Monday, April 1, 2013
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School once again was targeted with graffiti.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between March 4 and 19. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. Graffiti has been painted on property at the school before: If you have questions about this post, email email@example.com.
Monday, January 28, 2013
A suspect removed property from an unknowing victim at Whole Foods Market in Friendship Heights at about 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between Jan. 7 and 15. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. A theft occurred at Whole Foods Market (4420 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase) on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at about 1 p.m. A suspect removed property from an unknowing victim. The Whole Foods Market in Friendship Heights has been the setting of a crime incident in the recent past: A pickpocketing incident occurred at the store on Sunday, Nov. 4. An elderly male victim was shopping at the store when a suspect 'bumped’ into him, according to the police. The victim later discovered that his wallet was missing, Chevy Chase Patch …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Van Hollen will help the school kick off its sixth annual "Reading Rocks" celebration.
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D, Kensington) visits Rock Creek Forest Elementary School in Chevy Chase on Thursday, Jan. 10, to officially kick off the school's sixth annual "Reading Rocks" celebration, according to a Montgomery County Public Schools statement. On that day, Van Hollen will read to a group of third-grade students at the school. Other attendees include Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, some members of the Montgomery County Council and Board of Education, the University of Maryland track team, Dr. Frank Stetson (former community superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools), Sandy Walker (former principal of Rock Creek Forest Elementary School) and Barry Conti (former physical education teacher at the school), …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School has seen crimes of graffiti in the past.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between Nov. 26 and Dec. 4. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. Rock Creek Forest Elementary School has seen crime before—in the form of graffiti: If you have questions about this post, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Chevy Chase Patch by signing up for newsletters here. For instant updates on news in Chevy Chase, follow Chevy Chase Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, December 3, 2012
This is not the first time that graffiti has been reported at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School.
The following information was supplied by the Montgomery County Police Department in its summary of major crimes occurring in the county between Nov. 12 and Nov. 20. The mention of an arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction. Rock Creek Forest Elementary School has seen graffiti before: If you have questions about this post, email email@example.com.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School Principal David Chia will become the principal of a Rockville elementary school in the fall.
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School Principal David Chia will be heading to a new school next fall. Starting in August, he will be the principal of Wheaton Woods Elementary School. "I am looking forward to a new challenge in serving a Title I school as principal," he wrote in an email to Patch. "I was an assistant principal in the Wheaton cluster a few years ago [at Weller Road Elementary School,] so returning to the Wheaton cluster where I began my service as an administrator will be exciting," Chia continued. "I am confident the next principal at Rock Creek Forest will continue with the strong traditions and focus on high expectations for student success," Chia added. Chia's new appointment was unanimously approved by the Montgomery …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
For their spring memoir project, the fifth-grade students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School interviewed elders, and then wrote, illustrated and retold their stories.
Sometimes all it takes to bridge a generation gap is someone to talk and someone to listen. Turn that into a fifth-grade project and you've got a cafeteria full of folks—ranging from little kids to great-grandparents—listening to one another, telling each other's stories and bonding in a way that wouldn't ordinarily seem very likely. The fifth-grade students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School in Chevy Chase recently completed their spring memoir project with the help of professional storyteller Candace Wolf. Wolf visited four classrooms several times over the course of two months. She instructed the students in interviewing skills, then grouped them with elders (about four students to each elder) so that the students could interview …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Teachers and Principal Chia dressed up as aliens for the day at the conclusion of the school's three-week fundraiser.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Aliens took over Rock Creek Forest Elementary School last Monday, Dec. 19, when Principal David Chia and the school's teachers dressed for the day as intergalactic creatures at the conclusion of the school's three-week fundraiser. As part of the Scholastic Book Fair's "One-for-Books" fundraiser, teachers agreed to dress as either aliens or robots if a sum of $1,000 was raised to provide books for scholarship students and for the school library. (Book donations were also made by Scholastic to three nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping kids and families in need.) Students voted with dollar-bill and loose-change donations to have their teachers dress up as either aliens or robots. The alien category won by a slight margin.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Third-grade students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School celebrate the end of the school year—and the end of a science project—with a home-grown party where lettuce is the star of the show.
Think salads and third graders don’t go together? That’s not what students and teachers thought at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School, where four classes of third-grade students grew, harvested and ate their own salad greens at the school’s first “salad party” on Monday. The school is one of seven in Montgomery County to participate in the Audubon Naturalist Society’s GreenKids Salad Science project that teaches students about growing plants and the importance of eating fresh vegetables for good nutrition. Rock Creek Forest third graders planted salad seeds in a raised “salad table” (built by local Boy Scouts) on April 22. Some of the lettuce plants withered a bit over the long, hot Memorial Day weekend, when the children were not around …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
After 43 years of teaching Rock Creek Forest Elementary School kids to be healthy, happy and strong, beloved physical education teacher Barry Conti is retiring.
Students, parents and teachers packed the auditorium at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School Wednesday afternoon to say "thank you" and "happy retirement" to a beloved teacher, Barry Conti. After 43 years of teaching physical education to Rock Creek Forest students—including two generations of students in some families—Conti was feted by students—some still in elementary school, some in high school, and some all grown-up with children of their own attending Rock Creek Forest—at a standing-room-only retirement party and pot-luck buffet dinner. "We will miss him for always looking out for our children," said special education teacher Cheryl Avery at the ceremony preceding the dinner. Avery noted that Conti always made sure to adapt all …