RHES Community Newsletter | 02/19/24

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Celebrating Community & Culture Event  

Thursday, we welcomed over 250 people to our evening event celebrating community and culture. This fun event was filled with dances, food, and fellowship! It was a fantastic night of seeing our Rose Hill students and their families come together and sharing their culture. Thank you to everyone who participated in the dancing and brought food to share. The Rose Hill Equity Team coordinated this event and we had almost 40 team members stay and celebrate with our families. Thank you to everyone who attended!

 

SOL Testing Schedule

In the next RHES Community Newsletter, we will share a more detailed SOL testing schedule but know that SOL testing is slated to take place Tuesday, Mary 7-Tuesday, May 21. Please mark your calendars! Students in grades 3-6 participate in taking the SOLs.

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!

Reading with Robert, 7News

Last week, our Kindergarten students had the opportunity to have Robert Burton, a news anchor from 7News, read a story to them. If you have not seen the segment, click here!

 

No Interims for 3rd Quarter

The 3rd quarter is the shortest quarter of the year, only 38 days! Because of this, no interims will be sent home this quarter. If you have questions about your child's progress, you can always contact the classroom teacher via email, phone call, or Talking Points.

Rose Hill Spirit Wear Store

You can order Rose Hill spirit wear whenever it is convenient for you. The link to access the RHES spirit wear store lives on the RHES website.  

Tutor.com Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Through Schoology®, all FCPS students have 24/7 access to no-cost, year-round, on-demand, 1-to-1 tutoring services through Tutor.com.

A new Teacher-Referred Tutoring program feature provides targeted support and extends student learning. Teachers can now refer students for tutoring, with their specific needs already identified. Students can get extra support — on their own schedule — and reinforce their in-class learning.

Caregivers can guide students to access expert tutoring, homework help, and writing support by clicking on the Tutor.com icon in their Schoology portal—anytime, anywhere.

Plus, look for teachers’ tutoring session referrals on the Tutor.com homepage.

Sign-up for FCPS Summer Camps

 

Registration is now open for several summer camps and learning opportunities offered by Fairfax County Public Schools for all students.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) camps and Institute for the Arts camps will be held in July at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bus transportation will be available from select FCPS middle and high schools. 

Tech Adventure Camp is available for current grade K-5 students to explore STEAM, culinary, health, trades, and business and marketing areas. E-IFTA is a weekly arts camp for elementary students who love to sing, dance, act, perform, make, and create. Visit the E-IFTA webpage to register.

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, Feb. 19 - Student Holiday, No School
  • Thursday, Feb. 22 - Area Orchestra Concert for Edison Pyramid
  • Friday, March 1 - First Friday Popcorn for 5th Grade
  • Tuesday, March 5 - Student Holiday, No School (Primary Presidential Election Day)
  • March 12 - Preschool & PAC Field Trip to Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
  • March 12 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Baltimore Aquarium
  • 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 2 - Kindergarten Orientation, 1:00pm, RHES Library
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PTA Fundraiser

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Crazy Mason PTA Fundraiser! 

Support the Rose Hill Elementary School PTA by visiting The Crazy Mason tonight! 

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RHES Community Newsletter | 02/05/24

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It has been a busy few weeks at Rose Hill with band and strings concerts, GLOW Literacy Night, a visit from Telemundo, and of course, the day-to-day learning that takes place! The opportunities that our students have to engage in various activities and learning is pretty darn awesome and we are incredibly thrilled to watch and support our students thrive. 

Ms. Edwards, Mr. Staroscik, and Mrs. Miller

RHES Administrative Team

Telemundo Story on Rose Hill

 

Last Monday a reporter from Telemundo spent a few hours at Rose Hill with the purpose of highlighting the long-standing (over 30 years!) immersion program. The first grade students and Sra. Cruz did a fantastic job with the interviews and keeping the learning going all the while a reporter was in the classroom. If you would like to see the piece that was aired, click this link. It is better viewed on a mobile device rather than a laptop.

Rose Hill Student Ambassadors

 

As part of being a Purple Star Designated School, we have initiated a Student Ambassador program. These are military connected kiddos and will facilitate family tours for new to Rose Hill families. When new students start at Rose Hill, the Ambassadors will also help serve as a buddy and help the child learn the ropes of our school, sit with them at lunch, play with them at recess, etc. The goal is to help military families become adjusted to their newest home and make them feel welcome by the Rose Hill community.

