Myrtle H. Stevens
This Friday, October 29th students are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to school. Bright Beginnings students will wear their costumes on Thursday since they do not have school on Fridays. As previously stated, please make sure students wear regular shoes and no weapons are allowed to be brought in. Students are still required to wear a mask to school that day so please keep that in mind. A reminder that we are foregoing the distribution of goodie bags. We are looking forward to a fun day!
This year we want to honor our Stevens family veterans by collecting the names of our student's parents or grandparents that have served, or are serving in one of the military branches. We have several veterans that we will continue to honor from years past. If your family is new to Rocky Hill, or you are a kindergarten family, please fill out the Google Form link to provide us with the information we need to make Veterans Day special for them. Please fill it out by Friday, October 29th.
Our Fire Prevention Assembly will be held outside with the Rocky Hill Fire Department on Monday, November 1st. Students will get to see the fire trucks and receive a booklet with safety information.
National Hispanic Month
This month students have been working in art classes to learn about Hispanic art and artist. Throughout the year students will be traveling around the world with their "Passport to Art". Here are some examples of the art and artists students are learning about by grade level. Ms. Miller has an exciting year of travel planned for our students!
From the Desk of Ms. Galligan
Ms. Galligan is the new Rocky Hill district instructional technology facilitator. She has put together some excellent information for parents and guardian to help guide their families navigate the technology that is at our students fingertips. I will add new tips and links from her throughout the year.
Wondering if an app, movie or TV show is appropriate for your child?
Check Out Common Sense Media:
What is Common Sense Media? “Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.” (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ )
From the website click on For Parents and then:
Movies & TV for movie, TV and YouTube channel reviews
Books for book reviews and Best Book Lists
Apps & Games for app, game and websites reviews, best of lists, and special needs apps
Parents Need to Know for articles on recent technology filtered by ages 2-4, 5-7, 8-9, 10-12, and 13+
Latino for articles & videos in Spanish
Research for independent data on children’s use of technology and media
About Us to learn more about the Common Sense Media TeamDistance Learning
for Online Learning Support
October 29- Half day of school
November 2- No School for students
Front Office Change
Ms. Renstrom has accepted a position at Rocky Hill High School. We have hired Dipti Sandhu to replace her. She comes to us with several years experience working as a secretary at West Hill. Her first day will be Monday, November 1st. Any communication should go to Ms. Garrahy for the remainder of this week. email@example.com
Make up Picture Date
If your child was absent this week and needs to have their picture taken. We will have a make up portrait session on December 7.