RHES Community Newsletter | 08/21/23

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Welcome Back!



It was a fantastic feeling having the school building come back to life as the teachers and staff returned. During this past week, for the Rose Hill team, it is a combination of professional learning, decorating and setting up classrooms and shared spaces, learning about our school goals and next steps, and then infusing some fun into it as well.

Very early Wednesday morning, the administrative team along with Kate Pennington, Family Liaison, and Dr. Grace Taylor, Interim Assistant Superintendent, had a spot on NBC4 along with Apple Federal Credit Union, to encourage the DMV area to donate school supplies. Rose Hill was fortunate to also be the recipient of some of the donations.


The majority of the teachers participated in the Science of Reading professional learning that was held at Fairfax High School one day last week. We were fortunate enough that our Instructional Coach, Ashley Mistretta, and Reading Specialist, Elizabeth Cho, were selected by the county to help facilitate the entire day of professional learning.


It was also important that we spent some time working as a Rose Hill team learning about our School Improvement & Innovation Plan, which drives our goals, as well as establish their own team goals. We worked on learning about the school-wide behavior expectations, academic and instructional next steps, and getting to know our new team members. Below, ECCB teacher Ed Windhausen, and AART Teacher, Eileen Freeman, work with their team on a Looks Like/Sounds Like chart. 


Throughout the week, it's also important to us that we infuse some opportunities to show how muh we appreciate our team and have some fun. Our awesome PTA provided a delicious grab & go lunch Thursday to the entire staff. Thank you to PTA for making that happen. The team really appreciated it! And then to provide some laughs as well as an opportunity to review our Flight Plan, school principal Ms. Edwards, hosted the Family Feud. She even dressed up to do it!


First Day of School

The first day of school is tomorrow. As a reminder, our doors open at 9am and the tardy bell rings at 9:15am. It will take some time for everyone to get into the swing of things so please be patient with the bus drivers, office team, and Kiss & Ride team. We encourage all students that tomorrow, they take the mode of transportation that they will usually take. This help with the transition for the students.

For our Kindergarten families only, you may walk your student down to their classroom tomorrow if you'd like. If your child is a bus rider, put them on the bus then meet them just outside door 1 as they disembark from the bus. At 9:15, PTA is hosting a Boo Hoo Coffee for Kindergarten parents in the libary.


Rose Hill Spiritwear

We love wearing our Rose Hill Spiritwear on Fridays and encourage students to join us! 1st Place Spiritwear is having a 30% off sitewide sale and free shipping over $75. Their quality is fantastic and there are so many options. You can check them out here.


Back to School Night

Mark you calendars for Wednesday, September 13th, at 6:00pm for Back-to-School Night. During this event, we welcome families back into the school house to learn from their child's teacher more about the curriculum, SIIP, and all the other things related to school. Please plan to join us!

AAP Overview for Families

Are you interested in learning more about Advanced Academics (AAP) at Rose Hill? Please join Eileen Freeman, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART) to learn more about what AAP services are available for your students this school year and throughout their time in FCPS at our Family Overview Night! Rose Hill’s AAP Family Overview Night will be held on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 from 6:00-6:30 PM on Zoom. The session will also be recorded and shared with families if you are unable to join us live. If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Freeman at eafreeman@fcps.edu .

Join the RHES PTA

The Rose Hill PTA is a terrific organization that supports our students and teachers. Even if you aren't able to attend the meetings, there are so many other ways to contribute. We are encouraging all of our families to join. Go to this link and then click "Sign Up" if you don't already have an account. Membership for a parent is $10.61 and for a family it is $15.76.

Calendar of Upcoming RHES Events

  • Monday, 8/21 - First day of school!
  • Tuesday, 9/12 at 6:00pm - PTA Meeting (online)
  • Wednesday, 9/13 at 6:00pm - Back to School Night (in-person)
  • Wednesday, 9/20 at 6:00pm - AAP Overview for Families (online)
  • Thursday, 9/21 - Fall Picture Day

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