• RHES Last Day - Have a Great Summer!

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 6/12/2018

    Happy Last Day Tomorrow!

    Don't forget to come out to Grutos Ice Cream Shop in Purcellville TOMORROW (Wednesday) to celebrate the end of another successful school year!  Grutos will be giving a percentage of the sales back to RHES to show their support!  Thank you to the Wilson family and Grutos!

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    Last Call on Yearbooks!  

    We have less than 10 yearbooks left for sale.  They can be purchased in our front office for $25.  

    The RHES Community Bids Farewell 

    Join us in wishing the following folks the very best as they move on to new and exciting adventures.

    Miss Cabrina LaFonte will be moving to Algonkian ES.

    Mrs. Elizabeth Shipp (North) will be moving to Frederick County Public Schools.

    Mrs. Cindy Groff will be moving to Mountain View ES.

    Mr. Jim Widzinski will be moving to a full time position at Harmony MS.

    Mrs. Tammy Nemish will be moving to a position at the new Goshen Post ES. 

    Finally, we wish Mrs. Laura Carpenter the very best as she begins her retirement!

    A Special Thanks to Mr. Gabriel Davila!

    Join me in thanking Mr. Gabriel Davila for volunteering his time to play the drums for our 5th grade Promotion Celebration and tomorrow's EOY assembly celebration! He also took numerous photos of the event last night and will be sharing those photos for our 5th grade families to enjoy! The Davila family's generosity is so very appreciated.

    Congratulations to our 5th graders!  We are so proud of you!!

    Have a wonderful summer everyone!

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  • RHES Week 38 Update - Signing Off for the 17-18 School Year

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 6/10/2018

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    Parents,

    Can you believe that another year is coming to a close?  Wow how time flies.  It has been an amazing year!  In just 3 short days summer begins!  For those of you whose children are participating in our Camp STEMovation: Empowering Innovative Thinkers camp, will welcome you back on Monday, June 18th.  As your child's principal, I couldn't be more proud of the children.  This year our students tackled new skills related to computer science and have grown immensely. Their critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills have taken a huge leap forward.  They have also been challenged to be creative as they refined their music and artistic skills.  Mr. Turrill and Mrs. Nemish engaged them in physical activity to strengthen their bodies and Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Siker worked collaboratively with the teachers to strengthen their social and emotional skills.  Our goal has always been and will continue to be to nurture and develop well rounded students.

    Thank you for your support and encouragement this year.  All of us here at RHES are so appreciative and we truly cherish your partnership as we work together to PREPARE AND EMPOWER LEARNERS FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW! Have a wonderful summer and we will see you in August!

    Sincerely,

    Andrew Davis, Principal

    This week on the HILL!

    * Please do not block the bus lane when visiting for class parties.  We have a mid-day bus that picks up our PK students.

    Monday:

    • 5th Grade Promotion Celebration Rehearsal 9:30-11:30
    • PK Graduation @ 10:00 am
    • 2nd Grade Party @ 1:00 pm
    • 5th Grade Promotion Celebration @ 6:30 pm (students should arrive no later than 6:15pm) - reception to follow in the cafe

    Tuesday:

    • Election Day at RHES - all voters to enter through gym doors (all other visitors through main entrance)
    • 1st Grade Party @ 10:00 am
    • 4th Grade Party @ 10:30 am  
    • 3rd Grade Party @ 12:00 pm (lower playground)

    Wednesday:

    • Grading Period Ends - SOL Score Reports will come home in backpacks (3rd-5th Graders)
    • End of Year Assembly and Celebration @ 9:00 am in the gym
    • 5th Gr vs Staff Kickball Game @ 1:15 pm in the gym
    • 5th Gr Clap-out @ 2:20 pm  (GOOD LUCK 5th GRADERS!)

    Wednesday, June 20th: Report Cards will be available in ParentVUE

    *Report cards will NOT be mailed home.  Please call the office if you need for us to provide a printed copy.

