Volume 14| November 26, 2019
Roycemore School Weekly Newsletter
From The Head of School
I Didn’t Know I Could Sing

By: Adrianne Finley Odell- Head of School
Can you think back to when you realized you had a particular talent or gift for something? Perhaps you wrote a short story and someone complimented you on your writing skills. Perhaps you tried your hand at baking and your family and friends were blown away with your approach to a recipe that they hadn’t ever considered. Or maybe you signed up for a 5K run and were surprised by how well you performed that you realized with a little extra effort, you could be exceptional. We have to have these opportunities to try something new in order to see if it is something we enjoy and/ or something we might have a talent for. These are important beginnings to possible careers, side hustles, or hobbies that can become lifelong passions...

Coming Up on the Calendar
  • Tuesday, November 26th - Grandparents and Special Friends Day, 8:30-11:00am
  • Wednesday, November 27th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, December 3rd - Admissions Morning, 8:30-10:00am
  • Thursday, December 5th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Friday, December 6th - RFA Dinner, 5:00-6:00pm, RSVP Here
  • Friday, December 6th - Winter Program, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Monday, December 9th - Middle School Social Outing, 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 11th - Upper School TV and Game Night, 3:30pm
  • Friday, December 13th - Hour of Code Celebration, 3:15-4:30pm, RSVP Here
Athletics at Roycemore
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  • Dec. 7th - US Boys Basketball at St. Martin Cristo Rey, 11:00am
  • Dec. 10th - MS Boys Basketball vs Hillel Torah at Home, 4:45pm
  • Dec. 10th - US Boys Basketball vs Beacon at Home, 6:00pm
  • Dec. 11th - US Girls Basketball vs Willows Academy at Home, 5:00pm
  • Dec. 12th - MS Girls Basketball vs CMS, 4:00pm
  • Dec. 12th - MS Boys Basketball at Chiaravalle, 4:00pm
  • Dec. 13th - US Girls Basketball vs OLT at Home, 5:15pm
Winter Program with RFA Dinner
Join us for a special Roycemore tradition next week, our beloved Winter Program! This all-school event will showcase the talent of our students with choir and tumbling performances.

Winter Program
Friday, December 6th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Want to enjoy dinner before the show? The RFA has organized a dinner that features Chicken Fajitas, Portobello Rajas, and Fiesta Rice with all the fixings!

RFA Dinner
Friday, December 6th at 5:00pm
$12 per person

Adobe Creative Jam
Word is getting out about the Roycemore Adobe Creative Jam! If you can't seem to get enough about this historic, first-time experience, please read more below. We are so proud of our partnership with Adobe and Northwestern University and are very thankful that our Upper School students got to be part of such an exciting event.
Three Cheers!
We were treated to a stunning performance last weekend by the Roycemore Upper School students. There was singing, dancing, laughing, and lots of JAZZ! Congratulations to the cast and crew of CHICAGO. Plus, a big thank you to Music Teacher, Mrs. Julie Herrick, for her direction and hard work!
Roycemore's Hour of Code Celebration
To celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 9th - 13th) 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 Dec. 13th. The Hour of Code is a global effort to introduce computer programming to millions of people. 
Hour of Code
Friday, Dec. 13
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Giving Tuesday
After Back Friday and Cyber Monday, comes Giving Tuesday. We are very lucky to have such generous support from the Roycemore community and want to say thank you to everyone who has supported our annual fund already. A team of Roycemore supporters will be on the phones once more this coming Tuesday to ask for your participation in this year's Griffin Fund. But you don't have to wait until Tuesday! Donate today and know that every gift will make an impact for our students.
Parent Alert Test Conducted
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An emergency Parent Alert communications test was conducted last Friday, November 22nd. All families should have received a text message and an email message regarding this test. If your emergency contact information was already updated in Family Portal (previously known as ParentsWeb) and you still did not receive the test communications last Friday, please contact the school for further assistance.
Admissions Morning
We will be holding our first Admissions Morning of the school year on December 3rd. Please invite anyone who might be interested in finding out more about what makes Roycemore different and unique.

Admissions Morning
December 3rd
8:30-10:00am
**Featuring a panel for High School students at 9:00am.**
Black Friday
November 29th is Black Friday and you can support Roycemore by shopping at Amazon Smile . You'll find the same deals as the regular Amanzon.com website but if Roycemore is your designated charity on Amazon Smile , then we'll receive a donation for all qualifying purchases.
Not sure how to designate Roycemore as your charity of choice? Follow these steps:

1. Login to your   Amazon  account
2. Click "Your Account"
3. Click "AmazonSmile Charity" 
4. Search for Roycemore 
Last Call: Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is overflowing! December 6th will be the last day to collect any items and then everything will be donated.
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