Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 10/5/18

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Hello RHE Families,

I hope that you had a wonderful day! It was wonderful having the sun shine all day. It finally feels like fall.

On Monday, we conducted an unannounced fire drill. The Northampton Fire Department was here to observe and provide us feedback about our procedures. The firemen were more than impressed with how the students evacuated the building. I couldn’t be more proud of the our students and staff!

Halloween - Our annual festivities will begin with a parade on Wednesday, October 31st starting at 2:30 p.m. Please see Halloween Letter 2018 - RHE for more information. Parents may cheer on our costumed students on the back playground. For school security and safety reasons, parents who are coming for the parade are not permitted inside the school. Only those parents who are RHHSA Homeroom Liaisons will be permitted to help with the party. We love when parents come to the parade in costume; however, we ask that parents not wear masks that disguise their identity. Please remember that costumes incorporating weapons and/or depicting violence are not appropriate to bring to school. Our school strives for a climate of non-violence. Additionally, we are strongly discouraging clown costumes. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Please see below for important dates and information.

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

Monday 10/15

No Events Scheduled

Tuesday 10/16

Chess Club – 8:00 am – RHE Library

Wednesday 10/17

No Events Scheduled

Thursday 10/18

Deadline for Fire Safety Contest

School Board Meeting - 7:00 - Chancellor Center

Friday 10/19

No Events Scheduled

Trunk or Treat

A favorite RHE Halloween tradition is right around the corner! Please see the attached flyer for more information on signing up for a trunk or volunteering to help.

Please contact Jen and Paul Ruffenach @ with any questions. Hope to see everyone there!

Trunk or Treat flyer 2018

Family Bingo Night

Family Bingo Night is back! Please join us on Friday, November 2nd for some food, fun, friends, and great prizes. Doors open at 6pm for dinner and bingo begins at 6:30pm. Due to prior sell outs for this event, order tickets online in advance to guarantee admission. Please click here for more details.

Family Bingo Night 11-2-18

Box Tops

Box Tops have been collected and the results are in ... Congratulations to Mrs. McDonald's AM Kindergarten class for winning our September Contact. They collected 161 Box Tops, beating out Mrs. McGurney's class by 4 Box Tops!!

We collected a total of 1296 Box Tops during our September Contact. For a total of $129.60 for our school. Our Goal this year is to collect $1500.00 in Box Tops. "Keep Clipping" those Box Tops! This month's contest ends on Wednesday, October 31st! (The October Collection Sheet is available through the school's eFriday folder here.). The Box Tops Committee is always looking for more help, if you are interested please contact Alli Marques.

Box Tops Collection Sheet - October 2018


Did you forget to order a yearbook for your child last year (2017-18)? We still have a few left! If you are interested in purchasing please email Kim Williams and send $15 cash or check made payable to Rolling Hills Home and School Association into school with your child.

CR South Fall Festival

CR South Fall Festival

Each year, the CR South senior class hosts the community Fall Festival. This year, the event will be on Saturday, October 20th from 11am – 3pm at South. Seniors have worked really hard to make this event one that children and their families will not want to miss!

During the event, there will be:

  • Touch a Truck event with dump truck, excavator, fire truck, and police car (working on even getting a Black Hawk helicopter)
  • Live music
  • Facepainting
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Pumpkin flinging and other games
  • Henna tattoos
  • Food

At 1pm, there will be an auction and raffle drawing for amazing prices such as: a $2500 value medical spa package, gift certificates to restaurants, DJ packages, admission tickets to places like the Academy of Natural Sciences and Sesame Place, professional sports tickets, sports packages, and more.

Additional details can be found here:

CR South Fall Festival

Fire Safety Contest

The Fire Safety in the Home contest is open for any interested K-6 grade student. The deadline for the contest is Thursday, October 18th. Last year, RHE had several prize winners and it would be great if that happened again.

Fire Safety Contest 2018

Directory Advertising

Do you own a business or are you part of a company looking for more business? Please consider advertising to our RHE families. Ad rates range from $25-200 and would include digital placement on social media sites and print in our school directory.

Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Contact Jen Ruffenach @ for additional info.

2018-19 Directory Sponsor Information

CR Media Festival Promotional Design Contest

The Promotional Design Contest for the Media Festival will be open for submissions from Monday, October 1st to Monday, December 3rd.

For more information about the Media Festival, please visit the webpage at:

CR Education Week

Please be advised that CR Education Week will now occur in November. Traditionally held in January, the CR celebration of teaching and learning is being moved to November 12th through 16th so that it aligns with American Education Week. CR parents/guardians are invited to visit CR classrooms on the following dates and times of day:

Monday, November 12 – 9:30-11:30

Tuesday, November 13 – 1:00-3:00

Wednesday, November 14 – 9:30-11:30

Thursday, November 15 – 1:00-3:00

Council Rock Wrestling Association (CRWA)

The Council Rock Wrestling Association (CRWA) serves about 100 youth wrestlers K-8 and almost all are CR students. The organization would like to spread the word about the upcoming season and invite anyone who is interested in trying wrestling to come out. Families can find more information about CRWA registration at the following LINK.

Reminder! Clearances for Volunteers

Please visit the Volunteer link regarding information on volunteer clearances.

Important Dates from the RHHSA

Oct. 8th to Oct. 31st - Bingo ticket Sale & Pizza sale for the evening of Bingo

Oct. 10th - Half Day - No pretzel delivery

Oct. 26th - Trunk or Treat 6:30-8 pm

Oct. 31st - Halloween School Parties and Parade - No Pretzel Delivery

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

Marching at the Rock

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, our school district will host the 8th annual "Marching at the Rock" band competition. Both North and South, along with other local marching bands, will perform at this event!

March at the Rock - CR North - 10-13

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.