Clubs and Activities
- Book Fair
- Carson Scholars
- Family Night
- Field Day
- Field Trips
- Fuel Up to Play 60
- Girls on the Run
- Honor Society
- Live Broadcast Announcements
- Odyssey of the Mind
- PAW Patrol
- PBS (Positive Behavior System) - PAW Power
- Project Unify Club
- Ross Carnival
- Ross Cats
- Special Olympics
- Spelling Bee
- Student Council
- Thanksgiving Food Drive
Over the years Lulu Ross Elementary School has been proud to have many students awarded a college scholarship through the Carson Scholars Program.
Past winners are:
Alan Michael Hill
The Carson Scholars Program recognizes and rewards academic excellence in young students (grades 4-11) who also have strong humanitarian qualities. Students are nominated by their schools and honored at one of nine regional awards ceremonies across the country. New scholars receive a $1,000 scholarship towards college and previous winners are eligible to reapply for Carson Scholar Recognition annually provided that they maintain their academic status and high level of volunteerism. The program is designed to identify and encourage future leaders and is active in all 50 states. For more information go to: http://carsonscholars.org/scholarships/what-we-do.
All students spend time outside for field day participating in various fun physical activities. Often the activities include: a class vs class tug-of-war, sack races, the crab crawl race, 50 yard dash, the popular "shoe kick" (who can kick off their shoe and send it the furthest distance), the javelin (foam noodle) throw, the hula hoop competition and more.
Students have a great time and always look forward to next year's field day!
Students participate in numerous fieldtrips through out the school year. Fieldtrips are educationally based and are beneficial to the student by providing more insight into their learning as well as new life experiences.
Some past field trips include:
The Read House (Colonial Home in New Castle)
The Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C.
A local farm
The Aquatic Education Resource Center (in Smyrna, DE)
Legislative Hall and the Archives (in Dover, DE)
Killen's Pond State Park Education Center (in Felton, DE)
Abbott's Mill Nature Center (near Milford, DE)
The Schwartz Center for Performing Arts (in Dover, DE)
Fieldtrips are selected to supplement the curriculum.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is so much FUN!
Girls on the Run is a place where girls learn that they “can”.
No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable. Twice a week for 10 weeks, your girl will learn that her worth comes from within, that healthy relationships matter and that she can have an impact on the world around her. At the end of the season, she will be emotionally and physically prepared to complete a 5k event.
Students who meet certain academic criteria (see below) in the fourth and fifth grades will be invited to participate in the Ross Chapter of The National Elementary Honor Society.
Students will have all As or a maximum of one B.
An average of 3.5 or higher is required in writing. This average is based on the cumulative average from the previous school year and the first semester of the current school year.
If the student receives a discipline write-up from the school or the bus he/she will not be eligible for selection during that school year.
If students meet the minimum requirements, they will be encouraged to fill out an application form that will list how the student has shown leadership, service, scholarship and responsibility.
Once students turn in the packet, a committee will then select those who demonstrate these qualities.
Live Broadcast Announcements
Morning announcements come over the intercom each morning at Ross, but on Fridays we have a special treat! Honor Society students do a live newscast that is broadcast to each classroom on their TV. They are joined by select staff members who give further updates on our progress at Ross.
Features included in the live broadcast are:
Accomplishments of the past week, Up-coming events, Discipline data, the weekend birthday children, information and demonstrations pertinent to the events of the school, and special guests.
Odyssey of the Mind
OotM is a creative problem-solving competition for students of all ages.
Teams of up to 7 students from grades 1-5 create a solution; then present their solution in a state wide competition. Contact person is Karen Fitzpatrick at email@example.com More information will be sent via Talking Points at a later date.
PBS (Positive Behavior System) - PAW Power
This program is managed by the school's Positive Behavior Support Team
Information For The School Community
"PBS is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning results while preventing problem behavior." (Center on Positive Behavior Interventions and support, 2002). For information about the PBS Program go to The University of Delaware information page by clicking here.
In a systematic and individualized support system the students function within a positive and safe academic, social, and emotional setting. PBS offers an ongoing evaluation of effective programming using individualized student positive techniques and strategies formulated using data-based decision making.
The Positive Behavior Support (PBS) approach improves:
Teacher - Student Relations
Student - Student Relations
School - Family Relations
School - Community Relations
Within the school environment a focus on preventing behavior problems rather than reacting to problems is encouraged. Emphasis is placed on being proactive and positive rather than reactive and punitive. Research shows that appropriate behavior contributes to academic success.
The entire support staff is functioning as a team in planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of your child's progress.
- Improved academic learning
- Sensitivity to individual and cultural differences
- Developing self-discipline
- Developing positive self-concept
- Social/emotional Development
- Methods supported by research and theory
- Positive supports to students
Student Incentive Examples
- Sit by a friend
- Line leader
- Notes in agenda book
- Positive phone calls or post cards
- Sit in teacher's chair
- Homework passes
- Select jobs
- Read/Lunch with principal
- Lunch with the teacher
- Teacher Talent Show
- Monthly Assemblies
- Kickball game
- Dance party
- End of year Picnic
- Ice cream truck visit
Project Unify Club
Project Unify invites students of all abilities to work together on a special unifying project. Many of the projects are in support of special themes or events.
Following our fully inclusive practices for all individuals in our school, Lulu Ross would like to bring further awareness to the Lulu Ross students, as well as all other individuals in our communities experiencing differences. We plan to do this by joining together and having meetings centered on raising further awareness and acceptance of individuals with disabilities. Our Project Unify Club will meet throughout the year, and the great thing is, your child can participate one time or every time we have a meeting! In addition, we also raise money for Special Olympics Delaware through the Polar Bear Plunge and participate in RESPECT Week activities. To complete our mission of inclusion and acceptance, WE NEED YOUR HELP!! We would love to have participation across grades 3-5 and with students of all abilities. Please contact Dr. Michele Davis for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
One student is selected from each class every month. These students are recognized for the effort they make in their daily school activities.
Pictures of the Ross Cats are displayed in the lobby show case and they each receive a certificate showing they have earned the honor of being named a "Ross Cat"!
Lulu Ross students participate in Special Olympics each year. It is a program that works on developing functional communication and life skills, as well as good citizenship, manners, and a sense of community. Here at Ross, we participate in two sports, bocce and soccer.
Special Olympics bocce and soccer opportunities are inclusive to student athletes and partners with all abilities and exceptionalities. Special Olympics a fabulous opportunity to have members of our school community open their hearts and minds to those with different abilities, while forming new friendships and learning the appropriate skills of playing a sport. Special Olympics participation is one of the many activities that is included in Lulu Ross’ Unified Champion School programming. Please contact Dr. Michele Davis, email@example.com, for more information.
A select group of fifth graders are appointed to be Representatives of his/her homeroom to serve on the Student Council. These students do various jobs around the school and participate in school and community service projects. Some past projects include: school beautification, partnership with PTP for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting personal items for the needy, annual community service project, partnership with school counselors for Random Acts of Kindness Week and many more exciting projects.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Annually, the Student Council and National Elementary Honor Society team up with the PTP to hold a food drive for Thanksgiving. Ross families are always generous in donating canned and boxed goods. We are usually able to give boxes for food to approximately 30 Ross families that can use the extra help.
Suggested items for donation:
- Stuffing mix
- Cranberry Sauce
- Canned vegetables
- Boxed mash potatoes
- Macaroni and cheese
- Packaged nonperishable desserts (cookies, etc)