Message from Ms. Lilly

RNE Newsletter February 11, 2016

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Thanking my lucky stars for RNE!!

Thank you so much to the families that were able to attend our STEAM to PBL night. It was a wonderful evening filled with so many fabulous activities. As Mrs. Johnson and I traveled throughout the rooms, it was heartwarming to see all of the smiling faces!

Today several of our Kindergarten classes visited the Carter Center. Former President Jimmy Carter was there with our classes! This is a priceless experience provided by our PTA SEM committee. Thank you SEM!!

Tomorrow our teachers will be engaged in a variety of professional learning opportunities. I am very excited to see our amazing teachers bring their learning back to our students.

I hope you all enjoy the long weekend!



Pre K Registration for school year 2016-17 Pre K Registration will be held Wednesday, March 30th, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Media Center


Please make note of the specific dates that parents may visit for lunch. All other dates we are unable to host any visitors.

February: 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25

March: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

May: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

RNEF Spring Soirée on Saturday, March 19th. Additional details and ticket information coming soon.

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Spotlight on PBIS

Principal’s 200 Club

Have you heard?! Have you seen?! As part of our school initiative for positive behavior we have started the Principal’s 200 Club! 8-10 staff member will have Bear Club Cards to pass out, every day, to a student that they feel is exhibiting the positive expectations set for our school. Once a student receives the award they will be able to sign the celebrity book, draw a number, and put their card with their name on it, in the numbered spot they drew on our board for all to see! Once there are 10 in a row, those students will get a mystery prize that involves the principal!

Some Guidelines for Teaching Behaviors

1– Provide examples and non-examples of expectations

2– Have students apply to their own lives

3– Check for understanding

4– Provide opportunities for practice

Thought for Home:

*Remind students that having positive behavior and doing the right thing at home and school is always the best choice! How can you encourage this kind of behavior more?

Our first group of winner's are!!!

Reese Hannah

Addison Lee

Sarah Lawson

Michael Paul Murrieta

Avery Whitworth

Hadley Malone

Sadie Currie

Gianna Graham

Max Rouhizad

James Dougherty

Congratulations boys and girls.

Nominating Committee - Our PTA needs your help!

The PTA is looking for individuals to nominate eligible persons to serve in the vacant officer roles for the 2016-2017 school year. We need 3 individuals along with 2 alternates from our PTA membership to serve on this committee. This is an exciting opportunity and important task to help propose the next representatives to sit on the executive committee. If you are interested in serving on this nominating committee, please email your name and contact information to me

Kindergarten and New Student Registration is coming to Roswell North Elementary

Wednesday, March 23rd, 8:30am-1pm

10525 Woodstock Road

Roswell, GA

Registration will be for any students not presently enrolled in Fulton County Schools. Please bring copy of birth certificate; copy of social security card; immunization (form 3231); eye, ear, dental form (form 3300); two proofs of residency.

Fifth Grade Activities

Teamwork makes the Dream work! Did you know that a community outreach program is a part of the 5th grade activities? Our efforts center around keeping the neighboring Roswell Area Park beautiful!

Join us along with the 5th graders and their families of Mountain Park Elementary on March 6, for one hour beginning at 1pm to canvas the park and gather trash. Weather permitting, we can hang out at the park after to socialize with our new classmates and friends.

You'll need proper shoes, work gloves and water. Meet us at the Trailhead. Any questions? Email me at or call 678-468-8134.

5th Grade Transitions Dates

· Tuesday, February 23 @ 8 am – TAG meeting (RNES)

· Thursday, March 3 @ 6:30 pm – CMS staff meet with RNES & MPES parents/guardians (CMS)

· Monday, March 28 – Wednesday, March 30, 9 am – 12 pm – CMS PTA host 5th grade parent tours of CMS (CMS)

· Thursday, April 28, @ 9 am – Bridges students speak with RNES 5th graders

· Tuesday, May 3, 9 – 11:30 am – Rising 6th grade tour (CMS) (9 – 10 am – MPES tours; 10 – 10:30 – Welcome; 10:30 – 11:30-RNE tours

· Tuesday, July 26 & Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (CMS): 9 am – 12:30 pm – 6th grade summer camp

Parents of 5th Grade Students

Please stay informed of all the 5th grade events and activities this year by logging onto the RN website: and click on PTA, then click on Events and scroll down to 5th grade events.

Photographers will be returning on February 29th to take class photos. More details to come as the date gets closer.

International Night at RNE

International Night will be held on Friday, 2/26, 7 - 9 pm. It is not too late to sign up and represent a country! Whether you're a recent arrival to the US or you family has been here for generations, this is an opportunity for you and your child to share your heritage with RNE. More than one family may represent the same country. If you would like participate, please contact Michelle Pellegri at or fill out and submit a recruitment form:

The following 25 countries will be represented:

Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, England, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Portugal, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, USA, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

Reminders and Upcoming Events!