Older & Younger Rockets Partnering Up

We are so fortunate to have such a greate grade level span at Rose Hill. We have students as young at 1 1/2 years old that attend and then, of course, we have our 6th grade students. This year, our teachers have been more intentional at finding opportunities to partner up our older and younger Rockets together. Whether it's to read to each other, mentor, help with some learning, and regardless of what it is, both sets of students enjoy the opportunity. We especially find it beneficial for our older students because it is a chance to show their learning, practice patience, and see how they truly are leaders within our building. It is awesome to watch students, who might be a bit nervous, step up to the plate and work with some younger students.

The picture below shows how 3rd grade students worked with Kindergarten students on a Fitness & Nutrition unit. This happened on our recent 2-hour release day and our PE teacher created this opportunity for our students.

 

In music class, the preschool students were recently learning about strings instruments so the teachers coordinated and opportunity for some 5th graders to come down to their classroom to share how to play their strings instruments and what they sound like. It was so great to watch the students learn from each other!

GLOW Literacy Night

 

Thank you to the almost 400 families who came to GLOW Literacy Night! It was so much fun watching families participate in the various literacy-related activities. A huge thank you goes out to Mrs. Cho, Literacy Resource Teacher; Mrs. Millett, Media Specialist; and Mrs. Pennington, Family Liaison; who worked to coordinate this event and of course, our other team members who stayed to support the various stations. We are looking forward to seeing even more families at the Celebrate Community & Culture Night, Thursday, February 15th.

Lee-Mt. Vernon Sports Club Information

If you have students who are into sports, you may want to check out this flier (English | Spanish) letting you that registration is now open. Families receiving free & reduced lunch are also eligible for financial aid regarding the registration fees.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 - 6th Grade Orchestra Pyramid Concert at Hayfield Secondary School
  • Wednedsay, Feb. 7 - Signs of Suicide Caregiver Information Session via Zoom, Erin Monahan, Counselor is Point-of-Contact
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 - Celebrate Community & Culture event at Rose Hill
  • Monday, Feb. 19 - Student Holiday, No School
  • Thursday, Feb. 22 - Area Orchestra Concert for Edison Pyramid
  • Friday, March 1 - First Friday Popcorn for 5th Grade
  • Tuesday, March 5 - Student Holiday, No School (Primary Presidential Election Day)
  • March 25-29 - Spring Break
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RHES Parent Volunteers Needed

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Dear RHES Families,

We need your help at the February "Friday Popcorn!" event. This event will take place Friday, February 2, 2024 and will supply all staff and 4th grade students with freshly popped popcorn (4th grade lunch period is 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM).

Popcorn Friday is a favorite of RHES staff and students. Please sign up using the below link if you are able to help out. 

https://rosehillelementaryschool.ptboard.com/sgnvw 

SPECIAL NOTE: We have had some trouble getting enough volunteers for the monthly Friday popcorn events. To help make it easier to volunteer, we have tightened up the shifts to require fewer people. We will also be sending out the remaining Popcorn Friday volunteer sign ups for this school year by the end of this week. We hope this will allow people to plan ahead to help out. Otherwise, we will be forced to examine alternative ideas for a monthly staff treat. In any case, we are committed to having popcorn for the remaining grade levels this year as we don't want any students to miss out. Please stay tuned this week for the March-May Friday Popcorn Sign Up Announcements!

Popcorn Volunteer Duties Include:

  • Helping to pop the popcorn (We will show you how if you haven't done it before!)
  • Placing it into the serving bags, and into a box for holding
  • Handing the bags out to the teachers and staff who come by the assigned room during their lunch break (lunch breaks occur every 30 minutes between 11 am and 2 pm).
  • A delivery of 100 bags of popcorn to the cafeteria for the 4th Grade students at their designated lunch time: 11:00 AM.
  •  When the event ends, cleanup involves packing up leftover supplies, cleaning the popcorn machine, and taking the machine and supplies back to the PTA shed.
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RHES Community Newsletter | 01/22/24

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3rd Grade Field Trip to the Smithsonian  

Friday, January 12th, the 3rd grade students had the opportunity to go to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This was the first time many of our students had been to a Smithsonian Museum and everyone had a great time! The students were able to explore the various exhibits, have an opportunity for some hands-on experiences, and they all worked to complete their journals that had a few questions in it to help guide their learning. We are thankful that PTA is able to help offset the school bus transportation costs that are associated with field trips. 

