Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - January 17, 2020

Hello RHE families!

I would like to thank the RHHSA, Mrs. Catherine Griffin, and the Bingo committee for organizing and holding another wonderful Family Bingo event last Friday. The laughter, smiles, and family support truly make Rolling Hills a special place to learn and work every day!

Please see below for updated school information and events happening next week and in the near future.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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

Monday 1/20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School – The building will be open

Tuesday 1/21

Chess Club – 8:00

Wednesday 1/22

Jazz Band – 3:45

Hello Languages – 3:50

Thursday 1/23

No Events Scheduled

Friday 1/24

Rockin’ Roadrunners – 8:25

Family Bingo - RHHSA Thank You!

Thank you to all those who turned out last Friday for RHE Family Bingo Night. We had a over 80 families and 270 participants!

Big Shout Out to Catherine Griffin for chairing this super fun event and for all those who volunteered their time to make this event so successful including our "celebrity" callers Mr. Smith, Mrs. Hornberger, Mrs. Swenson, and Mrs. Aubel. Special thanks to Mr. Francis for his help with our sound system and projector set up.

Book Bowl

Attention 2nd, 3rd and 4th Graders! The Council Rock Book Bowl will be held on March 12, 2020 at Council Rock High School South from 6-8pm. This event is for students in grades 2,3 and 4. Students read from a list of books at school and at home. The night of the event, students work in teams to answer questions and earn points towards a team ribbon. Encourage your child’s love of reading by participating in this fun event! Please visit Mrs. Gannon’s website for more information by clicking here.

RHE Yearbook

2019 - 2020 Yearbooks are now available for purchase at our school store. Cost is $25 per book.

Yearbooks are distributed at the end of the year.

We encourage you to purchase your yearbooks at this time as we don't order extra books .

Science Fair

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 12th. Sign ups will be live Monday January 20th. Science Fair boards will be distributed later that week.

E3 STEM Saturday

E3: Education Equals Empowerment is a local non-profit organization from Council Rock H.S. South that aims to get girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through hands-on experiments.

The E3 STEM Saturday is a STEM-filled extravaganza with interactive activities elementary students grades 3-6.

Location: Northampton Library, 25 Northampton Road, Richboro, PA

Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Time: 2:00-4:30 PM

Cost: $5

Students pick two of five categories to participate in cool experiments.

  • Aeronautics - Stomp Rockets

  • Technology – I Want to Hold Your Hand

  • Solar System & Beyond - Star Life Cycle

  • Earth Right Now - Cleaning Water

  • International Space Station - Bag of Bones

  • Journey to Mars - Mystery Planet

To sign-up fill out the Google Form. If you have any questions, feel free to email Christine Marsden at

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Kindergarten and New First Grade Registration

Kindergarten and new first grade student registration for 2020-2021 will take place on Wednesday, March 11th (6 PM-8 PM) and Friday, March 13th (1:30- 3:30 PM) at Rolling Hills Elementary School. Parents may also register online. After March 13th, parents must contact Central Registration (215-944-1091) for registration appointments. Parents can access information on the Kindergarten Registration website including forms and parent and student handbooks.

Registration Website

Kindergarten Handbook

Recess - Cold Weather

Cold temperatures are back! With the colder temperature, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for outside weather. Unless the weather is extreme (rain or excessive cold, 22 degrees or below), children will have recess outside.

From the Nurse's Office

What do FLU, STOMACH VIRUS, AND COLDS all have in common?

1. They are all illnesses that we are currently experiencing at RHE.

2. They are all acquired through direct contact with bodily secretions and/or respiratory


3. The chances of acquiring these diseases can be greatly reduced by GOOD and

FREQUENT handwashing!

Wash your hands often and encourage your students to do so as well. Soap and water is always best but Purell and other hand sanitizers also work. Remember that when you sing Happy Birthday to yourself 2 times while washing, that correlates with the exact length of time recommended!

Try to minimize the use of shared items like pencils and crayons, etc. When it is necessary to used shared items, use a little Purell before and after use.

Remind everyone to cover their coughs and sneezes properly, throw used tissues in the trash and not on the floor and then wash hands.

If you are coughing into your elbow, wear a clean shirt every day.

If you are sick, stay home! We love you and your children, but we don’t love your germs!

Council Rock School District policy reserves the right to exclude children from school with the following conditions:

-Fever of 100 F or higher. Students may return when fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications.

-Diarrhea or vomiting during the previous 24 hours.

-Rash with a fever.

-Illness that prevents a child from participating in normal activities.

Experts are saying that it is not too late to get a flu shot- something to consider!

Camp Invention

The Summer 2020 Camp Invention sign-up just opened - secure a spot today! Camp Invention is for children entering grades K-6th.

The location will be at Maureen M. Welch Elementary School (750 New Road, Churchville, PA 18966) from July 6 - 10, 202. The times of the camp will be 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM and the cost is $270 (before discount).


2020 PSSA Dates

To help families with long-term planning, here are the scheduled dates for the facilitation of PSSA tests:

•English Language Arts - April 20-24, 2020

•Mathematics, Science and Make-ups - April 27-May 1, 2020

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 20th - No School (MLK Day)

  • Tuesday, January 28th - Early Dismissal (PM Kindergarten Attends)

  • Wednesday, February 12th - Science Fair

  • Thursday, February 14th - No School - Teacher In-service

  • Monday, February 17th - No School - President's Day

Chartwells - Lunch

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