Volume 4 | September 17, 2019
Roycemore School Weekly Newsletter
From The Head of School

By: Adrianne Finley Odell- Head of School
“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”

From WONDER By R. J. Palacio 
Throughout Roycemore School, we have been having conversations with students about the importance of kindness. This is not only valuable to create a positive environment at school but it makes a difference individually for students.   Studies have shown  that being kind actually increases oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin that makes us feel better overall and improve our mood!

In the Lower School, 3rd and 4th graders have engaged in an art and writing activity about being creative and kind. This is one of the many activities that will serve as a precursor to Leadership Week in the Lower School slated for the week of September 23rd that will focus on kindness to self, kindness to others, kindness to Roycemore, and kindness to community...

Coming Up on the Calendar
  • Wednesday, September 18th - College Financial Aid Night - 6:00-7:00pm in the Library
  • Thursday, September 19th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Thursday - Friday, September 19th - 20th - Middle School Overnight Trip
  • Monday, September 23rd - Lower School Leadership Week Starts
  • Monday, September 23rd - Peace Mural Painting Workshop (Grades 1-12) 3:45-6:00pm
  • Thursday, September 26th - Peace Mural Painting Workshop (Grades 1-12) 2:30-6:00pm
  • Thursday, September 26th - FREE Yoga at Roycemore, 5:00pm (All Ages and Abilities)
  • Sunday, September 29th - Bike The Ridge, 9:00am-1:00pm

Athletics at Roycemore

  • Tuesday, Sep. 17, MS Volleyball Vs NSCD Away, 4:00pm
  • Wed. Sep. 18, US Cross Country Meet at Lake Forest Academy, 4:30p
  • Wed. Sep. 18, US Soccer vs Beacon at Channelside Park, 4:30pm
  • Thursday, Sep. 19, US Volleyball at Lake Forest Academy, 4:00pm
  • Thursday, Sep. 19, US Soccer vs Rochelle Zell at Channelside Park, 4:30pm
  • Friday, Sep. 20, US Soccer vs Lake View at Channelside Park, 4:30pm
  • Friday, Sep. 20, US Volleyball vs Wolcott at Home, 5:30pm
  • Monday, Sep. 23, MS Volleyball vs NSCD at Home 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, Sep. 24, US Cross Country Meet at Mather High School, 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, Sep. 24, US Soccer vs Rochelle Zell at James Park, 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, Sep. 24, MS Soccer vs Bannockburn at James Park, 4:45pm
  • Wednesday, Sep. 25, US Soccer vs Waldorf at James Park, 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, Sep. 25, MS Soccer at Solomon Schechter, 5:15pm
  • Friday, Sep. 27, MS Cross Country Loyola Invite at Montrose Beach, 4:00pm
  • Friday, Sep. 27, US Soccer vs Lake View at James Park, 4:30pm

Roycemore Day is October 4th
The whole student body will be celebrating Roycemore Day on October 4th. This is a special day that highlights 104 years as a school! Everyone should wear their Roycemore Blue and a unique all-school activity will be taking place that morning! 
Wednesday Welcome
Do you have a student with musical talent who would like to perform at Roycemore? We are going to launch a new opportunity to showcase student talent on Wednesday mornings for about 15 minutes during drop-off time called  "Wednesday Welcome" . If your child is interested in learning more and being one of our featured performers in the coming months, please fill out the form below.
Kids Guernica-Nagasaki Peace Mural Project
Roycemore will be participating in a global collaborative art project this month to commemorate the upcoming 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. Our students will work with Dr. Miyazaki, Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University and Roycemore parent, and a delegation of visiting artists from Japan to create 2 peace murals that will be displayed next summer in Nagasaki .

We will be holding 2 after school painting workshops for 1st-12th graders. Students in EDP and Zone will be able to participate. Pizza will be served! Sign ups are required.

September 23rd (Monday)


September 26th (Thursday)

Please Note: This is is a 2-day workshop.
However, students who can only attend one day are still encouraged to sign up.
Roycemore Lawn Signs Are Sprouting Up Everywhere
We are halfway through September which means we are halfway through our Roycemore Lawn Sign Contest. Entries have come in from all over the area (11 miles away!!!) and every division at Roycemore has been represented.

Lower School is currently in the lead!

1st Grade is the Front Runner
(2nd and 3rd Grades are tied for Second Place)

Get in on the action by picking up your free Lawn Sign from the front desk and email entries to info@roycemoreschool.org (be sure to include the student's name, grade, zip, and a picture of the sign).

Creativity counts! Get your pets involved! Send us your entries today!
School Closed Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Roycemore School will be closed in observance of the religious holidays of Rosh Hashanah (September 30th) and Yom Kippur (October 9th). We will be running a Day Camp for Roycemore students (PK - 5th Grade) whose families need childcare on those days.

Please Note: Early registration is recommended as the
camps will only run if there is enough interest.
Save The Date: Fall Open House
The Roycemore Fall Open House is coming up next month.

Tell your friends, neighbors, and anyone who is interested in finding out more about our school. This is a great way for potential families to see our campus in action and learn what makes the Roycemore community so unique.

We are also happy to have parent and student volunteers on hand at the Open House to help welcome new families. Please contact Amanda Avery if you are interested in volunteering.

Roycemore School Fall Open House
Sunday, October 27th
The Book Fair Is Coming
The Roycemore Library Book Fair is coming to campus next month!
There will be books for all ages and families can start looking around for ideas at ABCFairs.com.

October 7th and 8th
October 10th and 11th

Design Thinking
Design Thinking: A process for creative problem solving.

(As defined by the Global Innovation Firm, IDEO)

Roycemore is getting into the mindset of Design Thinking. In an effort to increase the spirit of collaboration among our faculty, teachers, and staff, Roycemore employees participated in a Design Sprint, during our most recent in-service. We worked together to propose solutions to the question: “How might we have a greater appreciation of what learning looks like throughout Roycemore?” Among the ideas proposed during the sprint are classroom walk-throughs, student-created “day in the life” videos, and collaborating via social media. The team will soon meet again to determine which of the many great ideas we will pursue in full.
Community Notes
We are proud to have Northwestern University as a long-time partner of Roycemore School. The NU Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Department has a number of upcoming events that are designed to engage community members to see differences as strengths. Please click below to read about some of the amazing events they are hosting this fall.

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