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K-5 In-Person Learning Survey Deadlines Extended

Please see below for the new deadlines. Instructions for completing the surveys, a recording of the school district's presentation from last week, frequently asked questions, and more resources can be found here.  

New K-1st Grade Deadline: Tuesday, January 12 at 11:59 p.m.
New 2nd-5th Grade: Wednesday, January 13 at 11:59 p.m.
Committed to Supporting All Raccoons!

No matter which choice you make regarding in-person learning, our PTSA will continue to support all RHE students, parents/guardians, and teachers. You are all and will always be Raccoons!  
Help for Anyone Who Might Need It

It's not weak, shameful, selfish, or anything like that to need help. It's human. None of us gets through life without help, and we're going through a time when an unprecedented number of us could use some in one form or another.

Please click here (Spanish flyer here) if you're in need of mental health resources, food, housing, child care, internet access, or financial/legal assistance. If you know someone who might need these resources, please share them.  
Connect With Your Kindergarten Class Today & Thursday

Please join us via the links in the "Important Dates" section below to meet and share with other kindergarten families in your child's classroom.

We look forward to meeting with you and building an incredible network for you and your family as they navigate through kindergarten and beyond at Rose Hill Elementary!

These meetings are intended for parents/guardians, but kids are welcome.
Who Are Our Next RHE PTSA Board Members?

Help us find out! Many of us on the board have older kids, so we'd love to get some parents/guardians of kindergartners through third graders on our nominating committee (fancy term for a group of people who help track down candidates for next year's board). The time commitment is just a few hours over the next three months. 

If you are interested in serving on the nominating committee or would like to know more about joining the PTSA board next year, please email us at rheptsa@gmail.com by Wednesday, January 20
Mark Your Calendars for Our January General Meeting

In addition to regular business and updates from Principal Hodges and Associate Principal Neugebauer, RHE Student Counselor Soo Chin will join us to provide a short presentation on managing anxiety.

We hope to see you at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, for our first PTSA general meeting of 2021 and welcome any questions! Check our newsletter later this month for more information on agenda items.
RHE Student Artist Places 1st, Advances to State

Please join in us in congratulating Nancy Chen for placing first in the district in the Intermediate Visual Arts category and advancing to the state level of the Reflections program again this year!

Click here for a list of all LWSD's winners, and mark your calendars for a slideshow showcasing LWSD entries on January 27 at 7:00 p.m. (link to come).

Congratulations and good luck at the next level, Nancy!  
Important Dates

Tuesday, January 12 - Ms. Norman's Kindergarten Connection (7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, January 12 - Ms. Miller's Kindergarten Connection (8:00 p.m.)
Thursday, January 14 - Ms. Williams' Kindergarten Connection (7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, January 14 - Ms. Ely's Kindergarten Connection (8:00 p.m.)
Monday, January 18 - No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Wednesday, January 20 - RHE PTSA Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, January 21 - RHE PTSA General Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, January 26, 28 & 29 - Early 2-5 Release (Conferences)
Wednesday, January 27 - LWSD Reflections Showcase (7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, January 28 - RHE PTSA Bingo Night
Friday, Monday & Tuesday, January 29, February 1 & 2 - Early K-1 Release (Conferences)
Thursday-Friday, February 11-12 - No School (Mid-Winter Break)
Monday, February 15 - No School (Presidents Day)

Want to Get More Involved at RHE?

Participate: Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents/guardians while supporting the RHE community, and no experience is required! Please email us at rheptsavolunteer@gmail.com if you'd like more information. Also, don't forget to join the PTSA (scholarships are available) and watch this newsletter for links to join us for our Zoom meetings.
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 rheyearbook2021@gmail.com, 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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