Rolling Hills Primary School

November 2022

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Happy November!

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Dear Rolling Hills Parents and Guardians:

First of all, thank you very much for your assistance and cooperation as we move towards the close of the first marking period of the 2022-2023 school year. The faculty and staff of this fine school are sincerely appreciative of your willingness to work together in order to provide all of our students with a quality educational experience for your children.

We would like to thank all of our parents/guardians who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our recent Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences. Please remember that keeping the lines of communication open is important to student success.

Thanks, too, for helping your children prepare for our special events during our Week of Respect and Red Ribbon Week. In addition, participation in our annual Take the SCARE Out of Hunger will help our local food pantries fill their shelves before the holiday season.

As we move forward, we could use assistance with the following matters:

  • 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. Numerous classes continue to be interrupted on a daily basis as we stop everyone's learning for early pick-ups! Please avoid all early pick-ups unless there is an emergency. Thank you very much for your assistance and understanding!

  • Most of our students have mastered their full (first and last) names and their Student ID numbers now. Thank you for your help with this important matter!

  • As the days--especially the mornings--turn a bit colder, please remember to label your child's clothing before they wear them to school. This will help keep our "lost and found" items to a minimum.

  • 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. Please see if you recognize any of your children's items in our "Lost...and Lost?" photos below!

We hope you enjoyed our first Wellness Weekend for 2022-2023. The next Wellness Weekends are scheduled for February 4th and 5th and April 1st and 2nd! Mark your calendars!

I wish you all the best as we continue working together for the good of our students.

Take care,

Pauline F. Anderson, Principal

Lost...and Lost??

If your child is missing any clothing, lunch bag, or water bottle, please have them stop and check the lost and found table located outside the Health Office.





Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Picture Retakes

(If students are getting pictures retaken, the original package must be returned. )

(If you have a new student the order form is available below.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

SCA Meeting @ 8:00 p.m. (via Zoom - see link button below)

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Clocks "Fall Back" at 2:00 a.m.*

Monday, November 7, 2022

*All staff and students are invited to wear pajamas to celebrate!

SCA Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser Ends

"What Makes You Happy" contest submission deadline by 5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Scholastic Book Fair Ends

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

1st Marking Period Ends

BOE Work Session

Thursday, November 10 & Friday, November 11, 2022

NJEA Convention - School Closed

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

BOE Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Report Cards Issued via Genesis Access

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Early Dismissal Day (1:15 p.m.)

(lunch must be pre-ordered using the form below)

Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2022

Thanksgiving Day & Thanksgiving Recess

Wednesday, November 30 thru Friday, December 2, 2022

SCA Student Holiday Shop

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Early Dismissal Student Lunch Order Form

Lunch must be pre-ordered on early dismissal days.

Picture Order Form for New Students

New students can have their picture taken on the picture retake date 11/01/22


Please keep this calendar available throughout the school year for your convenience. It was updated on October 4, 2022, to reflect the Early Dismissal Schedule we will be following for Parent/Guardian Teacher Conferences. Thank you!


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.

November's calendar invites us to try new things! Go ahead and give something new a try!

Getting absorbed in a new activity is a great way to boost your wellbeing. And when facing challenges, it can really help to take a new perspective or find a new way forward.

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How do you make a librarian very happy?

Wear a t-shirt with an important message!

Gabby Smith truly made Mrs. Nicole Gad smile!

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Please take a moment to review the important information in this letter to parents and guardians. It includes a link to the Scholastic Book Fair app to help you find the right books for your child before they purchase any books!


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Sussex County Library System Digital Library Cards Info

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.




Review some of these links and keep your children safe online!


Take some time to check out the Family Resources link!


2022-2023 Governor's Educator of the Year Recognition Program

As in the past, we are asking Rolling Hills parents and guardians to help us select a teacher or an Educational Services Professional (ESP)* for this year's Governor's Educator of the Year Awards.

