RHES Community Newsletter | 06/10/24

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Field Day Fun!  

We had such a beautiful, albiet a bit warm, day for Field Day 2024! The students had so much fun go through all of the stations both inside and outside of the school. The parent volunteers were amazing, cheering on the students, participating alongside the students, and helping out in all aspects. The school ice machine broke a few weeks ago and while we have one on order, it has not yet made it to school so PTA stepped in to purchase large amounts of ice for us. Thank you!!! Our specialists team, led by PE teachers, Mrs. Peevy, Mrs. Atoum, and Ms. Martel are intregal in making this event happen and they deserve special kuddos as well!

It's going to be a busy summer at RHES!

This summer is going to be a busy one at Rose Hill! The school is hosting five summer programs which will have between 600-700 students in the building on a daily basis. In addition to the summer student programs, we will be undergoing four major capital improvement projects, one which will start this Saturday.

  1. Outdoor security cameras installation, more information is below.
  2. Fine-tuning the HVAC -- This is something that has been being worked on all year and continues to be a challenge because we are an older building. The contractors hope to help make the HVAC systems work in a more consisten and efficient manner.
  3. Removal of underground oil tank -- There is an oil tank located by door 3 (it's under the slab of concrete between the gym and door 2) which will be removed the first of July. This project will be about a week long but does require a crane to come in and lift the oil tank out of the ground.
  4. Office Upgrade - Starting Saturday, the main office will undergo a small upgrade which will include the replacement of the carpet and tile. There will also be asbestos abatement. In addition, the small bits of carpet located through the hallways and door entries will also be upgraded. 
Installation of Outdoor Security Cameras

Through a grant, FCPS is installing 31 outdoor security cameras in various locations along the main building and mod at Rose Hill. The work started a few weeks with the running of wires inside the building and you can see the installation of the actual cameras happening when you come to school. It is anticipated that this project with will be finished and fully operational by mid-July. We are appreciative of this as the Rose Hill building and grounds have a high level of community use.

INOVA Cares Pediatric Health Fair

There are a few summer health clinics that Inova will be hosting. These clinics are for Medicaid or Uninsured Children only. Here is a flyer with more information. Clinics will be held on a Saturday from 9am-1pm and no appointments are required.

 

Tuesday evening, Rose Hill celebrated the Preschool students with an end-of-the year celebration. The students sang songs, then the kiddos being promoted to Kindergarten were celebrated. Afterwards, families went outside for a picnic and to play on the playground. It was so much fun celebrating all of the learning that was accomplished this year!

Looking for a Summer Camp?

The FCPS Family Resource Center has compiled information on summer camps including local options, camps for students with special needs (sorted by need), and camps for students experiencing grief or who have parents in the military.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion, 10am, gym
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Early release, 2:00pm, Last Day of School!
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Rose Hill Students display Orginal Artwork in local Art Gallery

 

Two weeks ago, several of our students had their art work on display at the Nepenthe Gallery located in Fort Hunt. Mr. Irby has been hosting an Art Club for most of the year and once a week, students stay after school to learn various art types, refine their techniques, and work on projects. It’s been a great avenue of expression for many students! Thank you also goes to Kate Pennington, our Familiy Liaison, for coordinating the show with the gallery.

New Assistant Principal Coming to Rose Hill

Current Assistant Principal Mike Staroscik will be leaving Rose Hill after this school year. Mr. Staroscik will be an ESOL Educational Specialist and will continue to support schools and teachers within Fairfax County. 

There were over 40 applicants for the Assistant Principal position and through a rigorous interview process, Ms. Christina Roehm has landed the position of the next RHES position. Ms. Roehm has been an early childhood special education teacher for over 10 years and has held various leadership roles as the Summer Site Director and Acting Support Administrator. Ms. Roehm will join Mrs. Miller and Ms. Edwards starting in July.

We are excited to welcome Ms. Roehm to the Rose Hill team and community!

No Parking on Rose Hill Drive

There has been a significant uptick in the amount of cars that are parking on Rose Hill Drive before and after school. This simply is not allowed. When you do this, you are creating a major safety hazard for cyclists, public transportation is not able to access their stops, and when students are crossing the road outside of a crosswalk, the danger increases that much more. You may either park in the neighborhood or go through the Kiss & Ride line. Please stop parking on Rose Hill Drive.

