March 17, 2021



Don’t forget to order a yearbook for your student.  The cost is $17.00 and orders can be placed online with Lifetouch ( and the yearbook ID code is 14126921) or make a check payable to Rochelle School of the Arts.
Deadline for orders: April 4th.

PTA in 2021-2022

Our new PTA Board is getting ready for a fantastic 2021-22 school year, and there are still opportunities to get connected with different committees or projects, such as Book Fair, School Pictures, Fundraising, Spirit Nights at local restaurants, rewards & incentives for students, Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Dances, and Dollar Dinner Nights. Many of these activities can be done from home in-part or entirely. Interested in joining the team? Contact Mrs. Mayes and she’ll get you connected!

Book e-Fair

Are you ready to SPARK a new adventure? Our virtual spring book fair is wrapping up and will end on Friday, March 19th. Get ready for summer reading, by stocking up on new books now…and support RSA! For every purchase made, we will earn up to 40% back in rewards to help support our school!  All orders will be shipped to the school, after the e-Fair is complete.  Click here to shop now.

Spring Performances

We are excited to announce that students across the Arts Departments at Rochelle will have in-person or video performances this April. It is always exciting to showcase the efforts and talents of our students and staff. All in-person performance will occur on the front lawn courtyard at the school with multiple safety and social distancing efforts in place. Teachers from the individual departments will provide additional information regarding times and other important details.

Tuesday, April 13 Piano Concert
Thursday, April 15 Middle School Shakespeare & Musical Theatre Performances
Tuesday, April 20 4th & 5th Mini-majors and Middle School Band Concert
Thursday, April 22 4th & 5th Mini-majors and Middle School Orchestra and Guitar Concert
Monday, April 26 Middle school Handbells Concert
Tuesday, April 27 4th & 5th Mini-majors and Middle School Chorus Concert
Thursday, April 29 4th & 5th Mini-majors – Theatre Wax Museum Performances

*Dance (4th & 5th Mini-Majors & Middle School), Visual Arts, and Middle School Theater (Mrs. Neff) will hold performances via video recording, available on the RSOTA Facebook and the school You Tube channel. Dates and times will be provided.
**Mr. Hansen will provide information regarding K-3 musical videoed performances.

What’s Ahead

March 19 End of the 3rd 9 weeks
March 22-26 Spring Break
April 2 School Holiday
April 6-7 3rd grade FSA ELA test; 4th & 5th grade Writing test
April 8 6th – 8th grade Writing test
April 14 Report cards