RHES School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Every school year, FCPS schools are required to create a SIIP (School Innovation & Improvement Plan). The Rose Hill one was created in August by a team of people and it is based on various data points from the previous school year. The RHES plan for this school year has three goals centered on English Language Arts, Math, and Science. Our plan is posted on the RHES website and if you'd like to read more about the specifics, click here.

Indoor Sledding with the Preschool Team

 

Prior to the snow arriving, our preschool team gave their students an opportunity to go "sledding" indoors. With some tape, paper boxes, scooters, and some creativity, a sled was made and the students were able to experience going "fast" down the little "hill" we have inside the building. Walking through the pod and hearing their giggles was pretty amazing! You can check out the video here. Not only did the students have fun but so did the teachers!

Delayed Schedule Details

Winter is upon us and it is likely that there will likely be more 2-hour delays before spring arrives. As a reminder, when there is a school opening delay, arrival starts at 11:00. Please do not drop students off beforehand, unless they are a patrol. FCPS uses various modalities of notifications to let the community know of a delayed opening, school cancellations, etc. You can follow FCPS on Twitter, check the FCPS website, or more often, you'll receive an e-notify message (which you do not have to sign up for).

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 - Dual Language Immersion Parent Information Session, 6pm, RHES Cafetera, facilitated by the World Languages Office
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24 - GLOW Literacy Night at Rose Hill
  • Thursday, Jan. 25 - Early Release, school dismisses at 2:00
  • Thursday, Jan. 25 - Edison Pyramid Band Concert at Edison High School
  • Friday, Jan. 26 - Student Holiday
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30 - Edison Choral Concert at Edison High School
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 - 6th Grade Orchestra Pyramid Concert at Hayfield Secondary School
  • Wednedsay, Feb. 7 - Signs of Suicide Caregiver Information Session via Zoom, Erin Monahan, Counselor is Point-of-Contact
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 - Celebrate Community & Culture event at Rose Hill
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Rose Hill Community Newsletter | 01/08/24

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Welcome Back!

Pictured above are the Kindergarten students participating in the annual gingerbread house making project.

The smiles on the childrens' faces upon their return to school Tuesday morning was so much fun to see! We hope everyone had a restful and fun winter break. Perhaps it was filled with travel or lounging around at home, either way, it was a good time to connect as a family and spend time together. 

For me, the drive to and from Arkansas provided me quite a bit of time to think. I am not one to make New Year's Resolutions because I believe change can take place at any time and yet, I do look at a new year as a time to reflect on where I am and where I want to go in both my professional and personal life. I have also just crossed the one year mark of being the Rose Hill Elementary School Principal. The first year was filled with challenges and successes. It's been quite the learning curve even though I was the Assistant Principal for several years. I said in the interview process that I had opportunities to apply to other principalships in the county and I didn't because I wanted to stay at Rose Hill and that decision is one that I don't regret. The staff and faculty at Rose Hill are truly amazing. They are folks who are the epitome of what being relentless looks like while in pursuit of ensuring students are learning and feeling cared for. I am also grateful for the Rose Hill community. The parents and community members have been graceful and supportive as I learn this new role and I appreciate the feedback and the opportunity to work alongside you. With all of this being said, I am looking forward to continuing the work and having fun doing it. I can give or take the endless "tasks" that come with being a school principal but it's the children and teachers that give me the absolute joy of coming to work every day. For that, I am incredibly grateful.

Wishing you and your family a very happy new year! Let's do this!

Ms. Edwards, School Principal

A Note about Those New Personal Electronic Devices

Whether is was a new smartwatch, cell phone, or other personal electronic device, the Rose Hill team definitely noticed that many students returned from winter break with new gadgets. When needed, we took some time this week to remind students of the rules around the use of personal electronic devices, this was especially needed in our primary grade classrooms. Some of the big reminders are:

  • Phones must be off and in backpacks during the school day. This is specific to the elementary schools. Middle and high school are different.
  • For personal electronic devices, such as smartwatches,
    • Students cannot talk on the device or text during school hours.
    • Students cannot take photographs or video of others without consent during school hours and it needs to be academically related.
    • Students may not access social media during school hours.
    • Students may not record or play videos during school hours. 
    • Alarms need to be silenced.

