Week of June 4

Header photo: Sarah Marcus


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

Field Day Update
Due to Monday’s forecast, our Field Day Rain Date has been cancelled.  Huge thanks to Sue Wood, and all the parent volunteers, for their tremendous effort in preparing for this special annual event.  Thank you to the PTL for providing the Del’s Lemonade which was throughly enjoyed by our Lower School students on Friday afternoon.

Yearbooks Available
Yearbooks will be distributed to those students who previously ordered them.  If you did not order a yearbook but would like one, please email Yearbook Advisor, Katy Basu at kbasu@rockyhill.org. A limited supply is available on a first come, first served basis.

End-of-Year Clean Up
Classrooms will be cleaned out this week, including cubbies, desks, and so on.  Please send your child to school with an extra (sturdy) bag to carry items home. Classroom Teachers will provide further instructions, as needed.

Thank you for  Sharing Your Colors!
On behalf of our First Grade students and Mrs. Silva, many thanks to all who contributed used crayons to The Crayon Initiative.  The box was brimming with crayons that will be melted down and made into crayons to donate to children’s hospitals!

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.

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.

Focus less on how children will turn out and more on providing opportunity to explore the world around them…
What Kind of Parent Are You: Carpenter or Gardener?

A preliminary study reveals the benefit of reading a story to at child versus via audio-only or animation…
What’s Going On in Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them a Story?

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

Keep the “mindful” momentum going for you and your child throughout the summer…
10 Mindful Summer Activities to Do With Your Kids
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This Week…
Catch a glimpse of what’s happening in Lower School!

Admissions Visitors
4th grade 1/2 day visit
Kindergarten parent tour

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

2nd Grade Camping Day
Tuesday, June 5
Detail provided by Stephanie Cruff.

5th Grade Moving Up Day Rehearsal
Tuesday, June 5
1:40 p.m. | Sharpe Gymnasium

Please let Miss Emily know ASAP if your child is participating!
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.

Summer Vacation Begins Immediately Following Moving Up Day Ceremony!!
Wow, this year certainly passed quickly, yet what a wonderful year it has been!  Thank you all for sharing your children with us and for your ongoing support.  We wish you all a healthy, safe and enjoyable summer!

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

2nd Semester Progress Reports
Emailed to Lower School Families
the Week of June 11

Summer Reading, and Books & Supplies for September
Information pertaining to summer reading,
as well as books and supplies for the next school year,
will be posted shortly on our RHS website.

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.

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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