Sunday, December 4, 2022

December 5-December 9 - Community Connection

This week at Sargeant:

Monday, 12/5 - Panda Express Dine Out Night (PTC) - Spanish Flyer English Flyer

Friday, 12/9 - Stargazing at Sargeant (PTC)
Join us for a FREE Stargazing event with the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society on Friday, Dec 9 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Telescopes will be on the blacktop and activity stations will be in the MPR. Students must be accompanied by an adult. No outside food or drinks, please.

Thursday and Friday - Mr. Pete will be facilitating the Semifinal and Championship soccer games for the 4th and 5th grade students.  Please remind your students of the importance of positive sportsmanship as the play or participate as an observer of this fun event.  Thank you to Mr. Pete!!!!

PTC Update:

Student Council Update:

Toy Drive: We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in the red bin in the office now through December 15th.
What: CHiP's for Kids Toy Drive. New, unwrapped toys are collected by the CHP and delivered to hospitalized and disadvantaged children for the holidays 
When: Now through Thursday, December 15th
Where: Drop off donations in the red bin in the office

Winter Candy Grams- Student Council will be selling winter candy grams on Wednesday 12/7 and Friday 12/9 during lunch recess. Winter grams are .25 cents each. Students wishing to purchase a winter gram for another student can bring up to $1 to buy grams during lunch recess at the blue picnic tables on the playground. Students need to know the recipient’s name and teacher. From Monday 12/12 to Friday 12/16, the winter grams will be available for purchase in the front office. Student council will deliver the purchased winter candy grams with an attached lollipop to students on Tuesday, 12/20. If you have questions, please reach out to Student Council advisors, Ms. Ellison- or Ms. Kurpershoek- 

Sargeant Support Center:

Hello Sargeant Parents & Caregivers! 

I hope you all had a wonderful and refreshing Thanksgiving holiday. I wanted to share this food assistance for any interested families as this continues to be an amazing program within Roseville. It is available to anyone on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Centerpoint Community Church (address on flyer). The Deacon of the church informed us that this program will be closed on December 26th and January 2nd due to the federal holidays. Please reach out to Hillary in the Sargeant Support Center ( or the contact on the flyer with any questions.

Sargeant Safety:

Thank you for your flexibility as we continue our installation of the new fencing.  Students will continue to enter through the front until the area is cleared of caution tape.  The heating issues were resolved quickly.

On Monday, 12/28 we practiced a Shelter and Evacuation (Fire) Drill.  The students and staff did an amazing job quickly making sure that everyone was safely accounted for in the drill.  We will continue practicing our safety drills on a monthly basis.

December IB Attribute: Balanced

Students who are BALANCED are healthy and are aware that eating properly and exercising is important in their lives.  They understand that is important to have a balance between the physical and mental  aspects of their bodies.  

How can families help at home?

  • Role model this attribute by:

    • Playing outside 

    • Going to the park 

    • Making  dinner together 

    • Reading a book 

    • Playing  a board game 

    • Going on a walk 

    • Doing chores as a family 

Sargeant Last Week:

The 5th Grade classes did an amazing job at the Walk Through the American Revolution.  I want to extend a thank you to all of the work that the teachers and students put in to prepare for this event.  Thank you to the PTC for funding this amazing. We appreciate the parent support with costumes, practicing at home, and being an amazing audience for the day.  Way to go 5th Grade.

Interested 4th and 5th Grade students participated in the Sargeant Spelling Bee last week.  It was so fun to bring the students into the MPR for the Sargeant Spelling Bee contest.  The top three scores from each grade will move forward to the RCSD District Spelling Bee at Sargeant Elementary School on Thursday, 12/15/22 at 11:05AM in the MPR.  There is not a practice list provided.

Below are the winners and some honorable mentions.  All of the 4th graders who won had the same score and all 5th graders who won had the same score.  The honorable mentions were students who were very close to the score of the winners in their grade level.

We had amazing participation!  54 fourth and fifth grade students signed up to participate.

Please celebrate the winners and all of the awesome students who did their best and participated in the Spelling Bee.

We announced the winners over the intercom on Friday morning.

4th Grade Sargeant Spelling Bee Winners

Olivia Williamson
Kayden Olmo
Jude Oakes

4th grade honorable mentions: Very close
Christian Musquez
Taylor Williamson
Isaac Artea

5th Grade Sargeant Spelling Bee Winners
Emma Carle
Kayleigh Olsen
Muibi Hassan-Olajoku

5th grade honorable mentions: Very close
Luke Waugh
Elijah Clark
Quentin Morgan
Tori Romero

Community Opportunities:

Sunday, November 27, 2022

November 28-December 2


Sargeant - Monday, 11/28-Friday, 12/2

Welcome Back Bulldogs!

