Week of April 23

Header photo: Sarah Marcus

Important Notes & Reminders…
Need more information?  Feel free to email Patty Pontarelli

Have YOU registered?? So far we have 55 students and 123 attendees altogether!  Please check out the Sign-Up Genius to contribute refreshments.  There are still some slots left to fill! Click here!
Please join us for a fun-filled evening with our Lower School community and a special tribute to our 5th grade students!
We’ll also be taking “photo booth-style” photos which will be shared with families at no cost, as well as other surprises!
 www.rockyhill.org/glow! 

Registration  is underway for our Summer Enrichment Academy (S.E.A.)!
Click here for details and to register.


What’s for lunch??
Take a look at our lunch menu!


Take a Look…

Parents as Learners…
Gain insight into your child’s social-emotional and academic experiences.

Whether singing, dancing or playing an instrument, learn more about…
The Benefits of Music Education


Mindful Moment…
Mindfulness has found a positive, peaceful, and valuable niche within our Lower School community.

Adults and children often find themselves waiting, so here’s what you can do to enjoy the moment…
Wait: A Mindfulness Practice for Waiting in Line

Our 5th grade leaders, Isabella and Patrick, set a mindfulness intention for everyone at our recent Lower School Gathering.  Patrick recited a mindfulness poem for children that he and Isabella selected to capture the moment.


This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

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Monday: Outdoor Games & Sports: K-5 3:30-4:45 (Instructor, Sarah Marcus)
Tuesday: Outdoor Pursuits (Full): K-5  3:15-4:30 (Instructor, Eric Wyzga)
Tuesday: Dollhouse Decorating: K-5 3:15-4:30 (Instructor, Rachel Armentano)
Click here for more details.


Admissions Visitors
Tuesday: Parent tour for 2nd grade
Thursday: Kindergarten day visit


3rd Grade Field Trip to Tomaquag Museum
Monday, April 23
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Exeter, RI
Learn more at the Tomaquag Museum


ACE Biweekly Reports
Wednesday, April 25


3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip to Boston Productions, Inc.
Thursday, April 26
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Norwood, MA
Learn more about Boston Productions, Inc


Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, April 26
Morning | Kindergarten Classroom
To ensure the smoothest transition from preschool to kindergarten, our Pre-K students will spend time each week visiting and getting to know the Kindergarten classroom, routine, and teacher, Mrs. Marcus!


It’s time for our Annual Senior-off!
All-School Morning Meeting
Thursday, April 26
10:05 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium


Join us…and feel free to share a favorite poem of your own!
Poetry in the Park
Thursday, April 26
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Quad Lawn in front of Perkins Hall


2nd & 3rd Grade Painting, Poetry & Performance
with Artist-In-Residence Ana Bess Moyer Bell
Friday, April 27
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. | Perkins Hall


Kindergarten Swim Classes-Session III
Friday, April 27
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Details provided by Sue Wood.


Join Us!
Lower School Spring Fling
Friday, April 27
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
RSVP at www.rockyhill.org/glow 


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!

RHS Instrumental Concert
Featuring 5th Grade Band
Thursday, May 3
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta.


RHS Choral Concert
Featuring 3rd-5th Grade Chorus
Thursday, May 10
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta. 


Lower School Kite Day
Tuesday, May 15
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | RHS Athletic Fields


All-School Art Show
Featuring Preschool-5th Grade Art Work

Tuesday, May 15-Friday, May 18
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium


4th & 5th Grade Environmental Education
Thursday, May 24 & Friday, May 25
Details provided by Caity MacDonald & Eric Wyzga.


Preschool Field Day
Tuesday, May 29
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | By-the-Bay-Preschool
Details provided by Sue Wood & Lisa Reimer.


Rocky Hill School Student Competencies

Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.

The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a NavigatorCritical ThinkerCitizen, and Communicator, who is InnovativeSelf-AwareEthical, and Globally-Minded.


Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

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Week of April 16

Header photo: Wendy Gustavel

Important Notes & Reminders…
Need more information?  Feel free to email Patty Pontarelli

Important Public School Bus Information!
The East Greenwich public school bus will not be running this week, due to their vacation schedule.  All others will run on their usual morning and afternoon schedules.


Last call to order a yearbook!
The yearbook includes a Lower School section, as well as Lower School students featured in other all-school events!
The deadline to order a yearbook is MONDAY, April 16 at 11:00 p.m. 
To place your order:

  • Visit www.coffeepond.com and select “Order Yearbook” under the Yearbook menu at the top of the page
  • Enter Rocky Hill School’s code = TheCrest2018
  • Follow the prompts to complete your order
    If you are not sure whether or not you have already ordered a yearbook, email Katy Basu at kbasu@rockyhill.org.

Registration underway for our Summer Enrichment Academy (S.E.A.)!
Click here for details and to register.


What’s for lunch??
Take a look at the lunch menu for this coming week and beyond.


Please join us for a fun-filled evening with our Lower School community!
RSVP today (or by April 24th) at www.rockyhill.org/glow!


Take a Look…

Parents as Learners…
Gain insight into your child’s social-emotional and academic experiences.

Our Preschool and Kindergarten students have been enjoying a healthy, full body workout, while developing a wide range of skills, playing at the frisbee and frisbee golf stations set up by Mrs. Wood in P.E. class.
  

Join in and keep the momentum going…
Frisbee Games for Kids
Other healthy outdoor playtime activities for kids…
30 Minutes Outside!


Mindful Moment…
Mindfulness has found a positive, peaceful, and valuable niche within our Lower School community.

