Week of April 16

Header photo: Wendy Gustavel

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

Important Public School Bus Information!
The East Greenwich public school bus will not be running this week, due to their vacation schedule.  All others will run on their usual morning and afternoon schedules.

Last call to order a yearbook!
The yearbook includes a Lower School section, as well as Lower School students featured in other all-school events!
The deadline to order a yearbook is MONDAY, April 16 at 11:00 p.m. 
To place your order:

  • Visit www.coffeepond.com and select “Order Yearbook” under the Yearbook menu at the top of the page
  • Enter Rocky Hill School’s code = TheCrest2018
  • Follow the prompts to complete your order
    If you are not sure whether or not you have already ordered a yearbook, email Katy Basu at kbasu@rockyhill.org.

Registration underway for our Summer Enrichment Academy (S.E.A.)!
Click here for details and to register.

What’s for lunch??
Take a look at the lunch menu for this coming week and beyond.

Please join us for a fun-filled evening with our Lower School community!
RSVP today (or by April 24th) at www.rockyhill.org/glow!

Take a Look…

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

Our Preschool and Kindergarten students have been enjoying a healthy, full body workout, while developing a wide range of skills, playing at the frisbee and frisbee golf stations set up by Mrs. Wood in P.E. class.

Join in and keep the momentum going…
Frisbee Games for Kids
Other healthy outdoor playtime activities for kids…
30 Minutes Outside!

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

Our recent 5th grade Lower School Gathering leaders, Jillian and Katie, did a wonderful job setting a kindness intention for us to reflect on while listening to the sound of our singing bowl. As part of this intention (and with Poetry Month in mind), they recited a kindness poem. Setting intentions prior to ringing the bowl is our standard closing activity for our weekly Preschool-Grade 5 community gatherings. 

Learn more…
 What’s an intention and why set one?

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

Monday: Outdoor Games & Sports: K-5 3:30-4:45 (Instructor, Sarah Marcus)
Tuesday: Outdoor Pursuits (Full): K-5  3:15-4:30 (Instructor, Eric Wyzga)
Tuesday: Dollhouse Decorating: K-5 3:15-4:30 (Instructor, Rachel Armentano)
Click here for more details.

Admissions Visitors
5th/6th grade day visit
Tuesday: 4th grade day visit & 1st grade parent tour
Kindergarten day visit
Kindergarten parent tour

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.

Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 3 Hearing Screening
Monday, April 16
9:00 a.m.-11:00 | Perkins Hall
Details provided by Nurse Rebecca

3rd Grade Field Trip to Purgatory Chasm
Tuesday, April 17
9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Sutton, MA
Learn more about Purgatory Chasm.

5th Grade Girls’ Lunch Club
with Director of Counseling & Wellness, Traci Fairchild

Tuesday, April 17
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room

Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, April 18
8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room

5th Grade Boys’ Lunch Club
with Director of Counseling & Wellness, Traci Fairchild

Wednesday, April 18
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room

“The Galley” Ribbon Cutting!
RHS Mariner Booster Club Concession Dedication
Wednesday, April 18
2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Special Event Parking Area near Heads’ House
Lower School students were involved in decorating the portable concession trailer with the guidance of Trixie Dumas.  Our Lower School is also involved in a division-wide PBL project called “Math Boost” where each class is applying their grade-level mathematical (and other) skills to help manage inventory, drive sales, and offer guidance to make the most of this exciting, new addition to our athletic and drama programs!

Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, April 19
Morning | Kindergarten Classroom
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!

Performance of Four Legs to Stand On
Thursday, April 19

6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Campbell Center
Innovator-in-Residence, Ana Bess Moyer Bell ‘06 public performance of Four Legs to Stand On, an original play examining the impacts of the opioid epidemic on a family. (recommended for 14+) Talk back session with the cast following performance. General public welcome, so pass the word!

2nd Grade Field Trip to Edesia, Inc.
Friday, April 20
10:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | North Kingstown
Details provided by Stephanie Cruff.
Learn more about Edesia Nutrition.

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

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

12 days before the chicks arrive!

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
RSVP at www.rockyhill.org/glow 

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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