Sargeant this week:

If you are visiting or volunteering on campus for any events, please make sure to sign in at the office.

Tuesday, 11/29 

5th Grade Walk Through The American Revolution in Room 20 (All Day)

AM Session: Mrs. Puentes

PM Session: Mrs. Kurpershoek

(5th Grade Parents: Please read the details of the event shared by classroom teachers.)

Wednesday, 11/30

5th Grade Walk Through The American Revolution in Room 20 (Half Day)

AM Session: Mrs. Palin

(5th Grade Parents: Please read the details of the event shared by classroom teachers.)

Virtual IB Assembly - Thank you for your flexibility 

(Parents of Recognized Students: Please read the details of the event shared by classroom teachers.)

Thursday, 12/1

4th-5th Grade Spelling Bee Test - Interested students will sign up in class this week and will take the test with Mrs. Barker on 12/1. 

Three students in each grade level will move forward to the next round.  The RCSD Test round will be administered the week of 12/12/22.

The top eight spellers at each grade level district-wide will be identified and these winners will be announced by January 20, 2023.

Other important dates: February 6th (Placer County Spelling Test) and March 15th (Placer County Oral Spelling Bee Finals)

December Dates:

12/5 - PTC Dine Out Night at Panda Express (Flyer-English / Spanish)

12/9 - Star Gazing at Sargeant Elementary (PTC Event)

Join us for a FREE Stargazing event with the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society on Friday, Dec 9 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Telescopes will be on the blacktop and activity stations will be in the MPR. Students must be accompanied by an adult. 

If the event is postponed due to weather, an alternate date will be released to families. 


12/13 - Site Council Meeting

12/15 - PTC Dine Out Night at Papa Murphy's 

12/16 - Bucket Band School Performance and Evening Performance 6PM

Friday, November 18, 2022

November 21-25


Fall Break

November 21-25

Thank you for attending conferences with your child's teacher this week.  It has been great to see parents on campus working in partnership with teachers.  As we enter into the Fall Break, I wanted to take a moment to extend my gratitude for the Sargeant community.  It is an ongoing pleasure getting to know the students and families of this great school.  I am also thrilled to be part of this team.  The Sargeant staff loves and cares for your students as individuals and learners.  They are excited for their achievements and are there to help in times of need.  I feel very fortunate to be a Sargeant Bulldog!

During this time, we are often reflective and grateful for all we have and those dear to us.  Unfortunately, one of our Sargeant families has experienced a loss to their family.  I have received permission to share with you that one of our families has lost a parent.  Our Sargeant community has started to rally behind the Dominguez McDonald family.   If you would like to provide support and share the need for support for the Dominguez McDonald Family, please use the Dominguez McDonald Family Fundraiser.  These funds will go directly to the Dominguez McDonald family to provide much needed financial relief during this difficult time.

With kindness and gratitude.  

Mrs. Barker


Sargeant Elementary School

Sunday, November 13, 2022

November 14-November 18 - Community Connection


It is conference week!  We are so excited to have parents on campus for these important conversations.  Parents received a digital copy of their child's trimester 1 report card on Thursday.  Teachers will review the report card and your child's progress during the conference.  You will also be provided with a printed copy of the report card for your reference.

Thank you for participating in a conference with your child's teacher.

November 21-25 Fall Break

Yearbook Opportunity:  Yearbook Cover Contest

Join the RCSD Team:

Job Fair November 16th

Community Events:

Cyberborn Classes

Sac Water Polo Club

Roseville Little League

Sunday, November 6, 2022

November 7-November 11 Community Connection


Sargeant this Week:

Tuesday, 11/8 - Site Council Meeting @ 2:30 PM in Room 11 

Wednesday, 11/9 - PTC meeting @ 7:00 PM in Room 11

Thursday, 11/10 - You will receive a digital copy of your student's report card on November 10th.  A printed copy will be reviewed and provided by your teacher during your parent/teacher conference.

Friday, 11/11 - No School in honor of Veterans Day


Breakfast is served from from 7:25 AM-7:40 AM - If you plan to have your children eat breakfast at school, please bring them to school with enough time to eat breakfast in the MPR.  

11/14-11/18 - Conference Week - Minimum Days

11/17 - Papa Murphy's Dine Out Night

11/21-11/25 - Fall Break

5th Grade:

11/29-11/30 - Walk Through the American Revolution 

Please make sure to read the information and reminders shared by the 5th grade teachers.  Students are working hard to learn their parts to bring history to life.

