Volume 6| October 1, 2019
Roycemore School Weekly Newsletter
From The Head of School

By: Adrianne Finley Odell- Head of School
It’s staggering. This year, every minute of every day:

  • 188 million emails are sent
  • Over 18 million texts are sent
  • Over 4.5 million YouTube videos are viewed
  • Nearly 4.5 million Google searches are conducted

The statistics in the graph above were compiled by  Domo from multiple sources  to demonstrate the incredible volume of data that is generated in our world today. This is the world our children live in– the world of big data. And our children begin creating a digital footprint, often from the moment they are born– perhaps even before! Their generation is the generation of the digital age like none other. What does this mean for them? What decisions will be made for them by algorithms created by A.I. machines? What are the ramifications- both positive and negative- of living in a deeply digitally connected world...

Coming Up on the Calendar
  • Thursday, October 3rd - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Friday, October 4th - Roycemore Day (All Students To Wear Blue)
  • Monday - Friday, October 7th - 11th - Roycemore Book Fair
  • Wednesday, October 9th - School Closed for Yom Kippur (EDP Available)
  • Thursday, October 10th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm (All Ages and Abilities)
Athletics at Roycemore
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, US Volleyball vs NSCD at Home, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, US Cross Country to LFA Invitational, 4:30pm
  • Friday, Oct. 4, MS Volleyball vs Willows Away, 4:30pm
  • Monday, Oct. 7, MS Volleyball vs Parker at Home, 4:15pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, MS Volleyball vs NSCD Away, 4:00pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, US Cross Country at Latin, 4:15pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, MS Soccer vs Baker at James Park, 4:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, US Volleyball vs Beacon at Home, 4:30pm
Peace Mural Project
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Kids' Guernica Peace Mural a big success. Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty was on hand last Thursday to welcome the delegation of artists from Japan and watch our students make their final touches on the Roycemore murals.

Both murals will now travel to Nagasaki to be part of an exhibit next summer commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. Thank you again to Dr. Miyazaki, Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University and Roycemore parent, for coordinating this wonderful invitation and getting Roycemore involved.
Leadership Week
Last week was Leadership Week in Lower School and every student got a chance to make a difference. Students wrote letters to public service workers acknowledging all that they do for our community. Then they were able to personally deliver them to area post offices, fire stations, public libraries, police stations, and CTA facilities.

They also were assigned kindness buddies. All week the students went beyond and above in showing acts of kindness to each other all throughout the week and then on Friday guessed who was their assigned kindness buddy. What a great way for Griffins to demonstrate that everyone on campus is respected!
Roycemore Babysitting and Parents Night Out
Roycemore Middle Schoolers will be hosting babysitting nights to help raise money to support the Middle School travel program. This is a STUDENT DRIVEN initiative! Middle School students will serve as Activity Coordinators with supervisory childcare provided by volunteer Adult Chaperones. Eighth Graders will take the lead with Seventh and Sixth Graders able to serve as helping hands.

Middle School Babysitting
At Roycemore School
6:00 PM - 9:00PM
$25.00 Per Child
or $40 for a Family)
Recommended Ages 3-10

October 11 and November 15
iGen Book Talk
Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant,
Less Happy --

And Completely Unprepared for Adulthood

Roycemore will be co-hosting a book discussion along with Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and Northwestern University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Written by Jean M. Twenge, PhD.
Book Discussion
October 15th

Childcare available for 2-12 year olds.

Roycemore Lawn Sign Contest

Entry Deadline - Extended to Oct 15th!
Is your Zip Code on the list?


Show off your school spirit and your creativity!

Get your Lawn Sign from the front desk and email entries to info@roycemoreschool.org.

Reminder: Roycemore Day is this Friday, October 4th
The whole student body will be celebrating Roycemore Day on Friday, October 4th . This is a special day that highlights 104 years as a school! Please have your student wear their Roycemore Blue! A unique all-school activity will be taking place that morning! 
Upcoming FAN Talk
Roycemore School is proud to be an event sponsor for this upcoming FAN ( Family Action Network ): The Water Dancer: An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates . National Book Award-winning author of "We Were Eight Years in Power" and "Between the World and Me".

"The Water Dancer" is a boldly imagined work of magic and adventure, love and separation, and the power of resistance.   It   is the story of America’s oldest struggle—the struggle to tell the truth.

The Water Dancer:
An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates
October 4th
Evanston Township High School
Three Cheers
Kindness is spreading across Roycemore and a group of 4th Graders have been getting in on the action. During their lunch time, these students have been volunteering in the Roycemore library doing tasks such as shelving, organizing and decorating. They've learned more about the Dewey Decimal System, how to process books so they are ready for check out, and even created a display highlighting books that have been banned in various communities all through history. Definitely a good conversation starter for anyone who loves books.
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