Volume 14 | November 22, 2019
Upper School News
Hello Upper School Families -

Here you can see students working with some of our Northwestern community members on technical knowhow. These students volunteer their time to participate in our partnership with OLLI (Northwestern University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). OLLI is a wonderful learning community that offers more than 100 study groups and serves more than 1,500. We are so proud of these students for donating their time and efforts!

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, we've officially entered the end of the year. These next few weeks will be busy ones here at school, with various year end events and final exams. Because of the short week next week, I will not post an additional Newsletter.

Finals for first semester will take place Tuesday-Friday, December 17-20. I ask that as you make holiday plans you make sure students are in attendance at school through the entire week. Students will not be given the option to take a final exam either early or late due to absence, and a student who does not take the final as scheduled may receive a zero for that exam. We appreciate your help in making sure students are here and ready for finals.

Upcoming information and events:

F all Musical- November 22 and 23 at 7pm
The fall musical is upon us! Please join us tonight and tomorrow to see our Upper School student production of  Chicago.  The cast and crew have worked so hard on the show, and we hope to see everyone there. All are welcome - there is no cost, and reservations are not needed. Come on out and support our Griffin performers!

Grandparents and Special Friends Day: Tuesday 11/26
On 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.  This year we have added an inter-generational panel discussion for our Middle and Upper School grandparents and friends. Click here to register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egpiu038eb5fc810&oseq=&c=&ch=

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!

C reative Jam Feature in Evanston Now !
With Creative Jam behind us, we have loads of amazing-ness to share! Please visit the links below to see us published in Evanston Now and some amazing pictures and more information on the details of the event.

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. Please help us spread the word!

Upcoming FAN Event, 12/2 @ 7pm, Central School, Glencoe
Roycemore School is proud to be a co-sponsor for this  Family Action Network  (FAN) event. Empathy is a trait that can be taught and nurtured to yield the results we all want. Join us at a presentation by Michele Borba, Ed.D. and award-winning author to learn how to shift the focus of children from "I, me, and mine" to "we, us, and ours". This event is free and open to the public.

Roycemore's Hour of Code Celebration, Friday,12/13, 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 .

Please see below for important reminders:)

Yours Truly,
Stefanie Rivera
Upper School Division Head


Roycemore's Literary Magazine
Enjoy writing? Calling all writers to submit to our first ever literary magazine! Please see this link for more information.

Thanksgiving Break
School will not be in session from Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1 for Thanksgiving. 

Project Linus
If you or anyone you know can help Ms. Byrnes get these blankets prepared, we would be so grateful. Please let her know if you would like to volunteer: kbrynes@roycemoreschool.org

Loaner Chromebooks
There are a very limited number of Chromebooks available for students to use if their personal devices are not working. Please return immediately when finished. Thanks!

Snow Days
For school closures or schedule changes due to weather, texts and emails will be used to notify families and faculty/staff. Alternatively, you can visit the WGN emergency school closing site.

If you know your student will be absent on an upcoming day due to a medical appointment, college visit or other needed reason, please be sure to email: attendance@roycemoreschool.org. Students who will miss school should also take a form to their teachers for signatures and to get information on any classes they will miss. Forms are available in the Upper School office.