January 5, 2018


Fourth Grade on RI Public Radio

In early November, Mr. Laurent’s fourth grade students visited the Rhode Island State Archives as part of their Smith’s Castle partnership project. A reporter from RI Public Radio tagged along and filed this story.

Click the image below to read/listen


Our Deepest Sympathies

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the recent passing of Brenda Fougere. Brenda was the beloved wife of Wayne Fougere, of our plant operations team.

Memorial services for Brenda are as follows:

The Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home
2435 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889

Visiting hours:
Friday, January 5, 2018
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Funeral:
Saturday, January 6, 2018
8:45 a.m.
The Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral HomeMass of Christian Burial:
10:00 a.m.
at St. Francis of Assisi
596 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI 02886

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148, would be appreciated.

For expressions of sympathy:
Mr. Wayne Fougere
c/o Rocky Hill School
530 Ives Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818


There’s Still Time for Yearbook Tributes

The Crest yearbook invites you to support the Yearbook Club and celebrate the Class of 2018 or Rocky Hill School by ordering a tribute/sponsorship page. Your tribute can include quotes, personal messages, and/or photos to celebrate a graduate. Sponsors are also welcome to send their good wishes to graduating seniors while promoting their business. The deadline for tributes in February 1, 2018. Click here to learn more or to order.


Last Call for RHEA & RHEA+

Two new courses have been added to RHEA, including one for adults!

  • Pottery (RHEA+, for adults)
  • Cooking for the Community (grades 6-12)

Click here to view all of the courses availableCourses start Monday!


PTL Meeting Dates

Middle School
Wednesday, January 10
8:15 a.m.
MS Commons

Upper School
Wednesday, January 17
8:15 a.m.
Flynn Lecture Hall

Lower School
Wednesday, January 24
8:15 a.m.
Blue Room, Perkins

Executive Committee
Wednesday, January 31
8:15 a.m.
Campbell Conference Room

All School PTL Meeting
TuesdayFebruary 13
6:30 p.m.
Flynn Lecture Hall

The PTL thanks Jill Millard for stepping in as the Lower School Division Rep, after Rocky Hill said goodbye to the Martinez family as they moved to Florida.


Rome Kirby Joins Team Brunel

Rome Kirby ’07 has joined Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race for Leg 4 from Melbourne to Hong Kong. The fleet left Melbourne on Tuesday, January 2.

Read more here

Rome Kirby ’07. Photo by Team Brunel.

This is What Community is All About


Alumni Basketball Games

Please join us as a player or spectator for this FUN annual event. Don’t worry if you are a little bit rusty or a bit out of shape, that’s what subs are for!

Saturday, January 6, 2018
11:30 a.m. – Alumni vs. Boys’ Varsity

Please let us know if you’d like to participate in the game on Saturday by clicking here.


Admission Open House

Sunday, January 21
12:00-2:00 p.m.

Tell your friends and neighbors! We’re opening our doors to showcase all of the reasons why you chose Rocky Hill School for your child(ren). Please help spread the word about this important event:


Wishes for the World

Here are the “Wishes for the World” presented by each class at the Winter Solstice assembly on December 15:

  • The Preschool wish for the world is “Peace for all children”
  • The Kindergarten’s wish for the world is “PEACE”
  • The 1st Grade wish for the world is for “world peace and an end to war”
  • The 2nd Grade wish for the world is that “all wars would be over and people would stop fighting”
  • The 3rd Grades’s wish for the world is that “all of the United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development are achieved by 2030 so that we will have a world that is green, full of kindness, and good for everyone”
  • The 4th Grade wish for the world is “for everyone to protect, cherish, learn, and remember their own history and not repeat its mistakes. If you don’t know where you’ve been, you can’t know where you are going”
  • The 5th Grade’s wish for the world is is to “have a place for everyone to consider a suitable home to help lessen homelessness”
  • The 6th Grade’s wish for the world is to “stop governmental and police profiling based on diversity”
  • The 7th Grade’s wish for the world is “for justice and the equitable treatment for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, belief, or sexuality”
  • The 8th Grade’s wish for world is for “all children to have a safe and loving home where they can thrive and feel loved”
  • The 9th Grade wishes “equity for all, peace for all, and love for all”
  • The 10th Grade wishes for “governments around the world to be more receptive to information about global warming and climate change, and that steps are taken to preserve the one and only Earth we have”
  • The 11th Grade class “wish for everyone to live without fear of their own well-being or that of others”
  • The Senior Class wishes for “each person to find it in their hearts this holiday season to spread love and compassion to all, and we would also like to wish that all seniors get into the college of their choice (at an affordable tuition)”

These wishes were placed in a fire, and with the rising smoke from the burning paper, the wishes were carried into the atmosphere, spreading throughout the world.


Author Week in K-2

The K-2 Crew had a special visit from illustrator Melanie Chan this week, who shared her beautiful book entitled Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean. After the story, Ms. Chan taught the kids how to create Chinese paper cut designs. They made moths from the story to take home.

During Author Week, the students will also meet Jannie Ho, who has written and illustrated a book called Bear and Chicken. The final author for Author Week will be Jeanette Bradley, mother of students Sorrel ’30 and Genevieve ’23. Ms. Bradley’s book, Love Mama, will hit bookstores on January 7. She will teach the writing process and show the students her own book publishing process.


1st and 4th Grade Reading Buddies!


Recent Campus Improvements

We are happy to announce that several campus improvements have been made over the winter break:

  • Network updates to improve access to the network and Wifi
  • New electrical lines were strung underground from Flynn to Hopelands
  • Exterior lighting was added to the rear of the Sharpe Gymnasium, illuminating the path from Flynn to the parking lot
  • Overhead wires were removed from campus that stretched from Perkins to the rear side of the preschool and the Carriage House, as well as outside Hopelands, Campbell, and the Brick House. These wires were abandoned years ago after new lines were relocated underground.

Athletics Results & Recaps

Click the button below to view results and recaps from recent games, matches, and meets. You can also view results and recaps on our mobile app under “Athletics,” as well as photos from each team.


Athletic Events

Boys’ Varsity Basketball
Saturday, January 6
11:30 a.m.
Alumni @ East Greenwich, RI (Rocky Hill School)

Boys’ JV Basketball
Wednesday, January 10
5:30 p.m.
RI School for Deaf Basketball @ East Greenwich, RI (Rocky Hill School)

Girls’ Varsity Basketball
Wednesday, January 10
4:00 p.m.
Lexington Christian Academy Basketball @ Lexington, MA (Lexington Christian Academy)

MS Boys’ A Basketball
Tuesday, January 9
4:45 p.m.
Pine Point MS Basketball @ Stonington, CT (Pine Point School)

MS Boys’ B Basketball
Tuesday, January 9
3:45 p.m.
Pine Point MS Basketball @ Stonington, CT (Pine Point School)

MS Girls’ A Basketball
Tuesday, January 9
4:45 p.m.
Pine Point MS Basketball @ East Greenwich, RI (Rocky Hill School)

MS Girls’ B Basketball
Tuesday, January 9
3:45 p.m.
Pine Point MS Basketball @ East Greenwich, RI (Rocky Hill School)


We’re proud of you, Jaida Catallozzi ’25!


Send us your news!

Do you have news you’d like to share with the Rocky Hill School community? Email a description and photo, if possible, to pr@rockyhill.org.