Top Ten Reasons To Enroll In REAMS

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    Office Hours
    7 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
     
    Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School
    7650 County Road 50
    Rockford, Minnesota 55373
     
    Phone: 763-477-5837
    FAX: 763-477-5025
     
    Instructional Hours
    8:05 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 1) Innovative Instructional Approaches

    • Balanced Literacy approach uses effective teaching practices that help students
      become capable readers, writers, and speakers
    • Fermi Math program for highly able math students
    • Infusing Arts into core subjects
    • EXCEL program for gifted and talented learners 

    2) Fabulous Friday Learning and Sharing Opportunities

    • Students at all grade levels share learning achievements in a respectful and
      welcoming atmosphere
    • Students and staff build community and share learning across the grade levels
      during school assemblies 

    3) Student Leadership Opportunities

    • Kindness Council leadership opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through four
    • Student Safety Patrol leaders for grade four 

    4) Kindness Project

    • Kindness retreats and assemblies with Youth Frontiers
    • Kindness lessons with the school counselor
    • Kindness Council actively leads service learning projects
    • All school kindness song 

    5) Outstanding Facilities

    • Building built in 2001
    • Classrooms continue to be updated to be 21st century classrooms, LCD projectors document cameras, interactive whiteboards, iPads and two computer labs 

    6) Parent Involvement Opportunities  

    • Physical Education Family Fun Nights-Parents and children participate in family activities
    • Literacy Night-Parent informational sessions in various areas of math and balanced literacy
    • Rockford Education Foundation sponsored Family Carnival
  • 7) All Day Every Day Kindergarten

    • Increased learning and creative time for children
    • Stronger child-teacher bond
    • The ability to provide more individualized instruction
    • Opportunity to work with specialists in the areas of music, art, physical
      education and media 

    8) Piano Lessons

    • Third and fourth grade students have an opportunity to learn to play the piano or enhance their current piano skills in a weekly piano lab group lesson
    • 30-minute lessons in groups of five each week
    • Individual keyboards for each student
    • Access to practice opportunities throughout the day
    • Annual class performance 

    9) Arts Magnet School

    • Provide students the opportunity for creative expression, critical thinking, self-confidence, communication skills, appreciation of the arts and multi-cultural experiences for all students through the artistic disciplines (dance, drama, diversity, music, visual and media arts.)
    • Piano lessons for all third and fourth grade students
    • Fourth and Fifth grade choir opportunities
    • National Anthem Team for third, fourth and fifth grade students
    • Spotlight on the Arts-Classroom teachers and specialists collaborate to connect the academic concepts studied in the classroom, to the arts, in annual grade level performances
    • Arts and Academics Showcase
    • Artist in Residence opportunities for students at all grade levels
    • Arts related field trips
    • Partnerships with Arts agencies
    • Aviation Art Contest winners since 2005
    • Minnesota Children’s Honor Choir participants since 2000

     

    10) Hard Working, Caring Staff Collaborating with Parents

    • Active Rockford Education Foundation parent group
    • Parent Volunteer opportunities in the school and individual classrooms
    • Galaxy Kids Program, an on-site, before and after school child care program