Volume 10 | October 25, 2019
Upper School News
Dear Upper School Families -

I am stealing away from the sounds of laughter and delight at our annual Carnival downstairs to quickly write this and get back to the festivities. Thank you to all of our Upper School students who helped make Carnival such a success. This is one of the highlights of the year as our oldest students dedicate so much time and energy towards creating a memorable experience for our youngest Griffins. There are some awesome pictures below!  Also, congratulations to all our fall athletes! It was a great season for the soccer, volleyball, and cross country teams. Thank you for representing us so well. Go Griffins!

Upper School Parent Social - Tomorrow!
Come and join us on Saturday, October 26th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, The Griffin Home, 1734 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL. I am sure fun will be had by all!

Admissions Open House: Sunday October 27th
On October 27th from 1:00-3:00 pm, Roycemore will host a fall open house. This event will showcase all Roycemore has to offer for prospective families looking for a school for either the 2020/21 school year and beyond, or for mid-year enrollment this year. If you know anyone who may be interested in Roycemore, please encourage them to attend this event. For any questions, please contact our Admissions Director Amanda Avery at aavery@roycemoreschool.org.


Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 7 & 8
All families have received an invitation to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences via 'Sign-Up Genius'. Conferences run from 2:00-7:30pm on Thursday the 7th, and 8:30am-3:30pm on Friday the 8th. Please be sure to get your responses in ASAP as times fill up fast (in particular Thursday evening and Friday early morning). Please note there is no school for students on Friday the 8th. To sign up for Thursday, please visit this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45ADAD2FAAFF2-roycemore5. To sign up for Friday, please visit this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45ADAD2FAAFF2-roycemore6.


Mentorship Opportunity!
Our Middle School personal passion projects (P3) are off to a great start! This year, all middle schoolers are connecting with a real-world problem associated with their own passion and interests, then using the Design Thinking process to design solutions to their chosen problem. We are looking for mentors to help our Middle School students with these projects. We are in need of experts from ALL fields to serve as mentors, with a particular need in the following areas: animal welfare, environmental action, community service, entrepreneurship, and technology. If you know of anyone who would like to work with a middle schooler, please ask them to fill out this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/f1IOQylI39cIkNnG2  


Adobe and Northwestern Creative Jam, November 15th
Roycemore will be the 1st High School in the world to host a Creative Jam!
Creative Jams are Adobe events where local design thought leaders share a behind-the-scenes peek into their processes and projects. Teams compete in a tournament-style event that puts their creative skills to the test using Adobe Creative Cloud products. Roycemore is proud to partner with Adobe and Northwestern University to embark on this quest to host the first Creative Jam for High School students. All Upper School Roycemore students are encouraged to participate and more information will be coming soon. What an amazing opportunity for our students!


Please see below for a few reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
Calendar

Reminders
January Short Term
All students should have received an email from Mr. Horine this past week including a link to the JST contract. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Horine at whorine @royemoreschool.org .

Roycemore's Literary Magazine
Enjoy writing? Calling all writers to submit to our first ever literary magazine! Please see this link for more information.

Loaner Chromebooks
There are a very limited number of Chromebooks available for students to use if their personal devices are not working. Please return immediately when finished. Thanks!

Attendance
If you know your student will be absent on an upcoming day due to a medical appointment, college visit or other needed reason, please be sure to email: attendance@roycemoreschool.org. Students who will miss school should also take a form to their teachers for signatures and to get information on any classes they will miss. Forms are available in the Upper School office.