More detailed information can be found in the SR&R, page 42.

Save the date, January 24th, for the upcoming RHES Litearcy Night! Community Coversation to Raise Awareness about Fentanyl and Other Drugs

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) invites you to a community conversation focused on addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County Public Schools. The discussion during this event will center on providing families and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. Together, as a community, we aim to explore collaborative strategies to minimize the impact of these harmful and sometimes fatal substances.

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Edison High School
                5801 Franconia Rd. Alexandria, VA 22310
                In the Auditorium enter through door # 17
 

Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Program appropriate for grades 6 and up. Upcoming Events
  • Monday, Jan. 8 - Hayfield Electives, 6th graders
  • Tuesday, Jan. 9 - Grades 4th-6th Young Scholars Field Trip
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10 - Twain Electives, 6th graders
  • Friday, Jan. 12 - 3rd grade Field Trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  • Monday, Jan. 15 - Martin Luther King Holiday, No School
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 - Signs of Suicide Caregiver Information, Zoom, faciltated by Erin Monahan, RHES Counselor
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 - Dual Language Immersion Parent Information Session, 6pm, RHES Cafetera, facilitated by the World Languages Office
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24 - GLOW Literacy Night at Rose Hill
  • Thursday, Jan. 25 - Edison Pyramid Concert
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 - Celebrate Community & Culture event at Rose Hill
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RHES Winter Break

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Dear Rose Hill Families,

Winter Break is here!  On behalf of all the staff at RHES, we want to extend our best wishes for a joyful and relaxing winter break. May your break be filled with making great memories with your families and friends.

In order for our staff to rejuvenate and spend quality time with their families, we are asking them to disconnect from email over the Winter Break. Staff will be back online Tuesday, January 2. Wishing you a safe and happy break and we look forward to welcoming your children back in the new year!

Sincerely,

Ms. Edwards, Mr. Staroscik, and Mrs. Miller

RHES Administrative Team

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Community Newsletter | 12/11/23

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Fundraiser Celebration!  

Over $23,000 was raised during the Fun Run Fundraiser and we are incredibly grateful for this all of the efforts that the kids and families put in to raising this money! As a reward to the students, the administration team had to dress up in costumes, which they did last week, and Friday, they were turned into human sundaes! It was a lot of fun! This week, the students will also each receive an extra ice cream treat as a final part of the celebration.

Rose Hill Players Auditions!

The Rose Hill Players are holding auditions for their spring musical. Auditions will be held Monday, December 11th from 4:30-6:30 in the Rose Hill Library for 2nd-6th graders. Please sign up for an audition spot (https://shorturl.at/guADX) and bring this form, signed by a parent, with you. Be prepared to sing, dance and read from a script. We are excited to be back on the stage and look forward to seeing you shine!

Military-Connected Youth Process Action Team

Military-Connected? Want to support FCPS military families? Apply to join the Military-Connected Youth Process Action Team by completing the application by December 15, 2023. Contact [email protected] with questions. 

More inforamation can be found here.

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, Dec. 11 - RHES Players Auditions
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 12-13 - Paisano's Restaurant Night, 11am-9pm, 6937 Telegraph Road
  • Friday, Dec. 15 - Quarter 2 interim progress reports go home
  • Friday, Dec. 15 - Deadline to submit referral forms for AAP Services
  • December 16-January 1 - Winter Break
  • Tuesday, Jan. 2 - Students return to school
  • Friday, Jan. 5 - PTA First Friday Popcorn
  • Monday, Jan. 8 - Hayfield Electives, 6th graders
  • Tuesday, Jan. 9 - Grades 4th-6th Young Scholars Field Trip
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10 - Twain Electives, 6th graders
  • Friday, Jan. 12 - 3rd grade Field Trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  • Monday, Jan. 15 - Martin Luther King Holiday, No School
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Rose Hill Elementary Updates

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Spirit Week 12/11-12/15

Next week is Spirit Week at Rose Hill! Please see the schedule below:

Cereal Drive 

Please see the flyer below from the Student Council Association to help support our Rose Hill community during winter break. 