*This is the list of school staff members who may be nominated as an ESP:

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Athletic Trainer

Behavior Specialist

Child Study Team

Cooperative Education Coordinator/Hazardous Occupations

Educational Interpreter (Cued Speech, Transliteration, Oral Interpreting, Sign Language Interpreting)

Guidance / School Counselor

Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

Library Media Specialist

Mathematics Specialist / Mathematics Coach

Nurse (Instructional & Non-instructional)

Occupational Therapist

Paraprofessional (Instructional only)

Physical Therapist


Reading Specialist / Reading Coach

Social Worker

Speech Language Specialist

Student Assistant Coordinator

Technology Coach

Please use the form below to nominate a Rolling Hills staff member for this honor. Nomination forms are due by November 7th, 2022. This is the perfect way to let others see the important role that an educator has played in your child's life!

Thank you!

FOOTPRINTS FOR LIFE - for Second Grade Students

Thanks to the generosity of the Vernon Coalition, our second graders are once again enjoying the opportunity to participate in this wonderful program. Thank you, one and all!

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!



Thrive Orthodontics Visits RH!

A big thank you to Thrive Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry for a fun educational dental assembly and to our Rolling Hills School Nurse Jen Gallant for organizing it.

Thank you, Dr. Daniel Akkaway, Brynn's Mom (Carrie-Anne Bosland) and Mendy Cady for doing such a fine job--and for sharing such a great goody bag with every student!

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Fire Prevention Visits from Pochuck Fire Department

Thank you to Pochuck Valley Fire Department--especially Mrs. Jeanette Emmerich for organizing this wonderful event for us!


Boomwhackers in Music Class!

Ms. Franck's Class with New Instruments!

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Ms. Cano's Class...

...celebrates Crazy Hair Day and their Place Value Party!
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Happy Happenings from Mrs. Leichtweisz's and Mrs. Vrabel's Classes...

Mrs. Sousa's Students Celebrate Crazy Hair and Hat Day...

Mrs. Weiss's Third Grade Place Value Party...

WORLD SMILE DAY on October 7, 2022

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Mrs. Reinhardt shared that she had her students create smile cards on World Smile Day. Students chose a friend, family member, teacher or bus driver that they were going to see and wrote a letter saying how that person made them smile!


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...from Mrs. DiNunzio, Mrs. Sousa and Mrs. Geary!!! Great spirit was displayed by all the staff members with great costumes and fun activities for our students!
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Halloween Acrostic Poems shared...

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Halloween Smiles Shared....

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Working in Costumes in Mrs. Weiss's Class...

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Happy Halloween from Mrs. Ryder's Students...

Mrs. Reinhardt's Students Enjoy Halloween...

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Mrs. Lynch's Class Takes Some Time to Celebrate Halloween!

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Second Grade Pumpkin Book Reports...

All second grade language arts classes participated. They had an AM and PM parade to show off all the hard work to complete their Pumpkin Book Reports. For the reports, students had to select a fiction book to read. Then choose a character to complete a character analysis book report on (describing both internal and external traits). Lastly, they decorated a pumpkin to look like their character.

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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!

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RH Monthly SCA Meeting Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 810 1740 3480 Passcode: vernon


Emergency Notification Test

A test of our emergency notification system will be conducted on Wednesday, November 1, 2022. Parents/Guardians are able to update contact information in the Genesis Parent Portal. Parents/Guardians can also choose their own notification preferences in School Messenger directly at

Vernon Township 2022-2023 SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION

Please be sure to review the document attached below regarding school closing procedures and information. Thank you!

The Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities asks, "What Makes You Happy?" This is a spin off on the annual What's Your Anti-Drug Contest. We encourage all Rolling Hills students to participate. THE DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 7th!


Area schools in Sussex and Warren Counties are collecting donations of new, unwrapped gifts and gift cares for children of all ages to be distributed to local families in need through the Season of Hope Toy Shop. Please donate to this worthy cause!


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

Huggy Wuggy and Poppy Playtime Warning!

Please take a few minutes to review this important information. Some of our teachers have reported students playing and talking about this online game. Although it is not accessible at school, students may have access to it at home. Thank you.

Grief and the Holidays Seminar

Experiencing the holidays and special seasons without a loved one can increase the pain and sorrow that one may already go through in times of grief. Join an experienced grief counselor and others who are on this journey to learn new ways to cope.


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!

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In closing...

...I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

Always remember that I am here to assist you and your child.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me!