Week of May 28

Header photo: Charlie Laurent


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

The Crayon Initiative: Share Your Colors!
As part of their Library crayon project with Mrs. Silva, the First Grade students have been collecting used and unwanted crayons to send to the Crayon Initiative. The Crayon Initiative collects used crayons, melts them down, makes new crayons, and donates them to children’s hospitals. Read more about the Crayon Initiative here: https://thecrayoninitiative.org . Crayons will be collected until this coming Thursday morning, May 31.

Register Now For Our Sail into Summer Celebration! See details below.
Friday, June 22
Dunes Club, Narragansett
Click here to register!

Take a look!
Photos from the Instrumental, Choral, and String Ensemble concert are posted here.
Click here to view photos from this year’s Lower School Spring Fling.

Volunteer slots still available for Field Day!
Lower School Field Day Sign-Up Genius 
Thank you to all who have planned to volunteer for Lower School Field Day next Friday. Some volunteer slots remain, so please click on the Sign up Genius link, if you are available. The extended forecast calls for summer-like temperatures, so if you have a portable tent that we may borrow, please let Sue Wood know. Your ongoing support is much appreciated!
Please contact Sue Wood at swood@rockyhill.org with any questions. 

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.


Mrs. Marcus and her Kindergarten students are learning to play chess. They’re also practicing…
Problem Solving

Calmness under pressure
Creative and strategic thinking
Pattern recognition
And more…
More Than Just a Game: The Educational Value of Chess

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

Mindfulness for children…
3 Ways to be Mindful of Our Emotions
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This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

RHS Closed in Observance of Memorial Day
Monday, May 28

Admissions Visitors
Kindergarten parent tour
3rd grade day visit for 4th grade

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

Preschool Field Day with 5th Grade Volunteers
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
8:10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. | Middle School Buildings–Gibson & Hale
Details provided by Caity MacDonald.
5th Grade students will visit academic classes and join the Middle School at morning break.

2nd Grade Field Trip to Newport
Tennis Hall of Fame & Cliff Walk
Wednesday, May 30

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Newport
Details provided by Stephanie Cruff.

2nd Grade Rhode Island State Fair
Wednesday, May 30
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | 2nd Grade Classroom
Details provided by Stephanie Cruff.

Pre-K Students Prepare for Kindergarten!
Thursday, May 31
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 Spanish Luncheon with Middle School
Thursday, May 31
Details provided by Nancy Maguire-Rambo.

2nd Grade Choral/Reader’s Theatre Performance
Friday, June 1

8:30 a.m. | Music Room, Campbell Center
Details provided by Stephanie Cruff.

2nd Grade Author’s Tea
Friday, June 1
9:00 a.m. | 2nd Grade Classroom

4th Grade Library Presentation
“From Manahatta to Manhattan and Back Again”
Friday, June 1
9:15 a.m. | Carriage House Library
4th Graders will be presenting their library research
projects focused on their ideas to “regreen” Manhattan.
Everyone is welcome!
Details provided by Darshell Silva.

Lower School Field Day
Friday, June 1
12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | Athletic Field
Details provided by Sue Wood.
Students are encouraged to wear blue and/or white!

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

Volunteer Appreciation Open House & Continental Breakfast
Monday, June 4

8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Head of School’s Residence
RSVP here 

RHS Annual Corporation Meeting
Open to all community members
Monday, June 4 

5:00 p.m. | Flynn Lecture Hall

Lower School Community Talent Share
Wednesday, June 6
8:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium
Details provided by Emily Serotta.

End-of-Year Class Celebrations
Wednesday, June 6
Details provided by Classroom Teachers/Class Parents.

Lower & Middle School Moving Up Day
With Special Celebration of 5th & 8th Grade Students
Thursday, June 7
8:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium
Please note:
Arrival for all students will be at our usual start time
Early dismissal for all students immediately following the ceremony, by 11:00 a.m.
Busses to Newport/South County/Providence will depart at 11:00 a.m.
No Extended Day will be provided on this day.
This is the last day of school for Lower School students.

Join us for the Sail into Summer celebration at The Dunes Club on June 22. This will be a casual and festive night to celebrate RHS and the start of summer… socialize on the deck, enjoy a delicious meal with an open bar, and celebrate with friends while enjoying one of the best views of Narragansett Beach. You are welcome to bring friends and family! We will not host an auction, but you will have the opportunity to sponsor items on the wish list board and to purchase $20 raffle tickets to win a private charter for up to 49 people aboard Rum Runner II of Newport. Contact Missy Walker at 884-9070, ext. 296 for more information.
Click here for more details and to register!


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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