Rose Hill Players are Back!

The Rose Hill Players are holding auditions for their spring musical. Auditions will be held Monday, December 11th from 4:30-6:30 in the Rose Hill Library for 2nd-6th graders. Please sign up for an audition spot (https://shorturl.at/guADX) and bring this form, signed by a parent, with you. Be prepared to sing, dance and read from a script. We are excited to be back on the stage and look forward to seeing you shine! 

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RHES Update for Parents regarding Lightspeed for Students

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Dear Rose Hill Families,

Recently, a new program has been purchased by FCPS for all schools to help parents and staff monitor the websites students are browsing during lessons within the school day when laptops are being used. This internet content filtering services is called Lightspeed.

In the spirit of always wanting to maximize transparency for you, and safety for your children, I want to share with you that any parent or guardian interested in knowing more about their child’s internet browsing activity on an FCPS device can sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed at no cost. This report will provide a list of the top sites your child visited that week. 

Additionally, the weekly Parent Report offers you the ability to sign up for free access to the Internet Use Parent Portal. Through this portal, you may pause your child’s access to the internet on their FCPS device during non-school hours.

Ms. Edwards, Mr. Staroscik, and Mrs. Miller

RHES Administrative Team

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RHES Community Newsletter | 11/27/23

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We are thankful for YOU!

 

Thank you to everyone who came to each lunch with their kiddos during the Harvest Luncheon. The kids were bubbling with anticipation of this special day and the smile on their faces made it worth it. We know it can be challenging to find time to come to school in the middle of the day and know that your students absolutely enjoyed seeing and getting to eat lunch with you. ❤️

The Fun Run...Oh My!

 

The Rose Hill community is AWESOME! This year, in a mere few weeks, $21,385 was raised by our school families. Wow! Wow! Wow! We will be using this money to continue to replace furniture throughout the school. Much of the furniture is old, broken, or cracking, so it's important to continue to upgrade it. This includes teacher chairs, bookcases, and stools for the art rooms. 

The Fun Run also was a great opportunity for the students to get outside and burn off some energy. Thank you to the parents who volunteered, brought bottles of water, and to our incredible PTA for organizing this event. Mrs. Miller, our Assistant Principal, as well as our specialist team members, and Mr. Jose, our Assistant Building Supervisor, were setting tables, the PA system, signs, and everything else very early Friday morning to help make sure the event went off without a hitch. We have the best team!

 

Pictured above is Mrs. Miller, Assistant Principal, and Ms. Edwards, Principal, threw confetti and spread joy to Ms.Tlatelpa's Kindergarten students for being the classroom who raised the most money with $3,660. They have earned a pizza party and extra recess. Congratulations!! 

Have you ever wanted to express your appreciation to your child's teacher but you're not sure what to get them besides a mug with an apple on it? A parent suggested to the administrative team that maybe we have our team share what their favorite things are and then we can share that out to student families. What a great idea! If a teacher wanted to participate, they shared their favorite things, even some have an Amazon wishlist, and you can look at it here. It is organized in ABC order by the teacher's first name. If you are not sure who works with your child, let one of the administrative team members know and we can help you out.

Veteran's Day Celebration

As part of being a Purple Star Designated School, it was important for our school community to celebrate Veterans. Mrs. Pennington, Family Liaison, and Ms. Spangler, Kindergarten Teacher, spearheaded this effort and they did a fantastic job. Despite it being a rainy, cold day, the Rose Hill patrols helped to put flags out in front of the school building. We also welcomed several Veterans to read and share stories with our students. It was a great day celebrating those who have served our country!

Advanced Academics Referral Deadline is Upcoming

If you were not able to attend the AAP Application Process information session faciltated by Ms. Edwards, Principal, and Mrs. Freeman, AART, the evening of November 15th, that's quite ok. All of the information you need can be found on the FCPS AAP webpage. Scroll down to the header Understanding the AAP Screening Process and you will see the referral forms, which are in multiple languages.The deadline for all referral forms to be submitted is Friday, December 15th. There is no wiggle-room with this deadline so please ensure it is on your calendar. If you have questions or need help with the application process, contact Mrs. Eileen Freeman, AART, at [email protected].

