Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 3/25/19


Hello RHE families,

I hope that you had a wonderful week! Please see below. There are a lot of new updates!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

Monday 3/25

Play Dress Rehearsal – 3:45-6:30

Tuesday 3/26

No Chess Club – Spring Session begins 4/2

Play Dress Rehearsal – 3:45-6:30

Wednesday 3/27

Jazz Band Rehearsal – 3:45

Thursday 3/28

Phillies Spirit Day

Reading Olympics 3:50 – 4:30

Friday 3/29

Play Practice – 7:55-9:10 AM

Son Plus Fun Event - 7:00-9:00 - NAC

Roadrunner Raffle Winners

We had another round of winners for the Roadrunner Raffle: Liam Kane, Elise Lindros, Kaylee Oliveira, Evelyn McNulty, Shane Colwell, Cole Melhuish, Rowan Cosak, Jimmy O'Donnell, Brielle Hilser, and Errick Wiener. The Mystery Motivator this round was is a coupon for a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone. 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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Book Bowl

Congratulations to all our Book Bowl Participants! RHE teams consisting of second, third and fourth graders participated in the District wide event Wednesday evening. Our students did a wonderful job representing RHE. We are all very proud! It was wonderful watching our students enjoy and get excited about reading! A big thank you to all the coaches and chaperones involved–we couldn’t have done it without you.

Art Recognition

Congratulations to Sofia Bazarbayeva a sixth grader in Mrs. Jaffe’s class. Sofia was recognized at the School Board Meeting for her most outstanding artwork last night. If you are ever in the Chancellor Center Board Room, don't forget to check out Sofia's masterpiece!!!

Science Fair

Thank you to all the families and students who participated in the RHE Science Fair. We were so genuinely impressed by all of the projects and the student's enthusiasm about their own work as well as their fellow classmate's projects. A special thank you to our RHE parent Greg Hunter and to the E3 Club from North who ran wonderful hands-on science experiments for all of the attendees! A special shout out to Nick Schmoyer, Myra Lazzaro, and Paul Ruffenach who volunteered with set-up and staffing various sections during the fair. Lastly, the raffle prizes were drawn and announced via the broadcast club this morning. Congratulations to all the winners!

Son, Plus Fun Event

Son, Plus Fun (formerly Mother Son) will take place on Friday March 29th from 7-9 P.M. Grab you special guy and head out for a evening of fun activities at the Newtown Athletic Club. Tickets will go on sale this Sunday March 4th and remain on sale through Wednesday March 27th. Tickets can be purchased at the school store here. Please see attached flyer for additional details.

Rolling Hills Fun Plus One flyer 3-29-19

School Play Peter Pan Ticket and Item Sale

Peter Pan Jr Play tickets are on sale now until midnight prior to each show. $5 each.

  • If we have not sold out, we will offer available seats for purchase at the door for $7 on a first come, first served basis the night of the show.

  • To access the sale:

    • Select the date & seats

    • Purchase tickets


    • Tuesday, April 2nd – CAST A – 7 pm

    • Thursday, April 4th – CAST B – 7 pm

      Other sale items for the Play are available on our school store:

  • TINKERBELL WANDS – This multi-color, light-up wand has SIX light-up functions! You can light your magical wands to help “Tink” come back to life (picture below).

    • Wands may be preordered on our school store or you can buy them at the shows.

    • All cast & crew will be getting a free wand! You should not order one for your student if they are in the cast or crew.

    • All wands will be distributed at the play. We will not be sending them home prior to the production. If you purchase a wand and are NOT able to make the play, we will make sure that we give the wand to your child on Friday April 5th.

  • KISS THE ENTIRE CAST – Send the entire cast a message of good luck and well wishes.

  • Individual Kiss the Cast Messages will be on sale the night of each play.

