Rolling Hills Elementary

Weekly Newsletter - 5/13/19


Hello RHE families,

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all of our moms!

As we wrap up the Staff Appreciation Week, I just want to say how fortunate and proud I am to be a part of the RHE Family. Together, we work hard to ensure the children are safe, happy, and learning every day. Thank you to the RHHSA for providing staff appreciation treats for all of our staff members. The RHHSA celebrated all of our favorite “characters” on the Rolling Hills staff with some of our favorite children’s books! The staff indulged on special treats and lunch.

We were also delivered special gifts that meant so much to us. Staff also received notes with wonderful messages from the students! We are very fortunate to have such a strong and caring partnership.

I want to thank to Mrs. Vaughan for an outstanding Spring Choral Concert. The children sounded great. For the limited amount of time they have to practice, they produce such amazing results and for that, we commend the teachers and students! Additionally, thank you to the families for their support of our music program. We are looking forward to the instrumental concert next week!

Lastly, we are very excited about Field Day next Friday. Field Day shirts will be delivered on Monday, May 13th. Also, please see below about volunteering on field day.

Please see below for information and events happening at RHE!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

Monday 5/13

No events scheduled

Tuesday 5/14

Chess Club – 8:00 – RHE Library

Running Club – 3:45-4:30

Spring Instrumental Concert- Performance for Students – 2:15

Spring Instrumental Concert – Evening Performance – 7:00

Wednesday 5/15

First Grade Field Trip

Thursday 5/16

Sixth Grade Field Trip

Friday 5/17

Field Day

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

Field Day is almost here - Friday May 17th! The kids are super excited and we are in need of volunteers to help run the games, fill water jugs etc. The sign up genius below lists the times, grades, and activities. Thank you in advance for your time, the kids truly appreciate it!

Volunteer Sign-up

Staff Appreciation Week - Thank you!

The Staff Appreciation Committee would like to extend a huge "thank you" to all of Rolling Hills families who helped us show our gratitude to the teachers and staff of our school. This week, we presented them with a special gift or surprise each day of the week that centered around a different children's book. Please check out recent posts on the Rolling Hills Home & School Association Facebook page for photos from the week. We would especially like to thank those families who donated their time, sent in specific items, or made a monetary donation towards this event. This week would not have been possible without their help! Those families are the Fistick, Hathaway, Chernay, Gellman, Dress, Buchman, Jayawickreme, Geiger, Herman, Schrack, Conway, Lazzaro, Griffin, Tabit, Joshua, Radcliffe, Takach, Wicke, Furey, Hauben, Jilozian, McNulty, Fein, Penland, Kowalewski, Gutierrez, Altmeyer, Verica, Fiocca, Rozengarten, Schweidler, Hunter, Galasso, Wojciechowski, Branderbit, Ruffenach, Korn, Franchini, Zarnowsky, Mandel, Peirce, Vassallo, Weinstein, Ralston, Kramer, Keaveney, Marques, Melhuish, Griffin, Jainnini, and Chiarello families. The teachers, staff members, bus drivers, and crossing guards were extremely grateful!

Save the Date - Visit/Tour RMS - May 23rd

As you know, Rolling Hills Elementary will be undergoing a complete renovation during next school year (the 2019-2020 school year). We are excited about the transformation that will be happening at our school. During the renovation, Rolling Hills Elementary will be housed at the former Richboro Middle School (98 Upper Holland Road, Richboro, Pa 18954) for the 2019-2020 school year. Currently, Wrightstown Elementary is housed at this location during their current renovation. There has been a lot of planning to help us prepare for next school year and for the renovations.

Families are invited to tour Richboro Middle School on Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30-7:30. Additionally, I will be holding two informational meetings in the auditorium for families. Parents with students currently in kindergarten through second grade can meet in the auditorium at 6:30. Parents with students currently in third through fifth grade can meet in the auditorium at 7:00. If parents have students that span different grade levels, you can choose which session to attend.

Parents and students will be able to see the layout of the school and the playground. The school currently houses Wrightstown Elementary. There will be some adjustments when we move to the school. Classrooms assignments and locations have not been determined. The tour is to give families the opportunity to see our future home.

Please note that this is not a student drop off event. We ask that students stay with their parents while visiting RMS/WES. During the time of our visit, we will still be guests of the school. We will want to be respectful of the classrooms and decorations when we visit for the evening.

Tour Richboro Middle School

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Location: Richboro Middle School

Time: 6:30-7:30

Grades K-2 Presentation: 6:30 – Auditorium

Grades 3-5 Presentation: 7:00 – Auditorium

If families cannot attend on May 23rd, that is ok. We will still be holding our Meet and Greet in August before school starts. At that time in August, students will be able to see the school and their assigned classroom.

RHE Library - Book Checkout

Due to the upcoming move, we are already planning for moving all of our books. Because of this, book checkout will end early this year. The last day for students to checkout will be Friday, May 17th. Students are asked to return all books by May 24th.

