Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 4/08/19


Hello RHE families,

I hope you had a great week. I want to thank Mrs. Jaffe, Mrs. Molden, Mr. Schmoyer, the staff volunteers (the list is extensive), the students, and the many parent volunteers who brought Peter Pan Jr. to life.

Thank you to the RHHSA for sponsoring the school play. It is truly a team effort and our partnership is greatly appreciated!

My favorite part of this production was seeing the kids become confident and proud of their role in the performance. I am so proud of the team and our children. The commitment they made from the first practice until the last show, the hard work involved while still maintaining their studies, and the relationships formed with each other throughout the entire process is what makes this such a worthwhile experience. The bonds and memories created will last a lifetime! Thank you again for your support and encouragement!

Spring Break – Monday 4/15 - Friday 4/19– No School

Don't forget about the RHE Clothing Drive this Sunday!

Please see below. There are a lot of new updates!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

Sunday 4/7

Clothing Drive – RHE Bus Circle – 9:00-12:00

Monday 4/8

No events scheduled

Tuesday 4/9

Chess Club – 8:00 – RHE Library

Third Grade Family Math Night – 6:15-7:15

Reading Olympic Competition

RHHSA Meeting – 7:00 – RHE Library

Wednesday 4/10

Jazz Band Rehearsal – 3:45

Thursday 4/11

Student Council Meeting – BP2 – 8:15

Friday 4/12

Beach Spirit Day

School wide Bingo

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 Shout-Outs

Congratulations: to our 5th and 6th grade cast and crew of Peter Pan Jr.! Your performances this week were truly amazing! A huge thank you to the 20 plus teachers and admin who put countless hours into making sure this show was a success. An additional shout out to the 30 plus parent volunteers who dedicated their time and talents.

Rolling Hills Home and School Association is thrilled to sponsor the play and support a well loved RHE tradition.

Son Plus Fun: Thank you to Julie Hamnett and Jess McNulty for organizing a great night out at the NAC! The event was very well attended and we thank those families that participated and enjoyed a fun night of activities!

Schoolwide Bingo - 4/12

On Friday, April 12th, Rolling Hills Elementary will be playing a school-wide BINGO game towards the end of the school day. Prizes will be awarded, and we have lots of them! We are hoping all students can bring 20 dimes in a zip-lock bag with their name on the outside. These dimes will be used as markers for our bingo game.

At the end of this fun event, all dimes will be collected and donated to Bucks County Homeless Education Initiative.

Please send your child’s bag of dimes in to school before Friday, April 12th.

Thank you so much for your support!

Schoolwide Bingo letter 2019

RHHSA Call for Nominations

It is hard to believe that there are only a few months of school left. The year has truly flown by. Three of our current RHE Home and School board members are reaching the end of their two year term. In addition to these 3 open positions we have also added an additional board position (VP Communications) to help more evenly distribute the responsibilities of the board.

This announcement serves as the official call for nominations for the following positions:

Vice President Communications-1 Year term (2019-2020) initially to align with next years election.

Treasurer-2 Year Term (2019-2021)

Secretary-2 Year Term (2019-2021)

Fundraising-2 Year Term (2019-2021)

We would love to see some new faces on our board as we know there are many who have time and talents that would serve our RHE community well.

Please see the attached brochure for more detailed information and directions on how to nominate yourself or someone else.

Nominations will be accepted through April 30th and new Board Members will be voted on at our May 7th meeting.

2019 RHHSA Call For Nominations

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

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!

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.


Rolling Hills is on Twitter. Be sure to follow us to receive Tweets from our teachers!


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

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

May 17th (Friday): Field Day

May 21st (Tuesday): Half day for students. AM Kindergarten attends