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February Newsletter Final

February Newsletter Final

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City Schools’
 
is an onlinetool that helps you learn—and staycurrent with—what your child is doingin school and how you canhelp.
 
Through
 
Parent Portal, you canview report cards and progress reports,attendance records, any disciplineactions and information about whatyour child is learning this year atschool. Every teacher has the ability topost homework and grades so that youcan follow your child’s schoolwork on a
Parent Portal:
Viewing Grades Online
 
Special point of interest:
Parents can view the school performance plan and thefamily community engage-ment on the OfficialRosemont webpagewww.baltimorecityschools.org/63
In this issue:
Heart Awareness
 
2
 
Funding Factory
 
2
 
News from theNurse
 
3
 
Announcements
 
3
 
Rosemont Parent Room
 
Room 18 located on thebottom floor of the school isground central for parents. Itis alsotheoffice of Mr.Ashby-Bey theParent Liaison. In room 18you will find a computer withthe full MS Office Suite andinternet access available toparents during school hoursand as long as the building is
Rosemont PTO
 
February 2012
 
Volume 1, Issue 5
 
The lions pride
 
daily basis; this is optional for teachersthis year, but many are already takingadvantage of this great tool. ParentPortal also provides a rich set of resources for students and parents,including homework help sites andonline research and enrichment tools.
 
You will need a username andpassword to log in to Parent Portal.These were sent home with studentsbefore the winter break. If you nolonger have your username
 
andpassword or are new to Baltimore CityPublic Schools, please contact theschool office for your information.
 
When you log in to Parent Portal for thefirst time, you will see an online tutorialon how to use it. If you have questionsabout how to get started or how to useyour Parent Portal account,
 
pleasecontact the VAEL representativethrough the main office.
 
We know that students thrive whenparents and schools work together.Parent Portal is a valuable tool to helpyou do what you do best—encourageand support your student’s success.
 
open after school. To helpparents become moreacquainted with the room itwill also be the location of allfuture PTO/ParentInvolvement meetings. Youcan even find information oncommunity resources; everwonder who our districtcouncilman is? Having troublewith your BGE bill or needeviction preventioninformation? Wonderingwhere to go to have a criminalrecord expunged? There isinformation for all that andmore in the Parent Room.Thanks to donations fromcommunity churches there arealso gently used dress clothesfor men and women as well asa few coats for young boys.Stop by to see what the ParentRoom has to offer you or offersuggestions on what you wouldlike to see in the Parent Room.
A loving heart is the begin- ning of all knowledge.
 
2
February Is American Heart Awareness Month!!
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The month of February is dedicated to raising awarenessabout heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. Educate yourself on the dangers of heart disease and get ontrack to better heart health! Here are a few suggestions and fun facts on how to celebrate February by keeping your heartstrong!
 Your heart is a muscle, it needs exercise every day!
100% whole grain food is good for your heart
Check your food labels for trans fats. They hurt your heart
Fish has healthy oils that keep your heart healthy, just make sure that you don’t fry it!
 
Love your heart with a family walk this month
Drink low fat or nonfat milk products and keep your heart happy 
 Vegetable have special nutrients that your heart loves
1 cup of berries has super nutrients for the heart
Try a new fruit and vegetable each week this monthPromoting healthy habits begins in the home. So, have your kids help in the kitchen this month by planning a healthy meal forthe family! Remember that small healthy changes can add up to a healthy heart!Resources:http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ http://www.pyramid.gov/ http://www.nourishinteractive.com/ http://www.nutrition.gov/ 
Honor the month of LOVE and keep your heart healthy!
Imagine if your family helped Rosemont raise more than $1,000 per year without lifting a finger.Now imagine if your family helped fundraise that $1,000 and won a trip to Walt Disney World Resort inOrlando, Florida*!
This year, every supporter who pledges to “Just Ask” their employer “What do we do with our used ink and laser cartridges?” will be entered to win a Walt Disney World Resort vacation for four in Orlando,Florida*. We’ll also be entered to win $500 toward our FundingFactory fundraising goals. Visit
today to pledge that you’ll Just Ask!
 With Business Supporters, we could be earning 3x more per year than we could on our own!A Business Supporter is any company committed to recycling used ink and toner cartridges or personalelectronics to help the Rosemont PTO meet our fundraising goals. A company much like the one you work 
for… a company that may not be recycling its ink and laser cartridges and is looking for an opportunity to fillthe gaps in our school’s budget without spending a dime.
Becoming a Business Supporter is free. Materials are free and shipping is prepaid. Business Supporters simplycollect and pack their recyclables, then leave them for UPS. They can even drop off their recyclable to ourdrop-
off site at Rosemont in Room 18. We earn the value of all Business Supporters’ recyclables!
When you register, choose Rosemont PTO as your beneficiary by entering our ID# 166256
We encourage you to start the conversation with your employer by just asking, “What do we do with ourcartridges?” If the answer is, “throw them away,” please take the next step and move your company to be-
come a Business Supporter (learn more atFundingFactory.com
). Either way, we’ll both have a chance to
win!But hurry! This magical promotion turns into a frog March 1, 2012. Pledge atFundingFactory.com/Disneytoday!*See official contest rules atFundingFactory.com/Disney/terms. 
“JUST ASK” WHERE COMPANY CARTRIDGES GO AND GET A
CHANCE TO WIN A DISNEY VACATION
!
 
What happensto your employ-er’s used printer cartridges?
 
Pledge to
 
"JustAsk"
 
today and youcould win a Walt Dis-ney World Resort va-cation for 4 and helpa FundingFactory
 
3
Rosemont Elementary/Middle School #063
“A Coppin State University Charter School”
 
 A School Wide Title I School 
2777 Presstman StreetBaltimore, Maryland 21216410-396-0574
Sandra V. Ashe
,
Executive Director 
 
Dwayne T. Wheeler 
,
Principal 
 
Patricia Burrell-Smith
,
 Assistant Principal 
Rosemont Tweets
Everyone tweets, so “tweet” your support for your Rosemont student and help raise money for
the PTO.Between February 13
th
and March 9
th
you can tweet 140 characters or less to start your child off on a good day. Tell them you love them, wish them luck on a project or report, and send a gentlereminder to represent you throughout the day accordingly. Tweets will be read to the entire stu-dent body during morning announcements.Imagine the pride your child will feel hearing your message read to them over the morning an-nouncements. Send in your positive affirmations and well wishes on the tweet boxes below with$1 or submit your tweets by email torosemontpto@gmail.com and send in your money with your student. Ask grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to support the PTO fundraiserand show their love & encouragement for your Rosemont Star! Write your students name afterthe
“@”
followed by your message
.
 (Additional forms available in the Parent Room, Rm 18 on the bottom floor of the school.)
@__________________________ 
 ____________________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________________________ 
Students Homeroom:_______________________Parent’s Name:____________________ 
 

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