RHES PTA Board Elections

As, no additional candidates opted to "run from the floor" against the previously announced Officer Candidate Slate, the below-listed slate is now final for the 2024-2025 PTA Board elections. This slate will be presented for an Uncontested Election Voice Vote at the voting meeting (and final PTA meeting of the year) on June 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM. (Meeting link to follow.)

President: Dianna Lopez

Treasurer: Jennifer Olin

Secretary: Ashley Burris

For information on the above candidates, please click here.

Sign-up to Volunteer to help with Field Day!

Field Day is happening Tuesday, June 4th and we are looking for volunteers! If you would like to come and help out for an hour or two or three(!), please click on the link below for the Sign-up Genius. Should it rain on this day, field day will be cancelled.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B48A9AA2AA4F9CE9-49689802-field#/

Below is the schedule of when grade levels will be participating in field day. If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher or Ms. Martel, PE teacher. 

  • Kindergarten - 9:30-12:00
  • 1st Grade - 9:30-12:00
  • 2nd Grade - 9:30-12:00
  • 3rd Grade - 12:45-3:30
  • 4th Grade - 12:45-3:30
  • 5th Grade - 12:45-3:30
  • 6th Grade - 12:45-3:30
  • ECCB AM - 9:30-12:00
  • ECCB PM - 12:45-3:30
  • PAC - Please contact your child's teacher for when their class will be attending Field Day.
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, May 27 - No School, Memorial Day Holiday
  • Thursday, May 30 - Chorus, Band, & Strings Concert, 6:00 pm, Rose Hill gym
  • Tuesday, June 4 - Field Day!
  • Tuesday, June 4 - Preschool End-of-Year Celebration, 6pm
  • Tuesday, June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion, 10am, gym
  • Wednesday, June 12 - Early release, 2:00pm, Last Day of School!
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RHES Field Day Volunteer Sign-up Genius

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Rose Hill Families,

Field Day is happening Tuesday, June 4th and we are looking for volunteers! If you would like to come and help out for an hour or two or three(!), please click on the link below for the Sign-up Genius. Should it rain on this day, field day will be cancelled.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B48A9AA2AA4F9CE9-49689802-field#/

Below is the schedule of when grade levels will be participating in field day. If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher or Ms. Martel, PE teacher. 

  • Kindergarten - 9:30-12:00
  • 1st Grade - 9:30-12:00
  • 2nd Grade - 9:30-12:00
  • 3rd Grade - 12:45-3:30
  • 4th Grade - 12:45-3:30
  • 5th Grade - 12:45-3:30
  • 6th Grade - 12:45-3:30
  • ECCB AM - 9:30-12:00
  • ECCB PM - 12:45-3:30
  • PAC - Please contact your child's teacher for when their class will be attending Field Day.

 

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Saturday evening, several Rose Hill team members attended the SEPTA Awards. SEPTA is the Special Education Parent Teacher Association and there were several Rose Hill folks nominated for awards. We are proud to share that Laura Osborne won for the category of Ourstanding Specail Education Teacher, Preschool! Congratulations, Laura!

Rose Hill nominees include:

  • Dakotah Baird - Outstanding Special Education Teacher, Elementary
  • Elizabeth Rutler - Outstanding Instructional Support Staff
  • Auria Quinones-Garcia - Outstanding Instructional Support Staff
  • Rachal Edwards - Outstanding Administrator, Elementary
Register Today for FCPS Summer Camps

Registration for FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts (IFTA/E-IFTA) camps closes on Friday, June 7. Tuition is waived for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Bus transportation is available from select FCPS high schools and middle schools. Learn more about Summer Learning and Fun for Students

Baby chicks have hatched at Rose Hill!

If you are the parent of a Kindergartener, it's likely you have heard about the chicks hatching! Over the last few weeks, the five K classes have been incubating chick eggs and learning about the growth cycle. Imagine the surprise and excitement when they started to hatch! It has been so fun watching the children take care of the baby animals and also sharing the learning. We've had our preschool/PAC classrooms come visit as well as first grade and other grade levels. As the chicks were hatching, we even had a live stream feed so the students could watch from home. It's been a very exciting week! We are hopeful that these types of experiences create wonderful memories for the students.

Thank you from the Rose Hill Team!

