Recess/Lunch Schedule

School Hours

8:10am - 3:56pm

Breakfast: 7:45-8:05 a.m. in cafeteria Breakfast $1.75 Lunch $.3.25 Extra Milk is $ .60.

Lunch Recess Schedule

Kinder - 11:40-12:00

1st – 12:20-12:40

2nd – 12:00 – 12:20

3rd – 12:00-12:20

4th – 12:40-1:00

5th – 12:40-1:00

Lunch/Cafeteria Times

Kinder 12:00-12:20

1st – 12:00-12:20

2nd – 11:40-12:00

3rd – 11:40-12:00

4th – 12:20-12:40

5th – 12:20-12:40

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Sandrock Elementary

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year

Sandrock Community,

Welcome back to another exciting school year! This year there are a lot of exciting and positive changes taking place at Sandrock. We will be working hard to educate, engage and enrich every child, every day. Please take note of the following important items.

Communication

This year we will be using not be using Bloomz, instead we will be using ClassDojo as the other elementaries use ClassDojo. Please download ClassDojo and join our school Our school link:

https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?s=524ead668e3a9db40e000281

Once you access this link, there will be directions on how to download the app on your phone.   You will be invited to join your child’s class starting on August 17 at Open House.

4-day School Week/Hours

Moffat County School District has adopted a 4-day school week for students.   Students will have school Monday through Thursday. There will be no school. On Fridays.  School hours are from 8:10am until 3:56pm.

Transportation

There is a change in bus routes, if your child is affected by the changes, transportation will be contacting you directly.

School Supplies

As is the tradition here at Sandrock, we have purchased the school supplies needed by your student. The cost for school supplies this year will be $25 per child. School supplies will be available starting at Open House.

Online Registration

Please remember to log into Infinite Campus and update your child’s information.   This must be done for every student, every year.  Click this link to access Infinite Campus: (https://moffatco.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/moffat.jsp?status=login

Lunch times

Lunch Recess Schedule

Kinder 11:50-12:10

1st 12:40-1:00

2nd 12:00-12:20

3rd 12:00-12:20

4th 12:20-12:40

5th 12:20-12:40

Lunch/Cafeteria Times

Kinder 12:10-12:30

1st 12:20-12:40

2nd 11:40-12:00

3rd 11:40-12:00

4th 12:40-1:00

5th 12:40-1:00

Food Service

The free food program that was enacted during the pandemic has expired and as such students will have to pay for breakfast and lunch.  I would encourage everyone to fill out an application to see if you qualify, not only will you save on your food bill, but it also reduces the amount of the technology fee. See the attached directions to fill out an application online.

How to apply for Meal Benefits Electronically (Free and Reduced)

1) Log into your MCSD Parent Portal by clickingthis link.(https://moffatco.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/moffat.jsp?status=login)

*Usernames and passwords are set up by the parent, and are the same that are used for yearly Online Registration.

(Access to the MCSD Parent Portal can also be found on our website www.moffatsd.org and clicking on the ‘Parent Portal Infinite Campus’ under the Quick Links block.)

2) Click the “More” button, you should see these options:

3) Click the “Meal Benefits” button, you should see this screen:

4) Click the blue hyperlink to electronically complete the Application.

**5) Complete the application with the most accurate household information.**Troubles? Please call MCSD Food Services (970-824-2160) with questions.

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comunidad de Sandrock,

¡Bienvenidos a otro emocionante año escolar! Este año se están produciendo muchos cambios emocionantes y positivos en Sandrock. Trabajaremos arduamente para educar, involucrar y enriquecer a cada niño, todos los días. Por favor, tome nota de los siguientes elementos importantes.

Comunicación

Este año no usaremos Bloomz, sino que usaremos ClassDojo como los otros elementales usan ClassDojo. Descargue ClassDojo y únase a nuestra escuela Enlace a nuestra escuela:

https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?s=524ead668e3a9db40e000281

Una vez que acceda a este enlace, habrá instrucciones sobre cómo descargar la aplicación en su teléfono. Se le invitará a unirse a la clase de su hijo a partir del 17 de agosto en Open House.

