A message from Ms. Lilly

RNE newsletter April 29, 2016

RNE Olympics

It is hard to believe we have reached the end of April with so much to celebrate, including the completion of Milestones testing! We are so proud of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! As the warm weather finally settles in and the end of the year approaches, there is still so much to look forward to: Math Olympiad, Field Day, and the milestone of our 5th grade students moving from elementary to middle school.

As you read this, take a glance at your RNE student(s). We're all taller and wiser and so close to being one grade older! Although it is bittersweet, this season of passing of the torch is exciting, scary, and emotional at the same time. I have visited lots of kindergarten classrooms this week and listened to them share so much of the new knowledge they have gained during the course of the school year. Several students boasted that they could only read 1 sight word but are now reading 53!

Please also join me in wishing our beloved Libby Nanney much love and luck as she begins her retirement today!


Maureen Lilly

Field day needs!

The RNE family is very excited for the return of Field Day! This year’s Field Day will be broken into two days:

Prek-2nd grade on Monday, May 16

3rd-5th grade on Tuesday, May 17

RNE needs LOTS of volunteers to make Field Day a memorable and safe experience for our kids! All volunteer slots for Prek-2nd grade Field Day are booked! Thank you! If you’d like to be put on a waiting list and contacted when/if we have cancellations, email Kellie Macdonald: kellienpelletier@gmail.com.

But, we still need more volunteers for 3rd-5th grade Field Day on May 17. Please sign up to volunteer by visiting: http://vols.pt/J9DQsF

And please don't forget that before volunteering at RNE, you must register at the Fulton County Schools Volunteer Page and complete the 15-min mandatory online training. Volunteers not registered will be turned away this is FCS policy.

Visit: http://www.fcsvolunteers.org/


Attention RNE Parents, I am looking for a volunteer to coach next year’s Spirit Squad. You would be responsible for teaching cheers and stunts, setting up events for the girls and helping them build up their character and self-esteem. I you or your teen is interested or for more information please email Joy Fofana at fofana@fultonschools.org. All teens must be seniors who are able to do it as part of a work study program due to the practice time.

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summer reading

Calling all kids in Georgia!

Start limbering up your fingers, because this summer Get Georgia Reading and myON are delivering more than 8,000 books to your computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day, every day through Aug. 30. It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips.

Hey, parents, teachers, and librarians, we want you to join the fun, too.

You can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction books, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles.

What’s popular so far this year? It looks like Georgia kids favor nonfiction. The top titles are:

  • Scary Ghosts,
  • Great White Sharks: On the Hunt,
  • King of Pop: The Story of Michael Jackson, and
  • Anacondas: On the Hunt.

During summer 2014, Georgians read 3,246 books and spent 845 hours and 11 minutes reading. This year, we’ve already read 8,198 books and spent 1,727 hours reading, and summer break hasn't even started.

You can count on us

Good luck to the RNE Math Olympiad team as they will compete in the annual Cheetah Cup Math Competition at Creek View Elementary School. The event is broken down into a team and individual competition. Students will be challenged with higher order thinking math problems that range from fourth grade through eighth grade curriculum. I know our RNE team will represent out school well. We are wishing Izzy, Isiah, Abel, Logan, and Gowtham the best on Saturday. Follow the team on Twitter @theacademicarmy or #rnegreatthings.

CMA Tickets

At the Spring Soiree, event sponsor Carl Black of Roswell donated an additional auction item to benefit our school community––two tickets to the Country Music Association Awards Show on November 2, 2016, and VIP access to Carl Black’s after-party! These tickets are now available for bidding in our extended, second-chance auction. This is an incredible opportunity for any music lover! The CMA Awards celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, and the show is sure to be filled with top artists and outstanding music. Last year, country superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the show, while performers included Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, and Hank Williams Jr.

In addition to show tickets, the winner of this auction item will receive local shuttle service in Nashville to the awards show venue, provided by Carl Black of Roswell. The Carl Black after-party is located steps from the venue and features premier musical acts, along with food and beverages. PTA Co-President Caryn Saker attended as Carl Black’s guest in 2014 and said of the experience, “It was an amazing evening from the live performances to the after-party! Awesome to be at such a big event!”

Don’t miss your chance to participate in “Country Music’s Biggest Night.” Place your bids on this spectacular package by logging onto the Clickbid auction site at http://Springsoiree.cbo.io. Bidding ends at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

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Our RNE gardens are ready to harvest. Check out some of our amazing veggies!

Boys soccer

Attention all BOY soccer players ages 6-14!

Roswell Hornets Boys Soccer Camp

June 13th-15th, M-W, 5:00-8:00 pm @ RHS STADIUM

Registration now open !!

Register at: www.rhsboyssoccer.wix.com/2016

A few camp details:

Camp is run by Roswell High School Soccer coaches and facilitated by Roswell High School boys soccer players.

Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability.

Different sessions during the camp will include, but are not limited to:

Technical and tactical training

Small sided games


We'd love to see you there!