Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 11/19/18

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Hello RHE families!

Parent/teacher conferences are next Monday through Wednesday. It is a wonderful opportunity to hear about how your child is meeting expectations and in what areas improvement is needed. Below is a link to a Conference Guide with some tips to assist you before, during, and after conferences. I hope you find it useful.

Conference Guide - November 2018

On a related note, I have included the school schedule during conferences.

Monday, November 19, 2018 Half Day for Students (PM K Attends) /Afternoon Conferences

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Half Day for Students (AM K Attends) /Afternoon and Evening Conferences

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - AM Conferences – No School for Students

Thursday- Friday, November 22-23, 2018 All Schools and Offices Closed

Monday, November 26, 2018 School Resumes

Congratulations to Spencer Joworisak who won first place and to Noah Melhuish who won third place for their entries into the District’s Fire Safety Essay/Poster contest. Spencer and Noah will be honored at a School Board meeting for their winning submissions. Great job Spencer and Noah! Additionally, thank you to all of our students who took the time to participate in the contest.

Boy's Night Out is STILL ON tonight.

Please see below for important dates and information.

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

Monday 11/19

Half Day for Students – PM Kindergarten attends

Afternoon Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tuesday 11/20

Chess Club – 8:00 am – RHE Library

Half Day for Students – AM Kindergarten attends

Afternoon and Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday 11/21

No School for Students

AM Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday 11/22

No School

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday 11/23

No School

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.

Emergency or Early Dismissals Plans

I'd also like to pass along some optimal strategies to families when communicating a change in dismissal plans when there is an emergency dismissal:

  • If the plan is created before your child goes to school, review the information so that he/she is aware of the change.
  • If a plan is made last-minute, please call the school office. This will ensure that the information will be received before dismissal.
  • If you are only able to use email to communicate a change in dismissal plan, please email the teacher and me and preferably several hours before dismissal.

The safety of the children is the most significant objective during the dismissals on bad-weather days. A key component to maintaining their safety is when dismissal changes are communicated clearly to the school staff. Thank you.

Box Tops

The winner of the October Box Tops Contest is ... Mrs. Weed's First Grade Class! They collected 337 Box Tops last month, beating out Mrs. Higgins' class by 74 Box Tops.

So far this year we have collected 2243 Box Tops; for a total of $353.90 for our school. "Keep Clipping" those Box Tops! This month's contest ends on Friday, November 30th!

Box Tops Collection Sheet - November 2018

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon is this Tuesday, November 20th. Many thanks to all of those that have donated to the event this year. If you signed up to bring an item for the Luncheon, please drop off your donation at the school by 9:30 on Tuesday. A cart will be outside the school, at the Car Rider Line, from 8:50 - 9:10 for your convenience. If you drop off after that time, please bring your donation to the Main Office. Please make sure your name is on your Crockpot/dish/utensils. All items will be available for pick up at the office by 3:30 on Tuesday.

If you have not signed up to bring an item yet, there are still several slots available on the Signup Genius ( Monetary donations are also welcome and can be made through our School Store (

If you would like to help, but aren't finding anything on the Signup Genius that interests you, please feel free to reach out to our Committee Chair, Alli Marques (

Thank you.

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:

Warming Hearts Charity Fundraiser

Collection Dates: Nov. 26 – Dec. 7

Where: Rolling Hills Elementary School

What: New hats, scarves, gloves, socks

Why: To keep warm those in need!

Each donation will be gifted to a local homeless shelter accompanied by holiday cards made by Rolling Hills students

RHHSA - Shout Out - Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who ordered a RHE Spirit Shirt! We look forward to seeing our students showcase their school spirit.

Special thanks to Devon Sajeski of QTG Photography and Design who designed the spirit shirts pro bono.

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!

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:


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

  • 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

RHE E-Friday Folder