Horario/semana escolar de 4 días

El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Moffat ha adoptado una semana escolar de 4 días para los estudiantes. Los estudiantes tendrán clases de lunes a jueves. No habrá escuela. Los viernes. El horario escolar es de 8:10 am a 3:56 pm.

Transportación

Hay un cambio en las rutas de autobús, si su hijo se ve afectado por los cambios, el transporte se comunicará con usted directamente.

Suministros escolares

Como es tradición aquí en Sandrock, hemos comprado los útiles escolares que necesita su estudiante. El costo de los útiles escolares este año será de $25 por niño. Útiles escolares estarán disponibles en Open House.

Registro en línea

Please remember to log into Infinite Campus and update your child’s information.   This must be done for every student, every year.  Click this link to access Infinite Campus: (https://moffatco.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/moffat.jsp?status=login)

Horas de almuerzo

Horario del recreo del almuerzo

Kinder 11:50-12:10

1st 12:40-1:00

2nd 12:00-12:20

3rd 12:00-12:20

4th 12:20-12:40

5th 12:20-12:40

Horario de almuerzo/cafetería

Kinder 12:10-12:30

1st 12:20-12:40

2nd 11:40-12:00

3rd 11:40-12:00

4th 12:40-1:00

5th 12:40-1:00

Servicio de comida

El programa de comida gratis que se promulgó durante la pandemia ha expirado y, como tal, los estudiantes tendrán que pagar el desayuno y el almuerzo. Animo a todos a que llenen una solicitud para ver si califican, no solo ahorrarán en su factura de alimentos, sino que también reducirán el monto de la tarifa de tecnología. Consulte las instrucciones adjuntas para completar una solicitud en línea.

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Cómo solicitar beneficios de comidas electrónicamente (gratis y reducidos)

1) Inicie sesión en su Portal para padres de MCSD haciendo clic en este enlace. (https://moffatco.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/moffat.jsp?status=login)

*Los padres configuran los nombres de usuario y las contraseñas, y son los mismos que se usan para el registro en línea anual.

(El acceso al Portal de Padres de MCSD también se puede encontrar en nuestro sitio web (https://moffatco.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/moffat.jsp?status=login)

2) Haga clic en el botón "Más", debería ver estas opciones:
3) Haga clic en el botón "Beneficios de comidas", debería ver esta pantall
4) Haga clic en el hipervínculo azul para completar electrónicamente la Solicitud.

5) Complete la solicitud con la información más precisa del hogar. ¿Nubes? Por favor llame a Servicios de Alimentos de MCSD (970-824-2160) si tiene preguntas.

Sandrock Elementary Vision & Mission Statements
Vision & Mission

An organization should be able to define where it is going (vision) and it's reason for existing (mission). For many people, those answers for a school should seem obvious as we are in the business of educating students. By having vision and mission statements, our staff is able to make clear decisions about the "big picture" of educating students because we have a shared understanding of our school priorities. All of our work is driven by our vision and mission. If we cannot connect it back to these statements, we do not incorporate it into our work with students at Sandrock Elementary.

Kindergarten Connection Days

The following are special dates and times for kindergarteners:

8/22/22 - No school for Kindergarteners Family Connection Day

8/23/22 Kindergarteners school day 8:10 – 11:50

8/24/22 Kindergarteners school day is 8:10 – 12:30

8/25/22 Kindergarteners first full day of school 8:10-3:56

1/23/23 No school for Kindergarteners

5/8/23 No school for Kindergarteners

Teachers will be reaching out to each family to make an appointment for the Family Connection Days.

