Mrs. Rohrhoff's Art Update

Winchester and Silver Springs Art Rooms


Welcome to the newsletter for Mrs. Rohrhoff's art classes at Winchester and Silver Springs Elementary schools. I will periodically update this newsletter with upcoming events, important dates, and other art room news!


I will be available for walk-in parent conferences on the following dates/times:

Wednesday, November 14 at Silver Springs from 4-7pm

Thursday, November 15 at Winchester from 1:15-7pm

No sign up is necessary! Feel free to stop by the art room if you're in the building!

Contact Information

The best way to reach me is via email:


Tuesdays and Thursdays - Winchester

Wednesdays and Friday AM - Silver Springs

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Art Shows - Save The Dates!

We have set the dates for our spring art shows. Please save the date for your school's art show! Remember, our art shows showcase the work from all Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 4th grade students, but ALL students and families are encouraged and welcome to attend the show!

Winchester: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, 6:00-7:30pm

Silver Springs: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, 6:00-7:30pm

More information to come!

Meet Mrs. Rohrhoff

I would like to introduce myself to families of my students from Winchester and Silver Springs! This is my second year teaching art in Northville, and 13th year overall. I am a Northville High School graduate (go Mustangs!), and attended Western Michigan University (go Broncos!) for my undergrad, as well as Wayne State University for my Master's program.

I grew up in Northville from 3rd grade on (I even attended Silver Springs!). I married my high school sweetheart (also a NHS grad) and we have two beautiful daughters who are now students at Amerman. After living away from the 'Ville for a few years, we have come back to call it home again and to raise our family. My husband is an 8th grade social studies teacher at Meads Mill, the 8th grade boys basketball coach, and coaches the offensive line for the varsity football team at NHS. We enjoy living and working in the same community, and love raising our girls in the same community we both grew up in. Our family is complete with our 10 year old black Labrador named Karma.

Outside of teaching, I enjoy cooking, traveling, attending concerts, doing home renovations, and working in my home clay studio where I run a small business.

It is going to be a great year in the art rooms at Winchester and Silver Springs! Go Dragons! Go Eagles!

Check out my Twitter page for quick updates including photos of students in action!

Aprons and Smocks

At both buildings, I have art shirts/aprons/smocks available for students to wear during painting lessons. I give students the option to wear these items as they make some students uncomfortable (they are too big, have art materials on them, they may not feel like something they would normally wear). Students are always encouraged to bring in an old shirt or apron from home to wear during art class. These can be kept in their backpacks and used on art days. There is no storage in the art room for art shirts that are brought in. Please make sure to label your child's art shirt with their name.

We use washable materials during art class; however, sometimes these washable materials may not come out of some fabrics. We do the best we can during class to be careful of our clothing, but accidents do happen. Please be aware of your child's art day and prepare them by either sending them to school in clothing that can get messy, or send in an art shirt for them to wear during class (or they may wear one from the art room).

Thank you for understanding that the art room can be a messy (but fun!) place to learn!

We Are Always Looking For Donations!

Many parents often ask, "what can I do to help?". Well, the easiest way is to donate materials to the art room! Below is a list of items that we are always in need of. Some are new/purchased, while others are recycled materials you may find around your own home. All donations are greatly appreciated!

New Items Needed:


Sanitizing wipes

Baby wipes

Crayola brand markers (thin and regular)

Crayola brand colored pencils

Sharpie markers (regular, thin, black and colors)

Glue sticks (large, Elmer's)

Glue bottles (All Purpose, Elmer's)

Ticonderoga #2 pencils

Ziploc bags (sandwich and gallon size)

Plastic wrap

Aluminum foil

Paper bags (brown, lunch size)


Paper plates, large and small

Styrofoam plates

Plastic bowls
Plastic utensils

Recycled Materials (please make sure items are clean and dry):

Plastic containers with lids (yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.)

Newspaper (black and white sections only, no "shiny" sections)

Egg cartons (plastic and styrofoam)

Plastic grocery bags

Paper grocery bags

Rubber stamps (letters, symbols, small pictures)

Hair dryers (working condition, used to dry paint)