Week of April 2

Header photo: Ashley Lee

Thank you, Dr. Bowater, for a great 1st grade field trip!


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

Take a Look…

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

April is Poetry Month!
As we spend the month reading, writing and learning about poetry…
Sharing the Power of Poetry With Your Child
Why Children Need Poetry

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

It’s more than just a walk when we, both children and adults, fully take notice of all that surrounds us…
How to Cultivate Awe With a Walking Meditation

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

Center for Resilience Mindfulness Observations
Monday, April 2
Center for Resilience School Integration Specialist, Shannon Smith, will be observing and supporting the mindfulness practices of our Lower School Mindfulness Ambassadors.

Quarterly Center for Resilience Meeting 
Monday, April 4
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room

5th Grade Girls’ Lunch Club with Traci Fairchild
Tuesday, April 3
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room

Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, April 4
8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room

Preschool & Kindergarten Casey Farm
Project Chick Presentation & Egg Drop-off
Wednesday, April 4

5th Grade Boys’ Lunch Club with Traci Fairchild
Wednesday, April 4
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room

4th Grade Docent Training Session at Smith’s Castle
Wednesday, April 4
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. | Smith’s Castle, North Kingstown
Details provided by Charlie Laurent.

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

Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, April 5
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!

3rd Grade Field Trip to Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Thursday, March 5
8:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. | Ledyard, CT
Details provided by Wendy Gustavel.

4th Grade Guest Speaker & PBL Project Entry Event
Thursday, March 5
Charles Roberts, Director of the Rhode Island Middle Passage and Ports Medallion Project, will discuss his organization’s project work while playing a key role in initiating the next 4th grade Project Based Learning experience. More to come!

5th Grade Guest Speaker
Friday, April 6
Caleb Wiley, Project Manager at Shawmut Construction and Design, will visit the 5th grade class to discuss his work and how it applies to their Model Store Math Project. Each 5th grader is designing and building a scaled model of a store for a class shopping center.

Kindergarten Swim Classes-Session III
Friday, April 6
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Details provided by Sue Wood.

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. This event is voluntary.

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

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
Registration information to follow!

RHS Instrumental Concert
Featuring 5th Grade Band
Thursday, May 3
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta.

RHS Choral Concert
Featuring 3rd-5th Grade Chorus
Thursday, May 10
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Details provided by Emily Serotta. 

Lower School Kite Day
Tuesday, May 15
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | RHS Athletic Fields

All-School Art Show
Featuring Preschool-5th Grade Art Work

Tuesday, May 15-Friday, May 18
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium

4th & 5th Grade Enviromental Education
Thursday, May 24 & Friday, May 25
Details provided by Caity MacDonald & Eric Wyzga.

Preschool Field Day
Tuesday, May 29
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | By-the-Bay-Preschool
Details provided by Sue Wood & Lisa Reimer.

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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