Our recent 5th grade Lower School Gathering leaders, Jillian and Katie, did a wonderful job setting a kindness intention for us to reflect on while listening to the sound of our singing bowl. As part of this intention (and with Poetry Month in mind), they recited a kindness poem. Setting intentions prior to ringing the bowl is our standard closing activity for our weekly Preschool-Grade 5 community gatherings. 

Learn more…
 What’s an intention and why set one?


This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

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Monday: Outdoor Games & Sports: K-5 3:30-4:45 (Instructor, Sarah Marcus)
Tuesday: Outdoor Pursuits (Full): K-5  3:15-4:30 (Instructor, Eric Wyzga)
Tuesday: Dollhouse Decorating: K-5 3:15-4:30 (Instructor, Rachel Armentano)
Click here for more details.


Admissions Visitors
Monday:
5th/6th grade day visit
Tuesday: 4th grade day visit & 1st grade parent tour
Wednesday:
Kindergarten day visit
Thursday:
Kindergarten parent tour


Lower School Parent Conferences
Weeks of April 9 & 16
Individual Classroom Teachers will be reaching out to their respective families to arrange conference schedules.  Parents are encouraged to reach out to Virtuoso teachers directly to arrange a meeting time, as well.


Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 3 Hearing Screening
Monday, April 16
9:00 a.m.-11:00 | Perkins Hall
Details provided by Nurse Rebecca


3rd Grade Field Trip to Purgatory Chasm
Tuesday, April 17
9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Sutton, MA
Learn more about Purgatory Chasm.


5th Grade Girls’ Lunch Club
with Director of Counseling & Wellness, Traci Fairchild

Tuesday, April 17
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, April 18
8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room


5th Grade Boys’ Lunch Club
with Director of Counseling & Wellness, Traci Fairchild

Wednesday, April 18
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


“The Galley” Ribbon Cutting!
RHS Mariner Booster Club Concession Dedication
Wednesday, April 18
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Special Event Parking Area near Heads’ House
Lower School students were involved in decorating the portable concession trailer with the guidance of Trixie Dumas.  Our Lower School is also involved in a division-wide PBL project called “Math Boost” where each class is applying their grade-level mathematical (and other) skills to help manage inventory, drive sales, and offer guidance to make the most of this exciting, new addition to our athletic and drama programs!


Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, April 19
Morning | Kindergarten Classroom
To ensure the smoothest transition from preschool to kindergarten, our Pre-K students will spend time each week visiting and getting to know the Kindergarten classroom, routine, and teacher, Mrs. Marcus!


Performance of Four Legs to Stand On
Thursday, April 19

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Innovator-in-Residence, Ana Bess Moyer Bell ‘06 public performance of Four Legs to Stand On, an original play examining the impacts of the opioid epidemic on a family. (recommended for 14+) Talk back session with the cast following performance. General public welcome, so pass the word!


2nd Grade Field Trip to Edesia, Inc.
Friday, April 20
10:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | North Kingstown
Details provided by Stephanie Cruff.
Learn more about Edesia Nutrition.


Kindergarten Swim Classes-Session III
Friday, April 20
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Details provided by Sue Wood.


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!

12 days before the chicks arrive!


Poetry in the Park
Thursday, April 26
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Location TBD


Lower School Spring Fling
Friday, April 27
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
RSVP at www.rockyhill.org/glow 


RHS Instrumental Concert
Featuring 5th Grade Band
Thursday, May 3
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta.


RHS Choral Concert
Featuring 3rd-5th Grade Chorus
Thursday, May 10
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta. 


Lower School Kite Day
Tuesday, May 15
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | RHS Athletic Fields


All-School Art Show
Featuring Preschool-5th Grade Art Work

Tuesday, May 15-Friday, May 18
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium


4th & 5th Grade Enviromental Education
Thursday, May 24 & Friday, May 25
Details provided by Caity MacDonald & Eric Wyzga.


Preschool Field Day
Tuesday, May 29
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | By-the-Bay-Preschool
Details provided by Sue Wood & Lisa Reimer.


Rocky Hill School Student Competencies

Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.

The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a NavigatorCritical ThinkerCitizen, and Communicator, who is InnovativeSelf-AwareEthical, and Globally-Minded.


Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

 

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Week of April 9

Header photo: Caity MacDonald

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Notes & Reminders…
Need more information?  Feel free to email Patty Pontarelli

Please join us for a fun-filled evening with our Lower School community!
RSVP today (or by April 24th) at www.rockyhill.org/glow!


Take a Look…

Parents as Learners…
Gain insight into your child’s social-emotional and academic experiences.

More than simply downtime…
Research-Tested Benefits of Breaks


Mindful Moment…
Mindfulness has found a positive, peaceful, and valuable niche within our Lower School community.

Relax, release tension, then rest…
How Can Mindfulness Support Rest?

Kindergarten student, Delilah, shares her book
and leads her classmates in
a mindful moment!



This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

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Monday: Outdoor Games & Sports: K-5 3:30-4:45 (Instructor, Sarah Marcus)
Tuesday: Outdoor Pursuits FULL: K-5  3:15-4:30 (Instructor, Eric Wyzga)
Tuesday: Dollhouse Decorating: K-5 3:15-4:30 (Instructor, Rachel Armentano)
Click here for more details and to complete the online application.


Lower School Parent Conferences
Weeks of April 9 & 16
Individual Classroom Teachers will be reaching out to their respective families to arrange conference schedules.  Parents are encouraged to reach out to Virtuoso teachers directly to arrange a meeting time, as well.


Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, April 11
8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room


ACE Biweekly Reports (from Amy Laurent only)
Wednesday, April 11


Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, April 12
To ensure the smoothest transition from preschool to kindergarten, our Pre-K students will spend time each week visiting and getting to know the Kindergarten classroom, routine, and teacher, Mrs. Marcus!


