Volume 13,| November 17, 2019
Lower School News

Let me take this opportunity to remind you that we go out to recess every day except in rain or the temperature is below 20º. Snow does not deter us!! Please make sure your children have jackets, hats, gloves, snow pants and boots so they are prepared for any weather.

We are looking for light weight sleds. If you have any around the house that you do not want, please think about bringing them in for recess. There is a small hill in Alexander Park that is perfect for safe sledding.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day
A wonderful annual tradition at Roycemore is Grandparents and Special Friends Day. This year, the event will take place on  November 26th , the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break. We invite all Grandparents and Special Friends to join us for a Grandparents' Day celebration. The event will take place from 8:30-11am and will feature performances by the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School Choirs and Tumblers. Then the special friends and grandparents will go to the Lower School classrooms where they will do activities with their children. You are invited to the performance, but we ask only grandparents and special friends to go the the classrooms. .
Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Tuesday, November 26th


Each week I will list all the activities that we offer, but do know that sometimes, some of them will not go. Please check them to see which ones are going that week. This week because of conferences many clubs are not going. Please look carefully.

Lego Club  will meet Monday, November 18 in the First Grade Classroom from 3:15-4:00.
Drama  will meet Monday, November 18 in the LS Music Room from 3:30-4:15.
Martial Arts  will meet Tuesday, November 19 in the Gross Motor Room attached to the EDP Room from 3:15-4:00.
Ukulele will meet Tuesday, November 19 in the LS Music Room from 3:15-4:00 
Sprout  will meet Tuesday November 19 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Cross Country  will meet Wednesday,  November 20 in the Grade 3 Classroom from 3:15-4:00. Pick up in the Dining Hall
Drama will meet Wednesday, November 20 in the LS Music Room. from 3:30-4:15.
Sprout  will meet Wednesday, November 20 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Math Club will meet Thursday, November 21 in the 3rd Grade Classroom from 2:00-3:00
Fencing will meet Thursday, November 21 in the Dining Hall from 2:00-3:00.
Chess Club  will meet Thursday,  November 21 in the Grade 4 classroom from 3:00-4:00

Fitness Fun Friday  will meet Friday,  November 22 in the Gym from 3:15-4:00.
What's Happening Around Lower School
1.Thank you to Sara Shacter for spending time with Roycemore's Lower School students. It was a great author visit and we all loved getting to meet her latest lovable character: Willow!

2. As part of our Leader in Me Program based on Steven Covey's Seven Habits,"Begin with the End in Mind" is about setting goals. The 3rd graders are working on setting different kinds of goals. They started with setting personal goals.

3. The 1st Graders completed their first research project with a state study. They worked with their reading buddies (7th Graders) learned about a state and completed a poster with lots of pictures and written information. They then presented their posters at a "State Expo."

4.Because our early childhood program is so enriched some of our children become early readers where they learn r eading strategies like “chunky monkey” and “floppy dolphin”.  Some are working on letter sounds with emphasis on the vowel sounds and putting letters in “letter jail” that don’t follow the rules we have learned. It’s all fun.  They love it!

Most of these are pictures from what you have read above.


  Please remember that Roycemore Lower School is a nut/peanut-free environment.  Please remember this when you send in birthday treats and snacks for your children.  There are many other allergies, specific to individual children, so please check with your classroom teacher before sending in treats.   Thank you in advance for caring about all of our children.

Please remember when you need more information, such as lunch menus, the weekly bulletin, and reminders of upcoming special events, go to the Parents' Page on our web site at  http://www.roycemoreschool.org/parents

As usual, if you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to call or e-mail me.