Rolling Hills Primary School
Welcome to February 2023!
Dear Rolling Hills Parents and Guardians:
The first weekend of this month is a Wellness Weekend! Be sure to take some time to enjoy time together with your family as you do something special to promote wellness. You will be glad you did!
As we begin a new month--and a new marking period--I would like to remind everyone that our Parent Portal is scheduled to open on Tuesday, February 7th with our second and third grade report cards.
We would like to thank the Center for Prevention and Counseling for continuing their Footprints for Life program with the remainder of our second grade classes this month. This research-based primary prevention program builds and teaches important life skills through the use of puppets and stories that feature "real life" situations experienced by a children's soccer team. It is always well received by our students.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend last month's Rolling Hills Family Technology Night. It was an informative evening, filled with important information about your children's new Chromebooks. We are excited that our students are now permitted to bring their Chromebooks home so they can spend extra time practicing their reading and math skills. We would like to thank our families for their continued support! If you missed Technology Night and would like to see more information about this new initiative, please check out the information below.
As we move forward this school year, students will not be required to pre-order lunch on early dismissal days. We will be allowing the students to visit the cafeteria to quickly purchase a lunch that can be eaten in the classroom during their snack period. We believe that this change will make it easier for all students to have access to lunch on early dismissal days.
We would greatly appreciate your assistance with the following:
- Please be sure that your contact information--especially all of the phone numbers listed in Genesis to be used in an emergency--are kept up-to-date and accurate.
- If you are picking up your child from school, please make every effort to wait until all "pick-ups" are called for dismissal at 3:30 p.m. This is becoming a great interruption as students miss nearly 40 minutes of instruction daily--which can add up to 200 minutes--over 3 hours per week! Please avoid all early pick-ups unless there is an emergency.
- A "LOST AND FOUND" table is located outside the nurse's office. If your child is missing any items, please have them stop by the table sometime during the day to retrieve their lost belongings.
I wish you all the best as we continue working together for the good of our students.
Pauline F. Anderson, Principal
P.S. One of our students wore this t-shirt to school when he returned from the winter break! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did...it brought a smile and a laugh to everyone that day!
Here are some school applications that students can use to enhance their learning from home.
FEBRUARY 2023 DATES TO REMEMBER
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Wednesday, February 1st
SCA Meeting at 8:30 p.m. via Zoom (see link below)
Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th
Tuesday, February 7th
Report Cards/Grades Posted - 4:00 p.m.
PAL Ski & Snowboard Club
Thursday, February 9th
Board of Education Work Session - 7:00 p.m. - Lounsberry Hollow School
Monday, February 13th - Friday, February 17th
"No act of kindness is too small." ~ Kevin Heath
see the list of activities below
Kids Heart Challenge (during PE classes)
Tuesday, February 14th
Happy Valentine's Day!
PAL Ski and Snowboard Club
SCA "Smencils" Delivery (see flyer below for more information)
Wednesday, February 15th
Wellness Wednesday - Early Dismissal for all Students
Thursday, February 16th
Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - Lounsberry Hollow School
Monday, February 20th
Presidents' Day - Schools/Offices Closed
Monday, February 27th - Friday, March 3rd
LOVE OF READING WEEK
more details will be available shortly
Please encourage your children to participate in each day's reminder about kindness! Thank you!
Action for Happiness Calendars...
Friendly February's calendar encourages us to be friendly to others and give your relationships a boost!
SODEXO FOOD SERVICES INFORMATION
BEHIND THE SCENES AT RHPS
Ms. Franck's Students Learn a New Tradition
"One Word Resolutions" with Mrs. Annunziata!
Heart Health Assembly was Enjoyed by All!
Congratulations to our "Winners" of the Mind Traveler's Library Fund Reading Incentive!
ROLLING HILLS MENTORING PROGRAM'S FIRST AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITY A SUCCESS!
Mrs. Geary's Class Enjoy a Science Lab
Mrs. Leichweisz's and Mrs. Vrabel's Social Studies Class Learns about Compromise
Many thanks to Coach Killeen...
History Comes Alive in Mrs. Ryder's Class!
Students learned about the different types of currency used at that time, what they were worth and how much each rank of soldier earned.
Thank you, Mr. VanTassel!
"Colonial Life Research Mission"
ESCA AND SCA NEWS
ROLLING HILLS PRIMARY SCHOOL SCA
This year's RHPS SCA Board:
President - Robyn Seger
Vice President - Marissa Vradenburg
Treasurer - Christina Shreiner
Recording Secretary - Christine Canal
Corresponding Secretary - Lori Mish
Let's continue to work together for the benefit of our students!
This month's meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 1st at 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Meeting ID: 810 1740 3480 Passcode: vernon
RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR ROLLING HILLS PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
Please take some time to read the attached letter from the Vernon Coalition and Sussex County Coalition for Healthy and Safe Families. It is replete with valuable information!
This handbook provides detailed information on numerous topics for the parents/guardians of our Rolling Hills Primary School students. Please be sure to take some time to review it!
SOME INFORMATION TO SHARE TO SHARE WITH OUR FAMILIES
VTSD has once again partnered with the Sussex County Library System to provide a library card to all of our students. Having a digital library card means enables your child to access books on any digital device. Click on this link for information.
Please encourage your child to think of ideas to enter this year's New Jersey & National School Bus Safety Poster Contest. Since the contest must be completed at school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is interested. Thank you!
EXECUTIVE SCA INFORMATION
Please visit this website to order Vernon Viking clothing online and help support our RH SCA!
This year, the ESCA's Ladies Night Out and Tricky Tray will be held at the Red Tail Lodge in Vernon, NJ, on Friday, April 14th. This Solicitation Letter may be used to solicit prizes (primarily from Sparta) for this important event!
This website contains the most up-to-date information from our Executive SCA. Be sure to visit their website frequently throughout the school year!
As we move quickly into the second half of the school year, please be assured of my continued support and appreciation for all you do to send your children to school prepared and ready to learn!
Always remember that I am here to assist you and your child.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me.