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Fourteen Rossman School students, teachers, parents and friends recently stepped into the spotlight to have their tresses trimmed for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, which provides women battling cancer with free, real-hair wigs. Stylists from Hair Solutions salon in Des Peres performed the haircuts in front of the entire school October 17. Together the participants surpassed their goal of donating 100 inches in honor of the school’s 100th year.

Click here to view the “100 Inches for 100 Years” photo gallery...Read more

The fifth grade students at Rossman School recently finished their service project for Kids Against Hunger. The students have been volunteering their time and energy to raise an impressive $1,500 over the last few months. This money was used to buy food for more than 4,000 meals for those in need. On March 8, the students worked in an assembly line and packaged the ready-to-eat meals, which will be sent to different areas of Central America in a few weeks to feed those experiencing severe hunger.

“Kids Against Hunger packages highly...Read more

Just this week we noticed one of our first graders writing a "get well" note to a friend who was sick at home. Nobody asked him to write the card, it was simply his own concern for his friend that prompted his act of kindness. Just as many say, “kindness is contagious,” his small, sweet gesture gave another friend the impulse to write a similar note. Oh, the ripples of compassion!

Throughout our day we catch many glimpses of kindness in action: sharing sharpened pencils when a friend’s lead breaks, offers to push a friend on the swings, tying a friend’s shoelaces, and patiently...Read more

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Rossman School fourth graders recently took a field trip to the Humane Society of Missouri, an organization that fights against cruelty towards animals and provides shelter to homeless and lost pets. Prior to our trip, fourth graders and their families collected items to donate to the shelter. Every morning, a new pile of blankets, toys, towels, and pet food would appear in the corner of our classroom.

Excitement buzzed through the air when...Read more

January was a very busy month in P.E. We just finished up our floor hockey unit, ending it with a tournament held at Rohan Woods last Saturday. It was a great day of hockey, and we had about 20 fifth and sixth graders there representing Rossman School. This was a round-robin type of tournament in which Rossman played each team in a twenty minute game. It was a great way to showcase the skills our students had been learning and working hard on for three weeks.

We also had our annual Jump Rope for Heart event on Friday January 30. Over 100 students participated in jump roping,...Read more

The American Heart Association has recognized Rossman School for raising the most money of all Missouri schools that participated in the AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraisers in 2013-2014.

In February, 150 Rossman students in grades 2 through 6 participated in the events, raising $15,757 for heart research and health education. Rossman has supported Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart for over 25 years, raising more than $150,000. The fundraising effort by the students honors the School’s commitment to character education and the four Rossman rules of kindness, honesty...Read more

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

—Mahatma Gandhi

Each year, third graders participate in a service project to support Operation Food Search. Operation Food Search is the largest distributor of free food in the St. Louis area, helping to feed people in our city everyday. More than 150,000 people are helped each month by this organization.

To kick off our service project, we began talking to our students about the...Read more

Our furry friends at the Humane Society of Missouri recently welcomed Rossman fourth graders. The students toured the facility and participated in a class that taught them how to be advocates for animals, especially those in need.

Since 1870, this wonderful organization has been dedicated to giving animals second chances. It provides a safe, caring haven to any animal that has been abused, neglected or abandoned. It's mission is to end the cycle of abuse, control pet populations and create lasting relationships between people and animals through adoption programs. The students also...Read more

Rossman School students and teachers recently broke the school’s dress code … for a good cause.

The “Pajama Day” on Friday, March 15, raised more than $600 for Cheka School, a pre-primary school in the poverty stricken community of Arusha, Tanzania. Participants paid $2 to Student Council for the right to wear pajamas for the day.

The money students raised will support the Cheka School and community by helping to purchase school supplies, fund the food program that provides two meals a day to the students, and provide new uniforms, shoes, socks, and school bags.

The...Read more

Rossman School strives to instill qualities in its student that will help them to become responsible individuals. Students participate in several service projects each year with their class and as a school community. So far this year, they have collected toys for Little Patriots Embraced, made blankets and cards for children in the hospital, and collected eye glasses for children in Haiti. Soon they will raise money for a school in Tanzania.

While children have various community service opportunities at school, it is important to reinforce the power of giving at home. Encouraging...Read more

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