Kindergarten Swim Classes-Session III
Friday, April 13
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Details provided by Sue Wood.


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!

Poetry in the Park
Thursday, April 26
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Location TBD


Lower School Spring Fling
Friday, April 27
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
RSVP at www.rockyhill.org/glow 


RHS Instrumental Concert
Featuring 5th Grade Band
Thursday, May 3
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta.


RHS Choral Concert
Featuring 3rd-5th Grade Chorus
Thursday, May 10
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta. 


Lower School Kite Day
Tuesday, May 15
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | RHS Athletic Fields


All-School Art Show
Featuring Preschool-5th Grade Art Work

Tuesday, May 15-Friday, May 18
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium


4th & 5th Grade Enviromental Education
Thursday, May 24 & Friday, May 25
Details provided by Caity MacDonald & Eric Wyzga.


Preschool Field Day
Tuesday, May 29
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | By-the-Bay-Preschool
Details provided by Sue Wood & Lisa Reimer.


Rocky Hill School Student Competencies

Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.

The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a NavigatorCritical ThinkerCitizen, and Communicator, who is InnovativeSelf-AwareEthical, and Globally-Minded.


Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

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Week of April 2

Header photo: Ashley Lee

Thank you, Dr. Bowater, for a great 1st grade field trip!

 

Important Notes & Reminders…
Need more information?  Feel free to email Patty Pontarelli


Take a Look…

Parents as Learners…
Gain insight into your child’s social-emotional and academic experiences.

April is Poetry Month!
As we spend the month reading, writing and learning about poetry…
Sharing the Power of Poetry With Your Child
Why Children Need Poetry


Mindful Moment…
Mindfulness has found a positive, peaceful, and valuable niche within our Lower School community.

It’s more than just a walk when we, both children and adults, fully take notice of all that surrounds us…
How to Cultivate Awe With a Walking Meditation


This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

Center for Resilience Mindfulness Observations
Monday, April 2
Center for Resilience School Integration Specialist, Shannon Smith, will be observing and supporting the mindfulness practices of our Lower School Mindfulness Ambassadors.


Quarterly Center for Resilience Meeting 
Monday, April 4
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


5th Grade Girls’ Lunch Club with Traci Fairchild
Tuesday, April 3
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, April 4
8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room


Preschool & Kindergarten Casey Farm
Project Chick Presentation & Egg Drop-off
Wednesday, April 4


5th Grade Boys’ Lunch Club with Traci Fairchild
Wednesday, April 4
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


4th Grade Docent Training Session at Smith’s Castle
Wednesday, April 4
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. | Smith’s Castle, North Kingstown
Details provided by Charlie Laurent.


Lower School PTL Meeting
Wednesday, April 4
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room


Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, April 5
To ensure the smoothest transition from preschool to kindergarten, our Pre-K students will spend time each week visiting and getting to know the Kindergarten classroom, routine, and teacher, Mrs. Marcus!


3rd Grade Field Trip to Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Thursday, March 5
8:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. | Ledyard, CT
Details provided by Wendy Gustavel.


4th Grade Guest Speaker & PBL Project Entry Event
Thursday, March 5
Charles Roberts, Director of the Rhode Island Middle Passage and Ports Medallion Project, will discuss his organization’s project work while playing a key role in initiating the next 4th grade Project Based Learning experience. More to come!


5th Grade Guest Speaker
Friday, April 6
Caleb Wiley, Project Manager at Shawmut Construction and Design, will visit the 5th grade class to discuss his work and how it applies to their Model Store Math Project. Each 5th grader is designing and building a scaled model of a store for a class shopping center.


Kindergarten Swim Classes-Session III
Friday, April 6
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Details provided by Sue Wood.


Harry Potter Day: Sponsored by the Upper School Harry Potter Club
Friday, April 6
All RHS students are invited to dress up as a character of choice from the Harry Potter series. This event is voluntary.


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!

Lower School Parent Conferences
Weeks of April 9 & 16
Individual Classroom Teachers will be reaching out to their respective families to arrange conference schedules.  Parents are encouraged to reach out to Virtuoso teachers directly to arrange a meeting time, as well.


Poetry in the Park
Thursday, April 26
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Location TBD


Lower School Spring Fling
Friday, April 27
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Registration information to follow!


RHS Instrumental Concert
Featuring 5th Grade Band
Thursday, May 3
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta.


RHS Choral Concert
Featuring 3rd-5th Grade Chorus
Thursday, May 10
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta. 


Lower School Kite Day
Tuesday, May 15
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | RHS Athletic Fields


All-School Art Show
Featuring Preschool-5th Grade Art Work

Tuesday, May 15-Friday, May 18
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium


4th & 5th Grade Enviromental Education
Thursday, May 24 & Friday, May 25
Details provided by Caity MacDonald & Eric Wyzga.


Preschool Field Day
Tuesday, May 29
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | By-the-Bay-Preschool
Details provided by Sue Wood & Lisa Reimer.


Rocky Hill School Student Competencies

Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.

The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a NavigatorCritical ThinkerCitizen, and Communicator, who is InnovativeSelf-AwareEthical, and Globally-Minded.


Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

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Week of March 26

Header photo: Mike Jedrey

Important Notes & Reminders…
Need more information?  Feel free to email Patty Pontarelli

3D Modeling, Coding & Design Learning Opportunities
for 4th, 5th & Middle School Students!
BlocksCAD, one of our LearnLaunch Partners is now offering a free personalized, self-paced online course for our interested students in your age group. This opportunity is (for the moment) limited to 3 users, who will receive 30 minutes of BlocksCAD coaching per week for 8-10 weeks, around your schedule, and based on your skills and interest areas of 3D design and coding. You will also receive two 3D printed models of projects you have created. This unique, individualized opportunity allows you to get your feet wet with coding and 3D modeling, or to advance your existing skill set and deepen your understanding.  Please contact Director of Innovation, Mrs. Stowe, if you are interested. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Take a Look…

Parents as Learners…
Gain insight into your child’s social-emotional and academic experiences.

