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Rosemont PTO
February 2012 Volume 1, Issue 5

Pa r e n t Po r t a l : V i e w i n g G r a d e s O n l i n e
daily basis; this is optional for teachers this year, but many are already taking advantage of this great tool. Parent Portal also provides a rich set of resources for students and parents, including homework help sites and online research and enrichment tools. You will need a username and password to log in to Parent Portal. These were sent home with students before the winter break. If you no longer have your username and password or are new to Baltimore City Public Schools, please contact the school office for your information. City Schools’ Parent Portal is an online tool that helps you learn—and stay current with—what your child is doing in school and how you can help. Through Parent Portal, you can view report cards and progress reports, attendance records, any discipline actions and information about what your child is learning this year at school. Every teacher has the ability to post homework and grades so that you can follow your child’s schoolwork on a When you log in to Parent Portal for the first time, you will see an online tutorial on how to use it. If you have questions about how to get started or how to use your Parent Portal account, please contact the VAEL representative through the main office. We know that students thrive when parents and schools work together. Parent Portal is a valuable tool to help you do what you do best—encourage and support your student’s success.
Special point of interest:
Parents can view the school performance plan and the family community engagement on the Official Rosemont webpage www.baltimorecityschools. org/63

In this issue:
Heart Awareness

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Funding Factory

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News from the Nurse

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Announcements

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A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Rosemont Parent Room
Room 18 located on the bottom floor of the school is ground central for parents. It is also the office of Mr. AshbyBey the Parent Liaison. In room 18 you will find a computer with the full MS Office Suite and internet access available to parents during school hours and as long as the building is open after school. To help parents become more acquainted with the room it will also be the location of all future PTO/Parent Involvement meetings. You can even find information on community resources; ever wonder who our district councilman is? Having trouble with your BGE bill or need eviction prevention information? Wondering where to go to have a criminal record expunged? There is information for all that and more in the Parent Room. Thanks to donations from community churches there are also gently used dress clothes for men and women as well as a few coats for young boys. Stop by to see what the Parent Room has to offer you or offer suggestions on what you would like to see in the Parent Room.

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Honor the month of LOVE and keep your heart healthy!
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 awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. Educate yourself on the dangers of heart disease and get on track to better heart health! Here are a few suggestions and fun facts on how to celebrate February by keeping your heart strong!  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 month Promoting healthy habits begins in the home. So, have your kids help in the kitchen this month by planning a healthy meal for the 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/

“JUST ASK” WHERE COMPANY CARTRIDGES GO AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN A DISNEY VACATION!
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 in Orlando, 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 www.FundingFactory.com/Disney 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 personal electronics 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 fill the 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 simply collect and pack their recyclables, then leave them for UPS. They can even drop off their recyclable to our drop-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 our cartridges?” If the answer is, “throw them away,” please take the next step and move your company to become a Business Supporter (learn more at FundingFactory.com). Either way, we’ll both have a chance to win! But hurry! This magical promotion turns into a frog March 1, 2012. Pledge at FundingFactory.com/Disney today! *See official contest rules at FundingFactory.com/Disney/terms.

What happens to your employer’s used printer cartridges?
Pledge to "Just Ask" today and you could win a Walt Disney World Resort vacation for 4 and help a FundingFactory

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Rosemont Elementary/Middle School #063 “A Coppin State University Charter School” A School Wide Title I School 2777 Presstman Street Baltimore, Maryland 21216 410-396-0574

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 13th and March 9th 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 gentle reminder to represent you throughout the day accordingly. Tweets will be read to the entire student body during morning announcements. Imagine the pride your child will feel hearing your message read to them over the morning announcements. Send in your positive affirmations and well wishes on the tweet boxes below with $1 or submit your tweets by email to rosemontpto@gmail.com and send in your money with your student. Ask grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to support the PTO fundraiser and show their love & encouragement for your Rosemont Star! Write your students name after the “@” followed by your message. (Additional forms available in the Parent Room, Rm 18 on the bottom floor of the school.)

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____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Students Homeroom:_______________________Parent’s Name:____________________

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Rosemont PTO

2777 Presstman Street Baltimore MD 21216 Tel: 410 396 0575 E-mail: rosemontpto@gmail.com

Our mission is to foster relationships among the school, parents, teachers, communities,, businesses and all interested parties in order to strengthen their involvement in the educational journey of our children, through workshops, increased involvement and improved resources.

We’re on the web! www.facebook.com/rosemontpto

If you want to be loved, be lovable. ~Ovid

Failure is NOT an option News from the Health Suite
If you have a child who is in the PreKindergarten, First Grade, Eighth Grade, or who is new to the Baltimore City School System, the Hearing and Vision Team will be at Rosemont February 27-29 to perform these screenings. Hearing and Vision screenings are required by Maryland State law, so please make sure that your child attends school these days. If you have any questions please contact the health suite at 410-545-6819. Thank you for helping us keep our children performing at their highest level!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS/REMINDERS
     Twitter fundraiser through March 9th. Valentine’s dance for Joe Corbi participants. Schools CLOSED Feb 20th PTO/Parent Involvement Mtg Feb 8th in Rm 18 Last day to send in BOXTOPS is Feb 24th Rosemont Affirmation At Rosemont Elementary School Leaders are born We are prepared for academic And we are reaching for the stars Failure is not an option We are destined for success Excellence is expected We will always do our best Today is the beginning Of great things At Rosemont Elementary Middle School And as we always say Think I Can Work Hard Get Smart Excellence without Excuse!

School Health – “Improving Tomorrow for Today’s Kids”

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