Week of September 11

Header photo: Charlie Laurent

We’re on our way!
We had a wonderful first week in Lower School, with a “thumbs-up” from students, as well! Our Lower School schedule and routines, with Classroom Teachers and Virtuosos, are now underway.  We look forward to a fabulous year for all.
Have a great week!

Important Notes & Reminders…
As we head into our first full week of the school year, please take some time to review the policies and procedures outlined in the Student/Parent Handbook. Sections of particular importance include attendance procedures, arrival and dismissal, absences and tardiness, and the dress code. Our students are also reviewing relevant information within their respective classrooms, in order to create a harmonious atmosphere in our Lower School.

Registration is underway for Fall 2017 RHEA Courses!

Your child will enjoy participating in our engaging and fun after school enrichment program! Courses include: Bike Club (Grades 3-5), Soccer (Grades K-5), Basketball (Grades 3-5), Fall Arts & Crafts (Grades 2-5), Nature Club(Grades 3-5), and Adventures in Engineering (Grades 2-5).
Sign-up now. Courses begin later this month!
All courses require a minimum of 5 participants to run.

Have you registered for Grandfriends’ Day?
Click here to register on-line.

Donations are being accepted for RHS Fall Classic Class Baskets!
Here’s the link to the Sign-up Genius. RHS Fall Classic: Class Baskets.
Thank you for your support and generosity!

Mindful Moment…
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At our first Lower School Assembly, Preschool-Grade 5 students listened to the story Mind Bubbles: Exploring mindfulness with kids by Heather Krantz, M.D. This story compared the many thoughts and feelings that float around our minds to bubbles that pass by and eventually pop.  By focusing on our breath when many “mind bubbles” surround and overwhelm us, we are able to be “present in the moment” to enjoy it and remain calm. Following the story, our Lower School students enjoyed blowing and popping their own “happy bubbles”!

If you’ve been thinking that Mindfulness Is All the Rage–But Does It Work?  Learn what the research continues to show regarding stress and academic performance of students of all ages. Click here



Photos: Charlie Laurent, Patty Pontarelli

This Week…
Admissions Visitors
Nursery half-day visit

Lower School Community Assembly
Monday, September 11
11:25 a.m.-11:45 a.m. | Perkins Amphitheater

Kindness ROCKS at Rocky Hill School!
During this week’s Lower School Community Assembly, Lower School students will write kind and inspirational messages on the rocks that have been collected and painted. They will then place the rocks around our campus for members of our community to find and hide as a way to spread kindness.  Our 2nd grade teacher, Stephanie Cruff, suggested we bring the The Kindness Rocks Project to Rocky Hill School:
I was inspired to bring the Kindness Rocks project to RHS when my family and I started finding #SouthCountyRocks around our hometown.  The idea of finding painted rocks around town and passing them on to other people, or hiding them for someone else to find, was very exciting and heartwarming.  My children learned what random acts of kindness were and how they made you feel.  I knew Rocky Hill would be the perfect place to start a project like this.  The Lower School students will be working with one another to get the rocks ready for their campus debut.  If you happen to find one, feel free to pass it on or hide it somewhere else!

Keep your eyes open for kindness rocks…find one and hide one!

Rocky Hill School Convocation
Friday, September 15
1:30 p.m. | Hopelands Lawn
Our first all school community event will officially kick-off our 2017-2018 school year!

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

Parents Night in the Lower School
Monday, September 18
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Beginning in Perkins Hall and Preschool

All School PTL Meeting
Wednesday, September 20
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Campbell Center Conference Room

Rocky Hill School Closed in Observance of Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21

Join us! 
Rocky Hill School Fall Classic
Monday, September 25
Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown
The dinner for this event is a casual and wonderful way to connect with other Lower School families. Register now!
Click here for more information

Lower School PTL Meeting
Wednesday, September 27
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room

New Family Coffee
Tuesday, October 3
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. | Hopelands Living Room
RSVP to PTL Mentor Chair, Rachel Burnett.
We look forward to seeing you!

Download the free RHS App!
Be sure to 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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