Guiding “self talk”–the thoughts we have about ourselves…
Children and Perfectionism: How to Help Children Manage Thoughts that Drive Perfectionism


Mindful Moment…
Mindfulness has found a positive, peaceful, and valuable niche within our Lower School community.

Sleep recommendations that offer the opportunity for children, teens, (and adults) to be their best…
How Can Mindfulness Support Healthy Sleep Habits?


This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

RHS Faculty Professional Development Day/No School for Students
Monday, March 26


Welcome back!
Classes Resume
Tuesday, March 27


Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, March 28
8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room
Rocky Hill Booster Club Parent Volunteers, Kim Zito and Chris Cote, will help kick-off our
Lower School Mathematical Boost PBL Project! More to come.


Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, March 29
To ensure the smoothest transition from preschool to kindergarten, our Pre-K students will spend time each week visiting and getting to know the Kindergarten classroom, routine, and teacher, Mrs. Marcus!


1st Grade Field Trip to South Bay Veterinary Hospital
Thursday, March 29
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Narragansett


2nd Grade Meets with Scientist, Dr. Brett Still
Thursday, March 29
Dr. Brett Still, one of New England’s leading environmental and natural resource experts, will be speaking to and teaming-up with, Eric Wyzga and the 2nd grade students for the next couple of weeks. He is an expert on coastal studies, as well as a professor at URI. On Thursday, he will be kicking-off their Science unit on the Earth’s surface and giving the students a challenge that will really create a need to know about the earth, soil, sand, erosion, and more! 


RHS Closed in Observance of Good Friday
Friday, March 30


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!

April is Poetry Month!


Lower School PTL Meeting
Wednesday, April 4
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room


Kindergarten Swim Classes-Session III
Friday, April 6
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Details available from Sue Wood (swood@rockyhill.org).


Harry Potter Day: Sponsored by the Upper School Harry Potter Club
Friday, April 6
All RHS students are invited to dress up as a character of choice from the Harry Potter series.


Lower School Parent Conferences
Weeks of April 9 & 16
Individual Classroom Teachers will be reaching out to their respective families to arrange conference schedules.  Parents are encouraged to reach out to Virtuoso teachers directly to arrange a meeting time, as well.


Poetry in the Park
Thursday, April 26
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Location TBD


Lower School Spring Fling
Friday, April 27
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center


Rocky Hill School Student Competencies

Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.

The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a NavigatorCritical ThinkerCitizen, and Communicator, who is InnovativeSelf-AwareEthical, and Globally-Minded.


Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

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Week of March 5

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Week of February 26

Header photo: Sarah Marcus

Did you know…?
2nd grade students researched key figures in Black History, wrote biographical essays and created their own Wax Museum with Michael Jordan, Barrack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks!

3rd grade students hosted author Jae Baker who read her book,  My Big Natural Hair . Special thanks to the Ankoma family, for connecting Ms. Baker with RHS!

5th grade students have begun their Shopping Mall project applying what they have learned about area, perimeter, and more!

The entire Lower School sings Happy Birthday to celebrate a friends’ special day!

Important Notes & Reminders…
Need more information?  Feel free to email Patty Pontarelli

Please join us to learn more about this important topic.  Childcare will be provided!
Click here to RSVP for one or both of the “Anxiety in Students” evening presentations!
RHEd Talks Presents: “Anxiety in Students”

A two-part mini series exploring the effect of anxiety on students and their families
Part 1: Interactive Presentation with Jessica Kaplan, LICSW
February 27
Part 2: Special screening of the acclaimed documentary film Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture
Tuesday, March 6


Calling All Volunteers for World Cultures Week!
Please contact Trixie Dumas, tdumas@rockyhill.org, if you available to help prepare for our upcoming World Cultures Week.


Take a Look…

Parents as Learners…
Gain insight into your child’s social-emotional and academic experiences.

Bringing math to life through literature…
10 Books to Spark a Love of Math in Kids of All Ages


Mindful Moment…
Mindfulness has found a positive, peaceful, and valuable niche within our Lower School community.

Benefit for mind, body and spirit…
Mindfulness Can Improve Heart Health


This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

Admissions Visitors
Monday: 2nd, 3rd & 5th grade day visits


 

 

RHEA this week!
Monday: Felt & Wool Crafts Grades 5-8 (3:30-4:45) Final class!
Wednesday:
Pottery Grades 1-5 (3:15-4:30) Final class!


Lower School Fan Club  Go Mariners!
Here is our Middle and Upper School Athletics schedule for this week:
Monday: MS Girls Basketball Tournament 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: MS Boys Basketball Tournament 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Boys Varsity Basketball New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Quarterfinals 6:00 p.m.


5th Grade Girls’ Lunch Club with Traci Fairchild
Tuesday, February 27
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


Please join us!
RHEd Talks Presents: “Anxiety in Students”
Part I: Jessica Kaplan, LICSW
Tuesday, February 27
6:30 p.m. | Flynn Lecture Hall
Join Jessica Kaplan, LICSW for an interactive evening dedicated to answering questions about how anxiety affects our children’s minds, bodies and behaviors. Participants will learn to identify common triggers, and ways to help children cope, both in and outside of the home.


