Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 11/12/18

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Hello RHE families!

I would like to thank the RHHSA and the Bingo committee for organizing and holding another wonderful Family Bingo event last Friday. The laughter, smiles, and family support truly make Rolling Hills a special place to learn and work every day!

The cold weather is coming! With the colder temperature, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for outside weather. Unless the weather is extreme (rain or excessive cold, 22 degrees or below), children will have recess outside.

We are looking forward to Council Rock Education week. Please see below for specific details.

Boys Night Out - Ticket sale ends tonight! Don't miss out! Please see below for more information!

Please see below for important dates and information.

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

Monday 11/12

CR Ed Week Parent Visitation - 9:30-11:30

Tuesday 11/13

Chess Club – 8:00 am – RHE Library

CR Ed Week Parent Visitation – 1:00-3:00

RHHSA Meeting – 7:00 – RHE Library

Wednesday 11/14

CR Ed Week Parent Visitation - 9:30-11:30

Thursday 11/15

CR Ed Week Parent Visitation – 1:00-3:00

Friday 11/16

RHE Spirit Day – Team Day Spirit Day

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

November 2018 CR Ed Week Letter

Holiday Shop Volunteers

We are looking for parent volunteers to help our students shop at the annual RHE Holiday Shop. This year the holiday shop will run Tuesday November 27th thru Thursday November 29th. In order to make it a good experience for all the students, we are looking for 8 volunteers per time period. If you are able to volunteer but can't stay for the entire time slot, just add a note as to your availability in the comments section. We are grateful for whatever time you have! *Clearances are required to volunteer. Please sign up here:

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon is on Tuesday, November 20th. Please consider donating to the luncheon - you can make a dish, supply paper goods, or even donate money toward the event.

Please see our Signup Genius:( for more information on donations. Note that monetary donations can be made online via our School Store (

Thank you.

Message from the Nurse

If a child had a fever, he/she may not return to school until free of fever without fever medication for 24 hours. Thank you!

Boys Night Out

Come on out for a sports filled night of fun at The Sports Zone in Southampton.

Friday November 16th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Ticket sales run Sunday October 21st-Friday November 9th.

Please contact stefaniewhite402@gmail with any questions. See attached flyer for more details.

Boys Night Out Flyer 10-16-18

Parent/Teacher Conferences and Report Cards

Parent-Teacher conferences will take place this month (November 19th-21st) for all grades.

Please note the change in schedule during the week of November 19th:

  • Students will have an early dismissal on Monday, November 19th (PM Kindergarten attends)
  • Tuesday, November 20th (AM Kindergarten attends)
  • Schools are closed for students on Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd.
  • School will resume on Monday, November 26th.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, report cards will not be available for printing in the HAC system in time for parent conferences. As such, you will not have a hard copy of your child’s report card prior to conferences. This will only impact grades 3-6 because grades K-2 do not receive a report card for the first marking period. If there are any questions about report cards after they become available in HAC on November 26th at 4:00 p.m., you can always contact the teacher for a follow-up discussion.

Wendy's Fundraiser - 11/27/18

Support our sixth grade fundraiser by eating out at Wendy's. Please see the link below for more information.

6th grade Wendy's Fundraiser Night 11-27

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:

RHHSA Shout Out! Family Bingo Thank you!

Thank you to Bingo Co-Chairs Carolyn Chiarello and Albina Schweidler for a awesome night of family fun and RHE Spirit. This event could not happen without our fabulous parent and staff volunteers!

Parents: Kim Williams, Jen Jainnini, Gina Yarnall, Jen Keaveney, Kristi Smith, Lauren Galasso, Cheri Tabit, Linda Ralston, Jen Ruffenach, Paul Ruffenach, and Magdalena Snowman.

Staff: Mrs. Higgins, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Aubel, Mrs. Patricola, Mrs. McLaren, Mrs. MacFarlane, and Karen Paulk.

RHHSA Shout Out! Trunk or Treat Thank you!

A big thank you to our Trunk or Treat chairs Jen and Paul Ruffenach. The weather cooperated and we had a lot of Trunk or Treaters and some fabulous trunks!

Kudos to all the volunteers who donated their time to make this event a success:
Staff- Mrs. Sweeney, Mrs. McLaren, Mrs. Hornberger, Mrs. Swenson, Mrs. Patricola, Mrs. Miguelez, Mrs. Gannon
Lincs-Liam, Isabelle, and Carmela
Parents- Laura Henderson, Magdalane Snowman, Tyanne Burandt, Linda Ralston, Carol Mandel, Jenn Altmeyer, Cheri Tabit, Jeanne Hathaway, Jen Keaveney, Jen Janinni, Meghan Stonebrook, Chelsea Rogers, Nicole Lorenzo, Gene Alpert, Olga Gitman, Jess Lell

Winner of Raffle- Zoe Hamnett
Winner of Guess Jar- Kayleigh- Jo Crivelli

Trunk Winners:
Williams family( Boo Bakery)
Yarnell family. ( Jurassic Park) I
Sitler family( Pirate).
Altmeyer (Cemetary)
Buchman family(Fortnite)
—————- Gumball Machine

Prize Donations:
Ruffenach family $25 gift card
Jakes Eatery
My Gym
Dairy Queen
Altitude Trampoline park
Zebra Striped Whale
Jeanne Hathaway $25 wawa gift card
Olive Garden
Happy Mixer
Red Berry
Francesco’s Pizza
Happy Nails
Sports Clips
Candy and small prizes from the Rolling Hills Families


CR parents/guardians, staff, and community members can expect interrupted district email service on Tuesday, November 13 as the district's IT Department addresses a server connection. The interruption is expected to begin at 4:30 PM and could last until 11 PM. The Office of Community Relations will post a reminder message about the gap in email service to district and school-based website homepages on the day of the interruption

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!

Reminder! Clearances for Volunteers

Please visit the Volunteer link regarding information on volunteer clearances.

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

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.

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, November 12th through Thursday, November 15th - Education Week
  • Friday, November 16th - Boys Night Out
  • Monday, November 19th - Early Dismissal (PM Kindergarten attends)
  • Tuesday, November 20th - Early Dismissal (AM Kindergarten attends)
  • Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd - No School
  • Tuesday, November 27th - Eat at Wendy's Fundraiser