Don't Miss Parent Connections This Thursday!

If you're a parent/guardian of a 4th or 5th grader, or just haven't yet had a chance to join RHE School Counselor Soo Chin and representatives from your PTSA board for one of our Parent Connections to help support mental wellbeing in our community, click here to meet with us on Zoom from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 29.

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.
Reflections Entries Due Friday

Submit your student's Reflections entry no later than October 30 with our easy-to-use online submission form.

If you have 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!
Help Us Fill the RHE Yearbook! 

Do you have photos from Unity Day, the RHE PTSA STEAM Scavenger Hunt or Pumpkin Decorating Contest, the first day of school, or other fun school-related activities like Mr. Neugebauer's STEM challenges? Please email them along with your student's name to us at for what's sure to be a one-of-a-kind 2020-2021 yearbook!

Also, we are still waiting to receive additional copies of last year's yearbooks from Lifetouch – we'll be sure to let everyone know as soon as they're available – and school pictures have been tentatively scheduled for early March.  
Submit Your Pumpkin Contest Photos by November 2!
Please see below for info on how your student can participate. A winner from each grade level will be selected to receive a $10 Menchie's gift card. 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 or email it to us at Make sure to include your student's name and grade in the photo, file name, or email.
We Appreciate You!

Thank you to everyone who has recently used AmazonSmile to help support RHE PTSA and all the students, teachers, and parents who participated in Unity Day!
Donation Matching Info

Thank you as well to everyone who has made a direct donation to RHE PTSA this school year! If you haven't already, please ask your workplace if they will match your donation (see info to provide below).

Tax ID: 91-1092970
NCES School ID: 530442300682
NCES District ID: 53404230
Important Dates

Thursday, October 29 - 4th & 5th Grade Parent Connections
Friday, October 30 - Reflections Projects Due
Saturday, October 31 - Reflections Theme Ideas Due
Monday, November 2 - Last Day to Submit Pumpkin Contest Photos
Wednesday, November 11 - No School (Veterans Day)
Wednesday, November 18 - PTSA Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, November 25 - Early Dismissal  (Thanksgiving Break)
Thursday, November 26 - No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Friday, November 27 - No School (Thanksgiving Break)

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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