Week of September 18

Header photo: Caity MacDonald

We are looking forward to seeing you on Monday for Parents Night in the Lower School! You will have the opportunity to mingle with other parents, catch a glimpse of your child’s classroom and Virtuoso experiences, as well as learn more about our vision, Core Competencies and the role of Project Based Learning (PBL)  positively impacting all divisions. Please note that this evening is for adults only.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Important Notes & Reminders…

What’s your number?
Having up-to-date emergency contact information is extremely important.  If you have not already done so, please complete and submit a white emergency card, as soon as possible. If you need a card, simply notify your child’s classroom teacher or Patty Pontarelli.

Extended Day Notification
With our increased enrollment, we ask that families please inform, prior to dismissal time, when Extended Day services may be needed for your child. Please email Patty Pontarelli and Amanda Hovey.  This will enable us to determine, and notify you, if we are at capacity on any given day.  This applies to drop-in and/or occasional attendance for limited periods of time, rather than for those families who have a daily, long term Extended Day contract.  Also, to limit the number of additional children needing to go to Extended Day, please continue to make every attempt to adhere to our dismissal time. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Helping Hands
Kindergarten Swim Program Chaperones:
If you are available to volunteer as a chaperone for our Kindergarten swim program, please contact Lower School PE & Health teacher, Sue Wood.  Swim classes will be held for 6-week sessions in the fall, winter, and spring.  Two chaperones each week are required and travel on the RHS mini bus with Mrs. Wood and students. The bus departs at 1:30 p.m. and returns by 3:00 p.m. You do not need to be a kindergarten parent to volunteer. Chaperones make this program possible!

Library Volunteers: Anyone who is available to volunteer in the Library should contact our Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, Darshell Silva. Any support you can offer shelving returned books will be appreciated!

Thank you for your support!

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. Some courses begin the week of September 25th!
All courses require a minimum of 5 participants to run.

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

Final Call for RHS Fall Classic Class Basket Donations!
All items must be dropped-off on Monday.  Baskets will be assembled Monday evening. RHS Fall Classic: Class Baskets.
Thank you for your support and generosity!

This Week…

Admissions Visitors
Preschool  parent tour

Parents Night in the Lower School
Monday, September 18
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Beginning in Perkins Hall and Preschool
Doors open at 6:00. Come early and mingle with other Lower School parents and faculty. Take a quick peek in each of our classrooms. Then, be ready to begin our evening program promptly at 6:30. See you then!

Tuesday, September 19
9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Chafee Nature Preserve & Wickford Cove Environmental Exploration

Wednesday, September 20
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Flynn Lecture Hall

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

Kindergarten Swim Program-Session I
Friday, September 22
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.| Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich

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

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, as well as faculty. 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. | Ho pelands 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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