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    PTA Update from President Elect Marquex Faulkner

    The PTA wants your feedback. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and ideas by completing this short survey.  Thank you for your support and enjoy the summer break!   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LYNWK3H

    Lost and Found - Last Call

    Please stop by the hallway outside the gym where our Lost and Found is located.  Any clothing left after the last day will be donated to local families in need.  

    "Athletes for Life" - article about our Running Bears by parent Omari Faulkner

    https://www.loudountimes.com/opinion/faulkner-athletes-for-life/article_b4d51410-6a70-11e8-84d7-f7340cbf6ffb.html

    Box Tops - Summer Collection Drive

    Remember to collect box tops over the summer to support our school.  See the attachment for details. 

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  • School Supply Kits

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 6/7/2018

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  • Happy Volunteer Appreciation Day

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 6/4/2018

    From all of us here at Round Hill Elementary School, we want to thank all of our volunteers!  

    Whether you worked behind the scenes at home, attended a field trip, volunteered as a room mom, or donated time each week to work in our school, we are so appreciative!  It takes a village to raise our children and we feel so blessed to serve this incredible community!

    Hopefully your children will be bringing home a personalized 'Thank You' note for you to enjoy!

    Enjoy this short video that our students helped to put together highlighting an amazing kindergarten chorus!  

    Here's to all of YOU!  Click on the photo below (or HERE) so we can appropriate thank you! 

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    Sincerely,

    The Faculty and Staff of Round Hill Elementary School

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  • RHES Week 37 - Volunteer Appreciation Day on Monday!

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 6/1/2018

    Parents,

    Monday we will be celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Day!  I will be sending out a very special video that we created in your honor!  Your children might just be bringing something home with them in their backpacks as well!  For those of you who have volunteered to help with Field Day on Tuesday, we will be providing you with coffee, donuts, and bagels so you can be charged and ready for all of the fun!  Mr. T is still in need of volunteers for the afternoon. 

    Afternoon help needed. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba72baafb6-round

    Also on Monday afternoon we will be hosting our final PTA meeting of the year at 2:00 pm in our teacher's lounge.  We will briefly highlight a few items that need to be discussed and hold elections for next year's officers.  We would welcome your involvement in this meeting. 

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    Would you please join me in thanking Mrs. Emily Dickson, our PTA president for the last 2 years for her time, effort, and service to Round Hill Elementary School?  Mrs. Dickson, you have done and amazing job serving as the president and it has been a privilege to work with you and your board this year.  THANK YOU!!

    Finally, congratulations to Connor and McKinley on the busy day they had on Thursday!  Connor served as Principal for the Day and McKinley served as Assistant Principal for the day!  Both won the privilege during the Bear Bonanza Spring Carnival.

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    Sincerely,

    Andrew Davis, Principal

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    Preparations for Camp STEMovation: Empowering Innovative Thinkers continues.  We are in need of the following supplies and would welcome your donations.   Please send any and all supplies to room 11!

    *Styrofoam egg cartons

    *Paper Towel and toilet paper tubes

    *Cardboard

    *Water bottles

    *Newspaper

    *plastic lids (from milk jugs, soda bottles, coffee cans, etc.)

    *packing materials (bubble wrap, plastic, etc.)

    Thanks so much! 

    If you have questions, please contact Melanie Condon at melanie.condon@lcps.org

    This week on the HILL!

    Monday:

    • Volunteer Appreciation Day - THANK YOU!
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    • Chipotle Spirit Night in Purcellville!

    Tuesday: 

    • Round Hill Elementary School Field Day!!  8:00-2:00 pm
    • GREEN Team Meeting after school

    Thursday:

    • Kindergarten Readiness Screenings 

    Friday:

    • Spirit Day - Tie Die Day!!
    • Woodgrove Senior Memory Walk 8:15 am
    • Assembly - The Frisbee Man 8:45 and 9:45
    • 5th Grade Party at Dragon in Purcellville 9-1pm (5th will attend first assembly prior to leaving)
    • Kindergarten EOY parties (Rinehart/Hash 10am, Foster/Shipp 1pm)

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  • RHES Week 36 Update - RHES at the Hometown Festival

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 5/25/2018

    Greetings Parents,

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Join me in thanking all those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.  Please remember to talk with your children about this very special day! 

