support offered for: Math and English Language Arts (Reading/Writing)

Dates:  Math – Monday and Wednesdays (April 2nd- May 2nd)
ELA  - Wednesdays and Fridays (April 4th – May 2nd)

Arrival Time: 7:50 a.m.
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Finish Time: 8:35 a.m.

A morning snack will be provided


Ready for the Test I Am

READY for the Test, I AM

Adapted from I’m Henry VIII, I Am © 1910 Francis, Day & Hunter, Ltd., London England
Popularized by Herman’s Hermits in 1965.
Adapted by Beth and Jose’ Diaz.
Music perfomred by Chris Sauer.

 I’m READY for the TEST, I Am!
READY for the Test, I Am, I am!
I’ll work hard to get a good score,
I’ll be well rested the night before.
And everyone will be READY.   (READY)
We shouldn’t be worried or Afraid.  (Not Afraid)
If you ask me, I am READY.
READY for the Test, I Am!
  •  Second verse same as the first!  {Repeat Chorus}
  • Third verse all by yourselves!     {Students Repeat Chorus}

Now we’re going to spell READY
1, 2, 3, 4   R-E-A-D-Y

 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Everyone

Say Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Say Na, na, na, na

  • Last verse same as the first!   {Repeat Chorus}

Ready, (Ready)
Ready, (Ready)
Ready for the Test, I Am, I am!
Ready for the Test, I am!


Filed Under (Calendar) by on March 27, 2014

  NEW!!!!! Happy Dance performed by Dr. Moore and Mrs. Gruber added to the playlist!

For the fourth straight year, Roland Rogers hosted our own St. Baldrick’s event on March 14th @ 9:30am  in  an effort to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.  Last year alone, the St. Baldricks’s Foundation raised over $22 million worldwide! Our school goal this year was $7,500.  With the help of the parents, students, faculty, family, friends and outside donors, our total exceeded our goal of $7,500.  This year’s total = $10,139!  Ms. Dolente’s entry into this event contributed greatly to this year’s total.
Donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Cash and checks made out to “St. Baldrick’s Foundation” will be accepted in the classroom.  You can also donate online using the following link:
Thanks in advance for your help in supporting this worthwhile cause!

Photos by Joanna Wescott
This year’s participants were Mr. Dunn, Mr. McCarthy, Mr.  Conte, Mr.  Palumbo, Mr. Martin, Mr. Adams, Mr. McHale, Mr. Czar, and and Mrs. DOLENTE!!!
2014St Baldricks Group - Before


2014St. Baldricks Group After



Filed Under (Community) by on March 20, 2014




As we all know our health is priceless. With this gift, we are able to enjoy the many good qualities that life may bring us.

Seven year old, Siam of Galloway Township was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Filed Under (Community) by on March 19, 2014 and tagged , , ,

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)
Self-Assessment Report Card

Roland Rogers Elementary School

The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act of 2011 requires that school districts post the “grades” of a self-assessment created by the New Jersey State Department of Education. The self-assessment covers the program from January 5, 2011 through June 30, 2013, and assesses eight categories, including: programs to prevent harassment, intimidation and bullying; staff training; student curriculum and instruction; proper staffing; and reporting and investigating procedures. Each self-assessment was completed by the School Safety Team, including the district Anti-Bullying Coordinator and our school-level Anti-Bullying Specialists (school guidance counselors), along with other members of the team. The categories and their scores are:

HIB Programs, Approaches or Other Initiatives 10 (Max =15)

Training on the BOE Approved HIB Policy 4 (Max =9)

Other Staff Instruction and Training Programs 7 (Max =15)

Curriculum and Instruction on HIB and Related Information and Skills 5 (Max =6)

HIB Personnel 8 (Max =9)

School Level HIB Incident Reporting Procedures 6 (Max =6)

HIB Investigative Procedures 12 (Max =12)

HIB Reporting 3 (Max=3)


School Grade 55 (Max=75)

District Grade 54 (Max=75)


To date, the District Assistant Principals, School Anti-Bullying Specialists (ABS) (School Counselors)  and District Anti-Bullying Coordinator (ABC)(Supervisor of Testing, Guidance, Health Services and Grants Management) meet on a monthly basis to discuss the various school and district initiatives and incidents of HIB.  This was in follow-up to a meeting held at the end of the school year with the school safety teams at each school.  The administrators and ABSs met with the ABC and discussed which initiatives were working and which needed to be fine-tuned.  We have added six more lessons “c” to our anti-bullying curriculum (which are taught on the last six early dismissal days in the school year). These are in addition to the six in the first month of school and the six “b” lessons for early dismissal days. In addition, the counselors have added additional classroom guidance lessons and have re-energized the Peer Mediation program.

We will do the same “debriefing” at the end of the 2013-2014 school year and during the summer months. We believe that we are learning what initiatives work best for our children and families by evaluating what we are doing.  While we continue to struggle to complete all the documentation that is required by the mandate in a timely manner we believe that this year our referrals are more appropriate and truly involve HIB.  We believe that our education with our staff, students and parents has been proactive and we are seeing a decrease in HIB behaviors/actions across the district due to successful implementation of our program.

As a reminder, the following definition is used in determining HIB (N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14):

HIB means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that:

  • Is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by an actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic;
  • Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or on a school bus; or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15.3,
  • Substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students; and that
  • A reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his property; or
  • Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or
  • Creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student.

You can learn more about the district’s Anti-Bullying policy and our “Bully Proofing Program” here:




HIB Report Card pdf
Download File

Filed Under (4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Calendar, Community) by on March 10, 2014 and tagged , , , ,


Congratulations to Aspen Mazzatta

for winning the 2013 Roland Rogers Spelling Bee.  She will be representing us at the regional spelling bee on
March 22, 2014 at GTMS.  Her championship word was focaccia.


Read Across America

Get ready to grab your hat and read with the Cat in the Hat on Monday, March 3, 2014  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 for our “snow make-up day” of the 17th annual Read Across America Day. The Seussical celebration will kick off a week of reading across the nation as teachers gather students, parents, and community members together to share their love of reading. Miss Galloway is visiting classrooms in the afternoon and the GTMS Drill/Step Team is reading to younger students in the morning on Wednesday morning.

 Read Across America - Martin Kids