Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 3/18/19


Hello RHE families,

Finally! It's starting to feel like spring outside. That means exciting times here at school. As you can see, our schedules are getting packed with a lot of fun events!

Please see below! There is a lot happening at RHE and throughout the District.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

Monday 3/18

Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday 3/19

Scholastic Book Fair

Chess Club – 8:00 – RHE Library Sixth Grade Ice Cream Social/Game Night – 3:45-5:00

School Safety Community Forum – 7:00 – Newtown Middle School

Wednesday 3/20

Scholastic Book Fair

Jazz Band Rehearsal – 3:45

Book Bowl Celebration – CR South - 6:00-8:00

Science Fair Set up – 6:00-7:30

Thursday 3/21

Scholastic Book Fair Book Bowl Ice Cream Party – 3:00-3:30 – Cafeteria – Students should wear their Book Bowl shirts

RHE Science Fair – 7:00-8:30

Scholastic Book Fair Family Night – 4:00-7:00

School Board Meeting – Chancellor Center – 7:00

Friday 3/22

Scholastic Book Fair

Crazy Hair Spirit Day

Roadrunner Raffle Winners

We had another round of winners for the Roadrunner Raffle: Cameron Paldino, Riley Holowaty, Naiyeem Talley, Nedylia Bangura, Patrick Malone, Alyssa Buchman, Faith Sweeten, Eric Rapaport, Jimmy O'Donnell, and Aiden Seneca. The Mystery Motivator this round is a gift certificate to the scholastic book fair. We have many students working hard to Be Safe, to Be Respectful, and to Be Responsible. I am so very proud of all of our students!
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Son, Plus Fun Event

Son, Plus Fun (formerly Mother Son) will take place on Friday March 29th from 7-9 P.M. Grab you special guy and head out for a evening of fun activities at the Newtown Athletic Club. Tickets will go on sale this Sunday March 4th and remain on sale through Wednesday March 27th. Tickets can be purchased at the school store here. Please see attached flyer for additional details.

Rolling Hills Fun Plus One flyer 3-29-19

School Play Peter Pan Ticket Sales

Hello Family and Friends of our Peter Pan Jr Cast,

Our show is quickly approaching! Due to the quality of our RHE productions and audience enthusiasm we are instituting online advanced reserved ticket sales this year for our 2 evening performances. What does this mean? No more waiting in long lines or having to arrive hours early to secure a seat! This will also help our volunteer and production crew too as we will not have to manage the crowds waiting for seats while simultaneously preparing for the production.

An online link (see below) for ticket purchase at “showtix4u” will go live beginning Monday March 18th at 7:00 pm. You will be able to find this link below and on our RHHSA webpage, our school play page on the RHE website, and it will also be sent out through the Principal and RHHSA listerv. As in previous years online advance tickets will be available for $5.00 until midnight the night before the show. If seats remain after the online sale, tickets may be purchased at the door for $7. Please feel free to share this link with family and friends who want to purchase tickets to attend. Tickets are limited to 6 per person so it is in your best interest to forward the link to friends and family so they can secure their own seats.

We are so excited for the show and we think you will love it! We are also tremendously grateful to all who regularly support our school productions by attending this event. The funds raised through our play sales help support the following year's play including but not limited to purchasing our show kit, set construction, scenery, props, group costumes, microphones, and rental equipment, as well as easing the cost for individual student involvement.

Thank you for your support and patience as we attempt this new venture. We are confident it will add to the overall positive experience for our students and families. We are looking forward to two great performances!

  • Tickets will go on sale this Monday March 18th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets and select your seats through this link:
  • Reminder the link will not "go live" until Monday night at 7:00 PM.
  • If for any reason the direct link above does not work for you, go directly to and search for Rolling Hills in the top search bar and Peter Pan Jr will pop up.

A letter regarding Peter Pan Jr optional merchandise including kiss the cast, t-shirts and wand sale will be forthcoming.


Sam Smith, the Play Directors and the RHHSA

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 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!

Chess Club

Due to a cancellation earlier in the year, there is one more Chess Club meeting for the winter session. However, it will not take place until March 19th. There will be no Chess Club on March 5th or March 12th. Mr. Yakobashvilli will be away coaching the United States Women’s Olympic Chess Team. We’ll see all of our chess players on March 19th!

Please see the flyer below for the spring session of Chess Club:

Chess Club Flyer Spring 2019

Box Tops

Box Tops have been collected and the results are in ...

The winner of our February Contest is Mrs. Parker's class. They beat out Mrs. Pollack's class by over 50 Box Tops! And t hey get to choose between a Gym Class with Mr. Smith or a PJ Day. Congratulations!

We collected a total of 734 Box Tops during our February Contest. That brings our total for this year to $674.70!

"Keep Clipping" those Box Tops ! This month's contest ends on Friday, March 29th! A Collection Sheet is below.

Box Tops Collection Sheet - March 2019


The School Safety Community Forum will provide the CR school community with a comprehensive overview of the ALICE active shooter prevention method and updates on other pertinent CR safety initiatives underway.

DATE: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 7 PM

Place: Newtown Middle School Auditorium

(Detailed Agenda To Come)

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!



Please be advised that May 21, 2019 will be the make-up day for all students and staff for today’s inclement weather closing. This date was published as a make-up day on the school calendar.

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

March 12th (Tuesday): RHE Home and School Meeting. 7PM RHE Library

March 21st (Thursday): Science Fair. 7PM RHE Gym

March 29th (Friday): Son Plus Fun (formerly mother-son) 7PM Newtown Athletic Club

April 2nd and 4th (Tuesday and Thursday): 5th and 6th Grade Play-Peter Pan

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