Volume 24 | February 18, 2020
Roycemore School Weekly Newsletter
From The Head of School
Discovering Delight in the Midst of
Difficult Times

By: Adrianne Finley Odell
Walking home from a weekend exercise class this mid-February morning, the sun was shining brightly and felt warmer than the 24 degrees that showed on my phone app. Snow still covered the grass and sidewalks, capturing the sunlight and reflecting it back on my face. I felt a smile come to me that spread across my face as I heard the sounds of birds singing nearby. Spring is still weeks away, but the hints of it are there, giving me a sense of delight as I stepped forward in gratitude for the beauty around me.  

I was especially thankful for the sun and the birds that morning--a difficult morning-- as I received the sad news of the passing of one Roycemore’s long-tenured high school math teachers, Trina Brickman. For those that don’t know Trina, she was a woman who left a lasting impression. She certainly left an impression on four decades of Roycemore students who learned to love math from the “Math Goddess.” She had a way of teaching that was memorable. Her favorite day of the year was March 14th- Pi Day! She had a bust of Euclid- the father of Geometry- on her desk. Trina retired before my arrival at Roycemore, but I knew she was special the way people talked about her. Once you met her, you could never forget her inimitable stylish, colorful, fashion, and flair ...

Coming Up on the Calendar
  • Thursday, February 20th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm
  • Thursday, February 27th - Lower and Middle School Conferences, 2:30pm
  • Thursday, February 27th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm
  • Friday, February 28th - NO SCHOOL for Lower and Middle School Only (No EDP)
  • Friday, February 28th - Lower and Middle School Conferences
  • Thursday, March 5th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm
  • Friday, March 6th - US Basketball 2 on 2 Tournament at Roycemore, 4:00pm
We Need You!
A special group of donors have come forward and will match, dollar for dollar, every gift that comes in before March 1st. That will double your gift between now and the end of this month! If you have already given, we want to say thank you for your support. Please consider throwing in another extra gift to help us with this incredible match opportunity.

EVERY GIFT no matter its size counts.
And right now, it counts DOUBLE!

We are currently at 50% for our parent participation and our goal is to reach 100%. Your gift will help us get there!
Spring Break Camp for Roycemore Students
Roycemore will be running a Spring Break Camp from March 30 - April 3. Students in Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade are welcome to sign up. We have planned many exciting and fun activities for your children. You can sign them up for one day at a time, or for the whole week! 


Spring Break Camp
March 30th - April 3rd
7:30am - 6:00pm
Pre-K through 6th Grade
Questions? Contact Ms. Orzoff
Student Profile
Rachel, Class of 2020
Here at Roycemore we have amazing students and we want to share stories about what some of our Griffins are doing. Today we have a profile to share that features Rachel, a Roycemore Senior. Read below to hear more about Rachel and what it's like to be a Griffin who's hitting her stride.
Rachel with Roycemore Science teacher, Mrs. Lynne Greene, who served as her Biology Lab Advisor during her January Short Term 2020 project.
The math class at Northwestern University looks like any other. Students enter singly or in pairs, take a seat, and wait for the Professor to start his lecture. They are here to take Single-Variable Integral
Calculus. No one notices that among the college students is an Upper School student: Roycemore senior Rachel. A native of the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Rachel blends in with the college students...


If you missed last week's profile featuring:

Stefanie Rivera, Upper School Division Head

CLICK HERE to read the full interview.
The Last Strategic Discussion is this Week
Don't miss your chance to be part of the conversation! We start work on our new strategic plan soon and we want to hear from you first. Please consider attending our final Strategic Discussion of the school year this week.

Strategic Discussion
Thursday, February 20, 5:30-6:45pm
Re-enrollment and Tuition Discounts
March 2nd is quickly approaching and all re-enrollment documentation is required by the deadline in order to secure your student's spot for next year. If you have any questions or problems with your re-enrollment packet, please be sure to reach out before the deadline to Tanise Robnett .
Reminder: Free Yoga on Thursdays
Did you know that Roycemore offers free yoga every Thursday in the library? This is a free Vinyasa style class offered to anyone in the community, all ages and abilities are welcome. Sponsored by the  Phoenix Yoga Project , the class will be taught by our very own

Director of Admissions: Amanda Avery !
(Amanda is a CYT 200 and NASM CPT)



Free Yoga
Every Thursday
5:00-6:00pm
Roycemore School Library
Note: You only need to sign up once and then you can attend weekly, monthly, or whenever your schedule allows.
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