    I want to congratulate our 3rd-5th graders on their efforts on our yearly SOL tests!  I also want to thank our incredible teachers and assistants who have given so much of their time, energy, and care to prepare the children.

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    Hometown Festival Time!! 

    The Round Hill Bears are playing a huge part in this year's Hometown Festival.  Saturday morning starts off early with our Round Hill Bears Running Club taking part in the Hometown 5K race starting and ending here at RHES. 

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    Our Green Team will then be hosting a Plant Sale to raise money for our school garden from 10am-1:45 in the Community Park.  Green Team T-shirts will be available for order for 10$.  

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    Finally, our 4th and 5th grade chorus will be singing patriotic songs for the Memorial Day ceremony at the town park.  Students should arrive to the park by 10:30am.  

    I wish you all a wonderful holiday weekend!  

    Sincerely, 

    Andrew Davis, Principal

    This Week on the Hill

    Monday - Happy Memorial Day

    Tuesday - Learning, learning, learning

    Wednesday - 4th Grade VA Studies SOL Assessment and more learning!

    Thursday - *Connor Tham and McKinley Ledford will be PRINCIPALs for the Day!  CONGRATULATIONS!

    Friday - 4th and 5th Gr Astronomy Experience - courtesy of the Woodgrove Astronomy Club

    Field Day Volunteers Needed!

    Parents, Here's the link to Sign Up Genius to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba72baafb6-round

     Our Field Day is always a big event. Our field days are theme based and non-competitive in nature. We will have one day of field day, this year. 

    Tuesday, June 5th from 8:45-2:00. One Day. Whole School. Good Times. Rain Date: Wednesday, June 6th from 8:45-2:00.

    We always need volunteers for these special days. We will have 20-25 stations and the classrooms travels around the stations as a whole, but the classroom teacher always needs an extra hand.. As far as a number of volunteers needed. It takes between 60-75 volunteers for each field day. If you are interested in helping please sign up for what type of station you would be interested in helping Mr. Turrill with or you can sign up for helping your childs classroom teacher. You can sign up for a morning shift, an afternoon shift, or you can sign up for both shifts and stay for the whole day. For more information send Mr. Turrill an email  eric.turrill@lcps.org or go to www.rhepe.com .

    THANK YOU... THANK YOU... THANK YOU..

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  • RHES Week 35

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 5/18/2018

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    Greetings parents,

    Well our SOL testing has begun and I would like to congratulate our 3rd-5th grade students on their diligence and effort.  Parents will be able to view student scores on the ParentVUE app with 48 hours of when the test is taken.  As you see above, our mission and goals are to provide an educational experience that goes far beyond passing an SOL assessment, but they are still an important part of the work that we do.  So whether your student scored at the advanced level or whether they fell just short of that 400, know that we will continue to do our best to prepare and empower them to be successful both in school and in life.  

    Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to come for our third and final Epic Build Showcase on Monday.  Even as the principal, someone who sees your boys and girls every day, I was astouded by their critical thinking, creativity, and ability to overcome problems they faced to program their Minecraft and Scratch projects.  If you were unable to come, please take a minute to watch the following video to catch a glimpse of what our amazing students think about the projects they created using computer science skills.

    EPIC BUILD 3 REFLECTIONS

    Now that our Epic Build 3 Cycle is complete, the students are extending their skills. Kindergarten and first graders are being introduced to LEGO Robotics with the WeDO2.0 kits, our 2nd graders are going to be taking their WeDo Robots to new heights as they build and program them to overcome challenges, our 3rd graders will begin learning how to code in Minecraft, and our 4th and 5th graders will be learning how to use Makey Makey circuits with Scratch.  They are also applying many of the skills and standards they learned this year to PBL projects.

