Week of September 11

Header photo: Charlie Laurent

We’re on our way!
We had a wonderful first week in Lower School, with a “thumbs-up” from students, as well! Our Lower School schedule and routines, with Classroom Teachers and Virtuosos, are now underway.  We look forward to a fabulous year for all.
Have a great week!


Important Notes & Reminders…
As we head into our first full week of the school year, please take some time to review the policies and procedures outlined in the Student/Parent Handbook. Sections of particular importance include attendance procedures, arrival and dismissal, absences and tardiness, and the dress code. Our students are also reviewing relevant information within their respective classrooms, in order to create a harmonious atmosphere in our Lower School.


Registration is underway for Fall 2017 RHEA Courses!

Your child will enjoy participating in our engaging and fun after school enrichment program! Courses include: Bike Club (Grades 3-5), Soccer (Grades K-5), Basketball (Grades 3-5), Fall Arts & Crafts (Grades 2-5), Nature Club(Grades 3-5), and Adventures in Engineering (Grades 2-5).
Sign-up now. Courses begin later this month!
 APPLICATION
All courses require a minimum of 5 participants to run.


Have you registered for Grandfriends’ Day?
Click here to register on-line.


Donations are being accepted for RHS Fall Classic Class Baskets!
Here’s the link to the Sign-up Genius. RHS Fall Classic: Class Baskets.
Thank you for your support and generosity!


Mindful Moment…
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At our first Lower School Assembly, Preschool-Grade 5 students listened to the story Mind Bubbles: Exploring mindfulness with kids by Heather Krantz, M.D. This story compared the many thoughts and feelings that float around our minds to bubbles that pass by and eventually pop.  By focusing on our breath when many “mind bubbles” surround and overwhelm us, we are able to be “present in the moment” to enjoy it and remain calm. Following the story, our Lower School students enjoyed blowing and popping their own “happy bubbles”!

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Photos: Charlie Laurent, Patty Pontarelli

This Week…
Admissions Visitors
Thursday:
Nursery half-day visit


Lower School Community Assembly
Monday, September 11
11:25 a.m.-11:45 a.m. | Perkins Amphitheater


Kindness ROCKS at Rocky Hill School!
During this week’s Lower School Community Assembly, Lower School students will write kind and inspirational messages on the rocks that have been collected and painted. They will then place the rocks around our campus for members of our community to find and hide as a way to spread kindness.  Our 2nd grade teacher, Stephanie Cruff, suggested we bring the The Kindness Rocks Project to Rocky Hill School:
I was inspired to bring the Kindness Rocks project to RHS when my family and I started finding #SouthCountyRocks around our hometown.  The idea of finding painted rocks around town and passing them on to other people, or hiding them for someone else to find, was very exciting and heartwarming.  My children learned what random acts of kindness were and how they made you feel.  I knew Rocky Hill would be the perfect place to start a project like this.  The Lower School students will be working with one another to get the rocks ready for their campus debut.  If you happen to find one, feel free to pass it on or hide it somewhere else!

Keep your eyes open for kindness rocks…find one and hide one!


Rocky Hill School Convocation
Friday, September 15
1:30 p.m. | Hopelands Lawn
Our first all school community event will officially kick-off our 2017-2018 school year!


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

Parents Night in the Lower School
Monday, September 18
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Beginning in Perkins Hall and Preschool


All School PTL Meeting
Wednesday, September 20
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Campbell Center Conference Room


Rocky Hill School Closed in Observance of Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21


Join us! 
Rocky Hill School Fall Classic
Monday, September 25
Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown
The dinner for this event is a casual and wonderful way to connect with other Lower School families. Register now!
Click here for more information


Lower School PTL Meeting
Wednesday, September 27
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room


New Family Coffee
Tuesday, October 3
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. | Hopelands Living Room
RSVP to PTL Mentor Chair, Rachel Burnett.
We look forward to seeing you!


Download the free RHS App!
Be sure to 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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Week of September 4

Header photo: Ruth Clegg

Welcome Lower School families!  

We enthusiastically await the arrival of our Lower School students and the start of an exciting school year ahead. Our Lower School Week Ahead (LSWA) will be distributed via email at the end of each week. It will focus on Lower School highlights for the upcoming week, significant “save the date” announcements, and other timely details.
Have a wonderful week!


Important Notes & Reminders…

Our Fabulous Lower School Faculty for the 2017-2018 School Year!
Preschool: Lisa Reimer & Amanda Hovey
K-2: Sarah Marcus, Ashley Lee & Stephanie Cruff
3rd Grade: Wendy Gustaval
4th Grade: Charlie Laurent
5th Grade: Caity MacDonald
Science: Eric Wyzga
Library & Technology Integration: Darshell Silva
Art: Trixie Dumas
Performing Arts: Emily Serotta
Physical Education & Health: Sue Wood
Spanish: Nancy Maguire-Rambo
5th Grade Band: Jack McNamara
ACE: Amy Laurent, Holly Cotta, Whitney Barker
Extended Day: Amanda Hovey


Registration is underway for Fall 2017 RHEA Courses!

Your child will enjoy participating in our engaging and fun after school enrichment program! Courses include:
*Bike Club (Grades 3-5)
Eric Wyzga, Lower School Science Teacher
*Soccer (Grades K-5)
Stephanie Cruff, Lower School Teacher
*Basketball (Grades 3-5)
Caity MacDonald, Lower School Teacher 
*Fall Arts & Crafts (Grades 2-5)
Lisa Reimer, Lower School Teacher 
*Nature Club(Grades 3-5)
Wendy Fachon, Environmental Educator 
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*Adventures in Engineering (Grades 2-5)
Holly Babij, Lantern Enrichment Group
Sign-up now!
 APPLICATION 
All courses require a minimum of 5 participants to run.


This Week…
Let’s Kick-off the School Year!

Lower School Orientation
Tuesday, September 5
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Perkins Hall/Sharpe Gymnasium
All Lower School students (Preschool-Grade 5), families and faculty will gather together to kick-off the start of a fantastic school year ahead! Stop by the table outside Perkins Hall for a name tag, then proceed to the Sharpe Gymnasium for our warm welcome, highlights of the morning schedule and a community activity!
We look forward to seeing everyone!


First Day of School
Wednesday, September 6
8:10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Early Bird with Mr. Mike (K-5) 7:45 a.m.-8:10 a.m. (Perkins Hall)
Extended Day with Miss Amanda (Preschool-5) 3:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Preschool Building)


All-School PTL Meet & Greet Social
Wednesday, September 6
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Campbell Conference Room


Smile!
Lower School Picture Day
Grades 3-5 
Thursday, September 7
Preschool-Grade 2
Friday, September 8
Click here for details!


Looking Ahead…
Save the date, more details to come!
Rocky Hill School Convocation
Friday, September 15
1:30 p.m. | Hopelands Lawn


Parents Night in the Lower School
Monday, September 18
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Beginning in the Flynn Academic Center Nautilus


All-School PTL Meeting
Wednesday, September 20
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Campbell Center Conference Room


Rocky Hill School Closed in Observance of Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21


Rocky Hill School Fall Classic
Monday, September 25
Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown
Click here for more information


Lower School PTL Meeting
Wednesday, September 27
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. | Perkins Hall Blue Room


Download the free RHS App!
Be sure to 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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