Recently, RPS 205 Early Childhood staff were "Freezing for a Reason" as they took the plunge into a frozen Olsen Lake at Rock Cut State Park as part of the annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics. This year, the RPS 205 Early Childhood staff raised nearly $2,000. The event itself raised $121,870 as of March 4.
The team was comprised mainly of staff from Nashold Early Childhood Center and one teammate from Summerdale Early Childhood Center. A mix of teachers, paraprofessionals and one office secretary braved the frigid temperatures and jumped into a frozen lake in the middle of the polar vortex — all for a good cause.
Many team members took the plunge for the first time and remarked what a great experience it was. They are already looking forward to freezing for a reason again next year. The team has grown from a few brave souls back in 2016 to almost 15 plungers at this year's event. Early Childhood staff are already planning for next year and have a goal of recruiting 5-10 more plungers to jump in with them.
Donations can still be made until April 30, 2019 and can be done online: https://soill.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.donate&eventID=677.
All Rockford Public Schools-sponsored activities and athletic events on Saturday, January 11, are canceled because of the anticipated severe weather.
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Rockford Public Schools will honor the work of three individuals and the family band Los Primos Cardenas as they are formally inducted into the Fine Arts Hall of Fame on March 7.
Eight of the teachers are from RPS 205!
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