Week of October 16

Header photo: Mrs. P

There was an abundance of Lower School spirit during our fabulous school-wide Spirit Week. Special thanks to all who contributed to its success, including the Upper School faculty and students who planned the terrific pep rally and Homecoming activities!  Be on the look out for more Spirit Week photos.


In the spirit of giving, thank you to all who participated in the JDRF Walk!

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

Rocky Hill Enrichment Academy (RHEA) Courses
Bike Club (Grades 3-5) with Eric Wyzga &
Soccer (Grades K-5) with Stephanie Cruff  
Tuesday: Basketball (Grades 3-5) with Caity MacDonald 

RHS Mini Mariners Team Meeting
Monday, October 16 & Wednesday, October 18
3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charlie Laurent’s Classroom

5th Grade Girls’ Lunch Group with Traci Fairchild
Tuesday, October 17
Lower School Lunch | Campbell Conference Room

School Photo Retakes with Ruth Clegg
Tuesday, October 17
Lower School Lunch | RHS Campus

Lower School Gathering (for Students & Faculty)
Wednesday, October 18
8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall (Amphitheater or Blue Room TBA)

2nd Grade Field Trip to Goddard Park
Thursday, October 19
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | Goddard Park
Details provided by Stephanie Cruff 

5th Grade Boys’ Lunch Group with Traci Fairchild
Thursday, October 19
Lower School Lunch | Campbell Conference Room

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

Annual 5th Grade Cardboard Boat Regatta
Friday, October 20
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | RHS Waterfront
Details provided by Caity MacDonald & Eric Wyzga

Rocky Hill School Admissions Open House
Sunday, October 22
Do you know of family or friends who would love to have their children at RHS? Encourage them to join us! Have them visit www.rockyhill.org/oh to RSVP

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

Preschool Pumpkin Carving Night
Tuesday, October 24
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. | By-the-Bay Preschool

Lower School Halloween Festivities
Friday, October 27
Morning: Healthy Haunted House
Afternoon: Halloween Parade, Class Celebrations; Families welcome!

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

Lower School Box Tops Challenge: Collect 2000 Box Tops by October 25th!
Our Lower School Box Tops goals is to collect 2000 box tops by October 25th.  At last count, we have approximately 1400 collected so far!!
Halloween-themed Box Tops sheets were distributed to Lower School students in all grades. Once a sheet is filled with Box Tops, students should return it to school to be added to our collection count. Loose box tops are also welcome, so See it and Clip it for RHS! Thank you for supporting this fundraising effort.
 Click here to learn more.

Healthy Haunted House Volunteers Needed
Contact Sue Wood.

SET UP: Thursday, Oct. 26 8:00 a.m. BREAK DOWN: Late Friday morning, October 27
DONATIONS: Seasonal decorations–bales of hay, cornstalks, pumpkins, mum flowers, orange helium balloons, old Halloween costumes, newspaper for stuffing, string lights, stand alone battery operated lighting, command hooks or tape.

Have you registered for Grandfriends’ Day?
Invitations will be distributed shortly, so please be sure your child’s Grandfriend has registered and provided a current mailing address. Hard copies of registration forms were sent home this past Friday. You may also  click here to register on-line!

Take a Look…

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

5th Graders Fiore Porecca and Jonathan Riley (pictured in the Header photo) advocated for an additional “Woods Day” during recess so Lower School students could devote more time to building their structures.  What they may not have realized is how this experience offers opportunities for collaboration, compromise, problem-solving, risk-taking, patience, persistence, physical activity, creativity, and more!
Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature
Ideas for Getting Your Kids into Nature

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

Mrs. Cruff and her 2nd Graders use the soothing sound of a bell to enjoy a mindful moment during Morning Meeting.
Mindfulness for Kids: 5 Ways to Practice Mindful Listening with a Bell

The Rocky Hill School Core Competencies
Our Graduates are Bold Learners,
Prepared to Navigate a Complex and Changing World.
A Rocky Hill Student is a
Critical Thinker,
and Communicator,
who is
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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