Volume 12 | November 10, 2019
Lower School News

We were so delighted to see you all at conferences. It is a scheduled time when we can meet and work together to make sure your children are the best they can be, but do know if you ever have a concern or question or just want to talk, we are always available. That is one of the things that makes our school different. We are all working together in partnership for your children!



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
8:30-11:00am


Parent's Night Out- THIS WEEK!!

Roycemore 7th and 8th Grades are raising money for their spring trip to New York City and are offering their babysitting services as part of the next
Roycemore Parents Night Out!

Children (ages 3-11) can enjoy a winter themed PJ party with crafts, gym time, pizza, and to wrap up the evening, there will be hot chocolate and a viewing of the Polar Express.


Friday, November 15, 2019
6:00 to 9:00p.m.
$25.00 for one child ($40 per family)
To Register Your Family: Use the link below

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. This week because of conferences many clubs are not going. Please look carefully.

Lego Club  will meet Monday, November 11 in the First Grade Classroom from 3:15-4:00.
Drama  will meet Monday, November 11 in the LS Music Room from 3:30-4:15.
Martial Arts  will meet Tuesday, November 12 in the Gross Motor Room attached to the EDP Room from 3:15-4:00.
Ukulele will meet Tuesday, November 12 in the LS Music Room from 3:15-4:00 
Sprout  will meet Tuesday November 12 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Cross Country  will meet Wednesday,  November 13 in the Grade 3 Classroom from 3:15-4:00. Pick up in the Dining Hall
Drama will meet Wednesday, November 13 in the LS Music Room. from 3:30-4:15.
Sprout  will meet Wednesday, November 13 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Math Club will meet Thursday, November 14 in the 3rd Grade Classroom from 2:00-3:00
Fencing will meet Thursday, November 14 in the Dining Hall from 2:00-3:00.
Chess Club  will meet Thursday,  November 14 in the Grade 4 classroom from 3:00-4:00

Fitness Fun Friday  will meet Friday,  November 15 in the Gym from 3:15-4:00.
What's Happening Around Lower School
  1. Ms. Stein's art class created artwork in collaboration with Dr. Rincon-Bisbey’s middle/upper school Spanish classes, and with Ms.Gonzalez for Día de los Muertos Ofrenda, which is currently on display in the library. Pictured here is the finished Ofrenda in the Library, Look below for third grade students adding precise details to their clay sugar skulls, and first grade students working on their collages of skeletons in motion celebrating. The Ofrenda in will be on display through the end of the month.











2 .The Pre-Kindergarten are starting to learn how to write letters in a truly fun way. They use wooden blocks and a shape maker to identify the letters. In morning meeting, they answered the question "What season do you like best, summer or fall? It was fun to see their answers.

3. The Junior Kindergarten practiced their manners while playing a   Thanksgiving “yes please and no thank you game”! We practice our manners while we build a Thanksgiving meal and pass food around the table.
PICTURES FROM THE WEEK!
Most of these are pictures from 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.