    Sincerely,

    Andrew Davis

    Principal

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    Green Team Update -  We need your help! 

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    We would like every child in our school to bring in one potato for our root garden!  Students will then plant the newly tilled garden out back.   A special thanks to Carter Tarbet and his army of volunteers who spent last Saturday preparing our garden.  Carter coordinated 50 volunteers for his Eagle Scout Project!  Well done Carter!  Potatos can be dropped off in our front lobby!  Be on the lookout for sign-up sheets coming home to help with the Hometown Festival!

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    * Be on the lookout  

    This week on the "Hill"

    Monday: 

    *  A great day for learning at RHES

    *  Green Team Meeting 2:45-3:45

    Tuesday:

    * 5th Grade Math SOL Assessment

    * Green Team Meeting 7:15 am

    Wednesday:

    *  4th Grade Math SOL

    *  4th/5th Grade Chorus Rehearsal - 2:30-3:30 (those who volunteered to sing for Hometown Festival)

    *  Family Disc Golf Night - Franklin Park 5-8 pm

    Thursday:

    * 5th Grade Science SOL Assessment

    *Spirit Night at Wegmeyer Farms (see flyer below) 

    Friday:

    * 3rd Grade Math SOL

    * Last day to check out library books

    * Spirit Day (K-Red, 1-Orange, 2-Yellow, 3-Green, 4-blue, 5-purple)

    Saturday:  Round Hill Hometown Festival!  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

    *5K Run - come out to support our very own Running Bears Club! 

    * 10:30 - 4th and 5th Gr Chorus Singers report to the town park stage for performance

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    Field Day Preparations Continue!  We need volunteers!

    Our Field Day is always a big event. Our field days are theme based and non-competitive in nature. We will have one day of field day, this year. 

    Tuesday, June 5th from 8:45-2:00. One Day. Whole School. Good Times. Rain Date: Wednesday, June 6th from 8:45-2:00.

    We always need volunteers for these special days. We will have 20-25 stations and the classrooms travels around the stations as a whole, but the classroom teacher always needs an extra hand. As far as a number of volunteers needed. It takes between 60-75 volunteers for each field day. If you are interested in helping please sign up for what type of station you would be interested in helping Mr. Turrill with or you can sign up for helping your child's classroom teacher. You can sign up for a morning shift, an afternoon shift, or you can sign up for both shifts and stay for the whole day. For more information send Mr. Turrill an email  eric.turrill@lcps.org or go to www.rhepe.com .

    THANK YOU... THANK YOU... THANK YOU..

    Here's the link to Sign Up Genius to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba72baafb6-round

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  • Parent Input - Class Placement

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 5/16/2018

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    Greetings Parents,

    It is that time again when we begin to plan for next year.  I again want to thank everyone who responded to the various surveys that came out from LCPS.  Your input is very important to me and our school.  We had 114 parents respond to our Annual Parent Survey which addressed the areas of academic supports, communications, relationships, and safety.  This graphic gives you an overview of the data that was received.  

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    If you haven't done so already, I encourage you to review our school's survey results (student, staff, and parents) by clicking HERE. We have already begun to analyze your commendations and recommendations as we look to next year.  Please know that your children are at the heart of every decision we make and we value the feedback that you provide us.  

    Student Placement Parent Input Form

    Even though the first day of school seems far away, we have already begun our planning for the next school year. Part of our planning involves the initial placement of children in classes. The Round Hill procedure is a careful process utilizing information from a variety of sources, which include homeroom teacher, specialists, and the administration. We consider issues related to peers both in the school and in the neighborhood, learning styles and needs, prior experiences with teachers and classmates, and a number of other issues. As you can image there are a lot of factors to consider.

    You are invited to assist by completing the following information. If you would like to complete this OPTIONAL questionnaire, the information you provide will be considered as classes for next school year are formed.

    I would prefer that you do not request a specific teacher for your child or request that a specific teacher be excluded in placement considerations but if you do, please understand that there are no guarantees that your specific request will be honored. We appreciate your input and will do our best to take it into consideration but final decisions on placement are our responsibility. One that we take very seriously. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your input. Our goal is always to set your child up for success!

