Volume 38,| May 31, 2020
Lower School News
Goodbye
This is the final Lower School News that I will write as I will be retiring from Roycemore after 34 years, 20 years as Lower School Division Head. I want to thank everyone for being so supportive and caring throughout my time at this marvelous school, where kids are really valued and everyone tries to the best of their ability to make a fabulous environment for our children. Roycemore is a school where kids feel it is a second home, and as does the faculty. That is why it is difficult to say goodbye to all of you. The one thing I know is I am leaving Lower School into wonderful hands. I know that Darcy Aksamitowski will be amazing and take Lower School to new heights.

Everyone, please keep in touch and let me know all the wonderful things your families are doing.

A big HUG to everyone.
Melinda

Check out our great  new virtual camps and courses  being offered this summer! The first classes begin on June 8th--, including What's Happening Now?
Reading and Writing Through Current Events with Mrs. Skinner and Math InvestigationA Time to Indulge in Problem Solving and Algebraic Thinking with Mrs. Aksamitowski
End of the Year:
There are two end of the year events for you to know about.
Culmination Night: Monday, June 1 at 4:00. All classes from Pre-kindergarten through Fourth will be showcasing the year and remote learning. Please join your children's classes to see all their accomplishments. A Zoom link for each class was sent to you.

Friday, June 5th- Wrap Up Day* : Here is the link   Lower School Cubby Item Retrieval, Yearbook Pick-Up and Item Drop Off Sign-Up. June 5, 2020, 8am-4pm .   for everyone to have a designated time to come to school for:
cubby clean out
technology drop-o ff  ( for those who borrowed Chrome Books)
Library books drop offs
yearbook pick up
*Face masks and social distancing will be required.
Please sign up!

Le Livre de Moi- 
Over the past couple months of remote learning, the second, third, and fourth graders have been busy creating their own hand-made books all in French. The title and back page aside, the book is 12 pages long and provides a complete autobiographical portrait of each child.  Not only was the book fun to make, the content of the book is real-life based and personally meaningful, all while showcasing the students’ vast knowledge of the French language.  Please enjoy a look inside one of the books written by Simone from the second grade.
To learn the basics of physics and engineering principles, the 3rd Graders learn all about bridges and how they are constructed. Even with Remote Learning, they were able to construct their own bridges.













New "Roycemore Family" Page Launched
Our new Chief Griffinity Officer, Early Childhood staff member  Justin Bailey , 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:  https://roycemoreschool.org/family/

Website for Remote Learning:

Coronavirus Response Page:

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.