Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 2/25/19


Hello RHE families,

We are heading into March and it is going to be a busy but wonderful time at Rolling Hills! We have spirit days, the school musical, Read Across America, the Science Fair, and individual grade level activities. Let’s hope Spring brings us wonderful weather and sunshine.

The deadline for 2019 Yearbooks is fast approaching! Sale closes this Sunday 2/24 and no extras will be ordered. Don't miss out on all the wonderful RHE memories! More information is below.

Please see below for upcoming events happening here at RHE and throughout the District!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

Monday 2/25

Read Across America - Wear your favorite hat to school

Tuesday 2/26

Chess Club – 8:00 – RHE Library

Reading Olympics – 3:50 – RHE Library

Read Across America - Bring a stuffed animal or wear an animal print

Wednesday 2/27

Read Across America - Wear your clothes crazy!

Jazz Band Rehearsal – 3:45

Thursday 2/28

Read Across America - Dress up like someone else!

Friday 3/1

Read Across America - Pajamas and bring a book!

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Yearbook Sale

Yearbook sales will begin January 6th and be open until February 24th. The price for the yearbook is $25.

*Special Request from the RHE Play Committee!*

The directors of the RHE Play Committee need your help this year!

We are in need of 2 toddler beds that can be utilized in this year’s production of Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. The beds need to fit a crib mattress. If you currently own a toddler bed that you aren’t using and would be willing to lend it to our production, please send an email to with your name and a picture of the bed. We will take great care with your donation and return it to you promptly at the conclusion of the play in early April.

Thank you for your consideration!

The RHE Play Committee

RHE Science Fair: Wonder, Engage, & Excite

Register today at our school store ( for the RHE Science Fair which will take place on March 21st. at 7:00 p.m in the RHE gym. Traditional experiments, observational studies, collections, and inventions are all welcome! Registration is requested by March 8th. Your $5 participation fee includes a display board that you will be able to pick-up on select dates the week of 3/4 and 3/8. Help foster your child's curiosity by encouraging them to participate.

2019 Science and Invention Fair Flyer

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2018 CRSD Summer Academic and STEM Academy

The Council Rock School District will be holding summer school, offering a variety of academic programs for students entering grades K-8. Programs run between July 1st and July 25th. Please use the link for registration paperwork and a clear description of all program offerings and dates. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Robert Francis, Director of Summer Programs ( ).

Pennies for Patients

Rolling Hills Elementary will begin a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society called, “Pennies for Patients,” beginning on Monday, February 4th and running through Friday, February 22nd. All funds raised will be donated to the society to help with their groundbreaking research to find better treatments and cures for blood cancers, while improving the lives of the patients and their families. Students are welcome to bring in donations in any form (coins, bills, checks made payable to “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society”) which will be collected in classrooms throughout the school. The homeroom class which collects the most in donations during the contest time period will be eligible for an Olive Garden Pasta Party to reward their hard work.

Box Tops

Box Tops have been collected and the results are in ... Our November Contest winner is Mrs. Sweeney's class. Our December Contest winner was Mrs. Macfarlane's class. Our January Contest winner is Mrs. Pollack's class. Congrats to all our winners!

We collected a total of 2474 Box Tops during our November, December and January Contests. That's another $247.40 for our school; brining our current total for this year to $601.30! We're off to a slow start toward our $1500.00 goal for this year.

"Keep Clipping" those Box Tops! This month's contest ends on Thursday, February 28th!

Box Tops Collection Sheet - February 2019

Camp Invention

Camp Invention will again be running this summer at Maureen S. Welch Elementary the week of June 24-28, 2019 with all new programming for an exciting time of inventing, making new friends, and having fun!

You can register your child now at and receive $35 off the base price. This discount will expire on February 8, 2019. Don’t miss out!

Along with this incredible savings is an additional “For a Friend” discount of $30 off AND a chance to enter an exciting, one-of-a-kind contest after you register for the program.

Art Contest

ESS is running an Art Contest for all students grades K-12. The contest will run from February 4, 2019 thru April 8, 2019. All students grades K-12 are eligible, including any children of family members you may have outside of Council Rock School District. The students may draw or paint a picture following the theme: “What would it be like to have class in outer space?” The winning student will receive a $500 gift card and the student’s school will also receive a $500 gift card! Click on the LINK for more information.


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Please be advised that May 21, 2019 will be the make-up day for all students and staff for today’s inclement weather closing. This date was published as a make-up day on the school calendar.

CR 2018-2019 CALENDAR

PSSA Dates

To help families with their planning of trips and appointments, here are the following days that students in grades three through six will be taking PSSA tests:

  • ELA – April 23rd, 24th, 25th
  • Math – April 29th and 30th
  • Science – May 2nd and 3rd (Fourth Grade Only)

Fundraising - Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile:AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support your children and Rolling Hills Elementary every time you shop,at no cost to you. When you choose Rolling Hills Home and School Association on your AmazonSmile account, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our school! Find more information about AmazonSmile here.

Get Started here today… Click here!

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

Reminder! Clearances for Volunteers

Please visit the Volunteer link regarding information on volunteer clearances.

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.

Important Dates

February 22nd (Friday): Sweetheart Dance (formerly father daughter). 6-9PM The Fuge

February 24th (Sunday): Final day for yearbook sales.