All-School Morning Meeting
Wednesday, February 28
10:05 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium


Spring 2018 Artist-In-Residence,
ALEX AND ANI, Design Challenge
The ALEX AND ANI designers will return to RHS
to announce the winning designs!
Wednesday, February 28
During All-School Morning Meeting
Participating students across all divisions have been given the opportunity to design and render a 2D charm that represents one of the eight Rocky Hill School student competencies (see Competencies below). The ALEX AND ANI design team will serve as design mentors and judges, and ultimately select the top three designs for each competency.


5th Grade Boys’ Lunch Club with Traci Fairchild
Wednesday, February 28
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


RHEA Theatre-by-Bay Dress Rehearsal
“Once Upon a Shoe”
Wednesday, February 28
2:15 p.m. | Middle School Commons


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Friday, March 2


10th Annual 5th Grade vs. Lower School Faculty Volleyball Challenge
Friday, March 2
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium


World Cultures Week Kick-Off for Students & Faculty
Friday, March 2
2:30 p.m.-3:00 | Perkins Hall


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!

Please join us!
RHEd Talks Presents: “Anxiety in Students”
6:30 p.m. | Flynn Lecture Hall
Part II: Viewing & Discussion of the Film
Race to Nowhere
Tuesday, March 6
6:30 p.m. | Flynn Lecture
Special screening of the acclaimed documentary film Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture. Called one of the “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss,” RTN features stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing, and the relentless pressure to achieve. The film has been screened in more than 7,000 schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations, and community centers, and we are honored to be able to bring it to the RHS community.


Lower School World Cultures Week
Monday-Friday, March 5 – 9
More details to come! WCW Coordinator is 
Trixie Dumas.


RHS Closed for March Break
Monday, March 12 thru Monday, March 26
Classes Resume
Tuesday, March 27


Rocky Hill School Student Competencies

Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.

The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a NavigatorCritical ThinkerCitizen, and Communicator, who is InnovativeSelf-AwareEthical, and Globally-Minded.


Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

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Week of February 19

Header photo: Mrs. P

Did you know…?
Students got into the spirit of the 100th Day of School (see Header photo also).

2nd grade students are learning about ” la mariposa” in Spanish.

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students have been using “sound boxes” (created by Mr. L) while recording books for their Project Based Learning project.
 

 
   
5th graders created a Random Acts of Kindness Board where all Lower School students can post ways they will demonstrate kindness, as well as the kind actions of others.

4th grader, Luke Lehouiller, broke the school record of being the first to make the PE Bouldering Challenge.
    


Important Notes & Reminders…
Need more information?  Feel free to email Patty Pontarelli

Special Thanks!!
Our sincere thanks to all who helped make our class Valentine’s Day celebrations such a nice time for our students.  We also offer our sincere appreciation to the PTL for the wonderful treats provided for faculty last Tuesday, as well to our students and families for the many Valentines we received!


Jump Rope for Heart Update!
$5609.00 was raised for the American Heart Association by Lower School families! Though Sue Wood is no longer collecting donations at school, any remaining contributions may be made at http://www.heart.org/jump.


Please Join Us!
Click here to RSVP for one or both of the “Anxiety in Students” evening presentations!
RHEd Talks Presents: “Anxiety in Students”

A two-part mini series exploring the effect of anxiety on students and their families

Join Jessica Kaplan, LICSW on February 27, for an interactive evening dedicated to answering questions about how anxiety affects our children’s minds, bodies and behaviors. Participants will learn to identify common triggers, and ways to help children cope, both in and outside of the home.
On March 6 we present a special screening of the acclaimed documentary film Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture. Called one of the “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss,” RTN features stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing, and the relentless pressure to achieve. The film has been screened in more than 7,000 schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations, and community centers, and we are honored to be able to bring it to the RHS community.


Calling All Volunteers!
Please contact Trixie Dumas, tdumas@rockyhill.org, if you available to help prepare for World Cultures Week.
Library volunteers are always welcome, as well! Please contact our Librarian/Technology Integrator, Darshell Silva, dsilva@rockyhill.org
. We appreciate your time and help!


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Spring Box Tops Deadline is One Week Away!
February 26th is the collection deadline for the Spring Box Tops due March 1st. The Lower School Spring challenge is 750 Box Tops, and 649 have been collected so far! Please keep the box tops coming our way.  See it and Clip it for RHS!


Take a Look…

Parents as Learners…
Gain insight into your child’s social-emotional and academic experiences.

Learn about Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s  Project Zero research on the value of  “thinking routines”…
Think Better 


Mindful Moment…
Mindfulness has found a positive, peaceful, and valuable niche within our Lower School community.

Guided meditation practices can help children and teens focus on the the positive aspects of their day…
Mindful Kids Practice: Coming Back to the Positive


This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

Rocky Hill School Closed
in Observance of Presidents’ Day & Head of School’s Holiday
Monday & Tuesday, February 19 & 20


Faculty Professional Development Day–No Classes for Students
Wednesday, February 21
Classes resume Thursday, February 22


Admissions Visitors
Thursday: Nursery, 3rd grade & 4th grade day visits
Friday: Nursery day visit


 


RHEA this week!

Thursday: Theatre-by-the-Bay Grades 3-5 (3:15-5:00)


Viewing of “Screenager–Growing Up in the Digital Age”
Thursday, February 22
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport
Click here for more details and to register.


Lower School Fan Club  Go Mariners!
Here is our Middle and Upper School Athletics schedule for this week:
Thursday: Middle School Girls Basketball 3:45 & 4:45 p.m.
Friday: Boys Varsity Basketball SENE Semifinals 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: Boys Varsity Basketball SENE Final 2:00 p.m.


Upper School Musical All-School Preview
Into the Woods

Friday, February 23
2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. | Campbell Center


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!

