Week of October 23

Header photo: Mrs. P

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

Technology-related Updates
Parents are asked to please use attendance@rockyhill.org to report any attendance information (absences, tardies, early dismissal, etc.). This link will notify Lisa Goulden, and others needing to access this information for our attendance records. For Lower School students, please continue to copy Patty Pontarelli, as well.

Also, the Rocky Hill Guest wireless network is available for parents to use. The password is Welcome!.

Fall Box Tops Challenge: Collect 2000 Box Tops by October 25th!
At last count, we have approximately 1,812 collected so far!! Our Lower School Box Tops goals is to collect 2000 box tops by this Wednesday, October 25th. Please be sure to send in completed Halloween-themed Box Tops sheets or loose Box Tops.  Over these next few days, the push is on to 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 on Tuesday, November 21?
Invitations are being distributed, so please be sure your child’s Grandfriend has registered and provided a current mailing address. Hard copies are available near the “What’s Going On” parent board in Perkins Hall.  You may click here to register on-line!

Take a Look…

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

The excitement of a busy fall season, including Halloween, can bring out more than ghosts and goblins. Let’s remember the effect this time of year can have on our students (and grown-ups), and offer everyone the opportunity to enjoy the moment.
Six Mindfulness Exercises for Children to Celebrate Fall and a Happy Halloween 

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

4th Grade Field Trip to John Brown House Museum
Monday, October 23
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. | Providence
Details provided by Charlie Laurent

K-2 Virtual Field Trip to Brainpop Offices with Mrs. Silva
Tuesday, October 24
1:30 p.m.-2:20 p.m. | Carriage House Library

3rd Grade Virtual Conference/Student-led Collaboration Session
with Innovators Hannah Chung & Dr. Amy Baxter
Tuesday, October 24
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Mrs. Gustavel’s Classroom
3rd Grade students will be presenting prototypes of stuffed animals 
designed to help children with various illnesses that integrate the Jerry-the-Bear
and Buzzy technologies.

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

ACE Biweekly Reports
Wednesday, October 25

Lower School Halloween Festivities
Friday, October 27
Healthy Haunted House
and By-the-Bay Preschool Halloween Parade
2:00: Lower School Halloween Parade begins outside Perkins Hall
Families are welcome to join us!
2:30: Classroom Celebrations (coordinated by respective Class Parents)
Reminders: Lower School students should bring their Halloween costumes to school in a labeled bag. They will change into them just prior to our Halloween Parade.  Please do not include weapons of any kind or gory/overly scary elements of costumes.

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

Happy Halloween!
Tuesday, October 31
Lower School students will not be wearing costumes  to school today.

Lower School Parent Conferences
Weeks of 11/6 & 11/13
Parents will schedule conferences directly with Classroom Teachers.  If you would like to also meet with a Virtuoso, please contact them directly, as well.

Bring a Friend to School Day
Tuesday, November 7
Registration details will be provided by Sarah Taylor in our Admissions Office.

Veteran’s Day Ceremony
Thursday, November 8
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium
If you know of a veteran from any branch of the armed services who would
like to participate, please contact Patty Pontarelli.

Rocky Hill School Closed in Observance of Veteran’s Day
Friday, November 10

Rocky Hill Faculty Professional Development Day
No Classes for RHS Students
Monday, November 13

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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