Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 11/5/18

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Hello RHE families!

I hope that you had a wonderful week and that you were able to enjoy the warm weather these past two days. I am sure that we will be missing it soon enough!

Thank you to the RHHSA, homeroom liaisons, parents, and teachers that helped make Halloween special for our students. It was a memorable day for the kids! Additionally, thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Ruffenach for organizing another successful Trunk Treat!

Family Bingo Night - Bingo Night is tonight at 6:30! A limited number of tickets are still available at the door on a first come, first served basis.

Boys Night Out - Tickets are now on sale! Please see belwo for more information!

Reminder: No School for Students on Tuesday, November 6th and Wednesday, November 7th.

Please see below for important dates and information.

Here’s what’s in store at RHE next week…

Monday 11/5

Tuesday 11/6

No School for Students – Teacher In-service Day

Wednesday 11/7

No School for Students – Observance of Diwali

Thursday 11/8

Student Council Meeting – 8:15

Friday 11/9

Wear Red, White, and Blue in honor of Veteran’s Day

Roadrunner Raffle Winners

We had another round of winners for the Roadrunner Raffle: Zoe Estrina, Maria Lagutina, Jake Verica, Jayla Rech, Ray Haglund, Delaney Thomas, Mia Chamberlain, Brielle Connolly, Samay Patel, and Maria Zilinskas . The Mystery Motivator this round was an extra recess with a friend. We have many students working hard to Be Safe, to Be Respectful, and to Be Responsible. I am so very proud of all of our students!

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Holiday Shop Volunteers

We are looking for parent volunteers to help our students shop at the annual RHE Holiday Shop. This year the holiday shop will run Tuesday November 27th thru Thursday November 29th. In order to make it a good experience for all the students, we are looking for 8 volunteers per time period. If you are able to volunteer but can't stay for the entire time slot, just add a note as to your availability in the comments section. We are grateful for whatever time you have! *Clearances are required to volunteer. Please sign up here:

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon is on Tuesday, November 20th. Please consider donating to the luncheon - you can make a dish, supply paper goods, or even donate money toward the event.

Please see our Signup Genius:( for more information on donations. Note that monetary donations can be made online via our School Store (

Thank you.

Message from the Nurse

If a child had a fever, he/she may not return to school until free of fever without fever medication for 24 hours. Thank you!

Boys Night Out

Come on out for a sports filled night of fun at The Sports Zone in Southampton.

Friday November 16th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Ticket sales run Sunday October 21st-Friday November 9th.

Please contact stefaniewhite402@gmail with any questions. See attached flyer for more details.

Boys Night Out Flyer 10-16-18

Wendy's Fundraiser - 11/27/18

Support our sixth grade fundraiser by eating out at Wendy's. Please see the link below for more information.

Box Tops

October is almost over and that means that the deadline to turn in your Box Tops is just around the corner. Our October Contest ends on Wednesday the 31st. The class that turns in the most Box Tops wins either a Gym class with Mr. Smith or a PJ Day! Our goal this year is to collect 150,000 Box Tops = $1,500.00 for our school!

Box Tops Collection Sheet - October 2018


Did you forget to order a yearbook for your child last year (2017-18)? We still have a few left! If you are interested in purchasing please email Kim Williams and send $15 cash or check made payable to Rolling Hills Home and School Association into school with your child.

CR Media Festival Promotional Design Contest

The Promotional Design Contest for the Media Festival will be open for submissions from Monday, October 1st to Monday, December 3rd.

For more information about the Media Festival, please visit the webpage at:

CR Education Week

Please be advised that CR Education Week will now occur in November. Traditionally held in January, the CR celebration of teaching and learning is being moved to November 12th through 16th so that it aligns with American Education Week. CR parents/guardians are invited to visit CR classrooms on the following dates and times of day:

Monday, November 12 – 9:30-11:30

Tuesday, November 13 – 1:00-3:00

Wednesday, November 14 – 9:30-11:30

Thursday, November 15 – 1:00-3:00

Parent/Teacher Conferences and Report Cards

Parent-Teacher conferences will take place this month (November 19th-21st) for all grades.

Please note the change in schedule during the week of November 19th:

  • Students will have an early dismissal on Monday, November 19th (PM Kindergarten attends)
  • Tuesday, November 20th (AM Kindergarten attends)
  • Schools are closed for students on Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd.
  • School will resume on Monday, November 26th.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, report cards will not be available for printing in the HAC system in time for parent conferences. As such, you will not have a hard copy of your child’s report card prior to conferences. This will only impact grades 3-6 because grades K-2 do not receive a report card for the first marking period. If there are any questions about report cards after they become available in HAC on November 26th at 4:00 p.m., you can always contact the teacher for a follow-up discussion.

Reminder! Clearances for Volunteers

Please visit the Volunteer link regarding information on volunteer clearances.

RHHSA Year Long Fundraisers

Box Tops are just one of 3 year long fundraisers that benefit RHHSA. Please see the link below to learn more about the "BIG 3" - Box Tops, A+ School Rewards, and Amazon Smile. These are easy ways to help our school earn money!

2018 Fundrasing RHHSA The Big 3

Chartwells Lunch

Click on the following link to access the monthly menu online:

When sending money in for lunch, please be sure the money is in a sealed envelope with the student name and teacher.