Books and Beyond

Books & Beyond 2022

(Rousseau’s Annual Reading Incentive Program)

★    February 7-March 4

★    Read and earn prizes each week!

Use the reading record sheets to keep track of minutes read for 4 weeks. Reading record sheets will be sent home in Friday Folders and will also be available in the library and on the Rousseau website under PTO.

Return the reading record sheets on Fridays, February 11th, 17th, 25th,

and March 4th.

★    Kindergarten-1st grade:

  • Read (or be read to) a total of 60 minutes to complete one reading record sheet per week.

★    2nd-5th grade:

  • Read a total of 120 minutes to complete one reading record sheet per week.

★    Parents or guardians must verify reading record sheets with their signature.

★    Small prizes will be awarded for each student turning in a reading record sheet on Fridays, February 11th, 17th, 25th and March 4th.

★    Students completing the program (4 sheets) will receive a medal.

★    Students completing 8 sheets will receive an additional prize.

Happy Reading!

LINK to Reading Sheet

Donation and School Supply List

Lincoln Public Schools provides all necessary school supplies. Below are suggested donations and personal school supplies. Due to LPS District policy, hand sanitizer must be Purell or Germ-X, contain at least 60% alcohol and unscented. Disinfecting wipes must be Clorox.

KINDERGARTEN – Donations of Kleenex, Elmer’s glue sticks, 24-count size Crayola crayons, #2 yellow pencils, Expo black fine tip dry erase markers, Crayola fine line markers, 10-pack, Crayola broad line markers, 10-pack, Clorox wipes, Hand sanitizer. 

FIRST GRADE – Donations of Kleenex, Expo black fine tip markers,  Colored Expo markers, Glue sticks and liquid glue, Crayons, Stickers, Ticonderoga #2 yellow pencils,  Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer.   

SECOND GRADE – Donations of  #2 pencils (Ticonderoga), medium point black dry erase markers (Expo), packs of 24 crayons (Crayola), Clorox wipes, Hand sanitizer, Kleenex, Ziplock Bags any size, poly material (plastic) pocket folders, wide ruled spiral notebook, wide ruled composition notebook, plastic page protectors, stickers – used for incentive charts

THIRD GRADE – Donations of Kleenex, Post-its, Fine Point Black Expo Markers

FOURTH GRADE – Classroom contributions are always appreciated if you would like to contribute. Below is a list of supplies that students in 4th Grade classrooms will use this year  Kleenex, #2 pencils, sharpened, two wide ruled 3 hold punched notebook paper, 6 poly-material 2 pocket folders (no prongs because these will be 3-hole punched), 1 wide ruled composition notebook (100 page – not spiral), 1.5″ 3 ring binder (NO TRAPPER KEEPERS), Hand sanitizer (Purell or Germ X), Clorox Wipes, Thin dry erase markers, Highlighters

FIFTH GRADE – Classroom contributions are always appreciated if you would like to contribute Kleenex, Pencils, EXPO black markers, Clorox Wipes.  Here is a list of supplies that students in 5th Grade classrooms will use this year.  2 – 1.5 inch 3 ring binders, 1- zipper pencil pouch, 4- pocket folders, 3- spiral or composition notebooks, 2- large and 1- small book cover, checking pens and highlighters.    

Thank you.

School Zone Changes

Earlier this year we shared with you the City of Lincoln’s School Zone Standards implementation plan for Rousseau Elementary. Part of this plan calls for reducing speeds in the school zone, as studies have shown that reducing speeds in areas where there is a mix of pedestrian and vehicular traffic can bring significant safety benefits by reducing the severity of crashes. We are reaching out today to inform you that over winter break Traffic Engineering staff will install these new signs so they are in place when your students return on January 5th.

The signing adjacent to school property on Calvert Street will reduce the speed limit to 20 MPH “When Children Are Present.” Lincoln Municipal Code 10.02.315 states the reduced speed limit is in force under any of the following conditions:

  1. Children are occupying or walking within a marked crosswalk;
  2. Children are waiting at the curb or on the shoulder of the roadway and are about to cross the roadway by means of a marked crosswalk; or
  3. Children are present or walking along the roadway, either on the adjacent sidewalk or, in the absence of sidewalks, on the shoulder, or in the right-of-way.

Additionally, the school zone flashers on S 33rd Street will reduce the speed to 20 MPH during the 30-minute period prior to the start of school and the 30-minute period after school dismissal.

Picture Day Schedule

Picture Day Schedule

8:45 Preschool AM

9:10 KDG

9:40 4th Grade

10:00 3rd Grade

10:20 1st Grade

10:50 2nd Grade

11:20 5th Grade

12:05 Preschool PM


12:10-12:30 Preschool

12:30-1:00 KDG/1st

1:00-1:30 2nd/3rd

1:30-2:15 4th/5th