Hello Lower School Parents,
I hope you are all doing well in these trying times. Yesterday Governor Pritzker made the announcement that none of us wanted to hear, but expected it to happen. We will stay on remote learning until the end of the academic school year. All the teachers were sad to hear this news, but they want you all to know that they are still here for you and the children. The children will do fine. This I promise you. There was a wonderful letter that went viral on FaceBook that I want you all to read.
Don't stress about school work. In September I will get your children
back on track. I am a teacher and that is my superpower. What I can't
fix is social emotional trauma that prevents the brain from learning.
So right now I just need you to share your calm, share your strength,
and share your laughter with your children. No kids are ahead and no
no kids are behind. Your kids are exactly where they need to be.
All the teachers on the planet
Please take this to heart and especially here at Roycemore. Our teachers are truly super heros who care about your children deeply. I promise when your children return to class next year, they will experience the true Roycemore love and magic so they will be fine!!!! Meanwhile help them to join the synchronous meetings and complete their work if possible, but do not get into power struggles! They will be fine when they return.
Our teachers are so committed to the children, but also to you. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to them. I know they will help. You can email or join their help hours. I too am available if you want to reach out. I can email you or we can talk on the phone. Just because we are physically distant, we are not emotionally distant. We are all here for you!
Lower School Head Search
As most of you know, this will be my last year as Lower School Head. I am retiring at the end of the school year. I loved working with you and know that the next head will experience the same warmth and love that I received from all of you.
During the weeks leading up to our remote learning, the search committee was fully engaged in the search for the next Lower School Head. There timeline got thrown off quite a bit but I am pleased to share with you that the search committee has invited four finalists to interview in the next two weeks. Their interview times have been set up so that they will spend the first half of the interview with parents and the second half with faculty. The schedule was sent out in an email from Adrianne. Hopefully you can join in for all or part of the interviews. Following each interview, Adrianne will send out a feedback form for you to share your impressions.
Admissions Morning - Tuesday
Our first ever Virtual Admissions Morning is coming up! Please tell any friends and neighbors interested in finding out more about the Roycemore experience and what makes our school unique.
Virtual Admissions Morning
Tuesday, April 21st
FAN Events - Upcoming
Roycemore is a proud sponsor of FAN,
Family Action Network
. All of their in-person events have been cancelled, but they still are offering amazing presentations by industry professionals on a number of topics including:
- Parenting in the Age of Inequality
- Navigating the New Masculinity
- Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety
- How Economics Explains The Way We Raise Our Children
A Live Stream Experience
Auction items will be live starting next week. Volunteers are still needed, especially those with live streaming experience. Please email
if you would like to join the fun!
Videos for Scholarship Fundraiser
New "Roycemore Family" Page Launched
Our new Chief Griffinity Officer, Early Childhood staff member
, launched a new webpage! This is another way for students and families to stay connected and continue to share our school spirit. Share your shelter in place experiences with us:
Website for Remote Learning:
Coronavirus Response Page: