Week of March 26

Header photo: Mike Jedrey

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

3D Modeling, Coding & Design Learning Opportunities
for 4th, 5th & Middle School Students!
BlocksCAD, one of our LearnLaunch Partners is now offering a free personalized, self-paced online course for our interested students in your age group. This opportunity is (for the moment) limited to 3 users, who will receive 30 minutes of BlocksCAD coaching per week for 8-10 weeks, around your schedule, and based on your skills and interest areas of 3D design and coding. You will also receive two 3D printed models of projects you have created. This unique, individualized opportunity allows you to get your feet wet with coding and 3D modeling, or to advance your existing skill set and deepen your understanding.  Please contact Director of Innovation, Mrs. Stowe, if you are interested. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Take a Look…

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

Guiding “self talk”–the thoughts we have about ourselves…
Children and Perfectionism: How to Help Children Manage Thoughts that Drive Perfectionism

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

Sleep recommendations that offer the opportunity for children, teens, (and adults) to be their best…
How Can Mindfulness Support Healthy Sleep Habits?

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

RHS Faculty Professional Development Day/No School for Students
Monday, March 26

Welcome back!
Classes Resume
Tuesday, March 27

Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, March 28
8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room
Rocky Hill Booster Club Parent Volunteers, Kim Zito and Chris Cote, will help kick-off our
Lower School Mathematical Boost PBL Project! More to come.

Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, March 29
To ensure the smoothest transition from preschool to kindergarten, our Pre-K students will spend time each week visiting and getting to know the Kindergarten classroom, routine, and teacher, Mrs. Marcus!

1st Grade Field Trip to South Bay Veterinary Hospital
Thursday, March 29
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Narragansett

2nd Grade Meets with Scientist, Dr. Brett Still
Thursday, March 29
Dr. Brett Still, one of New England’s leading environmental and natural resource experts, will be speaking to and teaming-up with, Eric Wyzga and the 2nd grade students for the next couple of weeks. He is an expert on coastal studies, as well as a professor at URI. On Thursday, he will be kicking-off their Science unit on the Earth’s surface and giving the students a challenge that will really create a need to know about the earth, soil, sand, erosion, and more! 

RHS Closed in Observance of Good Friday
Friday, March 30

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

April is Poetry Month!

Lower School PTL Meeting
Wednesday, April 4
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room

Kindergarten Swim Classes-Session III
Friday, April 6
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Details available from Sue Wood (swood@rockyhill.org).

Harry Potter Day: Sponsored by the Upper School Harry Potter Club
Friday, April 6
All RHS students are invited to dress up as a character of choice from the Harry Potter series.

Lower School Parent Conferences
Weeks of April 9 & 16
Individual Classroom Teachers will be reaching out to their respective families to arrange conference schedules.  Parents are encouraged to reach out to Virtuoso teachers directly to arrange a meeting time, as well.

Poetry in the Park
Thursday, April 26
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Location TBD

Lower School Spring Fling
Friday, April 27
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center

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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