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Inspired by Marci Ridlon’s poem “That was Summer,” Rossman School sixth graders recently wrote their own poems describing summer through their senses.

“That was Summer”
By: Christopher M.
Have you ever seen summer? Sure you have. Remember that time
When you sat in the car all day
and rode
and rode
and rode
Until you reached the lake?
The lake was so calm and quiet compared to the last few hours of engine noise.
That was summer.
Remember that time
When it was the Fourth of July
And...Read more

Most adults have fond memories about reading as a child. Perhaps a teacher read your class a book that sparked a desire to research more information about a subject. Maybe you discovered a book that lead to reading other books in that series. Children are often influenced by their parents’ examples of reading or the joy they feel about sharing a book at bedtime. Here are some suggestions to nurture the joy of reading in your child.

  • Read To Your Child
    Bedtime is an excellent time to share a story, but don’t miss out on other times when you can snuggle in
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Rossman is very proud to unveil our brand new website! Last spring we set out to completely transform our website in order to improve the user experience and better reflect who we are. We hope you like the fresh look, simplified navigation and dynamic new features. Keep reading for an overview of what’s new and what’s coming during our second phase of enhancements.

  1. Clean Look
    The site’s homepage welcomes visitors with a clean, uncluttered design and features content focused on engaging visitors in the Rossman School story.
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twp_stlouispost-dispatch_2014.pngRossman School has been ranked the No. 2 small workplace in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. It is the second consecutive year the school topped the newspaper’s Top Workplaces list.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement....Read more

Smartphones, tablets, e-readers … the world of mobile technology has changed dramatically since I became a parent almost 14 years ago. We have access to information, entertainment and communication in the palm of our hand essentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The portability of modern technology has many advantages for us as parents. However, it may also have detrimental effects on parent-child relationships.

In November, I attended the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) Annual Conference. Many sessions focused on the decreasing amount of face-to-...Read more


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