Volume 19 | January 31, 2020
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families,

We need some sunshine. Though I must say, last night's JST Expo certainly made my skies blue! So many pictures...I was so proud of our students, they did a tremendous job of sharing their experiences. I think we can all agree our Upper School super star students deserve a huge round of applause! I look forward to seeing what next year's JST brings. Please see below for upcoming events and additional Expo pictures.



Murder on the Orient Express-Rehearsals Continue
Rehearsals for this year's Spring Play,  Murder on the Orient Express , will take place on Monday-Thursday this week, right after school in the MPR. We only have a few weeks to get this show up, so it is very important students make themselves available for all rehearsal times. Make plans now to join on February 21st @ 7pm, or 22nd @ 3pm (Matinee!) for this fast-paced 'who-dun-it'.

Lunar New Year Celebration, Tuesday 2/4, 10:15-11am
This year, the Roycemore School community celebrates the Year of the Rat on Tuesday, with a school-wide presentation about Lunar New Year festivities in China and the Twelve Zodiac Animals. Lower School students with their US and MS Griffin Buddies will learn about the personality characteristics of their zodiac animal and work on an art project. They will then proceed to the Library, where Ms. Gonzalez will read them a story about the Lunar New Year. While the Lower School students enjoy story time, Middle and Upper School will have the opportunity to try their hand at Chinese calligraphy, and/or test their mettle with the Chinese shuttlecock.


Please note-Important Change of Date-Palio!
Thank goodness our beloved Jessi Wunder is making great progress! To allow her healing time, please note the following:
  • Palio will take place on Thursday May 21st, NOT March 20th, and will be combined with Spring Show (already scheduled for that date) 
  • The Lower School will begin at 6pm and the Middle and Upper School will begin at 7:30pm
  • The Roycemore Family Association will plan a community meal prior to Palio-- information to be shared at a later date.
  • There will be NO early dismissal on March 20th as previously planned, and NO early dismissal on May 21st.

Please be sure to update your calendars!


Please see below for important reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
Calendar

Reminders

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

Volunteer Opportunities!
Interested in helping us out? Feel free to sign up to volunteer via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4baba72ea3ff2-20192020

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!

Snow Days
For school closures or schedule changes due to weather, texts and emails will be used to notify families and faculty/staff. Alternatively, you can visit the WGN emergency school closing site.

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.