It is a huge undertaking celebrating a staff as large as the Rose Hill team and the Rose Hill community out did themselves this year during Staff Appreciation Week! The RHES PTA led the effort and it took months of advanced planning. Thank you to parents, Erin Jacobs and Dianna Lopez, for all of the coordinating that was done to make it come to fruitionl Also, so many parents came in the early mornings of last week to set up, decorate, as well as ensure that throughout the day, the snacks were filled, etc. We also had a generous donation of lunch by Very Tasty Smokehouse BBQ, which is a restaurant owned by a Rose Hill parent. Please know that all of your donations made a huge difference and once again, the community definitely let the us know how much you appreciate the Rose Hill team! Thank you for the bottom of our hearts!

Bike, Walk, and Roll Day!  

Bike, Walk, and Roll Day is a more recent Rose Hill tradition and we had our largest turnout this week! It is so much fun getting to walk and ride and roll with students as they make their way to school in the morning. There is so much chatter in the hallways leading up to this event as the kids definitely look forward to it. Thank you to the parents for participating with us! This year, Caylene Miller, AP, and our PE teachers, Mrs. Peevy, Mrs. Atoum, and Ms. Martel coordinated the event. Without their work, and the support of Fairfax County Police Department, we couldn't have done it. We are already looking forward to doing it again in the fall!

Upcoming Events
  • May 14 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Frying Pan Park
  • May 14 - SOL for 5th Grade, Science
  • May 15 - Art Show, Mepenthe Gallery & Frame Shop
  • May 15 - SOL for 6th Grade, Reading
  • May 16 - SOL for 4th Grade, Reading
  • May 17 - SOL for 3rd Grade, Reading
  • May 21 - SOL for 5th Grade, Reading
  • May 23 - AVID Signing Night, Twain Middle School, 6pm
  • May 27 - No School, Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 30 - Chorus, Band, & Strings Concert, 6:00 pm, Rose Hill Gym
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Board of Supervisor Lusk Visits RHES  

Mr. Rodney Lusk, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for Lee District, came to visit Rose Hill Friday afternoon. This was a great opportunity for Supervisor Lusk to meet various members of the Rose Hill team, interact with the students, and see our building. In the picture above, he spent some time doing a Q&A with Mrs. Malone's second grade classroom. He also visited a few other classrooms sharing what his job is, where he grew up, and some kiddos even asked how tall he is! Ms. Edwards shared with him the importance of trying to get a playground that is truly accessible for all of our students. She was advocating that if the mulch could be replaced with soft tile, that would be a great start to ensuring that all of our students can play on the playground. We'll see if that can come to fruition! We are very appreciative of Supervisor Lusk for making time in his schedule to visit our awesome Rockets!

Staff Appreciation Week is Coming!

Staff Appreciation Week will be celebrated May 6th-10th this year. The Rose Hill Staff Appreciation Week Planning Committee has planned several events and treats for our staff throughout the week, but we need your help to bring our plans to fruition. Please click the below link to review the list of needed items and signup if you are able to help. Link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A45AEAC2EA6FB6-49026531-2024

6th Grade All-County Choral Festival

Saturday afternoon, Rose Hill had two 6th graders participate in the All-County Choral Festival. Andrew and Ari represented our school.

This event has over 650 6th graders from across the county that come together the Friday before with a guest conductor to rehearse the music and then Saturday is the performance. The music is absolutely fabulous and such a spectacular event! 

Mr. Postman and Mrs. Bartley, RHES music teachers, are an intregal part in making this happen. A special thank you to them for providing our students with this opportunity!

Thank you!

We had just over 450 parents come Thursday to eat lunch with their students for the Swing into Spring Luncheon. Thank you so much for attending. The smiles on the students' faces was amazing and after lunch, the children had a little extra pep-in-their-step. One young child remarked to Ms. Edwards, "I like that my mom can see where I have to go to work everyday." 😊

PTA Board Member Search for 2024-25 Term

It’s time to elect next year’s PTA Board! The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2024. We need your help to find dedicated people willing to spend about 10 hours per week to keep the RHES PTA going, and continue working toward our mission to: make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/Time-to-Elect-PTA-Board

RHES SOL Testing Schedule

The state of Virginia requires that all students in grades 3-12 take the SOLs (Standards of Learning) assessments. Below is the testing schedule for grades 3-6 and we ask that you do your best to ensure your child gets a good night's rest, healthy breakfast, and comes to school on time. If you have questions, Assistant Principal, Mike Staroscik is the School Testing Coordinator and you may contact him directly.