Please join us!
RHEd Talks Presents: “Anxiety in Students”
Part I: Jessica Kaplan, LICSW
Tuesday, February 27
6:30 p.m. | Flynn Lecture Hall
Part II: Viewing & Discussion of the Film
Race to Nowhere
Tuesday, March 6
6:30 p.m. | Flynn Lecture


Spring 2018 Artist-In-Residence,
ALEX AND ANI, Design Challenge
The ALEX AND ANI designers will return to Rocky Hill School on February 28 for our All-School Meeting to announce the winning designs!
Participating students across all divisions have been given the opportunity to design and render a 2D charm that represents one of the eight Rocky Hill School student competencies (see Competencies below). The ALEX AND ANI design team will serve as design mentors and judges, and ultimately select the top three designs for each competency.
The Lower School Challenge: Design ideas have been submitted for a charm inspired/influenced by the Rocky Hill School Core Competencies.The top design per competency from grades 3-5 will be chosen and 3D printed into prototypes.This was a voluntary contest open to Rocky Hill students in grades 3 – 5 (with a separate contest for Middle and Upper School students).
Details available from Trixie Dumas.


Lower School World Cultures Week
Monday-Friday, March 5 – 9
More details to come! WCW Coordinator is Trixie Dumas.


Rocky Hill School Student Competencies

Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.

The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a NavigatorCritical ThinkerCitizen, and Communicator, who is InnovativeSelf-AwareEthical, and Globally-Minded.


Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

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Week of February 12

Header photo: Mrs. P.

Did you know…?
Señora Maguire-Rambo taught the Preschool students a penguin song in Spanish!
Raina & Sofia keep on singing!

Parachute play in PE helps 1st grade students learn to work together!
1st grade PE

2nd, 4th & 5th grade students sang “Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes” in Chinese at our school-wide Chinese New Year celebration.  4th grader, Sabrina Chen, also taught the song to our kindergarten students!

2nd grade students are participating in a number of “tech events” to help the explore tech-related activities they can use in their classroom. The project has an Olympic theme, so they will be earning “medals” as they complete different tasks. They’re up for the challenge and going for the Gold!

Miss Emily is a trained opera singer and shared her wonderful talent, and a few facts about opera singing, with students in grades 3-5!

4th grade students are posting their research of famous African Americans all around RHS in celebration of  Black History Month. Take a look around campus!
        

In Mrs. Silva’s Library class, 5th grade students created and sent a video about RHS to students in China, as part of the International School Library Month (ISLM) Bookmark Exchange Project!


Important Notes & Reminders…
Need more information?  Feel free to email Patty Pontarelli

Our Heartfelt Thanks!
Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of our Lower School families, over $5000.00 was raised for the American Heart Association! 


Registration underway!
RHEd Talks Presents: “Anxiety in Students”

A two-part mini series exploring the effect of anxiety on students and their families

Join Jessica Kaplan, LICSW on February 27, for an interactive evening dedicated to answering questions about how anxiety affects our children’s minds, bodies and behaviors. Participants will learn to identify common triggers, and ways to help children cope, both in and outside of the home.
On March 6 we present a special screening of the acclaimed documentary film Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture. Called one of the “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss,” RTN features stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing, and the relentless pressure to achieve. The film has been screened in more than 7,000 schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations, and community centers, and we are honored to be able to bring it to the RHS community.
Click here to RSVP for one or both of the “Anxiety in Students” evenings.


Ready for Recess?
We want to be able to get our students outside for our daily recess times whenever possible, so please be sure your child has appropriate outerwear.  It will be great to have snow/rain jackets, pants and boots on hand when the ground is wet or even if there is a slight layer of snow.  Unless the temperature or windchill prohibit us, we will be heading outdoors each day!


Allergy Alert!
As we look forward to Valentine treats this coming week, please keep in mind that we are a nut-free campus.  Be sure to always check labels of packaged items to ensure nuts are not listed in the ingredients. Since other allergies may also exist, providing a list of ingredients would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting this important health policy!


Calling All Volunteers!
Please contact Trixie Dumas, tdumas@rockyhill.org, if you available to help prepare for World Cultures Week.
Library volunteers are always welcome, as well! Please contact our Librarian/Technology Integrator, Darshell Silva, dsilva@rockyhill.org
. We appreciate your time and help!


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Up for the Challenge? See it and Clip it for RHS!
Please keep the box tops coming our way. All box tops collected will be applied to our Lower School spring box tops challenge totals! 


Take a Look…

Parents as Learners…
Gain insight into your child’s social-emotional and academic experiences.

Throughout our Lower School, students in every grade are developing their speaking and listening skills as they develop into effective communicators. Center for Responsive Schools Executive Director, Lora Hodges, sees speaking as a “critical skill in the language of learning.”
Teaching Students to Speak Confidently


Mindful Moment…
Mindfulness has found a positive, peaceful, and valuable niche within our Lower School community.

Mr. Laurent’s 4th Grade students know that mindful moments need not be passive.  Their “mind break” will certainly make you smile…and hopefully get you on your feet to enjoy a mindful moment of your own!
 Click here and get dancing!