Girls on the Run Season Ends

 

This was the first year Rose Hill has had a Girls on the Run program and they just wrapped up their season by running a 5K. In addition to training for the race, the girls also learned about self care, self confidence, standing up for friends, and finding joy. They also did a community service project where they filled the community food pantry, which is between the Kiss & Ride entrance and exit. We have Mrs. Burris, Rose Hill parent, for bringing this opportunity to our community. She has served as their coach and we are so grateful of her!

The Book Fair is Coming!

The Rose Hill Book Fair will be held in the school library December 4-8, 2023. This event is a great opportunity for your student(s) to explore new titles and let you know what captures their interest. It can also be a great opportunity for a little holiday shopping as books make wonderful gifts!

To help make the event a success, our School Librarian, Ms. Millett, is in need of some volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the Book Fair, please click the sign-up link below to view the available time slots for each day. Volunteers will receive a 20% discount on their Book Fair purchases.

Please note that on Monday, December 4th, the Book Fair will be open for parents/guardians to enter the school library and browse/shop from 4:30-5:30 PM. (This is the only time parents and guardians who are not volunteering at the book fair will be allowed to enter.) This same evening, a chorus concert will take place at RHES, so you can buys some books, then stay to watch the concert at 6:00 PM.

We hope your students enjoy the book fair, and if you are able to volunteer, sign-up here.

Lost & Found

The lost & found is growing so if your kiddo is missing something, please encourage them to check it out. With the cooler weather, we have seen an uptick in sweatshirts, jackets, hats, and gloves. It helps tremendously if clothing, lunchboxes, and water bottles have the child's name on them because we are able to return them almost immediately. You can use stickers like this if you'd like. For sanitary reasons, we don't keep lunchboxes or water bottles for very long.

A message from our Pyramid's Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Shawn Elliott.

Click here for some information regarding Alcohol & the Holidays that Mr. Elliott asked us to share.

Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, Nov. 30 - Preschool Cookie Night, 6pm
  • Friday, Dec. 1 - PTA First Friday Popcorn
  • December 4-8 - Book Fair
  • Monday, Dec. 4 - Chorus Concert, 6pm, gym
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5 - PTA Meeting, 6pm, online
  • Friday, Dec. 15 - Quarter 2 interim progress reports go home
  • Friday, Dec. 15 - Deadline to submit referral forms for AAP Services
  • December 16-January 1 - Winter Break
  • Tuesday, Jan. 2 - Students return to school
  • Friday, Jan. 5 - PTA First Friday Popcorn
  • Tuesday, Jan. 9 - Grades 4th-6th Young Scholars Field Trip
  • Monday, Jan. 15 - Martin Luther King Holiday, No School
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Rose Hill Families,

As we get ready to embark on fall break, this is a reminder that there is no school Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of this week. We are encouraging our Rose Hill team to disconnect from school and spend time with their family and friends. If you send an email, please know that a team member will respond to it within 48 hours upon their return Monday. 

Safety is paramount and below are a few reminders to help ensure students and adults are safe during arrival/dismissal.

  • If you are parking at the library to pick-up/drop-off your student, please use the crosswalks and keep your child(ren) alongside you.
  • Adults picking up Kindergarten students, as you exit the cafeteria, please walk close to the building and on the left side of the yellow line. Please remember to also use the crosswalks and keep your students with you rather than having them run ahead. 

We appreciate everyone's help with this. Have a wonderful few days off!

 

Ms. Edwards, Mr. Staroscik, and Mrs. Miller

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RHES Community Newsletter | 11/12/23

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Rose Hill Becomes a Purple Star School!

Rachal Edwards, Principal, and Kate Pennington, Family Liaison, attended the school board meeting where they recognized for helping Rose Hill receive the Purple Star designation.

The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children recently recognized eighteen Fairfax County public schools as 2023 Purple Star Schools and Rose Hill is one of them!

The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families. 

The Purple Star Schools designation has been awarded annually since 2018. Schools earning the Purple Star must have a staff member designated as a point of contact for military students and families, providing professional learning, resources and programming on issues important to military families and have an active peer-led transition team to welcome new students from military families. At FCPS, the peer-led transition teams are student ambassadors that support military students' transition to school.

Rose Hill is proud to now say that they are a Purple Star designated school!

