Our School Traditions

ROCS has many traditions throughout the year that engage our families and the community. In keeping with our mission of building community and collaboration, we are proud to host these fun events! We will continue to update this page with our current event flyers as they become available.

Please check back often!

Celebrating Birthdays

We love to celebrate "trips around the sun" with the kiddos at ROCS. For each trip around, we see a photo of the child's birthdays starting with their birth. We love to hear about their milestones for every year. It is really fun to engage the kids in thinking about their personal growth and development.  

Open House 

We hold an open house near the first of May each year to officially welcome the community as we begin registration for the upcoming school year. We have a second open house near the end of the summer to get ready for the new These events are open to the public, and everyone is welcome to visit our classroom and see what ROCS is all about!

Summer Camps

Each summer we offer a variety of summer camps for children ages 3 to 6 and 6 to 12. Themes have included arts & crafts, survival skills, messy and water play, and creek exploration. Summer camps are open for registration in March. 

Back to School Camp-Out

In preparation for our new school year, each summer we get together as a school community and camp out. This awesome event allows families from all of our programs to have a chance to meet and build our school community!

Fall Nature Festival

Each year on the second Saturday of September, ROCS teams up with the Meramec Hills Master Naturalists Chapter and the Ozark Rivers Audubon Chapter to host the Fall Nature Festival. This is a huge event featuring 20+ exhibitors from environmental organizations all around the state. There are guided nature walks, kids' activities, native plants for sale, and tours of our classroom. The 2024 Fall Nature Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 14, 8am to 2pm. Check back for more details!

Community Lantern Walk

We welcome in the dark days of winter with this lovely tradition. The entire community is invited to join us and bring a lantern. We walk and sing and remind ourselves that even as the dark days of winter approach, we all hold light within.

All-School Thanksgiving Feast

In the tradition of "Stone Soup," our morning preschool children all bring something to add to a Thanksgiving stew. We often have vegetables to harvest from our school garden as well! On the last Friday before our Thanksgiving break, everyone from our school community is invited to give thanks and break bread together.