Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 12/17/18


Hello RHE families,

I hope that you had a wonderful week! Please see below for updated information and happenings at RHE. There is a lot of new information contained below.

I would like to thank Miss McVoy and Mrs. Vaughan for another outstanding Winter Concert. The children sounded great and the teachers did such a nice job preparing the students for what the parents saw and heard this week. For the limited amount of time they have to practice, they produce such amazing results! In addition, thank you to all the teachers and staff that helped prepare for the concert and who helped supervise the students last night.

Winter Break: School will be closed December 24-January 1. School will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Please see below for important dates and information.

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

Monday 12/17

No events Scheduled

Tuesday 12/18

No Events Scheduled

Wednesday 12/19

No Events Scheduled

Thursday 12/20

No Events Scheduled

Friday 12/21

Last Day of School before Winter Break

Holiday Celebration/Sing Along – 2:30

Roadrunner Raffle Winners

We had another round of winners for the Roadrunner Raffle: Olga Padabed, Zoe Hamnett, Madison Kontz, Mekai Morris-Wilcox, Brielle Connolly, Chase Gordon, Daniel Kovalev, Cole Melhuish, Sophia Yarnall, and Lex Udell. The Mystery Motivator this round was a gift card to Wawa. 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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Soft Pretzel Sale

Families that did not buy pretzels in the fall will have the opportunity to do so again with the winter sale from Dec. 10th to Jan. 13th. Pretzels can be purchased through the RHHSA Store. If families purchased pretzels in the fall, you have already ordered for the entire year. Please remember this is for new orders only. The first pretzel delivery for new orders begins Jan. 16th. The cost for the second half of the year is $12.

6th Grade Altitude Bounce Night

Event Date: Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 2018

Sale ends: Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (check-in starts at 5:15)

Cost: $20 per student

Includes: 2 hours of jump time, socks, and ONE slice of pizza and a water.

Please note - this is a 6th grade only event. Parents are welcome to stay and help volunteer at no charge. Please no other siblings.

Walk-in's on day of event would have to pay Altitude price of $26 and it does NOT include pizza, water or socks.

If you have questions, contact: Melissa Seuffert ( or Kim Williams (

CR Cares - MLK Day Collection

Please take a moment to read the CR CARES Letter 18-19 regarding the district’s annual collection. Each year, sixth graders in each elementary school participate in the CRSD Day of Service held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The items that are collected are donated to local families in need. Please see CR CARES Donation List. The collection will take place January 2-17. We thank you for any donations you can offer.

Transportation Reminders/Procedures

Car Riders - Car riders can be dropped off at school at 8:50. We ask the students remain in their cars until 8:50. When a staff member comes out to the car rider line, students may begin to enter the school. Our teachers are busy preparing for the day or are in meetings in the mornings. If students are dropped off before 8:50, the students will not have the proper supervision. Our dismissal begins at 3:40. Walkers and car riders are called first. Our staff members will begin walking the students outside a couple minutes after that. The car rider line does move quickly, but the line can back up onto Middle Holland Road. We ask for your patience as you are pulling in and out for the school parking lot. If it is raining at dismissal, the students will be dismissed to the cars from the gym.

Like many of the families here, there are days that my children are busy with afterschool activities, and I understand the need for parents to pick up the students in the car rider line. When possible, we ask the students ride their assigned busses. This can help with safety and the number of cars in the line and parking lot. Additionally, there are times when our busses have left school before the end of the car rider line.

Bus Riders - Our teachers have continued to review our Roadrunner rules with the students. These rules also extend to the busses. We ask that you please help reinforce these concepts at home as well. Below are the expectations of our bus riders:

  • Use friendly and kind words with other students and the bus driver.

  • Find your seat and sit down immediately.

  • Keep your body in your own spot in your seat. Remain sitting down and facing front.

  • Please keep arms and legs out of the aisle and inside the bus at all times.

  • Use an inside, quiet voice when speaking.

  • Listen to the bus driver and bus safeties.

  • Electronic devices are not to be used on the bus and at bus stops.

Bus Stops - We have discussed how our Roadrunner rules continue to apply to the bus stops. We want to be good neighbors and partners with the community. Many of our stops are located at corners and driveways of residents that do not have children in our school. We ask that students be respectful of community property when waiting at bus stops. Additionally, many of our stops have a lot of children and waiting parents. Playing tag and throwing balls at the bus stops may put some of our students at risk of getting injured.

Bus Passes - Students are not allowed to board or get off a bus other than their officially assigned stop in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Education regulations. In the case of an emergency or day care issue, please contact the school office or send a note to your child’s teacher. A bus pass will be issued for your student to give to the bus driver just for that day.

Walkers - Students who walk should NOT report before 8:50 a.m. since supervision is not available. Upon their arrival, those children should go directly to their locker/classroom. Students walking home need to be respectful of the crossing guards and community property. Students are not permitted to stay and play in the playground without the supervision of parent/guardian.

Back Parking lot- We continue to ask that parents do not park in the back parking lot off of Old Jordan Road. Deliveries for the school and maintenance vehicles are often in the this parking lot which can create unsafe conditions for our students and parents driving in and out. Please use the car rider line in the main school parking lot.

Lastly, many parents drive their children to bus stops and walking paths before and after school. I certainly understand the need for this during inclement weather. However, please be mindful when parking as to not block community driveways, roads, and community member parking spaces.

Your help with this is greatly appreciated.

Items Needed for the Nurse's Office

Our RHE nurses are in need of gently used sweat pants and leggings for the health office. All sizes are needed. If you have any items that you can donate, please send them with your child to school or drop them off in the main office.

Thank you in advance for any needed donations.

Chess Club

The winter session of the RHE Chess Club will begin on January 8th. Please see the link below for sign up information.

Chess Club Flyer Winter 2019

Yearbook Sale - Coming soon!

Yearbook sales will begin January 7th. Please be on the look out for updates on the sale!


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.

CR 2018-2019 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)

Fundraising - Amazon Smile

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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.