Volume 22 | February 23, 2020
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families,

This week I have the honor of highlighting Ms. Stacia Campbell, and her wonderful work as our College Counselor. This past week, juniors had the opportunity to create a list of colleges for Phineas Flynn, of Phineas and Ferb fame. They studied his profile and researched what might be best fit colleges for Phineas to attend. Graphic of his profile can be seen below. What a great opportunity for them to start thinking about their own best fit lists! We are so lucky to have such a personalized college counseling program. Many thanks to Stacia for her creativity. Please see below for important information.


Course Planning
Course planning for next year has begun. Parents of current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, I encourage you to have a dialogue with your students at home as students think about the classes they want and need for next year


We Are Roycemore Photos - 2/26 and 2/28
Roycemore parent and photographer extraordinaire, Lisa Gottschalk, will be taking another round of beautiful pictures of our amazing students. You can view the schedule here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vcmqHotG3qZjeJ_amy_f9N1UXvqns944X-M-mL0Hhr4/edit?usp=sharing  


We Need You!
A special group of donors have come forward and will match, dollar for dollar, every gift that comes in before March 1st. That will double your gift between now and the end of this month! If you have already given, we want to say thank you for your support. Please consider throwing in another extra gift to help us with this incredible match opportunity.

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

We are currently at 50% for our parent participation and our goal is to reach 100%. Your gift will help us get there! Interested in participating? Please contact Sara McGuire: smcguire@roycemoreschool.org


Free Yoga - Every Thursday 5:00-6:00pm, Roycemore School Library
Did you know that Roycemore offers free yoga every Thursday in the library? This is a free Vinyasa style class offered to anyone in the community, all ages and abilities are welcome. Sponsored by the  Phoenix Yoga Project , the class will be taught by our very own Director of Admissions:  Amanda Avery !
(Amanda is a CYT 200 and NASM CPT)


Help Us Help the Earth
This semester, the Roycemore National Honor Society is recycling all of your plastic bags, printer toner/ink, and old electronics and batteries. You can find bins in the lobby, and if they are not there, please bring them to Cara Marantz or Mrs. Byrnes. We will be collecting until May 15th, so please check your homes for any of the items that we are taking!


Re-Enrollment & Tuition Discounts
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 Robnet t (trobnett@roycemoreschool.org).


Spring Play-Our Town!
Rehearsals continue this week! Make sure to join us on March 12th @ 6pm, or 13th @ 7pm for this beautiful classic.


Roycemore's Literary Magazine
Bursting with ideas? Submit your writing now to our first ever Lit. Magazine! Details on the yellow flyer below.


Please note-while Lower and Middle Schools do not have classes on Friday 2/28, Upper School DOES HAVE A REGULAR SCHOOL DAY!

Please see below for important reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head
Calendar

Reminders
Palio will take place on Thursday May 21st, 2020
NOT March 20th, and will be combined with Spring Show (already scheduled for that date).

Juniors and Families-Important reminder!
Please sign up ASAP for your meetings with Stacia Campbell, our College Counselor: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4cacae22a6f58-junior2

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

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.