Galloway Township Public Schools, Galloway, NJ
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
June 2014 Specials Schedule
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
Music by FRED MURRAY and R.P. WESTON
| 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!
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Everyone
BENEFIT FOR CANCER PATIENT’S FAMILY
KING PIN BOWLING-APRIL 11TH @ 5PM TO 8PM
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 »
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:
You can learn more about the district’s Anti-Bullying policy and our “Bully Proofing Program” here: http://www.gtps.k12.nj.us/parents.html
HIB Report Card pdf
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.
Beginning in March, Roland Rogers will be opening a school store. This will take place on the last Friday of every month during lunch periods. Students will be able to purchase a variety of items ranging from $0.25 to $3.00. These items include pencils, erasers, pens, book covers, key chains, etc.
School store will be open on the following Fridays:
Multi-Cultural Day was held on Friday, February 21st. The following are pictures submitted by Mrs. Geib and Mr. Newman as well as pictures from a PowerPoint presentation compiled by Mrs. McCarty, Mrs. Olson, and Mrs. Kuras.
Friday-February 21, 2014
Room 1 – Food Expo – 2:00
Room 2 – Cultural Exchange 12:15 – 12:45
Room 4 – Cultural Exchange 1:40 – 2:45
Room 5 – Food Expo – 2:00
Presentations in each classroom from 12:30 – 1:30 by guest speakers.
Room 9 and 12 – Multimedia presentation for parents 10:00
Rooms 11 and 14 – Art projects with Ms. Geib 12:00 – 1:00
Room 13 – Parents in for family culture presentations 10:45 – 11:15
Presentations in the library at 1:20. Multi-cultural feast in the 3rd grade hallway at 2:00
International celebration and guest speakers from 1:20 – 3:00
Presentations in the classrooms with food and projects from 2:15 – end of the day.
Presentations in each sixth grade classroom from 2:05 – 3:05.
Art – Art projects with rooms 11 and 14 – 12:00 – 1:00
Vocal Music – 9:00 – 10:30 Polish Music/cultural artifacts with room 2 as part of the Kindergarten round-robin