March of Dimes - Thank you!

Thank you for supporting the 2019 March of Dimes / March for Babies Rolling Hills fundraiser. Our student and staff donations totaled $1235.74! This generosity will help the March of Dimes fight for the health of all moms and babies and use research, advocacy, and education to give every baby the best possible start.

Council Rock School District Tobacco Use and Vaping Presentation

Council Rock parents and community members are invited to attend a special presentation on tobacco use and vaping on May 14 at 7 PM in the Council Rock South Auditorium. Attendees will receive valuable information on such topics as:

-Effects of nicotine on learning and physical/mental health
-Vaping and transition from tobacco products
-The “JUUL” phenomenon

The evening will feature guest speaker, David Fialko, an internationally certified prevention specialist as a well as a nationally certified tobacco treatment specialist and a commissioned FDA officer. David has over 17 years of experience working in the drug & alcohol and mental health fields in treatment, prevention, cessation & tobacco enforcement. This event is free of charge and open to the entire CR school community.

CR Vaping Presentation - May 14

Rolling Hills Home and School Board Elections

Congrats to our newly elected home and school officers!

Treasure - Kim Williams

VP Communications - Catherine Griffin

Secretary - Kelly Applebaum

Fundraising - Tara Snow-Chernay

Crayola ColorCycle Program

All around Rolling Hills, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house- even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.

Crayola ColorCycle Program

Ladies Night Out (Formerly Mother/Daughter)

We are excited to bring AR Workshop of Newtown to RHE for this fun event. The workshop will take place in the RHE gym Friday May 31st from 6:00-8PM. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis through Monday May 13th. Please follow the link below for all the details regarding the pillow project and pricing. You will also register and pay directly through this link:

*You will be creating one pillow project together. If you have more than one child attending you have the option of adding an additional pillow for them.

RHE Trenton Thunder Family Night

Enjoy a night of baseball at the Trenton Thunder game. Our Rockin Roadrunners will be signing Take Me Out to the Ball Game. All guests including singers must purchase a ticket.

Please email Tyanne Burandt at with your child's name and teacher if you would like to be in the drawing for throwing the first pitch.

2019 Trenton Thunder RHE Family Night 6-1

Council Rock District STEAM Night

Please join us on Thursday, May 30th for the 11th annual Council Rock School District STEAM Night! Activities include: Slime City, STEAM Studio, Liquid Nitrogen, Phenomenal Physics, Optical Illusions, Blood in a Bag, Robotics, Mystery Powders, Bouncy Balls, Fun with Coding, Catapults Star Lab, & much, much more!

Council Rock STEAM Night

Ronald McDonald Tab Collection

We will be running the Tab Collection contest until end in June. The winning class will receive a Rita’s and pretzel party.

Kindergarten and First Grade Registration

If you know of a family whose children will be coming to Rolling Hills, but who have not yet registered, kindly direct them to the school for registration information.

Administrative Regulation 126.1 states “All new registrants will be guaranteed a space in their home school if they have completed the registration process for the next school year by June 1st.” Please click HERE for information regarding Kindergarten and First Grade Registration.

Champions Kindergarten Enrichment Registration

The Champions Kindergarten Enrichment Enrollment has opened for the 2019-2020 school year, and parents can read more information about the program at the link below. As of now, there are still openings. If you know someone that would be interested, please pass this along! Enrollment is also open for the 2019-2020 Champions Before and After-school program.

Champions Kindergarten Enrichment Registration flyer 2019-2020

May 21st Calendar Revision

At their March 21 meeting, the Board of School Directors approved a 2018-2019 School Calendar Revision. The revision was completed to allow for a K-6 Early Dismissal to occur on the May 21 Election Day which is being utilized as a snow make-up day. The March 21 revised calendar has been posted on the district website and can be viewed now by clicking below.


Council Rock District Art Show, May 30th-June 1st

The district art show gives our community a chance to see our curriculum in action. The show highlights the work of students in grades 1 through 12. Work is both 2D and 3D. In total, there are over 3000 works on display during the show. This year's show will take place at CR High School North. To order a District Art Show T-shirt please follow this link: 2019 Art Show T-Shirt Order Form

2018 CRSD Summer Academic and STEM Academy

The Council Rock School District will be holding summer school, offering a variety of academic programs for students entering grades K-8. Programs run between July 1st and July 25th. Please use the link for registration paperwork and a clear description of all program offerings and dates. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Robert Francis, Director of Summer Programs ( ).


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


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!

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

Reminder! Clearances for Volunteers

Please visit the Volunteer link regarding information on volunteer clearances.

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.

Important Dates

May 17th (Friday): Field Day

May 23rd (Thursday): Tour RMS

May 31st (Friday): Ladies Night Out-AR Workshop comes to RHE

June 1st (Saturday): Trenton Thunder 7PM