Raleigh Hills Newsletter

October 30, 2020

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Weekly Message

Dear Raleigh Hills Community,

It’s definitely fall! The weather is turning colder and the leaves are beautiful. I love to settle in with a cup of tea on these crisp fall days and read a book. Speaking of books, Ms. Moore is launching the new library website! Please visit often so see what she has in store for you. I’m sure you’ll find a book that you’ll love to read as it’s getting colder outside.

Fall is also for voting this year. If you haven’t had a chance to fill out your ballot, it would be great to take your kids and turn it in at a drop off spot. They’ll get a sticker as a future voter if they’re still available and you’ll be teaching them an important lesson about exercising their voice in our great democracy. Don’t forget Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd.

Have a happy fall weekend,


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Letters for Teachers

Want to make your teachers feel special? Write them a special note or letter. You can create a song, picture or poem! Then drop it off in the box in front of the school. We will get all the letters to your teachers. They miss seeing you every day in person and this will bring a special smile to their faces!

Parent Meeting - Tips and Tricks for CDL

We’ve learned a lot about how to be successful in the Comprehensive Distance Learning environment. Come to our parent meeting and we’ll share our strategies for how to help your child thrive. Ms. Orchard, our school counselor, and Ms. Muskat, our Student Success Coach, will share ideas for social/emotional success. I will share tips for academic success and Mr. Battison will be there to speak directly to middle school parent concerns.

When: November 5th

Time: 6-7

Zoom Info: 858 5483 1914 pwd: welcome

Congratulations Walk and Roll Winners

Congratulations to the following Walk and Roll winners:

Anna from Ms. Henry’s class

Emery from Ms. Shier’s class

Aubrie from Ms. Bartizal’s class

They won a goody bag full of items that will keep them safe as they Walk and Roll around their neighborhoods, Great job! Way to represent Raleigh Hills.

Pumpkin Lab Fun!

Our 6th graders got to participate in a socially distanced pumpkin dissection and lab in the parking lot. I was able to chat with a few of the students but they respectfully requested that I hold my questions while they were counting seeds! Thanks to Ms. Kellogg and Ms. Reed for organizing this fun event and thanks to Mr. Koehler for helping us get the pumpkins! Whether you did your lab at school or at home, we hope you had a great time and learned a lot!

News from the PTO

Happy Friday, Panthers!

The PTO wanted to reach out and thank all of those that were able to attend our first meeting. What a great turn out! We hope to see your faces again, and maybe even a few more! We will be meeting the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30.

Our next meeting will be on November 10, 6:30 pm.

At our next meeting we will be electing PTO Board members for the year, reviewing and voting on the revised Bylaws, and hearing updates from the Board and Mrs. DeMartino!

We do have some open positions, so come join us to find out how you can help out!

Also, please check out our PTO Website at www.raleighhillspto.org

Lots of information about upcoming events and general information can be found here throughout the year!

We are so excited about the opportunities to grow our community this year! If you have any ideas, questions, or just want to get involved, please join us!

Best, Holly Willis-Magalen (uoholly@gmail.com)

Thanks to Elaine Baker

The front of our school is beautiful and weed-free thanks to Elaine's efforts. She worked on weeding and beautifying the front of the school for the better part of a week to make sure we looked cared for. Thank you so much Elaine!
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Upcoming Events

November 4 - 6-7 St. Cecelia's Night

November 5 - 6-7 Parent Info Night - Tips and Tricks for CDL Success

November 10 - PTO meeting 6:30 pm Zoom Info: 893 8283 3641 Pwd: RHPTO

November 11 - Veteran's Day - No school for students

November 13 - Grading Day - No school for students

November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday - No school for students

Tech News

There is much more to technology than using devices to learn and play. Tech also involves learning to design and create. With this in mind I have added to the Raleigh Hills Technology website some ideas for kids to practice these concepts with. On the website’s Maker Page there are two slide presentations to help kids get started, Maker Projects and Famous Landmarks Maker Challenge. There are also kits available for a few of the projects suggested. They can be picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Library check out.

I would love to see the marvelous creations that Raleigh Hills students create. There is a Google Form below the slides on the Maker Page for students to submit a picture of their project. There is no limit on how many projects a student submits and it can be something that is not listed on the slides. The more creative the better. I look forward to seeing what our wonderful students create.


Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night. It's daylight savings time again.

Student Directory

Watch for the student directory. It will be coming out soon!
Internet Options for Families

Please take a look at this webpage if you need affordable internet access for your home.

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Community Resources Page

Click here for food, internet, transportation and utilities resources


Haga clic aquí para obtener alimentos, internet, transporte y recursos públicos.

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