Volume 8 | October 13, 2019
Lower School News
Please remember that Monday, October 14 there is no School. Day Camp is not available. This is a Professional Development Day for our teachers focusing on Diversity and Equity.

Friday, October 18  PUMPKIN CARVING NIGHT:  This is one of Lower School's favorite events. We all have dinner, choose a pumpkin, carve a wonderful jack-o-lantern, and enjoy each others' company. Plus there is open gym when the kids want to stop carving!! We hope to see you all there!!

Please note: Northwestern University has a football game scheduled for October 18th. If you are coming to Lower School Pumpkin Carving, please expect extra traffic in the Evanston area that night.


As part of our association with the Center for Talent Development through Northwestern, Judy Wahl our gifted coordinator offers free testing for our students if you interested in enrichment classes through Northwestern for your child? Click here to see how you can tell if your child qualifies.


The GRIFFIN BUDDIES kicked off this week and was a huge success. This is where Upper and Middle School students are paired with the Lower School students for the year. Each Lower School teacher planned an activity that the buddies could do together. If both students are back this year, they are paired again. It was so sweet to see the big hugs that the returning buddies gave each other.
Roycemore School is excited to
welcome author  Carolyn Crimi  to campus to discuss her career as an author and her new book,  Weird Little Robots . This visit is scheduled for students in grades 2nd-6th, however, any Roycemore student can order her new book.

Author Visit
Carolyn Crimi
October 17th, Thursday
UPCOMING DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
October 25 Carnival: The Upper School puts on a giant fun fair for the Lower and Middle School students. Parents are welcome to come. More information will go home soon.
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

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.

Lego Club  will NOT meet Monday, October 14 in the First Grade Classroom from 3:15-4:00.
Drama  will NOT meet Monday, October 14 in the LS Music Room from 3:30-4:15.
Martial Arts  will meet Tuesday, October 15 in the Gross Motor Room attached to the EDP Room from 3:15-4:00.
Ukulele will meet Tuesday, October 15 in the LS Music Room from 3:15-4:00 
Sprout  will meet Tuesday October 15 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Cross Country  will meet Wednesday,  October 16 in the Grade 3 Classroom from 3:15-4:00. Pick up in the Dining Hall
Drama will meet Wednesday, October 16 in the LS Music Room. from 3:30-4:15.
Sprout  will meet Wednesday, October 16 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Math Club will meet Thursday, October 17 in the 3rd Grade Classroom from 2:00-3:00
Fencing will meet Thursday, October 17 in the Dining Hall from 2:00-3:00.
Chess Club  will meet Thursday,  October 17 in the Grade 4 classroom from 3:00-4:00

Fitness Fun Friday  will meet Friday,  October 18 in the Gym from 3:15-4:00.
What's Happening Around Lower School
  1. There are a lot of STEM projects in the Pre-Kindergarten Room, and many of them have to do with PUMPKINS!! But playing with blocks is also STEM!!
2. The fourth Graders are the caretakers of the Roycemore garden. Besides taking care of it, they partake in its bounty. Today they enjoyed tomatoes, carrots, green peppers, Jalopenos, and potatoes. YUM!!
3, Students in third grade analyzed the data from the Lower School question “How many seeds in the Roycemore pumpkin?”. They decided to break into groups and work collaboratively on graphing the data by grade since they learned the range of data was from 5-6,000 seeds.
PICTURES FROM THE WEEK!
Most of these are pictures what you have read above.





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Reminders
  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.