Share Your Heart Tomorrow for Unity Day!
Unity Day is tomorrow, and we're encouraging students at RHE to join in a district-wide project to show our community is united against bullying and for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion!

Read below to find out how your student can participate.
  1. Make an orange heart. Use orange paper, paint, crayons, markers, or whatever supplies work for you. If you like, get creative and decorate your heart!
  2. Take a picture of yourself holding the heart and send it to your teacher or RHE School Counselor Soo Chin. Like making videos? Make one of yourself receiving and passing on your heart (see instructions in link below), then post it on Flipgrid here.
  3. Place your heart in a window at home for people walking by to see.
  4. See how many hearts you can find in your neighborhood, or check back on Flipgrid to see how many hearts have been shared by RHE students!
Teach Financial Responsibility and Help Your PTSA

When you use our link to sign up for Greenlight, a debit card for kids with app-based parental controls, RHE PTSA will receive $30 to help support programs and events at RHE!
Reflections Entries Due in 10 Days! Have Questions?

If you're ready to submit your student's Reflections entry, we've created a new, online submission form. All entries must be submitted by October 30!

We'll be holding a Zoom call at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, for those with questions related to submitting Reflections entries. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact Olena Bedenko at

Also, National PTA is seeking a Reflections theme for 2022-2023. Submit your theme idea to by October 31 for a chance to win $100!
Join Us October 22 and 29 for Parent Connections

RHE PTSA and RHE School Counselor Soo Chin are partnering to help support mental wellbeing in our community!

During each Parent Connection, Soo Chin will give a short presentation on social-emotional learning and routines for school success, after which we'll engage in a solutions-focused discussion. Also, members of your PTSA board will be joining each call. 

Click on the link for your student's grade provided in the "Important Dates" section below to connect, learn, and share your experiences. If you're not available during the Parent Connection for your student's grade level, please feel free to participate in another.
Win a Menchie's Gift Card!
Rose Hill Elementary PTSA is excited to announce our first-ever pumpkin decorating contest! Please see below for info on how your student can participate. Happy decorating!
  • Carve or decorate a pumpkin of your favorite book character. Get as creative as you like!
  • Click here to find your grade level and upload a photo of your entry by November 2. Make sure to include your student's name in the photo itself or in the name of the photo.
A winner from each grade level will be selected to receive a $10 Menchie's gift card.
Important Dates
Tuesday, October 13-Monday, November 2 - Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Wednesday, October 21 - Unity Day
Wednesday, October 21 - PTSA Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, October 22 - 2nd & 3rd Grade Parent Connection (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 23 - Reflections Entry Submission Q&A (7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, October 29 - 4th & 5th Grade Parent Connection (7:00-8:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 30 - Reflections Projects Due
Saturday, October 31 - Reflections Theme Ideas Due
Wednesday, November 11 - No School (Veterans Day)
Wednesday, November 18 - PTSA Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Want to Get More Involved at RHE?

Participate: We'll have volunteer opportunities featured on our website soon, but please feel free to email us at if you'd like more information now. Also, don't forget to join the PTSA! Curious what your PTSA board is up to? Watch this newsletter for our Zoom meeting links.
Donate: While 2020-2021 might look different than past years, our programs and events still need your support. Create an account on our new website to donate online, or mail a check to RHE PTSA at the address at the bottom of this email. Employer matching info: Tax ID 91-1092970, NCES School ID 530423000682, NCES District ID 5304230.
Shop: When you shop with AmazonSmile and select "Rose Hill Elementary PTSA" as your charity, 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to your PTSA. Also, if you use our link to sign up for Greenlight, a debit card for kids with app-based parental controls, RHE PTSA will receive $30!
Share: Help us fill what's sure to be another unforgettable yearbook by sending your remote learning photos to, and don't forget to spare a moment to email a note of thanks to a teacher (be sure to copy Principal Hodges, as she loves hearing about RHE's teachers) or thank a volunteer or PTSA board member on Facebook!

RHE PTSA 2020-2021 Executive Board
Chapter Number: 2.8.50

Presidents: Amanda Fletcher and Kim Miller

VP/Director of Communications: John Gartner

Treasurer: Melissa Bowen
Secretary: Paula Mihalcik
Directors: Olena Bedenko, Casey Gagnier, Kelly Kochman, Smita Rao, and Ian Yang

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