Purchase an AD in the School Play Program

Dear Families,

Our School is preparing to debut their performance of Disney’s Peter Pan Jr! The show opens on April 2nd and we are asking local businesses to support our production by purchasing an ad in our program. Do you have a business, or know someone who does that could be featured in our ad book? A school production such as this is an exciting and positive way for our young people to channel their creativity and build friendships in our community. Families in our community would see your business featured in our program to let others know how much your organization values creativity in young people. Ads can either feature your business in a full page for only $25.00, or a half page, for $15.00. We would like to have all ads by March 29th. Ads can be sent in an envelope with a business card and payment for type of ad to either Rachael Sweeney (3rd grade) or Nick Schmoyer(5th grade). If you have any questions, please contact either Rachael Sweeney at or Nick Schmoyer at We thank you in advance for your support of our school's production!


Rolling Hills Elementary’ s Musical Committee

May 21st Calendar Revision

At their March 21 meeting, the Board of School Directors approved a 2018-2019 School Calendar Revision. The revision was completed to allow for a K-6 Early Dismissal to occur on the May 21 Election Day which is being utilized as a snow make-up day. The March 21 revised calendar has been posted on the district website and can be viewed now by clicking below.


Council Rock District Art Show, May 30th-June 1st

The district art show gives our community a chance to see our curriculum in action. The show highlights the work of students in grades 1 through 12. Work is both 2D and 3D. In total, there are over 3000 works on display during the show. This year's show will take place at CR High School North. To order a District Art Show T-shirt please follow this link: 2019 Art Show T-Shirt Order Form

Clothing Drive - April 7th

On Sunday, April 7th from 9am-12pm, the RHHSA will be holding it's annual Spring Clothing Drive. Please donate your unwanted, gently used clothing, shoes/boots, coats, purses/wallets, belts, bedding/sheets, curtains, blankets/towels and even stuffed animals! Ask your friends, family and neighbors to consider donating too! Please bring all bagged items to Rolling Hills. We will be collecting behind the school at the bus circle. If possible, please use kitchen size bags and grocery bags, rather than paper bags or industrial size garbage bags, as they are easier to load onto the truck. All items help those in need and anything that cannot be used will be reused/ recycled. All proceeds benefit our school! If you would like to donate but cannot drop off that day, or for more information, please contact Erica Buchman (

RHHSA By-Law Changes

The Rolling Hills Home and School Association board has recently made a few updates to our existing By-Laws. These By-Laws have not been updated for several years and were in need of a few minor changes to be better aligned with changes in technology, board positions, etc. This announcement will serve as the required 30 day written notice of the proposed amendments. Please see the attached PDF to review the amended By-Laws and submit any questions or concerns to the RHHSA board. These changes will be voted on by all members present at our May 7th Home and School meeting. Thank you!

RHHSA By-Laws Revised 3-12-2019

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Yearbook Sale

There is still time to order a yearbook!

Chess Club

Please see the flyer below for the spring session of Chess Club:

Chess Club Flyer Spring 2019

Box Tops

Box Tops have been collected and the results are in ...

The winner of our February Contest is Mrs. Parker's class. They beat out Mrs. Pollack's class by over 50 Box Tops! And t hey get to choose between a Gym Class with Mr. Smith or a PJ Day. Congratulations!

We collected a total of 734 Box Tops during our February Contest. That brings our total for this year to $674.70!

"Keep Clipping" those Box Tops ! This month's contest ends on Friday, March 29th! A Collection Sheet is below.

Box Tops Collection Sheet - March 2019

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 ( ).

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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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)

PSSA Parent Letter Math ELA Science 2019

PSSA FAQ for Parents 2019

2019 PSSA Electronic Devices Letter

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

March 29th (Friday): Son Plus Fun (formerly mother-son) 7PM Newtown Athletic Club

April 2nd and 4th (Tuesday and Thursday): 5th and 6th Grade Play-Peter Pan

April 7th (Sunday): RHE Clothing Drive. 9am-12pm