Week of May 14

Header photo: Caity MacDonald

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

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This Tuesday, May 15 is our annual Kite Day.  This special Lower School tradition gathers our Lower School community together at the athletic fields for kite flying.  Families are invited to join us!  Please be sure your child brings an assembled and labeled kite to school that morning.  Weather permitting, the kites may be left on the grass outside Perkins Hall when students arrive in the morning.

Take a look!
RHS Instrumental and Choral Concert Photos
Photos from the Instrumental, Choral, and String Ensemble concert are posted here. Special thanks to Rob Lee for sharing!

“Let’s Glow” Photos Now Available for Viewing and Printing. 
Click here to view photos from this year’s Lower School Spring Fling.
If you have additional photos from this fun night, please share them, as well!

We’re in need of volunteers…can you lend a hand?
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 for May.

Take a Look…

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

Clear expectations support children and adults…
How to Set Healthy Boundaries with Your Child

Focusing on the path and honoring growth…
The Problem with Hurrying Childhood Learning

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

Cece and Choerab, our recent 5th Grade Lower School Gathering leaders, set this 
beautiful intention for everyone, while listening to the calming ring of our Tibetan singing bowl…

When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment,
Our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be
filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

1st Grade mindfulness in action…

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 (last class): K-5 3:15-4:30 (Instructor, Rachel Armentano)
Click here for more details.

5th Grade Girls’ Lunch Club with Traci Fairchild
Tuesday, May 15
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room

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

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You won’t want to miss this fabulous annual event!
All-School Art Show
Featuring Preschool-5th Grade Art Work
Tuesday, May 15-Friday, May 18
Tuesday: Opens at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium

Remember to have your child bring a lunch, snack and water bottle!
4th & 5th Grade Field Trip to Block Island Wind Farm

Wednesday, May 16
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Quonset Ferry to Block Island
Details provided by Charlie Laurent & Caity MacDonald

5th Grade Boys’ Lunch Club with Traci Fairchild
Thursday, May 17
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room

Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, May 17
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!

Quarterly Mindfulness Meeting with Center for Resilience
Friday, May 18
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Campbell Conference Room

Kindergarten Swim Classes-Session III
Friday, May 18
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Absolute Fitness, East Greenwich
Details provided by Sue Wood.

5th Grade Math Mall Project Showcase
Friday, May 18
Starting with short video at 2:00 p.m.
with “tours” to follow | Perkins Hall

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

1st Grade Performance
Hosted by Mrs. Lee & Ms. Serotta

Thursday, May 24
2:30 p.m. | Perkins Hall 1st Grade Classroom

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

RHS Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
Monday, May 28

All-School Lost and Found Items on Display
May 29-31
Outside Campbell Center

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.

5th Grade Preview Morning in Middle School
Wednesday, May 30
Details provided by Caity MacDonald.

5th Grade Spanish Luncheon with Middle School
Thursday, May 31
Details provided by Nancy Maguire-Rambo.

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

Kindergarten Performance
As Part of the Lower School Community Talent Share
Wednesday, June 6
8:30 a.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium
Details provided by Emily Serotta.

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.

Download the free RHS Mobile App!
Download Rocky Hill School’s new mobile app from the iPhone App Store or Google Play. This free app is full of useful information and features! Click here to learn more

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