3rd Graders

  • Friday, May 10 - Math SOL
  • Friday, May 17 - Reading SOL

4th Graders

  • Thursday, May 9 - Math SOL
  • Thursday, May 16 - Reading SOL

5th Graders

  • Tuesday, May 7 - Math SOL
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Science SOL
  • Tuesday, May 21 - Reading SOL

6th Graders

  • Wednesday, May 8 - Math SOL
  • Wednesday, May 15 - Reading SOL
Upcoming Events
  • May 2 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Huntley Meadows
  • May 3 - No School, Student Holiday
  • May 6 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 7 - SOL Testing Begins
  • May 10 - 4th Quarter Interims Go Home
  • May 14 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Frying Pan Park
  • May 27 - No School, Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 30 - Chorus, Band, & Strings Concert, 6:00 pm, Rose Hill Gym
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Upcoming SOL Testing Dates and Reminders

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Dear Rose Hill ES Families and Caregivers,

We wanted to remind you of SOL testing dates coming up in May. Here are the dates for each of the tests:

  • Tuesday, May 7th - 5th grade Math
  • Wednesday, May 8th - 6th grade Math
  • Thursday, May 9th - 4th grade Math
  • Friday, May 10th - 3rd grade Math
  • Tuesday, May 14th - 5th grade Science
  • Wednesday, May 15th - 6th grade Reading
  • Thursday, May 16th - 4th grade Reading
  • Friday, May 17th - 3rd grade Reading
  • Tuesday, May 21st - 5th grade Reading

Testing will begin each day first thing in the morning. It is important that your child gets a good night of sleep, has a solid breakfast, and arrives to school on time the day of testing.

If you have specific questions about your child's SOL, please reach out to the classroom teacher.

As always, we appreciate your support!

Thank you,

The Rose Hill Administrative Team

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Robotics at Rose Hill  

To make our master schedule work, Rose Hill provides a Robotics class to our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. The class takes place once a week and is taught by Mrs. Masters, our School Based Technology Specialist. This class is not required by FCPS and our local school budget pays for the materials and supplies. What you see in the pictures above may look like the regular Legos, but they are Legos that use a single board computing device, motor, and other items that can be programmed to do certain things. Think of it as play with a very distinct purpose. The students get extremely creative and excited bringing their creations to life! 

Yearbook Order Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline to place your order for the 2023-2024 yearbook. Cost is $14 and the deadline to order is April 19th. To order, follow the directions below.

There will be a very small number of yearbooks (less than 20) that will be available to purchase in June. We highly suggest that if you want a yearbook for your student, order it now!

 

SEPTA is a PTA affilitated with Fairfax County Councils of PTAs and advocates for students with disabilities. This year, several Rose Hill team members were nominated for awards. The awards ceremony will be held May 11th and we are excited to see if we are able to win some of the 15 categories.

  • Laura Osborne -  Outstanding Special Education Teacher, Preschool
  • Dakotah Turner - Outstanding Special Education Teacher, Elementary
  • Elizabeth Rutler - Outstanding Instructional Support Staff 
  • Auria Garcia - Outstanding Instructional Support Staff
  • Megan Perozze - Outstanding General Education Teacher
  • Rachal Edwards - Outstanding Administrator
RHES SOL Testing Schedule

The state of Virginia requires that all students in grades 3-12 take the SOLs (Standards of Learning) assessments. Below is the testing schedule for grades 3-6 and we ask that you do your best to ensure your child gets a good night's rest, healthy breakfast, and comes to school on time. If you have questions, Assistant Principal, Mike Staroscik is the School Testing Coordinator and you may contact him directly.