Coming soon....

4th-5th grade students will be given the opportunity to sign up for the Spelling Bee.  Interested students will sign up in their classrooms with their teacher.  Testing administration and date will be determined based on student interest in grades 4 and 5.

There is still time to donate!!!

KCRA Kids Can Food Drive: Our Sargeant Student Council is organizing our annual canned food drive this year from Monday, October 17th to Thursday, November 10th. To help families in our local community, we will be donating canned/non-perishable foods to the Roseville Salvation Army. If you're able and wanting to donate, please send canned or non-perishable foods with your child to school beginning Monday. Thank you! -Sargeant Student Council

School Site Council Opening: Please Vote

K/1 Families:

Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers are invited to an online Lexia Parent Information Night on Monday, November 7th from 6:30-7:30pm. Lexia Core5 is an online program used to support and build on your child’s classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills. The Lexia Parent Information Night will allow families to see an overview of the student experience and provide resources and strategies to support student progress.  Please click on the zoom link to join! 

Wellness Club - Each grade level has a designated day to attend Wellness Club

Wellness Club Update
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this month is all about thankfulness and gratitude in Wellness Club. Join Ms. Hillary and your classmates each week for activities to promote your gratitude towards everything that brings joy into your life. As Zig Ziglar (a motivational speaker) once said, "Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have more to be grateful for." 

Join the RCSD Team: 

Job Fair Announcement

Community Opportunities:

Santa Needs Helpers

Holliday Food Basket Application

Envision Volleyball

Hoop Shot

Sunday, October 30, 2022

October 31-November 4 - Community Connection

November Attribute: Courageous

Students who are COURAGEOUS try to solve problems in a lot of ways.  They are brave when they defend their beliefs to others.  

How can families help at home?

  • If your child is feeling uneasy about trying something, encourage them to attempt it and then reflect on whether they liked the activity and how it felt to try something new.

  • Encourage your child to try something new: food, sport, book, or activity.  

This Week at Sargeant

No School on Monday, October 31st and Tuesday November 1st.


Dear families, if your children are in grades 3rd to 5th, please be on the lookout for our new story coming home this week.  Your child/children will need to add this story to their Spanish notebook at home. 
Thank you. 
Maestra Neira

November 2 - Chipotle and Sargeant Spirit Wear

Chipotle Dine Out Night Flyer English Spanish

Spirit wear drive is ongoing through Wednesday, November 2. If you could include this this week's and next week's blog that would be super helpful! Spirit Wear shop:

November 4: End of Trimester 1 

Community Opportunities:

Upcoming PTC Event Scheduled: Save the Date

Stargazing Astronomy Event with Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society - 12/9/22 @ 5:30PM 

Sunday, October 23, 2022

October 24-28 - Community Connection


October 24th-28th

Bus Update:

We had a bus evacuation safety drill on Wednesday, 10/19.  The students listened to a short speech to review the bus rules as well as talk through the evacuation process and then performed the drill.  All went well with the drill. 

Parking and Pick Up/Drop off: Safety Highlights

  • Please be mindful of stopping at crosswalk stop signs.
  • Please stay in our car in the pick up and drop off areas.  If you need to leave your vehicle, please park in a designated parking spot or area.
  • North Cirby is a bus loading/unloading area.  Please do not park along North Cirby on the school side of the street.
  • When entering and exiting the school from the back, please use the park gate.  We have designated supervision in that area.

This Week At Sargeant

Day of Awesomeness- Tuesday 10/25 - Thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered to help!  All volunteer spots were filled the first day that the PTC posted the sign up genius. 

Please send your student to school with a snack and water.  They may be extra hungry or thirsty after this fun event. 

Other requirements:

  1. NO SHOE event.  
  2. SOCKS ARE REQUIRED!  All students must have socks on to participate on the inflatables.

Thank you for your participation in the Step It Up Fundraiser.


Spirit wear drive is ongoing through Wednesday, November 2. Spirit Wear shop:

Red Ribbon Week:
1. Student council officers will record a read aloud of books that have a theme of making healthy choices. 
2. Student council officers will give a morning announcement with a quote related to healthy choices each day.
3. PJ Day on Friday, 10/28.  Healthy kids prioritize getting good sleep to help them learn and grow 

Reminder: No School on October 31st and November 1st.

Have a great week, Bulldogs!

December 5-December 9 - Community Connection

This week at Sargeant: Monday, 12/5 - Panda Express Dine Out Night (PTC)  - Spanish Flyer   English Flyer Friday, 12/9 - Stargazing at Sar...