December 13, 2018

Rock Creek Forest Elementary School will hold its annual STEAM Expo on Thursday, December 13, 2018. All students in Grades 4 and 5 are required to conduct and present an inquiry project. For students in Pre-K-Grade 3, classes will complete projects, and we invite students to complete a project on their own if they would like.

Every participant should plan, test, and prepare his or her presentation at home. Rock Creek Forest will provide the tri-fold boards and headings for all students.

We will have sessions at Rock Creek Forest to help students prepare their projects:

Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 8am-9am – Room 131
Tuesday December 11, 2018 – 4pm-5pm – Room 131

Parents are encouraged to come to these sessions. Students will receive assistance with choosing a topic for the project, obtaining materials, understanding the process, and completing the experiment and writing their conclusions.

We also ask that parents help guide and support their children’s scientific investigations at home to make this a safe and positive experience for every student in Rock Creek Forest. Feel free to contact Ms. Fetrow ( or 240-839-3201) for more information.

Looking for experts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to join us for the STEAM EXPO-Do you or someone you know work in these fields? Please consider sharing your expertise with RCF students at the STEAM EXPO, Thursday, December 13, 2018. We would like guests to join us and talk with our students about their careers and/or area of specialty. If you or someone you know is interested, please email Mrs. Lyndsay Fetrow (5th grade teacher) with the details at by Monday, December 3, 2018.

RCF Family Bingo Night | Noche de Bingo Familiar

January 5, 2019, 5:00 PM | 5 de Enero de 2019, 5:00 PM

Know Your Bingo Lingo? If not, better study up for Rock Creek Forest’s Family Bingo Night! Enjoy a night of fun, games and prizes for less than a night at the movies or Dave and Busters. Better yet, all proceeds will benefit the school. You can skip the lines and pre-register here.

¿Conoce tu “Bingo Lingo”? Si no, mejor estudia para la Noche de Bingo Familiar de Rock Creek Forest! Disfrute de una noche de diversión, juegos y premios por menos de una noche en el cine o en Dave and Busters. Mejor aún, todos los ingresos beneficiarán a la escuela. Puedes saltarte las líneas y preinscribirte aquí.

15th Annual Auction and Cocktail Party

March 30, 2019

Rock Creek Forest PTA invites you to a strolling dinner “under the stars” to support the children and RCF community. The event will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Click here for more details.

Important Dates

December, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018- STEAM Fair (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018- Winter Choral and Instrumental Music Concert (7:00 p.m.)
December 24-28 & 31, 2018- No school for students and teachers

January 2019! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019- New Year’s Day – Schools and offices closed
Thursday, January 10, 2018- NAACP Parents’ Council Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, January 12, 2019- Talent Show
Monday, January 21, 2019- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- Schools and offices closed
Friday, January 25, 2019- Early release day, end of quarter planning (PEP 5 Hour: 11:55 a.m.; Pre-K- Grade 5: 1:20 p.m.)
Monday, January 28, 2019- Professional Day for Teachers
Monday, January 28, 2019- Prospective Families Open House (10:00 a.m.) (All invited to attend)

February 2019

Tuesday, February 6, 2019- PTA Meeting-Childcare and translation provided (7:00 p.m.)
Friday, February 9, 2019- Cafecito (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
Monday, February 11- Friday, February 15, 2019- Rock Creek Caring Week
Monday, February 18, 2019- President’s Day – Offices and schools closed
Thursday, February 21, 2019- No School for students in PEP and Pre-K