This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

Admissions Visitors
Monday: 
Pre-kindergarten (twins!) & 5th grade day visits
Wednesday: 5th grade day visit
Thursday: Nursery day visit
Friday: Kindergarten & 4th grade day visits


 

 

 

RHEA this week!
Monday: Felt Crafts 5-8 (3:15-4:30)
Tuesday:
Baking & Crafts Grades K-5 (3:15-4:30)
Toy Hack Club Grades 3-5 (3:15-4:30)
Wednesday: Pottery Grades 1-5 (3:15-4:30)
Thursday: Full Steam Ahead Grades 2-5 (3:15-4:30)
Theatre-by-the-Bay Grades 3-5 (3:15-5:00)


Lower School Fan Club!
Here’s the home game schedule for our Middle & Upper School Mariners:

Monday:
Boys’ Varsity Basketball (Senior Game!) 4:00
Tuesday: 
Middle School Boys Basketball 3:30 & 4:30
Wednesday: Girls’ Varsity Basketball 4:30


Submission Deadline for Spring 2018 Artist-In-Residence,
ALEX AND ANI, Design Challenge
Monday, February 12
Participating students across all divisions have been given the opportunity to design and render a 2D charm that represents one of the eight Rocky Hill School student competencies (see Competencies below). The ALEX AND ANI design team will serve as design mentors and judges, and ultimately select the top three designs for each competency.
The Lower School Challenge: Design a charm inspired/influenced by the Rocky Hill School Core Competencies.The top design per competency from grades 3-5 will be chosen and 3D printed into prototypes.This is a voluntary contest open to Rocky Hill students in grades 3 – 5. There is a separate contest for Middle and Upper School students.
Design submission deadline: no later than Monday, February 12
Students may use any medium and will work on this on their own time, not in Art class. All entries must be in a finished form to be considered.
The ALEX AND ANI designers will return to Rocky Hill School on February 28 for our All-School Meeting to announce the winning designs!

Details available from Trixie Dumas.


Sproutel Prototype Project
Monday & Tuesday, February 12 (Focus Group)
& 13 (Prototype Design Group)
Details provided by Traci Fairchild.
With an overwhelming response to once again participate in the innovative work of  Hannah Chung, Lower School students representing grades K-5 have been assigned to Focus and/or Prototype Design Groups for the development of an interactive plush toy designed to comfort children experiencing stress!


5th Grade Girls’ Lunch Group with Traci Fairchild
Tuesday, February 13
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


All-School PTL Evening Meeting
Tuesday, February 13
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Flynn Lecture Hall
All parents are encouraged to attend! Agenda will include PTL business; Hear from Dr. Tracy and other administrators about how Rocky Hill School is “on the move!” There will also be an opportunity for Q&A and lively discussions around all divisions. Childcare will be provided; Study space will be available for older students.

 

 

Wednesday, February 14


Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations
Wednesday, February 14
Details provided by Classroom Teachers and Class Parents


Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, February 14
8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room


ACE Biweekly Reports
Wednesday, February 14


Kindergarten Queen of Hearts Tea Party
Wednesday, February 14
Morning | Kindergarten Classroom


5th Grade Boys’ Lunch Group with Traci Fairchild
Wednesday, February 14
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


Happy 100th Day of School!
Friday, February 16


Kindergarten Swim Session II
Friday, February 16
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Contact Sue Wood for details.


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!

Rocky Hill School Closed
in Observance of Presidents’ Day & Head of School’s Holiday
Monday & Tuesday, February 19 & 20


Faculty Professional Development Day–No Classes for Students
Wednesday, February 21
Classes resume Thursday, February 22


Please join us!
RHEd Talks Presents: “Anxiety in Students”
Part I: Jessica Kaplan, LICSW
Tuesday, February 27
6:30 p.m. | Flynn Lecture Hall
Part II: Viewing & Discussion of the Film
Race to Nowhere
Tuesday, March 6
6:30 p.m. | Flynn Lecture
Click here to RSVP


Lower School World Cultures Week
Monday-Friday, March 5 – 9
More details to come! WCW Coordinator is Trixie Dumas.


Rocky Hill School Student Competencies

Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.

The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a NavigatorCritical ThinkerCitizen, and Communicator, who is InnovativeSelf-AwareEthical, and Globally-Minded.


Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

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Week of February 5

Header photo: Nancy Maguire-Rambo

Did you know…?
Take a peek at the following videos to learn more!
Our By-the-Bay Preschool students studied penguins:
Preschool Penguin Project
Our kindergarten students are skip counting in math:
Kenzie counts by 2s
Our 4th graders designed and created a kid’s website:
Smith’s Castle Kid’s Website


Important Notes & Reminders…
Need more information?  Feel free to email Patty Pontarelli
No Nuts, Please!
While we thoroughly enjoy birthday treats and special celebratory snacks, please keep in mind that we are a nut-free campus.  Be sure to always check labels of packaged items to be sure nuts are not listed in the ingredients. Since other allergies may also exist, providing a list of ingredients would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting this important, life-saving policy!


Volunteers Needed
If you haven’t already done so, please contact Sue Wood (swood@rockyhill.org) if you are available to lend a hand at our Jump Rope for Heart event this Friday, February 9.
Library volunteers are always welcome, as well! Please contact our Librarian/Technology Integrator, Darshell Silva (dsilva@rockyhill.org). We appreciate your time and help!


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Up for the Challenge? See it and Clip it for RHS!
Please keep the box tops coming our way. All box tops collected will be applied to our Lower School spring box tops challenge totals! 


Take a Look…

Parents as Learners…
Gain insight into your child’s social-emotional and academic experiences.

As educators, we have seen first hand the long standing research supporting the significant role play has on social emotional, physical and creative development. According to psychiatrist and pioneer play researcher, Stuart Brown (National Institute for Play), Play is More Than Fun…It’s Vital!
Recent related articles:
Taking Playtime Seriously
8 Ways to Help Older Kids Develop a Sense of Imagination


Mindful Moment…
Mindfulness has found a positive, peaceful, and valuable niche within our Lower School community.
During their daily literacy center time, 1st grader, Finn, used letter cubes (and developmental spelling) to create his own sentence, “We love to be minfl,” which he proudly shared with his teacher, Mrs. Lee.  Finn then propped the cubes up at his table, where he said it would remind him to take a breath, when he felt he needed one. Such a tribute to the effort teachers, and students, are putting into understanding and applying mindfulness!


