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    Be sure to check this link often for updates! Upcoming events at Rosa Parks include:

    Rosa Parks Calendar

    Tuesday, November 6. Election Day. School closed.

    Monday, November 12. Veterans Day. School closed.

    November 21-25. Thanksgiving Break. School closed.

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    Please remember that according to board regulations, volunteers must be fingerprinted before working with children.

    Encourage your child to walk along the main roads and to obey the directions of the crossing guards. Students should not walk through park areas as a means of a short-cut as adult supervision is not available.

    All visitors must sign in at the main office and wear a visitors' badge. Parents violating this request will be ask to report to the office or leave the building. 

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    Friendly Reminders
    • Students eating breakfast should report to school by 7:30 a.m. Students arriving before 7:45 a.m. will be allowed to eat breakfast.
    • Students reporting to school after 7:45 a.m. will be considered and marked tardy.
    • Students are encouraged to wear the school uniform daily.
    • Request and pick-up for early dismissal must occur before 1:30 p.m. Changes for students' dismissal must be submitted in writing to the classroom teacher. Telephone requests for dismissal changes will not be honored unless it is an emergency. Emergencies will be determined by an administrator.
    • All parent correspondences and student information will be sent home on Thursdays via the red "Home Communication Folder." Exceptions may be made in the event other important information may need to be given to parents.
    • Parents are encouraged to get involved in their child's education by volunteering at school. Persons interested in volunteering must be finger printed or complete a commercial background check. Interested persons are welcome to visit our PTA room (office located outside of the nurse's suite) for more information or to sign up to help.
    • Remember to hug your child each day and let them know you love them!

    Educationally Speaking...Thoughts on Children and the Field of Teaching     

    Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. ~Nelson Mandela

    Education, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man. ~Horace Mann

    All who have meditated on the act of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. ~Aristotle

    Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. ~Malcolm X

    A person's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Train a child to follow in the right path, and when he grows up he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6

    A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Adams

    Children have more need of models than of critics. ~Joseph Joubert

    I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand. ~Chinese Proverb

    I touch the future; I teach. ~Christa McAuliffe

    It takes a village to raise a child. ~African Proverb

    Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher. ~Japanese Proverb

    Failure is instructive. The thinking person learns as much from his failures as from his successes. ~John Dewey

    Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~John Dewey

    Self-education is fine when the pupil is a born educator. ~John Shedd

    The school of hard knocks is a good school, but the fees are high. ~Heinrich Heine

    It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. ~Alec Bourne

    Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little need of reform in our prisons. ~John Ruskin

    The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character -- that is the goal of true education. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Teachers: what drives them is not the income; what drives them is the outcome. ~Unknown

    Genius without education is like silver in the mine. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. ~Thomas Edison

    The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows. ~Laurence Lee

    What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. ~George Bernard Shaw

    Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century. ~S. J. Perelman

    Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. ~Ambrose Bierce

    A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear. ~James B. Stockdale

    The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Ward

    The best teachers make themselves progressively unnecessary. ~Thomas Carruthers

    Learning how to learn is life's most important skill. ~Tony Buzan

    I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. ~Albert Einstein

    Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Education has only one purpose: living. And living has no purpose except--living! ~Erich Fromm

    Learning never exhausts the mind. ~Leonardo da Vinci

    Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Robert Lewin

    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~Mahatma Gandhi

    Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best. ~Marva Collins

    The day someone quits school he is condemning himself to a future of poverty. ~Jaime Escalante

    Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. ~Albert Schweitzer

    If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. ~Chinese Proverb

    There is no more beautiful life than that of a student. ~F. Albrecht

    A lot more goes on in school than right and wrong answers. ~Unknown

    In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~Jacques Barzun

    Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. ~Alexander Pope

    A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. ~Frederick Douglass

    No dreamer is ever too small, and no dream is ever too big. ~Anonymous

    There are three things to remember when teaching: know your stuff; know whom you are stuffing; and then stuff them elegantly. ~Lola May

    The things which hurt, instruct. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Knowledge is the one thing in life no one can take from you. ~Folk Saying

    Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. ~Gail Godwin

    I am firm in my belief that a teacher lives on and on through his students. Good teaching is forever and the teacher is immortal. ~Jesse Stuart

    The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. ~Herbert Spencer

    Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. ~James A. Garfield

    To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. ~Mary Pettibone Poole

    Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. ~Pete Seeger

    The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. ~Plato

    Not all readers become leaders, but all leaders must be readers. ~Harry Truman

    The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. ~Plutarch

    Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens. ~Jimi Hendrix

    You aren't learning anything when you're talking. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

    Research shows that you begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment you pass on. Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius. ~Michael Gelb

    Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. ~Robert Frost

    There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation--veneer isn't worth anything. ~George Washington Carver

    In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply. ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

    To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. ~Marilyn vos Savant

    When I learn something new--and it happens every day--I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest. ~Bill Moyers

    Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb

    You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you. ~Barbara Sher

    You have power over your mind--not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~Marcus Aurelius

    Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. ~William Shakespeare

    Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire. ~William Butler Yeats

    Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. ~Thomas Jefferson

    All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten. ~Robert Fulghum

    Only people who die very young learn all they really need to know in kindergarten. ~Wendy Kaminer

    Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. ~James Baldwin

    Knowledge is power. ~Kikuyu Proverb

    A sure way to lift up yourself is by helping to lift up someone else. ~Booker T. Washington

    The lack of knowledge is darker than night. ~African Proverb

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. ~Seneca

    My interest is in the future because I'm going to spend the rest of my life there. ~Charles Kettering

    Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~Joseph Addison

    No nation that does not take proper care of its young can survive--or deserves to. ~Father Flanagan

    A child miseducated is a child lost. ~John F. Kennedy

    To teach is to learn. ~Japanese Proverb

    Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give. ~UN Declaration

    Only the educated are free. ~Epictetus

    Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. ~John Dana

    Out of the public schools grows the greatness of a nation. ~Mark Twain

    Nothing in life is to be feared, only understood. ~Marie Curie

    As the twig is bent so the tree inclines. ~Virgil

    What we are born is God's gift to us; what we become is our gift to God. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make ye free. ~John 8:13

    If you light a candle in a very dark place, it shines a long way. ~Dr. Tom Dooley

    If you can read this, thank a teacher. ~Bumper Sticker