3rd Graders

  • Friday, May 10 - Math SOL
  • Friday, May 17 - Reading SOL

4th Graders

  • Thursday, May 9 - Math SOL
  • Thursday, May 16 - Reading SOL

5th Graders

  • Tuesday, May 7 - Math SOL
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Science SOL
  • Tuesday, May 21 - Reading SOL

6th Graders

  • Wednesday, May 8 - Math SOL
  • Wednesday, May 15 - Reading SOL
Fourth Grade Museum  

This week, the fourth graders put on a museum of sorts. This was a cumulation of their research learning and work that they have been doing over the last few weeks. The students shared details about what they have been researching, which allowed them to practice their oral presentation skills and their writing skills were displayed through their presentation boards. Thank you to all of the family members that were able to attend and support the students!

Upcoming Events
  • April 18 - 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
  • April 25 - Swing into Spring Parent Luncheon, RHES Cafeteria, during your child's lunch time
  • May 2 - 2nd Grade Field Trip, Huntley Meadows
  • May 7 - SOL Testing Starts
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Spirit Week!

It was so much fun seeing the kids participate in spirit week last week. Twin Day and Dress up as a Teacher day were definitely the highlights of the week.

RHES Spiritwear on Sale!

The Rose Hill spring sale has been extended. If you would like to purchase some RHES spiritwear, you can save 25% sitewide. Items can be purchased from 1st Place Spiritwear

March Madness...Rose Hill Style!

Do you know who Jiji is? Jiji is the famous penguin on ST Math and every March, Mrs. Rubertone, our Math Resource Teacher, facilitates March Madness for all of the classes to complete head-to-head to see who can win the coveted Jiji Trophy. In order to do this, classes need to complete math puzzles and this year, Mrs. Ruthenburg's Kindergarten class took the trophy. Their hard work paid off! Congratulations!

FCPS Family Engagement Survey

Parents/caregivers should have received an email invitation with a unique survey link from K12 Insight on March 3. The subject line was: FCPS Family Engagement Survey. Check your junk mail to see if the survey message landed here.

Here is a general survey link that families can use to take the survey. Thank you!

A note about bringing food to RHES...

Food allergies are more prevalent than ever and if you are a parent of a child that has one or many food allergies, you trust that the school will keep your child safe. Of course, Rose Hill does their absolute best but this is why we ask parents to make arrangements with the classroom teacher PRIOR to a birthday or other celebration. When food is dropped off without prior notification, we have to take into consideration as to whether or not it has ingredients that might pose a potential hazard to a classmate and then if it does, we do not have a food substitution on-hand so then we run into some students being able to enjoy the treat while others cannot. We share this information so that you know why we ask for food items being brought in to be coordinated and why the office team may ask you if the teacher is aware that the food is coming in. We know that everyone wants to keep our students safe is this is one way we can ensure that that happens!

Summer Camps and Family Resource Center Information

If you are interested in summer camps for your child, check this out. It includes therapeutic, sports, and 4-H camps.

The Family Resource Center is offering webinars on a variety topics that you may find useful. The flier can be found here.

Upcoming Events
  • April 1 - Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day)
  • April 2 - Student Holiday (School Planning Day)
  • April 2 - Kindergarten Orientation, 1:00pm, RHES Library
  • April 5 - First Friday Popcorn for RHES Staff & 6th Grade
  • April 6 - The CLAW Performance, 1:00pm & 6:00pm, Edison High School
  • April 11 - AAP Orientation Night, 6:00pm, Library
  • April 18 - 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
  • April 25 - Swing into Spring Parent Luncheon, RHES Cafeteria, during your child's lunch time
  • May 2 - 2nd Grade Field Trip, Huntley Meadows
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RHES Community Newsletter | 03/18/24

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A note from Ms. Edwards, Principal

Not long ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with these former Rose Hill Rockets. These kiddos are now in middle school and were helping out with the Rose Hill Players into the early evening of a school night. I offered them a piece of candy and they spent a good bit of time hanging out in my office catching up and looking at the photos on my wall. It made my heart so happy to hear how well these young ladies are doing!

Once a Rocket, always a Rocket!

I share this to say that while we gear up to close the school building for a week for spring break, I wish everyone a safe and restful few days off of school. Please encourage your kids to get outside, play, ride a bike, make a craft, or do something besides play with technology. If you are traveling, be safe, and enjoy wherever you might be going.

The school office will be closed during the week and we are encouraging our team to step away from their computers too so if you send them an email, they will respond to you upon their return in early April. 

Let's have a great week of learning and I hope your family enjoys the upcoming break!

