RO Newsflash

May 10, 2018

Because I Said I Would...

At our monthly community meeting this morning, held for each grade level, we learned about how important it is to be someone who follows through with their word. These meetings were inspired by 'Because I Said I Would,' a social movement with the intent of bettering humanity through making and keeping promises to one another. To learn more, check out the Ted Talk at The founder of this movement closes this talk with a favorite quote of mine, "You can pretend to care, but you can't pretend to show up."

Each student received a promise card, a small blank business card with "because I said I would" written across the bottom. Students were asked to write down a promise that they will make and keep and give the promise to the appropriate person. When the promise is fulfilled they get the card back as a reminder that they are someone who follows through with what they say they would do.

Early next year, as a school, we are going to make school-wide promises with one another... Because RO Said We Would... and those promises are going to be prominently displayed around our school and become a unifying and positive reminder of the kind of school community we aspire to be. Today was the beginning of this movement at RO.

Ask your child what their promise is when they get home today! I would like to thank Denine Gale-Stevens for bringing this idea to my attention.

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5th Graders celebrating May Day with a Maypole Dance.

Request for Volunteers for Grade 4 & 5 Spring Concerts

We are looking for volunteers to help at the RO Spring concerts on the evenings of June 11th and June 12th at OAHS. Volunteers are needed to help students move on and off stage and to supervise groups sitting in the back of the auditorium while other groups perform. The June 11th concert is for Grade 4 and 5 Bands. The June 12th concert is for Grade 4 & 5 Orchestra and Grade 5 Chorus. For either concert, volunteers are requested to be in the OAHS auditorium by 6:30pm to be ready for the concert to begin at 7:00pm. Volunteers will be in the auditorium for the entire concert so you will be able to hear your children perform.

If you are able to help, please contact one of the following music faculty by May 25th:

Band - Mr. Chace -

Orchestra - Mrs. Foye -

Chorus - Mr. Sandberg -

Thank you in advance for your help and support!

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Students riding for the Kids PMC Bike Ride held on Saturday, April 28th to raise money for

Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Due to all of our riders, participants and

volunteers, we are closing in on $51,000 raised for this amazing cause!!!

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Students dancing to work off all that ice cream

at the Grade 5 Ice Cream Social held on April 27th!

Mark Your Calendar!

May 11 - 1/2 Day; Early Release @ 11:35am

May 14 & 15 - MCAS Grade 5 - Math

May 15 - RO PTA Meeting @ 7:00pm (Teacher's Lounge)

May 16 & 17 - MCAS Grade 4 - Math

May 17 - Grade 5 Art Show @ 6:00pm (Front Lobby)

May 21 & 22 - MCAS Grade 3 - Math

May 23 & 24 - MCAS Grade 5 - Science

May 25 - Spirit Day - USA Day (wear camouflage or red, white and blue)

May 28 - No School - Memorial Day Holiday

June 8 - Grade 4 Field Day (Rain Date is 6/14)

June 11 - Grade 3 Field Day (Rain Date is 6/12); Grade 4 Spelling Bee @ 9:00am (Cafeteria); Grade 4 & 5 Spring Concert - Band Only @ 7:00pm (OAHS Auditorium)

June 12 - Grade 4 & 5 Spring Concert - Orchestra & Grade 5 Chorus Only @7:00pm (OAHS Auditorium)

June 13 - Grade 5 Lip Sync @ 10:30am & 1:30pm (Gym)

June 14 - RO Spring Concert 9:30am (Gym)

June 15 - Grade 5 Final Farewell @ Frothingham Park (Rain Date is 6/18)

June 18 - Grade 4 Lip Sync @ 8:45am (Gym); Grade 3 Lip Sync @8:45am (Cafeteria)

June 20 - RO Step Up Day (Grades 3 & 4 meet their teachers for next year) @ 9:45am; Lip Sync Finals & School Celebration @ 12:00pm (Gym)

June 21 - Last Day of School; Early Dismissal @ 11:35am

Some great pictures from the Grade 3 "Camp-Read-A-Lot" Literacy Night

held this Wednesday night.