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!
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.

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