Ms. Edwards, Principal

Preschoolers take a trip to the Smithsonian

This past Wednesday, our youngest Rockets ventured to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and they had a great time! The Smithsonian hosted a special program specifically designed for youger learners and not only did our students have fun, they experience quite a few hands-on activities. Thank you to the Preschool team that coordinated this event and the parents who chaperoned.

Author Visits 2nd Graders!

Author Carylee Carrington recently visited the 2nd grade classrooms where she read her most recent book, Everyone Just Like Me. Carylee lives in the area and became and "accidental author" because she wanted to ensure her own two children would have access to diverse literature. This is the second year that Rose Hill has hosted her and we are looking to doing so for many more years to come!

RHES SOL Testing Schedule

The state of Virginia requires that all students in grades 3-12 take the SOLs (Standards of Learning) assessments. Below is the testing schedule for grades 3-6 and we ask that you do your best to ensure your child gets a good night's rest, healthy breakfast, and comes to school on time. If you have questions, Assistant Principal, Mike Staroscik is the School Testing Coordinator and you may contact him directly.

3rd Graders

  • Friday, May 10 - Math SOL
  • Friday, May 17 - Reading SOL

4th Graders

  • Thursday, May 9 - Math SOL
  • Thursday, May 16 - Reading SOL

5th Graders

  • Tuesday, May 7 - Math SOL
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Science SOL
  • Tuesday, May 21 - Reading SOL

6th Graders

  • Wednesday, May 8 - Math SOL
  • Wednesday, May 15 - Reading SOL
Order your RHES Yearbook!

It's time to place your order for the 2023-2024 yearbook. Cost is $14 and the deadline to order is April 5th. To order, follow the directions below.

There will be a limited number of yearbooks available to purchase at school in June. We highly suggest that if you want a yearbook for your student, order it now!

5th Graders take a trip the Baltimore National Aquarium

The Baltimore National Aquarium was visited by our 5th graders this past week. This is a yearly trip that the 5th graders look forward to, not only because they are able to see all types of sea creatures but also because they take charted busses, which is kind of a big deal! The students spent the day exploring the aquarium and even the gift shop. Thank you to the 5th grade team for coordinating this event, the parents that were able to chaperone, and to everyone who was able to drop their students off early and pick them up later in the day. We know these schedule changes can be challenging but we appreciate you making this happen for the kids!

Bingo Night has been Rescheduled

Bingo Night was slated for this Thursday but it will be rescheduled for later in the spring. When initially scheduled, we didn't take into account how close the event was to spring break so we going to have it most like in May or early June.

RHES PTA Needs Volunteers for Staff Appreciation Week!

The PTA is looking for awesome volunteers to serve on this year's Staff Appreciation Week Planning Committee. Erin Jacobs has agreed to be the Committee Chair this year, but she will need our help to make sure our teachers and staff know how much we appreciate them!

Staff Appreciation Week (SAW) is May 6-10, 2024. We begin our planning meetings in Mid-March (via Zoom or other virtual platform) and meet 1x/week until SAW begins. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up*. Thank you!

*If you are unable to be on the SAW Planning Committee, please know that you will still have opportunities to help with the actual SAW Events. Please keep an eye out for communication from PTA Emails, the RHES Community Newsletter, and the RHES PTA facebook page.

 

 

RHES PTA School Supply Kits - Order Now!

It's hard to believe but we're already planning for next school year. The Rose Hill PTA has partnered with 1st Day School Supplies where you can order your school supplies and have them delivered directly to school.They will be on you child's desk at the August Rocket Launch. To order, click here.

Upcoming Events
  • March 25-29 - Spring Break
  • April 1 - Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day)
  • April 2 - Student Holiday (School Planning Day)
  • April 2 - Kindergarten Orientation, 1:00pm, RHES Library
  • April 5 - First Friday Popcorn for RHES Staff & 6th Grade
  • April 6 - The CLAW Performance, 1:00pm & 6:00pm, Edison High School
  • April 11 - AAP Orientation Night, 6:00pm, Library
  • April 18 - 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
  • April 25 - Swing into Spring Parent Luncheon, RHES Cafeteria, during your child's lunch time
  • May 2 - 2nd Grade Field Trip, Huntley Meadows
Quick Links

6301 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310  |  Main Phone: 703.313.4200 Attendance Line: 703.313.4242 | Web | Twitter

Rose Hill BINGO Night Thursday, March 21, 6-7 pm

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Rose Hill Elementary School invites you to our Bingo Night! Enjoy Bingo and a sweet treat at the end for everyone!

