Volume 25| March 1, 2020
Middle School News
LAST DAY to DOUBLE your donation!!!
A special group of donors have come forward and will match, dollar for dollar, every gift that comes in by March 1st. Please consider donating and helping us take advantage of this incredible and generous match opportunity.

EVERY GIFT no matter its size counts.
And right now, it counts DOUBLE !

Today is the LAST DAY!!!!

Current Parent Participation Rates 60%
Early Childhood: 58%
Lower School: 67%
Middle School: 65% - 6th grade is 2 gifts short of 100%
Upper School: 60%

Goal: 100%

Spring Break Camp Opportunity for 5th & 6th Graders!

Need something for your 5th or 6th grader to do during Spring Break? Roycemore is running a Camp the first week of Spring Break from March 30-April 3 for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Camp will be open from our usual 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We have planned many exciting and fun activities. They may attend for one day or for all five. You can access the flyer HERE.

Although it is a month away, we need to plan for it. At this time, we do not have enough children for the camp to run. Please let me know if you are planning to have your children attend so we can plan accordingly.
8th Graders!! Opportunity to go to France & Spain next year!!
We’re going to France and Spain for JST (January Short Term) 2021! Highlights of the itinerary include Paris, the Côte d'Azur, Monaco, Èze, Nice, and Provence in France, and Barcelona, Madrid, and Toledo in Spain. Please attend the Student/Parent Travel Meeting this Wednesday, 4 March at 5:30 PM in Room 235 for more information. Please RSVP by clicking “I’m interested” and filling out the contact information here: www.explorica.com/Trowbridge-5378
Sixth Graders take a Virtual Tour of Paris

Sixth grade French students engaged in a virtual tour of the Paris metro. The students had to navigate their way through the city using their knowledge of how the metro system works. Equipped with directions, points of interest, and all of the different metro line maps, they set off on their way. It wasn't always easy but the students kept at it. They began their day at l'aéroport de Charles de Gaulle, then got off at St. Paul to check into their hotel. From there they got back on Metro line 1 to head to le Louvre. Afterwards, they visited l'Opéra, the famous macaron shop LaDurée on the Champs-Elysées, and eventually made it to la Tour Eiffel. Finally, they navigated their way to the neighborhood of Montmarte before finishing their day in Disneyland Paris.

Now, when they actually travel to Paris, they will know how to get around! 
Re-Enrollment Reminder- Deadline tomorrow

March 2nd is quickly approaching and all re-enrollment documentation is required by the deadline in order to secure your student's spot for next year. If you have any questions or problems with your re-enrollment packet, please be sure to reach out before the deadline to Tanise Robnett .
We Are Roycemore  Photos - THIS WEDNESDAY!
Remember all the amazing black and white photos of our students that were taken last year? Well, we are VERY excited that photographer extraordinaire, Lisa Gottschalk, will be taking another round of beautiful pictures of our amazing students this coming week! 8th graders had their photos taken last week. This week 5th-7th graders will have their photos taken on Wednesday! You can view the schedule here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vcmqHotG3qZjeJ_amy_f9N1UXvqns944X-M-mL0Hhr4/edit?usp=sharing  
Sports and Activities this coming week!!
Seeking volunteers to help lead Middle School after-school clubs: Given low enrollment in the baking club and digital adventures, a couple of the clubs that were planned for winter/ spring did not run. Students have identified several clubs that they would love to see happen, and we have listed them below. You may also have other ideas! Are you interested and available to help lead an after school club? If so, contact Adrianne Finley Odell at afinleyodell@roycemoreschool.org

  • Debate- learn how to debate and hold intramural debates
  • YouTube- create a Roycemore Middle School YouTube Channel
  • Cooking- learn practical and tasty baking skills

  • Homework Club 3:30pm-4:20pm
  • Board and Video Game Club 3:30-4:30pm

  • Homework Club 3:30pm-4:20pm

  • Homework Club 3:30pm-4:20pm
  • Robotics Club- 3:30-4:30pm

  • Math Club 2pm
  • Community Yoga 5:00-6:00pm

  • Improv Club 3:30pm-4:30pm
Upcoming Dates

  • Mar. 2nd.- Re-enrollment & Priority Sliding Scale Application Deadline
  • Mar. 4th- 5:30pm- Meeting to learn more about the JST trip to France and Spain next year (for rising Freshmen-- see detailed info above!)
  • March 16-20- Spirit Week- a cross-divisional student committee is planning theme dress up days for the week
  • March 23- MS Social Outing to Dave & Busters
  • March 30- April 3rd- SPRING BREAK
Middle School Community Guidelines
We will create a community in Roycemore’s middle school based on RESPECT. We will respect ourselves, our space, and our peers. In doing so, we will assume the best intentions of others and create a space where we are welcomed, feel we belong, and are known!
(created by representatives from each grade 2019-20)
The Roycemore mascot, the Griffin, is legendary, powerful, and magical. Show your Griffin LOVE by wearing Roycemore Spirit items!! You can find them 24-7 through our online store at    www.roycemoreschool.org/schoolstore