· How to become a volunteer
Register at the Fulton County Schools Volunteer Page. Complete the mandatory online training.

Complete the volunteer application.

Wait for a confirmation email from Fulton County Schools.

Visit the school and begin volunteering.

  • School Begins at 7:40 a.m.
    The morning bell rings and academic instruction begins at 7:40 a.m. We ask that all students are in their classrooms by 7:40 a.m. so that the day starts off smoothly. Students who arrive after the bell has rung must be signed in at the front office by a parent or guardian.

· After School Programs
Per Fulton County policy our school doors will be locked at dismissal. Therefore, no one will be allowed to enter school once dismissal has begun. All after school programs will dismiss out front or in the carpool lane, depending on the class. Instructor will notify you as to the area for pickup.

  • Transportation Changes
    Anytime you change the mode of transportation for your child, please write a note to the teacher informing of the change. Also, please put their regular way home on the note as well as the change. Also, due to liability issues, Fulton County does not allow children to ride a bus other than their assigned bus to another student’s home for play dates, birthday parties, etc.

· Family Trips

Student absences for family trips are considered unexcused, unless you receive prior approval from the principal. Parents must submit, in writing, a request for the days to be excused, stating the educational relevance of the trip. Students must also submit a written journal of the trip highlighting what they’ve learned. The request for the absence must be submitted to Ms. Lilly no later than two weeks prior to travel. Approval is at the discretion of the principal.

· FCBOE Text Alerts

Parents, now you can receive emergency alerts on your cell. Just text “YES” to 88544. With this free service, you will receive text messages notifying you of inclement weather, safety alerts, school closings or other important information impacting the Fulton county School System.

· Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located at the end of the 5th grade hall. Unclaimed items will be donated to NFCC donated twice a month; once in the middle of the month and again at the end of the month.

  • Birthday Treats
    Due to the increasing cases of food allergies among our students, we ask that birthday celebration treats be non-food items. Suggestions include pencils, stickers, etc. The front office staff will make sure that the teacher is aware that the items were dropped off and the students will receive them that day.
  • Students Returning to School After Hours
    It has been RNE’s policy for students not to enter their classroom after hours. The custodians are busy cleaning and teachers sometimes are involved with meetings and planning.

· Students who eat on the stage must follow the same lunchroom expectations as the students who are not eating with their parents. Proper manners include:

staying in their seat

raising their hands

purchasing all snacks/ice cream before sitting down

students will not be allowed to leave the stage until lunch dismissal

students will not be allowed to have their friends join them on stage.

  • Upcoming Dates
    Please visit our school website at and click on calendar to keep up with all the latest happenings around Roswell North plus a lot more!

Partners in Education

Please welcome the 2015-16 Partners in Education sponsors for RNE. If you have any questions or would like to become a sponsor please contact Tracy Moore at or Jennifer Whitworth at with any questions.

Pediatric Associates-Dr. Licata

Meer Electric

Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance

Crabapple Tutor


Chick-Fil-A at Roswell Town Center

Aurora Cineplex

Dignity Memorial

Roswell Budokan

Southern Sprinkler Systems

Salt Med Spa of Roswell

Legacy Academy

Salon De La Vie

Honey Baked Ham

Southern Aquatics

Jason Deli

Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Roswell

Kona Ice



Kids Chess




Home Depot


Thank you to the students, families and staff for the overwhelming generosity to support the Pennies Campaign this year! We are still collecting donations from restaurant nights & the total amount for our donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is pending. However, we want to give a great big congratulations to the Hearts challenge winners: Mrs. Prior’s Fourth Grade Class supported with the largest amount of Heart donations and will be awarded with lunch from Olive Garden! And, the Fourth Grade took the lead & won the grade level challenge! The entire Fourth Grade will be awarded with a celebration of fun and games with the administration! This school is full of those with hearts of gold. We are truly proud and thank you for making a difference in the lives of children who are affected by leukemia.

Here’s a shout out to all of the wonderful businesses that supported our Pennies Campaign - Biscuits and More, Thousand Hills Coffee, Flying Biscuit, Krispy Kreme, Thumbs Up Diner, Trader Joes, Rhodes Bakery, Publix and Olive Garden

Also, thank you to the following restaurants for donating part of their proceeds from the Pennies Restaurant day:

Alessio's, Ceviche, Fickle Pickle, Lucky's Burgers, The Mill, and Moxie Burgers.

Cafe job openings at RNE!

The cafeteria is hiring. For information call 404-791-4771 and ask for the Cafeteria Manager, Julie Knight-Brown.