Fechas de conexión de jardín de infantes

Las siguientes son fechas y horarios especiales para los niños de kindergarten:

8/22/22 - No hay clases para el Día de Conexión Familiar de Kindergarteners

23/8/22 Día escolar para niños de kindergarten 8:10 – 11:50

24/8/22 El día escolar para niños de kindergarten es de 8:10 a 12:30

25/8/22 Kindergarteners primer día completo de clases 8:10-3:56

23/01/23 No hay clases para los niños de jardín de infantes

8/5/23 No hay clases para los niños de kindergarten

Los maestros se comunicarán con cada familia para hacer una cita para los Días de conexión familiar.

Congratulations Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Colby

November 2022 Teacher Spotlight

Spotlighting Colorado Mathematics Educators and Teams
This section of our newsletter allows us to recognize the amazing mathematics teams, educators, and leaders in our community. This month we spotlight a first grade math team,Betsy Smith and Kim Colby, at Sandrock Elementary in Moffat County (Craig), Colorado. This team will receive a care package of teacher goodies as well as CCTM shirts!

If you want to nominate an educator, leader, or team, please use the following form. Those selected to be featured in the spotlight will receive an educational care package (and the person nominating will also receive a care package). Usethis linkto nominate an individual or a team!
This first grade team has embraced collaboration to support first graders seeing themselves as mathematicians. In their classrooms, you hear first graders bragging about how smart they are in math. Many teachers have been curious to learn how this first grade team is able to inspire six-year-olds to discuss math with each other and use math language every day

BETSY SMITH

Betsy Smith 1st grade teacher at Sandrock Elementary Moffat County

Betsy writes:
This is my tenth year of teaching elementary age students. I have taught fourth grade, fifth grade, and I am in the third year of teaching first graders. Some hobbies and interests that I have outside of teaching are reading, scrapbooking, sewing quilts, arts and crafts, doing puzzles, being outdoors, gardening, and just being with family.

I have always loved math, especially in middle school and high school. And I used math a great deal in my first career, which was nursing. It is my favorite subject to teach! I see math as a puzzle where you can use algorithms, formulas, and steps to find the answer. I may struggle to find the best fit of the pieces, but through trial and error and with knowledge I have gained, I can find the answer. And that is what I try to instill in my students- math is not impossible, there are many ways to solve a problem, but always use what you know. I always tell my students that math can be hard, but to never give up and use the strategies you learn. I want my students to experience the excitement in figuring out a problem and knowing they can do it. By the end of the year, most of my students will comment that they love math after all.

One important strategy that our team has introduced to our kids is talking with a partner--sharing their knowledge and ideas of how to solve math problems. Students learn from each other and more times than not, that is more powerful than learning a strategy from their teacher. Students realize they are facing the same issues when working on math problems, so they work together to solve them. In my classroom, the students go through a random process of getting a partner every morning. This way they learn to work with every student in the classroom. Sometimes they become the leader in the pair; sometimes their partner is at the same skill level or maybe their skill level is lower than their partners'-- whichever situation they are in, students learn teamwork and tolerance in their daily exchanges, which makes them better mathematicians. It is the most amazing feeling in the world to help a student feel confident in their ability to meet any challenge they have at school!

KIM COLBY

Kim Colby 1st grade teacher at Sandrock Elementary Moffat County

Kim writes:

I am a third year elementary classroom teacher. Outside of the role of teaching, I enjoy singing, reading, and decorating. I love math because once kids begin to understand the concepts, they can apply them in many ways. And I can see their "light bulbs" light up as they get excited.

As a teaching team, we are constantly checking in with each other and bouncing ideas off one another. I am always on the lookout for ways to incorporate math talks throughout the day, even if it's just for a few seconds at a time. My partner has different ways of looking at things and I love using her perspective to inject different ideas about math "talking" than I might use. It keeps me and my students always looking for new ways to think and talk about math.

If you want to nominate an educator, leader, or team, please use the following form. Those selected to be featured in the spotlight will receive an educational care package (and the person nominating will also receive a care package). Usethis linkto nominate an individual or a team!

MOFFAT COUNTY IS SOOOOOO PROUD OF YOU BETSY AND KIM! THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR KIDS!