Principal’s Message: Week of November 23rd

Greetings Rolfe Family,

This is Mrs. George, proud principal of John Rolfe Middle School, with a few reminders and important notices for the week! As we usher in our Thanksgiving Season, I am ever mindful of the kindness and appreciation of our John Rolfe Family. Although this year has been trying and filled with some challenges, I am grateful for our families who work to teach our students at home. Whether you are an aunt/uncle, guardian/cousin, grandparent, parent, or teacher, I am thankful for you giving our scholars a place to learn. Thank you for making space in your space!

Parents and guardians:

The “JRMS Parent Portal” is a one-stop-shop for many parent resources. Please save/bookmark and click on the necessary links for your reference.

Click on this link: JRMS Parent Dashboard

  • Nov. 23rdMarks the second week of Marking Period two (MP2).  It is important that all students #Showup for learning.  Daily attendance is not the same as assignment completion or content mastery.
  • Nov. 23rd – is a Day 2
  • Nov. 24th – Report Cards will be finalized.  Marking Period 1 Digital Report Card grades will be available in Power School.
  • Nov. 25th – 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed
  • Nov. 30th – School Reopens (Day 2)

JOHN ROLFE MS VIRTUAL FALL FUNDRAISER UPDATE!

Week Three!

  • We are grateful that many families are supporting our fundraising efforts.  Thank you for the positive feedback on not selling wrapping paper, candy, calendar, or jewelry!
  • It’s not too late to take advantage of our free Prize Giveaway.  This is what you need to know:
    • WHAT: Our simple and easy virtual fall fundraiser. No products, no selling, no delivery, no money collection.
    • WHY: To raise money for student incentives.
    • WHERE: All online and virtual from the safety of your home.
    • WHEN: Right now! We have a week left in our campaign.
    • WHO: The entire JRMS community is participating and winning prizes.
    • HOW:  Have you taken 5 minutes to register? For simply registering, you win an official popsocket, a phone wallet/stand, and a pair of Bright Bugz and be in the drawing for a pair of Air Pods.

www.themegablast.com/join/JohnRolfe

Click these links for more information on our campaign.

KICKOFF VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ugP3yVqxzOg

PRIZES: https://storage.googleapis.com/megablast-production-external-files/prizes-chart/1604079660963.pdf

BRIGHT BUGZ VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JDHpDSCxBY

PRINCIPAL MESSAGE: https://vimeo.com/473839779

  • Save the dates:
    • We are in the third week of our Virtual Fundraiser. This is a simple and easy fundraiser with no products to sell! Mega Blast is a proven success. Students and parents love it!  Please see the link for details. JRMS Fundraiser Update_ Week 3
  • Eighth graders: Virtual open houses for HCPS high school specialty centers continues.
  • To prioritize safety during the current pandemic, all open houses will be virtual this year. HCPS specialty center virtual open houses (sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.):
    • The Todd A. Phillips Center for Medical Sciences (Mills Godwin H.S.): Nov. 23
    • Center for Leadership, Government and Global Economics (Douglas Freeman H.S.): Dec. 1
    • Advance College Academy for Social Sciences (J.R. Tucker H.S.): Dec. 2
    • Center for Information Technology (Deep Run H.S.): Dec. 7
    • Center for the Arts (Henrico H.S.): Dec. 8
  • Specialty Center: Interested students will be able to begin the online application process Monday. The window to submit applications is Nov. 16, 2020 through Jan. 15, 2021. Please share this information with your families weekly until the window closes. 
  • To apply, go to https://henricoschools.us/specialty-centers/

starting Monday and click on “Application process for HCPS eighth-grade students.”

  • Health History Forms: – Please remember to fill out your child’s Health History Form.

It is very important that these are completed for every student so if you need assistance or access to the form, please allow us to assist. The form can be completed online, our nurse can email it to you, or you can arrange to pick up a copy from school.

Questions for the Nurse?  Click Here!

Nurse Contact info:

804-226-8730 *press 2 for clinic

Fax number 804-236-5764 attn school nurse

ctrosenbaum@henrico.k12.va.us

  • Return those Books! 
    • Does your student have overdue school library books?  Please search high and low to make sure these are located and returned. Books can be returned to ANY Henrico County School during school hours in the black and yellow return bins. Thanks so much for your help getting our books back home!
      • All library books checked out prior to school closing in March are due back NOW 
      • No late fines or fees, unless you’ve lost the book
      • Black & yellow return bins are at each school 
      • Return books to a bin at any school
      • Return them as soon as possible
  • As a team and family, our focus is to develop life-ready thinkers. We believe honoring our legacy provides a future of success.  We will continue to celebrate students for positive behaviors as we continue our campus-wide expectations. Our JRMS Team will…*be Respectful *be Responsible *Ready and *be Safe. We are excited to recognize our students for exhibiting the positives!
    • Student Accountability and owning their work.  Students must collaborate and respond to the teacher to ensure they are being successful and getting everything, they need.
    • Parents/guardians/families, you can help by checking in with students every day.
      • Simply by checking on the learning experience. Utilize the 2-3 pm Teacher Office Hour period.  We remind all of our scholars to join teachers during that time.  Supports are offered to students during that time.  Please check with your child’s teachers.
      • Treat every week as an interim/report card distribution week.  Check updates in Schoology and PowerSchool. 
      • Encourage and support students to #Showup to learn!

 

PTA News!

We Need You! – Parents, thank you for your interest in committing to our students’ success!  We are excited about those who have contacted us, and we are still in need of others. This only way to provide the best for “OUR” students is to work together as a team. John Rolfe Family, I am calling on you…those who believe in and want to invest in the best for our children.  Please contact me or our transitioning PTA Board if you are willing to accept this possible mission! Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Please click on the link for updates and notices: JRMS PTA Notice and Opportunities
  • If you have not joined the JRMS PTA, there is still time!  Please contact rolfeptamembership@gmail.com   for details.
  • Thank you to those who have reached out and answered the call. And to those who haven’t, there is plenty of room at the table.  Please join us!

Email us at RolfePTAPres@gmail.com

 

I invite you to visit our website for important notices and updates. Navigate through our links to student resources, teachers’ blogs and webpages, as well as additional details and notices of upcoming events.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at 804.226.8730 or dngeorge@henrico.k12.va.us) if I can be of assistance. I consider it a privilege to have your child at John Rolfe.

John Rolfe Middle School will continue our pursuit of educational excellence and rise to our full potential for success. Students please have a restful evening and remember tomorrow, “WE” continue our quest for success as one team, one voice, and one family!

~Good Night, stay healthy, and be safe!

We are Rolfe Strong!

The harder they pull us back, the further we rise!

 

Next week and Beyond:

  • Nov. 25th – 27th: Thanksgiving Holiday/School Closed
  • Nov. 30th – School Reopens (Day 2)
  • Dec. 6th – The next Principal’s Message.