Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - November 1, 2019

Hello RHE families,

Thank you to the RHHSA, homeroom liaisons, parents, and teachers that helped make Halloween special for our students. It was a memorable day for the kids! Additionally, thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Ruffenach, parent volunteers, and staff members for another successful Trunk Treat!

Enjoy the weekend!

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

Monday 11/4

No Events Scheduled

Tuesday 11/5

Election Day – No school for students

Wednesday 11/6

No Events Scheduled

Thursday 11/7

No Events Scheduled

Friday 11/8

Rockin’ Roadrunners – 8:25

Trunk or Treat - Thank you!

Thank you to all the families who came out for our annual RHE Trunk or Treat. There were so many amazing trunks and costumes! Congrats to all the winners and a big Shout Out to Jen and Paul Ruffenach and all the amazing volunteers and teachers who made this such a fun event.

Raffle Winners: Daniella Knyazev, Shane Jackson, Cole Melhuish, Lilah Albuck, Danielle Ruffenach, Daphne Figueroa, Dylan Rosenthal, Dillon Hathaway, Seanna Van Schaick, Payton Patricelli

Guess jar winner: Noah Melhuish

Trunk winners: Flebbe family, Altmeyer family, Williams family, Vassallo family, Starkman/Ruffenach families, Herman family

Costume winners: Kayleigh-Jo Crivelli, Marley Paldino, Ben McNulty

Staff Volunteers: Sam Smith, Elyse Gannon, Nick Schmoyer, Julia Leavitt, Betsy Molden, Suzanne Swenson, Jen Patricola

Parents: Tyanne Burandt, Catherine Griffin, Kristin Hills, Karen Grutza, Tara and John Chernay, Randee and Dillon Fishman, Sue Guers, Monica Melhuish, Matt Snyder, Kaylie, Amanda, and Justin (college students) Jess Lell

Julia Shapiro
Samantha Polesinski
Magdalena Snowman
Jaime Hutchison
Francis Coates
Jenn Altmeyer
Mike Starkman

Donations: Melhuish and Marques Families, Ruffenach's, AppleBees, Jules Thin Crust, Francesco's, LaStalla, Giant, Moish and Itzy's, Newtown Learning Express, Oishi, Two Ladies Bakery, Harvest, Party Fair, Jersey's Tomato Pies, Zebra Striped Whale, Dairy Queen, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Turning Point, Salad Works, Rocco's, Slacks, Altitude, Jake's Eatery, Sports Clips

Box Tops

Please see below for two great ways to maximize Box Tops income for RHE!

Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school with your child. Every classroom has a collection bin.

Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for RHE.


Look for the logo. You can find it on hundreds of products you know and love.


No more clipping. Tap the scan button and snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase.


It's that easy! Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically updated online.

Author Visit

On November 14, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King award winner Bryan Collier will be visiting Rolling Hills Elementary School (schedule to follow). Bryan has illustrated such books as Martin’s Big Words, Rosa and Shoe Time co-authored and illustrated with Mo Willems. If you are interested in purchasing any of his books for him to autograph orders are due October 29. They make excellent gifts for the holidays and he has a wide range of interests and topics. Thank you in advance for your support.

Bryan Collier Author Form

Yearbook Photographers Needed

If you enjoy taking pictures and are interested in doing so at some of our special events or

in-school spirit days, we would greatly appreciate your assistance. We rely on these pictures to make our yearbook a success.

If interested please email Jen Keaveney (

CR Education Week

CR parents/guardians are invited to visit CR classrooms on the following dates and times of day:

Monday, November 11 – 9:30-11:30

Tuesday, November 12 – 1:00-3:00

Wednesday, November 13 – 9:30-11:30

Thursday, November 12 – 1:00-3:00

2020 PSSA Dates

To help families with long-term planning, here are the scheduled dates for the facilitation of PSSA tests:

•English Language Arts - April 20-24, 2020

•Mathematics, Science and Make-ups - April 27-May 1, 2020

CR Media Festival Promotional Design Contest

The Promotional Design Contest for the Media Festival will be open for submissions from Wednesday, October 2nd to Friday, December 6th.

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

Cell Phones

Student cell phones are to be used for emergency purposes only. Cell phones are not to be used in school or on school busses. Cell phones must be turned off and kept in the students' backpacks. Please be advised that the school is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen items.

In today's world, there are many reasons that students carry cellular telephones, but we have to collectively remind students about their appropriate use. Please see the Student-Parent Handbook for more information.

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, November 5th - No School (Election Day)
  • Friday, November 22nd - Report Cards Available on Home Access Center
  • Monday, November 25th – Early Dismissal (Evening Conferences – PM Kindergarten Attends)

  • Tuesday, November 26th – Early Dismissal (AM Kindergarten Attends)

  • Wednesday, November 27th – No School (AM Conferences)

  • Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th – No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Chartwells - Lunch

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Rolling Hills is on Twitter. Be sure to follow us to receive Tweets from our teachers!


RHE E-Friday Folder

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Previous Updates

Bryan Collier Author Form

CR Basketball Second Grade Registration

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