Volume 8| October 15, 2019
Roycemore School Weekly Newsletter
From The Head of School
Fortis et Prudens Simul

By: Adrianne Finley Odell- Head of School
Roycemore School’s motto,  fortis et prudens simul , which is Latin for “strength and careful judgment together”, goes back to Roycemore’s beginnings. The motto actually came from the Royce family, from which Roycemore’s name originates, and this motto is as relevant for us today as it was back in 1915.

Let’s first consider what it means to be “strong.” When one thinks of the word “strong,” it can be thought of in several contexts. Strength can be shown in terms of one’s physical ability, the quality of being able to withstand force and pressure, or even in terms of one’s language. With respect to Roycemore’s motto, however, we will consider “strong” in terms of one’s determination, the ability to maintain self-control, and even the quality of being unflappable and not easily disturbed.

Now, let us contemplate the importance of “careful judgment.” If someone possesses this quality, one would likely think through the ramifications of one’s actions before acting- weighing the impact of their choices on other people, or evaluate available data in order to make informed decisions.
Bringing the qualities of strength and careful judgment together, this presents a powerful combination– one that is quite difficult for many adults to exhibit. And yet, we see our motto in action often at Roycemore.  

  • It was demonstrated by a Lower school student who desperately wanted to be recognized in class for the work he had done on his project, but saw that another student who doesn’t always get attention for her work had produced a beautiful project. Instead of seeking approval from the teacher, he chose instead to compliment his friend in front of the teacher.  

  • It was demonstrated when our Middle School volleyball team...

Coming Up on the Calendar
  • Tuesday, October 15th - Book Chat: iGen by Jean Twenge, 5:00pm
  • Thursday, October 17th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Friday, October 18th - Lower School Pumpkin Carving, 5:30-7:00pm (Please Note: There will be extra traffic in the area this evening because of a Northwestern football game.)
  • Thursday, October 24th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Friday, October 25th - Carnival
  • Friday, October 25th - Middle School Pot Luck, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 27th - Roycemore School Open House, 1:00-3:00pm
Athletics at Roycemore
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, LS Cross Country Meet at Butler Park, 3:40pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, MS Cross Country Meet, 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, US Cross Country Meet, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, MS Volleyball Tournament Game vs Parker, 5:00pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, MS Volleyball Tournament, Game Time TBD
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, US Volleyball Game vs. Cristo Rey, Away, 6:00pm
  • Monday, Oct. 21, US Volleyball Invitational at Home, 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, US Volleyball Invitational at Home, Time TBD
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, MS Volleyball vs CMS at Home, 4:00pm
  • Friday, Oct. 25, US Cross Country Regionals at Pooch Park, 2:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, US Cross Country Regionals, Time and Location TBD
Congratulations to the Upper School Girls Volleyball Team who beat rival Beacon Academy last week for their final home game of the regular season. The victory was extra sweet for Class of 2020 players Sooliat, Rachel, and Cara because the match took place as part of the team's Senior Night.
Tonight: iGen Book Chat!
Don't miss out. Join us tonight at Roycemore for a book chat featuring, iGen, by Jean M. Twenge PhD. Named one of the “Best Tech Books” by Wired magazine, this is the first book to analyze and document the cultural changes shaping today’s teens and the generation that will be the first to spend its entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone.

Tuesday, October 15th
Roycemore School
Childcare available for 2-12 year olds.

Roycemore School is proud to co-host this event with:
Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and
Northwestern University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Middle School Pot Luck
Please join the Roycemore Family Association (RFA) for this year's Middle School Potluck! Bring your favorite dish. Bring a dessert. Bring a beverage. And bring the kids! We will have board games and the gym will be open for them to run around and play after they eat, while the parents socialize.

Middle School Potluck
October 25th, Friday
5:00 - 8:00pm

New This Year: Roycemore's Literary Magazine
Upper School students are excited to announce they will be producing a literary magazine this year for Roycemore. They are looking for student submissions! Fiction, nonfiction, artwork, poetry, you name it, they want it! All g rades are welcome to submit.

Questions and Submissions can be directed to:

It's Carnival Time!
October 25th is the Roycemore School Carnival! This event is entirely run by the Upper School students and they are in the midst of organizing games, contests, prizes, food, and even a Haunted Maze for the Lower and Middle School students to enjoy.

All students will want to bring money (for bake sale items and game tickets) as well as their Halloween costume!

P arents who are interested in volunteering that day should contact their class rep.
Support Roycemore
Help support Roycemore while you shop! AmazonSmile  is part of the Amazon family and it allows buyers to assign a charity they want to support. Every qualifying purchase that person makes at AmazonSmile will donate a % back to the assigned charity.

AmazonSmile has the same products, prices, and service as the regular Amazon that you already know and love. To set Roycemore as your desired charity, follow these 4 steps:

1. Login to your  Amazon account
2. Click "Your Account"
3. Click "AmazonSmile Charity" 
4. Search for Roycemore 

That's it! Start shopping on  AmazonSmile  knowing that your purchases will help support Roycemore School.
Community Corner
Roycemore School is proud to be a member of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce . The Chamber of Commerce offers businesses a plethora of resources that help elevate their profile in the area. If you own or work at an Evanston business and want to become a Chamber member, let us know! Any business Roycemore refers to the Chamber will benefit from the high number of professional resources that they offer. Plus, Roycemore will benefit from participating in their membership referral program.

Please consider joining the Evanston
Chamber of Commerce today.
Interested parties should contact Adrianne directly.
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