With Finn’s “mantra” in mind, learn some repetitive phrases that can help children (and adults) stay calm and avoid reacting vs. responding in more stressful situations.
Mindful Mantras for Kids

Mindful Mantras for Kids


This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

Admissions Visitors
Monday: 
3rd & 5th grade day visits
Tuesday: 
Nursery & 3rd grade day visits
Wednesday: Kindergarten day visit
Thursday: Pre-kindergarten day visit (twins)


 

 

 

RHEA this week!
Monday: Felt Crafts 5-8 (3:15-4:30)
Tuesday:
Baking & Crafts Grades K-5 (3:15-4:30)
Toy Hack Club Grades 3-5 (3:15-4:30)
Wednesday: Pottery Grades 1-5 (3:15-4:30)
Thursday: Full Steam Ahead Grades 2-5 (3:15-4:30)
Theatre-by-the-Bay Grades 3-5 (3:15-5:00)


Fan Club in Action!

Our 5th graders have had a fabulous time supporting our Middle and Upper School basketball teams, which has been greatly appreciated by our Mariners. All students are welcome!  Refreshments are available through our PTL Booster Club. Proceeds support our athletic and drama programs.
Here’s the home game schedule for this week:

Monday:
Middle School Girls’ Basketball 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday:
Middle School Girls’ Basketball 3:30 p.m.
& Middle School Boys’ Basketball 4:30 p.m. 

Thursday:
Middle School Girls’ Basketball 3:45 p.m. & 4:45 p.m.
Friday:
Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball 4:00 p.m.


Wear Your Favorite Sports Team Jersey!
Monday, February 5
Whether cheering on the Patriots or the Eagles, or even another team/sport of choice, Lower School students and faculty are invited to wear their favorite sports team jersey!


Welcome to First Grade, Oscar & Oliver!
Monday, February 5

Our first graders are thrilled to welcome two new friends to their class…guinea pigs, Oscar & Oliver!  Feel free to stop by to meet them!


Global School Play Day
Wednesday, February 7
Recognizing and celebrating the value of unstructured play in child development!
http://www.globalschoolplayday.com/


Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, February 7
8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room


5th Grade RHS Impact Project Luncheon with Dr. Tracy & Ms. Diane Rich
Thursday, February 8
11:30 a.m. | Campbell Conference Room
Collaborative student groups will present their research and project ideas that they feel will positively impact RHS, including a Terrapin Turtle Reserve, more field trips, an Equestrian Team, and Lower School recess opportunities at the Waterfront.


Jump Rope For Heart Logo
Jump Rope for Heart Culminating Event

Friday, February 9
9:30 a.m. K-2
10:00 a.m. Middle School demonstration
& 10:30 Grades 3-5 | Sharpe Gymnasium
Please submit donation envelopes by Wednesday, February 8, so totals can be calculated and shared with the representative from the American Heart Association at Friday’s event. Also, students should wear clothes that are good for jumping, i.e. not skirts that the rope can catch on, and so on.
Details provided by
 Sue Wood.


RHS Chinese New Year Celebration
Sponsored by Ming Shen’s
Upper School Mandarin Students
Friday, February 9
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium


Kindergarten Swim Session II
Friday, February 9
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Contact Sue Wood for details.


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!

Submission Deadline for Spring 2018 Artist-In-Residence,
ALEX AND ANI, Design Challenge
Monday, February 12
Participating students across all divisions have been given the opportunity to design and render a 2D charm that represents one of the eight Rocky Hill School student competencies (see Competencies below). The ALEX AND ANI design team will serve as design mentors and judges, and ultimately select the top three designs for each competency.
The Lower School Challenge: Design a charm inspired/influenced by the Rocky Hill School Core Competencies.The top design per competency from grades 3-5 will be chosen and 3D printed into prototypes.This is a voluntary contest open to Rocky Hill students in grades 3 – 5. There is a separate contest for Middle and Upper School students.
Design submission deadline: no later than Monday, February 12
Students may use any medium and will work on this on their own time, not in Art class. All entries must be in a finished form to be considered.
Details available from Trixie Dumas.


Sproutel Prototype Project
Monday & Tuesday, February 12 & 13
Details provided by Traci Fairchild.
With an overwhelming response to once again participate in the innovative work of  Hannah Chung, Lower School students representing grades K-5 have been assigned to Focus and/or Prototype Design Groups for the development of an interactive plush toy designed to comfort children experiencing stress. More to come!


All-School PTL Evening Meeting
Tuesday, February 13
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Flynn Lecture Hall
All parents are encouraged to attend! Agenda will include PTL business; Hear from Dr. Tracy and other administrators about how Rocky Hill School is “on the move!” There will also be an opportunity for Q&A and lively discussions around all divisions. Childcare will be provided; Study space will be available for older students.


Valentine’s Day Classroom Celebrations
Wednesday, February 14
Details provided by Classroom Teachers and Class Parents


Rocky Hill School Closed
in Observance of Presidents’ Day & Head of School’s Holiday
Monday & Tuesday, February 19 & 20
No Classes for Students for Faculty Professional Development Day
Wednesday, February 21
Classes resume Thursday, February 22


Rocky Hill School Student Competencies

Rocky Hill School is committed to developing bold learners, prepared to navigate a complex and changing world.

The eight Student Competencies serve as fundamental learning goals we believe will prepare our students for success. A Rocky Hill Student is a NavigatorCritical ThinkerCitizen, and Communicator, who is InnovativeSelf-AwareEthical, and Globally-Minded.


Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

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