PTA Annual Fun Run Fundraiser

This picture is from last year when the overall goal of the Fun Run was met and the principals got slimed!! Let's do it again this year!

We have already hit the $5000 goal!!!

We want to let you know that on Friday, November 17, 2023, RHES students will be participating in the RHES Fall Fun Run!

If you have never heard of a Fun Run, that's okay! It is an entertaining and healthy way for kids and families to help raise money for the school and student activities, such as:

  • Purchasing new furniture needed in the classrooms like teacher chairs and bookshelves
  • School activities for kids and families

In past years, the RHES Fun Run has raised between $12,000-$20,000 for the school. This year, our goal is to raise at least $15,000. (Last year, we beat our goal and raised $20,000!)

All students can participate, BUT, they must be registered by a parent/guardian. To register your student, and begin requesting donations from family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, local businesses, etc., please:

  1. Go to mybooster.com and click "Sign Up". Then, follow the prompts to register your student(s)
  2. Share the student's fundraising page link with family, friends, etc. using the "Share" button
  3. Check your student's fundraising page frequently to track their progress

Donors will be able to make a flat donation in support of the student that is 100% tax deductible. If any donors are unable to make donations online, the student can collect cash or checks along with the donor name, address,and phone number. That money and information can be placed in an envelope labeled "For PTA for Fun Run" and taken to the front office. Checks should be made payable to "Rose Hill Elem PTA". These donations will be credited toward the student's fundraising total.

Class prizes will be awarded after the Fall Fun Run day:

  • The class in each grade that raises the most money will win an EXTRA RECESS PARTY!
  • The class that raises the most money overall will win an EXTRA RECESS PARTY plus PIZZA (provided by PTA)!

School-wide prizes will also be awarded after the Fall Fun Run day:

  • If we raise $5,000, the Principal and Associate Principals will wear funny costumes. (We have already hit this goal! Woo Hoo!)
  • If we raise $10,000, all students will get an ice cream treat!
  • If we raise $15,000 or more, the Principal and Associate Principals will be "Ice Cream Sundaed" at a fun school assembly.

The day of the Fall Fun Run, students should wear sneakers, comfortable bottoms, and either their RHES spirit wear, or the school colors (red and blue).

If you have any questions, please send a message to: [email protected].

We thank you for your support of your student(s) and our school! Together, we can get to that $15,000 goal!

Rose Hill Teachers are always Learning

5th grade teachers, Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Perozze (not pictured, Mrs. Rieger) are working through an erosion experiment for an upcoming science unit.

Rose Hill teachers come together at least twice a week in their grade level teams to talk through the curriculum, look through data, and are always learning. What you see above is the 5th grade team going through the motions of the science experiment that the students are going to do on erosion. The purpose of them actually doing it is it allows the teachers to see where the challenges might be for the students, come up with high-order questions they might ask the students to engage their thinking, and simply to talk through the steps of the experiment to it is conducted correctly. This is time that is highly valuable and ensures that our teachers are always ready to put their best foot forward for the students!

Family members are invited to eat lunch with their student(s) on November 15th. Visitors should plan to bring their own lunch. Because of staffing and supply chain challenges, visitors will not have the option of purchasing a school lunch. Below is the lunch schedule for the grade levels. We look forward to having a lunch with our Rose Hill families!

11:00-11:30 - Grade 4

11:30-12:00 - Grade 5 & 6

12:00-12:30 - Kindergarten

12:30-1:00 - Grade 2

1:00-1:30 - Grade 1

1:30-2:00 - Grade 3

Attached are the invitiations both in English and Spanish.

Gingerbread House Workshop

The Edison High School Academy of Culinary Arts is offering a Gingerbread House Workshop. This is going to be held Saturday, December 9th and there are two sessions to choose from. You do need to register for the event and cost is $45. For more information, read the attached flier.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, November 14th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • Tuesday, November 14th - PTA Meeting, 6pm via Zoom
  • Wednesday, November 15th - Harvest Luncheon
  • Wednesday, November 15th - AAP Application Process for Families, 6pm via Zoom
  • Friday, November 17th - RHES PTA Annual Fun Run
  • Wednesday, November 22nd - Friday, November 24th - Fall Break
  • December 4-8 - Book Fair
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