    CLICK HERE for the online form.

    Sincerely,

    Andrew Davis

    Principal

     

     

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  • RHES Week 34 - Epic Build Showcase 3 MONDAY!

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 5/11/2018

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    Greetings Parents,

    It is hard to believe that our 3rd and final Epic Build Showcase is here!  The students practiced their presentations today with other grade levels and they are eager to share their projects with you!  You will be amazed at the thought and creativity that has gone into their Scratch and Minecraft projects!  The keynote presentation starts at 8:30 where you will get a brief overview of the cycle by some of our outstanding 5th graders.  You will then be welcomed into the classrooms to see the projects.  We encourage you to visit other rooms and grades to see what students in different grade levels are doing.  You don't have to feel awkward or anxious about visiting other rooms, just go for it!  

    Sincerely,

    Andrew Davis

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    This week on the HILL!

    Monday 

    • Epic Build Showcase
    • Green Team Meeting - 2:45-3:45

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    Tuesday

    • Green Team Meeting - 7:00 - 7:30 am  (It's planting time thus the extra meeting!)

    Wednesday

    • 5th Grade Reading SOL Testing
    • Family Disc Golf Night at Franklin Park 5-8pm
    • Spirit Night at Velocity Wings 5pm-closing

    Thursday

    • 4th Grade Reading SOL Testing

    Friday

    • 3rd Grade Reading SOL Testing
    • Kindergarten Field Trip - Discovery Museum (9-2pm)

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     Round Hill Hometown Festival

    Congratulations to Brenna.  She was the winner of the Hometown Festival T-Shirt contest.  Her design will be on all of the t-shirts for the festival.

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    The Round Hill community is invited to join in a day of family-friendly fun at the Round Hill Hometown Festival on Saturday, May 26.  The day starts at 8 a.m. with a 5k race and 1/2 mile kids fun run beginning and ending at Round Hill Elementary School, followed at 9:30 by a parade through town. The Woodgrove HS Jazz Band kicks off a full day of stage entertainment in the Town Park at 10:15 and the RHES 4th and 5th Grade Chorus will take part in the Memorial Ceremony at 10:45.  Other events include a pie-eating contest (1:45 p.m.), downhill derby (3 p.m.) and open mic session (also 3 p.m.).  More information can be found online at www.hometownfestival.org and www.facebook.com/rhhometownfestival. Registration for the 5k is online at roundhillva.org/hometown-festival-order-form/. The Hometown Festival is also in need of volunteers; sign up for slots at www.signupgenius.com/go/904094fadad2ca64-hometown.

    Field Day Planning Has Begun! May 5th!

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    Our Field Day is always a big event. Our field days are theme based and non-competitive in nature. Our Field Day is on Tuesday, June 5th from 8:45-2:00. One Day. Whole School. Good Times. Rain Date: Wednesday, June 6th from 8:45-2:00.

    We always need volunteers for these special days. We will have 20-25 stations and the classrooms travels around the stations as a whole, but the classroom teacher always needs an extra hand. It takes between 60-75 volunteers for each field day. If you are interested in helping please sign up for what type of station you would be interested in helping Mr. Turrill with or you can sign up for helping your childs classroom teacher. You can sign up for a morning shift, an afternoon shift, or you can sign up for both shifts and stay for the whole day.  To sign up as a volunteer Click Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aba72baafb6-round  For more information on our Field Day go to www.RHEPE.com .

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Turrill at Eric.Turrill@lcps.org

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  • Epic Build Showcase and STEM Camp - Last Call

    Posted by Andrew Davis on 5/10/2018

    We have 2 great opportunities to challenge and showcase your amazing students!  

    1. Last call for Camp STEMovation - check out the pamphlet below for details!  

    2. Monday is our final Code to the Future Epic Build Showcase of the year!  See below for details!  Please remind your children to wear their white Code to the Future shirts Monday!

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