Week of April 30

Header photo: Mrs. P

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

Our Heartfelt Thanks!
We would like to extend a very special thank you to our Lower School community for helping to make our Let’s Glow Spring Fling a tremendous success.  Our final count…160 of us gathered together for this fun-filled evening! What wonderful Lower School spirit!! We greatly appreciate all of the delicious refreshments many of you contributed. Special thanks to our Co-Chairs, Jill Millard and Missy Boss, as well as all who worked so hard to help decorate, set-up and clean up (including our Plant Operations crew, Todd deWardener, David Carter and Wayne Fougere), our photo-booth photographer, Upper School student, Heyuan Ma, and our DJ, Evan Rodriguez. Most of all, thank you to our students, whose laughter and enjoyment made the evening perfect!  Stay tuned for more event photos.


Volunteers Needed!
If you are available to assist our P.E. Teacher, Sue Wood, with our Lower School Field Day on Friday, June 1, please contact her at swood@rockyhill.org at your earliest convenience.  Opportunities to help set-up, oversee events and/or groups, as well as clean-up are available.  Your support will be greatly appreciated!


What’s for lunch??
Take a look at the lunch menu!


Take a Look…

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

The imperfections of being perfect…
What do Students Lose by Being Perfect? Valuable Failure
Building resiliency through trial and error…
How to Help Kids Learn to Fail
The upside of failure…
How Allowing Children to Fail Helps them Succeed


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

As we focus on creating a joyful and respectful Lower School environment…
How Can Mindfulness Support Compassion for Others?


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

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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
Thursday: Parent tour for Nursery
Friday: Nursery day visit


5th Grade Girls’ Lunch Club with Traci Fairchild
Monday, April 30
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room


Happy May Day!
Tuesday, May 1


Lower School Gathering
Wednesday, May 2
8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m. | Perkins Hall 


Preschool & Kindergarten Field Trip to Casey Farm
The chicks return to the farm today!

Wednesday, May 2
Time change–8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Saunderstown, RI
Details provided by Lisa Reimer & Sarah Marcus.


Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, May 3
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!


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


Join us!
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.


Kindergarten Swim Classes-Session III
Friday, May 4
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!

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 Environmental 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.


Lower School Field Day
Friday, June 1
12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Athletic Field
Details provided by Sue Wood.


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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