Bingo night will be Thursday, March 21st from 6-7 p.m. in the Rose Hill Gym. Bingo Night is free for all! We hope to see you there!

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Rose Hill Administrators Help Recruit Teachers  

Last Saturday, the Rose Hill Administrative Team helped to recruit and interview teachers as they came to see what jobs were available within Fairfax County Public Schools. The job fair was held at Lake Braddock Secondary School and there were several hundred candidates that came to see where they might be a best fit. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and share how FCPS is a great place to work!

It’s Kindergarten Registration Time!

 

Attending kindergarten provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and self-regulation skills they will use throughout their lives. Kindergarten Orientation for Rose Hill will be held April 2nd at 1:00pm in school library. Eligible children can also be registered throughout the summer, but registering your child early helps us plan, so that we have the teachers and resources needed on the first day of school. 

Prepare for registration by gathering documents and completing forms. We are happy to support families with registration and the transition to kindergarten. For more information in other languages, visit FCPS’ Kindergarten Registration webpage.

FCPS Purple Up!

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is gearing up to honor and celebrate its military-connected youth in April, the Month of the Military Child and on Purple Up! Day! We will be celebrating at Rose Hill ES on April 17th and wearing our PURPLE!

This year, Virginia will celebrate Purple Up! Day on Wednesday, April 17. Purple Up! Day is a special day for communities to come together and wear purple as a visible gesture of support for our military-connected youth and their families. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military. 

FCPS Purple Up! t-shirts are available for purchase now through Friday, March 8, 2024 here. The shirts highlight our gratitude and appreciation for our 14,000 military-connected students and their families. #PurpleUpFCPS! 

RHES PTA Needs Volunteers for Staff Appreciation Week!

The PTA is looking for awesome volunteers to serve on this year's Staff Appreciation Week Planning Committee. Erin Jacobs has agreed to be the Committee Chair this year, but she will need our help to make sure our teachers and staff know how much we appreciate them!

Staff Appreciation Week (SAW) is May 6-10, 2024. We begin our planning meetings in Mid-March (via Zoom or other virtual platform) and meet 1x/week until SAW begins. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up*. Thank you!

*If you are unable to be on the SAW Planning Committee, please know that you will still have opportunities to help with the actual SAW Events. Please keep an eye out for communication from PTA Emails, the RHES Community Newsletter, and the RHES PTA facebook page.

Order your RHES Yearbook!

It's time to place your order for the 2023-2024 yearbook. Cost is $14 and the deadline to order is April 5th. To order, follow the directions below.

  • Go to barksdalephoto.com
  • Go to "What are you looking for?"
  • Click "Order Your Yearbook"
  • Enter 0038312YB as the Access Code

There will be a limited number of yearbooks available to purchase at school in June. We highly suggest that if you want a yearbook for your student, order it now!

Edison High School Mulch Sale

Spring is nearly here and so is the Edison High School All Night Grad Party (ANGP) Mulch Sale! 

The ANGP has been a long standing tradition and your support keeps it going each year.  Your purchase helps us provide a safe and incredibly fun night for our graduating seniors. 

Order online at edisonangp.com/mulch-sale.  Delivery is available with the purchase of 20+ bags.

Thank you and happy gardening!

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, March 5 - Student Holiday, No School (Primary Presidential Election Day)
  • March 7 - Area Orchestra Concert for Edison Pyramid, 6:30pm at Edison High School
  • March 12 - Preschool & PAC Field Trip to Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
  • March 12 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Baltimore Aquarium
  • March 12 - Greater Springfield-Franconia Area Honor Band Concert, 7:00pm at Lewis High School
  • March 15 - Spring Pictures
  • March 19 - Hayfield Area Orchestra Concert, 7:00pm at Hayfield Secondary
  • March 21 - Bingo Night at Rose Hill!, 6:00pm, gym
  • March 25-29 - Spring Break
  • April 1 - Student Holiday (Teacher Work Day)
  • April 2 - Student Holiday (School Planning Day)
  • April 2 - Kindergarten Orientation, 1:00pm, RHES Library
Quick Links

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