Rolling Hills Primary School

January 2023

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Welcome to January 2023!

Dear Rolling Hills Parents and Guardians:


As we begin a new month--and a new year--I would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2023!


This month's most important event is the upcoming Rolling Hills Family Technology Night and we want to be sure that you mark your calendars and come out for this exciting evening. All Rolling Hills students will have the opportunity to begin taking their Chromebooks home each evening and we want to be sure that you know how to best assist your child with our new educational endeavor! We hope to see everyone on Tuesday, January 10th; in case of snow or dangerous road conditions, we will use our snow date on Wednesday, January 11th.


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.


Take care,



Pauline F. Anderson, Principal

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JANUARY 2023 DATES TO REMEMBER

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


Tuesday, January 3rd


School Resumes


Wednesday, January 4th


Board of Education Work Session/Reorganization Meeting - 7 p.m. - LH School

(December retirees will be honored)


Rolling Hills SCA Meeting - 8:30 p.m. - via Zoom (see information below)


Tuesday, January 10th


Kids Heart Challenge Kick Off Assembly for students


Rolling Hills Family Tech Night - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - see flyer below

(snow date Wednesday, Jan. 11th)


Wednesday, January 11th


Rolling Hills Family Tech Night Snow Date (if necessary)


Monday, January 16th


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - District Closed



Tuesday, January 17th - Thursday, January 19th


Girls' Field Hockey Clinic in RH All-Purpose Room - 3:45-4:45 p.m.


Thursday, January 19th


Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - LH School


Wednesday, January 25th


Wellness Wednesday - Early Dismissal for all Students


Monday, January 30th


Second Marking Period Ends


Tuesday, January 31st


Third Marking Period Begins

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Action for Happiness Calendars...

...will be shared with you each month. They truly bring messages of hope and are replete with exceptional ideas to enrich your life--and the lives of those around you! Be sure to take a moment to review and/or print them out for your use throughout the month.


Happier January's calendar encourages us to Start the New Year Happier! Let's give some of the shared ideas a try!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ROLLING HILLS RETIRING STAFF MEMBERS!

We would like to congratulate the following staff members officially retired in December...


...Kim Fishman, teacher

...Cynthia Monico, teacher

...John Schnackenberg, custodian

...Dr. Stew Stumper, principal

...Colleen Waleck, teacher

...Susan Wefer, bookkeeper


Due to the cancellation of last month's Board of Education meeting, these Rolling Hills staff members will be honored at the January 4th Board of Education meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Lounsberry Hollow School.


We would like to thank all of them for their years of service to the Vernon Township School District!

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SODEXO FOOD SERVICES INFORMATION

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT RHPS

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Thank you to the Lounsberry Hollow K-Kids, Mrs. Reed and Mr. Babich for Reading at Rolling Hills!

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PE Teamwork!

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Mrs. Leichtweiscz's class researched...

...a place they would like to visit using books or research websites. They then used the facts they learned to make a travel brochure about the destination of their choice!

Mrs. Weber's class...

...wrote persuasive paragraphs to Santa, asking to be hired as elves!


...are practicing "scooping and reading for fluency" in a text passage, following by drawing each event to help comprehend and retell.


...are reading through their word cards for fluency using a timer.


..are sorting and reading their word cards.


Whew! They are busy in that class!

COZY UP WITH A GOOD BOOK LITERACY NIGHT 2022...

...was a great success thanks to Mrs. Rebecca Walker and many Rolling Hills staff members! Please take some time to enjoy the lovely photos from the evening!
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Mrs. Reinhardt’s Language Arts students...

Mrs. Reinhardt’s Language Arts students working together during a Fundations lesson to form multisyllabic words using syllable cards.

Mrs. Sousa's Class Enjoyed Pajama Day during Spirit Week!

THANK YOU VTHS MEISTERSINGERS AND BRASS CHOIR!

On Wednesday, December 21st, the staff and students of Rolling Hills Primary School

enjoyed musical entertainment from the talented musicians of VTHS!


Thank you for continuing this lovely tradition!

...Mrs. Ulrich's class received a "private" concert!
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...Mrs. Reinhardt shared this great photo of the second graders enjoying the entertainment!
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...Mrs. Geary took this beautiful photo of the third graders enjoying the music!
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Mrs. Reinhardt’s and Mrs. Lynch’s classes...

...celebrated the winter season with a Gingerbread House Party. It was only successful with the help of our wonderful parent volunteers!
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Students in both Mrs. Reinhardt’s and Mrs. Lynch’s classes Participate in Grinch Day Centers

Grinch Day Writing Center - Students wrote how they would make the Grinch Grin.

Technology Center - Students practicing getting onto an assignment in Schoology. Then, in the assignment, they choose their favorite character from The Grinch and learned to draw following a how-to video.
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Mrs. Annunziata's Holidays Around the World Escape Room & Minute-to-Win-It Holiday Party Challenges!

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Mrs. Blanco's Students Learn Learning with Sweet Treats!

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Ms. Cano's Students Enjoy Holiday Fun!

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!

RH Monthly SCA Meeting Zoom Link

This month's meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 4th at 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Meeting ID: 810 1740 3480 Passcode: vernon

RESOURCE INFORMATION FOR ROLLING HILLS PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

The New Year is a Great Time to Learn Something New!

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Free Field Hockey Clinics for Rolling Hills Girls!

Click here to sign up your daughter for this wonderful experience!

MILITARY FAMILY NIGHTS PROGRAM

This free program is available to military families and includes family dinner, breakout sessions, family activities and a $$$$ incentive. Please open the flyer for all of the details!

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"IT'S NOT PESTERING, IT'S PARENTING"

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!

Roblox Game with Disturbing Content

Please take a few minutes to review this article, so you can be aware of the concerning content your children might be viewing online. Thank you!

Vernon Township 2022-2023 SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION

Please be sure to review the document attached below regarding school closing procedures and information. Thank you!
Rolling Hills 2022-2023 Parent/Guardian Handbook

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

Sussex County Library System Digital Library Cards

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.

"SAFELY ROLLING TO MY DESTINATION"

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 panderson@vtsd.com if your child is interested. Thank you!

EXECUTIVE SCA INFORMATION

ROLLING HILLS FUNDRAISER

Please visit this website to order Vernon Viking clothing online and help support our RH SCA!

LNO Dinner & Tricky Tray Solicitation Letter

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!

ESCA Website

This website contains the most up-to-date information from our Executive SCA. Be sure to visit their website frequently throughout the school year!

In closing...

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.