Volume 14,| November 24, 2019
Lower School News
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


A REMINDER

School will not be in session from Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1 for Thanksgiving. 
WINTER PROGRAM: FRIDAY 12/6, 6:30pm
Put this one on your calendar early! Winter Program is one of Roycemore's biggest annual events. This all school get together takes place at 6:30 pm on December 6th and features choir and tumbling performances from all divisions. Winter program is a great Roycemore tradition that families attend year after year - we hope to see everyone there

Roycemore's Hour of Code Celebration!
Friday, Dec. 13, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

To celebrate Computer Science Education Week, December 9 to 13, we will be offering coding activities school-wide in classes all week, culminating in an Hour of Code Celebration for students, families, and faculty in the Multipurpose Room on Friday 12/13. The Hour of Code is a global effort to introduce computer programming to millions of people.  RSVP & read more here.
 
Questions? Contact Beth Shutters at 847-866-6055 or  eshutters@roycemoreschool.org .


Admissions Morning, 12/3, 8:30-10am
We will be holding our first Admissions Morning of the school year on December 3rd. Please invite friends and neighbors who might be interested in finding out more about what makes Roycemore different and unique. This event will also feature a panel for High School students starting at 9:00am, but visitors will also get to tour and see the Lower School in action.. Please help us spread the word!

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 25 in the First Grade Classroom from 3:15-4:00.
Drama  will meet Monday, November 25 in the LS Music Room from 3:30-4:15.
Martial Arts  will meet Tuesday, November 26 in the Gross Motor Room attached to the EDP Room from 3:15-4:00.
Ukulele will meet Tuesday, November 26 in the LS Music Room from 3:15-4:00 
Sprout  will NOT meet Tuesday November 26 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Cross Country  will NOT meet Wednesday,  November 27 in the Grade 3 Classroom from 3:15-4:00. Pick up in the Dining Hall
Drama will NOT meet Wednesday, November 27 in the LS Music Room. from 3:30-4:15.
Sprout  will NOT meet Wednesday, November 27 in the LS Art Room 118 from 3:15-5:15.
Math Club will NOT meet Thursday, November 28 in the 3rd Grade Classroom from 2:00-3:00
Fencing will NOT meet Thursday, November 28 in the Dining Hall from 2:00-3:00.
Chess Club  will NOT meet Thursday,  November 28 in the Grade 4 classroom from 3:00-4:00

Fitness Fun Friday  will NOT meet Friday,  November 29 in the Gym from 3:15-4:00.
What's Happening Around Lower School
  1. Starting in preschool, our students are introduced to French with Madame Michaelson in a French immersion class. They sing, they speak, they play games, and starting in first grade they write.

2 .The Second Grade is learning about Native Americans and their contributions. One of their favorite activities is making corn husk dolls.

3.Recess is a time where kids learn to interact with each other in a non-structured environment. At Roycemore it is so much fun to see students slide down the hill when it snows, climb all over the equipment, but also create their own games and fun, from throwing a nerf football, digging in dirt, to creating rubber band bracelets, and of course, playing with Bay-blades.

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.