The Royall Reporter
January 27, 2023
Frozen Fun in First Grade
A chill was in the air on Friday as first grade classes at Royall participated in "Frozen Day." After a week of reading and writing about the four seasons, many students concluded that winter is their favorite time of year. They thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the seasons with a day full of frosty snacks and STEM activities planned by their imaginative teachers. A few of their "Frozen Station Challenges" included constructing snow forts, building snowball catapults, and making snowflakes! Check out some of the pictures from their day in the gallery below!
Chromebook Quiet Hours
Beginning this week, Royall students will observe "Chromebook Quiet Hours" from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM each day. During these hours, student Chromebooks will be inoperable to encourage rest and cessation from technology-based activity during the night. Please be aware of this change and remind your child to complete any homework assignments before 9:00 PM so that he or she can get a good night's sleep.
Showering Ms. McMillan With Love
Our Curriculum Technology Coordinator Jamie McMillan is expecting a new baby girl soon, and we can't wait to welcome her into the Royall family! This week, the staff attended a beautiful baby shower in honor of Ms. McMillan, and pink was definitely the focal color as impressive decorations filled the Royall library for the occasion. Congratulations, Ms. McMillan! We can't wait to meet sweet Reese!
What's Cooking in the Royall Cafeteria?
Click here to view Royall's February breakfast and lunch menus!
Showing Support for Royall Students
The faces of Royall teachers, custodians, and other staff members are often seen in the bleachers or on the sidelines as they cheer our students on to success in their after-school activities. Attendance at these events is just one way that our Royall staff actively shows support and love for students each day. This week, Ms. Forehand attended a cheerleading competition send-off, and Mr. Hawkins dropped in on a student basketball game! If you have photos of a Royall staff member attending an event with your student, please share them with us! We love seeing the Royall family supporting each other in the greater Florence community!
Making Marble Runs: An Engineering Challenge
Fifth grade classes in Royall's Innovation Center recently engaged in the process of designing and constructing marble runs during Related Arts. As part of a study of forces and motion, students were challenged to use the Engineering Design Process to create marble runs from recycled materials. Success was measured by the ability of a marble to travel through each run for at least five seconds without becoming derailed or trapped. Through a process of trial, error, and redesign, collaborative groups met their goals and cheered as their marbles overcame friction to travel the paths smoothly. We are proud of our young engineers!