Blazer's Bulletin 12/22/23

Dear RBS Family, December 22, 2023

It’s been a busy and productive month at RBS! Earlier this week, we held our monthly all-school assembly, where we learned more about how to have positive and productive conversations during mathematics by ‘Noticing and Wondering.’ Student leaders shared with the entire student body the importance of listening to peers in order to learn a variety of ways to solve a problem. They also reiterated that there are many math problems that don’t have only ‘one right answer’, and it’s valuable to learn how to be a flexible thinker. Here is one example that students shared at the assembly - feel free to ask your students which one they think doesn’t belong, and why! (Hint: as long as you can defend your thinking, there’s no ‘right’ answer!

As we are winding down the final days of 2023, I wanted to communicate an update regarding RBS staffing. We have been so lucky to have Mike Renkawitz serve as our Interim Assistant Principal so far this school year.  Mike has formed wonderful and positive relationships with students, families and staff and been a great resource and partner to me along the way. Although planned since the beginning of the school year, we are certainly sad to see him leave next month to return to retired life; his official last day at RBS is January 26, 2024. In the meantime, the district is working on a process to find our next Assistant Principal. As we move closer to make a decision about next steps, I will of course keep you posted with any news.

And a final note to announce with pride - thank you to all who participated:

  • RBS raised $410 earlier this year to support the Maui Strong Fund, to help communities affected by the devastating wildfires in Maui!

  • We also raised $1,150 on PJ Day to benefit CCMC!

What’s Happening at RBS? Important Dates and Information! 

  • 12/25/23 - 1/1/24: Winter Recess

  • 1/2: Return to school

  • 1/10: Half Day - Teacher Professional Development

  • 1/15: No School - Martin Luther King Day

Wishing everyone a great Winter Break and a Happy New Year!

Susan, Mike and the entire RBS team