Volume 8 | October 13, 2019
Lower School News

Pumpkin Carving Night was fantastic! The pumpkins arrived in a big truck and the third and fourth graders helped take them off! Then the fun began with dinner and carving pumpkins!! It was truly a fabulous night. 

Thank you to all the parents who helped decorate the Multi-Purpose Room. It looked so festive. And also a huge thank you to those who stayed to clean up!


CARNIVAL, Friday October 25: This the day we celebrate Halloween at Roycemore. We all don our costumes (We do not wear costumes on Halloween.) and the Upper School students put on a giant fun fair for the Lower and Middle School students.You are all invited to accompany your children as they go through the Carnival, but they will also have a fabulous time if you can't be here.Your teachers will let you know the exact time, their classes are attending. A flyer to tell you all about it was emailed on Friday.

On Sunday from 1:00-3:00 pm, Roycemore will host a fall open house. This event will showcase all Roycemore has to offer for prospective families looking for a school for either the 2020/21 school year and beyond, or for mid-year enrollment this year. If you know anyone who may be interested in Roycemore, please encourage them to attend this event. For any questions, please contact our Admissions Director Amanda Avery at aavery@roycemoreschool.org.

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 Middle School Needs Help with P3, Personal Passion Project
Our Middle School personal passion projects (P3) are off to a great start! This year, all middle schoolers are connecting with a real-world problem associated with their own passion and interests, then using the Design Thinking process to design solutions to their chosen problem. We are looking for mentors to help our Middle School students with these projects. We are in need of experts from ALL fields to serve as mentors, with a particular need in the following areas: animal welfare, environmental action, community service, entrepreneurship, and technology. If you know of anyone who would like to work with a middle schooler, please ask them to fill out this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/f1IOQylI39cIkNnG2  

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 meet Monday, October 21 in the First Grade Classroom from 3:15-4:00.
Drama  will meet Monday, October 21 in the LS Music Room from 3:30-4:15.
Martial Arts  will meet Tuesday, October 22 in the Gross Motor Room attached to the EDP Room from 3:15-4:00.
Ukulele will meet Tuesday, October 22 in the LS Music Room from 3:15-4:00 
Sprout  will meet Tuesday October 22 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Cross Country  will meet Wednesday,  October 23 in the Grade 3 Classroom from 3:15-4:00. Pick up in the Dining Hall
Drama will meet Wednesday, October 23 in the LS Music Room. from 3:30-4:15.
Sprout  will meet Wednesday, October 23 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Math Club will meet Thursday, October 24 in the 3rd Grade Classroom from 2:00-3:00
Fencing will meet Thursday, October 24 in the Dining Hall from 2:00-3:00.
Chess Club  will meet Thursday,  October 24 in the Grade 4 classroom from 3:00-4:00

Fitness Fun Friday  will NOT meet Friday,  October 25 in the Gym from 3:15-4:00.
What's Happening Around Lower School
  1. Math doesn't always have to be paper and pencil. Much more learning takes place when it is interactive. These students were learning of how rational numbers (positive and negative fractions and decimals) appear on a number line that they made.
Most of these are pictures 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.