RHES Community Newsleter | 10/16/23

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Bike, Ride, and Roll Day at Rose Hill!



It was so much fun walking many of our students bike, roll, or walk to school Wednesday, October 4th to celebrate this day of getting a bit of exercise rather than riding in the car or bus. We owe our families a huge thank you for supporting this event! Many parents were seen carrying or walking the bikes back home after the morning school bell rang. The kids have so much joy when they arrive and even seeing their younger siblings participate is just so much fun! Our FCPD partners also need to be thanked for taking the time to escort our riders as they were on Rose Hill Drive to help ensure safety. We are looking forward to doing again in the spring!


Book Character Day

If students would like, they may dress up as their favorite book character Friday, October 27th. We are encouraging our teacher teams to do it as well so it should be a fun day! Some ideas would be Harry Potter, Dr. Seuss, Pippi Longstocking, or Paddington; and of course there are so many more ideas out there. Guidelines are:

  • No masks, meaning faces cannot be covered
  • Costume needs to be related to a book character
  • No real or fake weapons, guns, swords, or knives (even if they are plastic or made from foam, they will not be allowed)
  • Proper footwear needs to be worn, no high-heels or slippers

If you have questions, please contact your child's classroom teacher.

RHES PTA Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Please join the RHES PTA for the annual Trunk-or-Treat event! Volunteer families decorate their vehicles (and themselves) in fun themes and hand out treats to all of the kids who attend. Details are listed below:

What: Annual RHES Trunk-or-Treat Event

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 5:15-6:30 PM

Where: RHES Parking Lot

Dress: Costumes strongly encouraged

Please note: For the safety of volunteer families and event attendees, parking will not be available in the RHES parking lot. Please plan to either walk to the event, or park your vehicle on surrounding neighborhood streets. 

To Volunteer for the Event: Please go to https://rosehillelementaryschool.ptboard.com/sgnvw

Please share the event with other RHES families via FB: https://fb.me/e/3Ul6qC1a8

To join the RHES PTA, please go to: https://rosehillelementaryschool.ptboard.com/home

Digital Consent - Action Needed

In the last four weeks, we have increased the number of digital consents from 13% to 21%. Thank you to those who have done this already and if you haven't done it yet, please do. It is required for each student. You can read about it here as well as give consent. You do need your SIS Parent VUE Username and Password. Please take a few minutes to complete this. We appreciate it!

harvest lunch

Family members are invited to eat lunch with their student(s) on November 15th. Visitors should plan to bring their own lunch. Because of staffing and supply chain challenges, visitors will not have the option of purchasing a school lunch. Below is the lunch schedule for the grade levels. We look forward to having a lunch with our Rose Hill families!

11:00-11:30 - Grade 4
11:30-12:00 - Grade 5 & 6
12:00-12:30 - Kindergarten
12:30-1:00 - Grade 2
1:00-1:30 - Grade 1
1:30-2:00 - Grade 3

Attached are the invitiations both in English and Spanish.

Talking Points Messaging

The Rose Hill team uses Talking Points regularly to communicate directly with families. It's quick and allows users to send photos, short messages, and you can even use an app, which allows for a more seamless experience. The benefit of Talking Points is you can type and receive your messages in any language you choose! If you have not done so already, we would encourage families to download the app. Attached is a flyer with more information.

Talking Points

Health Fair

Rose Hill Health Fair was a Success!

Last Saturday, Rose Hill held a health fair for the neighborhood and it was well attended. Dental cleanings, vaccines, neighborhood health resources, and many more things were offered! This was our first time doing an event like this and we will be definitely doing it again! Many thanks to Family Liaison Kate Pennington and Social Worker Allison DeGregorio (both in the last picture with Principal Rachal Edwards) who coordinated the event. We also appreciate the community partner who came on a rainy Saturday to support our families.

Federal Impact Aid Survey

This year, families will have access to the Federal Impact Aid Survey in electronic format via ParentVUE. Our IT teams have worked with the Online Registration System to help digitize the Impact Aid Survey. All parents with a ParentVUE account will be able to complete the survey online using their computer at home. For families unable to complete the survey on-line, a paper form will be available October 31st. Also, families who do not complete the online application by the requisite deadline will be provided with a printed survey form. We strongly encourage families to fill out the online forms to reduce the paper form management. October 16th is when the Federal Impact Aid Survey in ParentVue will open.


Informational Odds & Ends

  • If you are interested in learning English, English classes are being offered at the Fellowship Baptist Church. More information can be found here
  • The HIPPY Program being offered at Cameron Elementary School. The HIPPY program recently started and there are a few spots still available. HIPPY is an acroynm for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. If you are interested in participating, contact Suszan Trupa, Cameron Elementary School Family Liaison, at smtrupo@fcps.edu or 703-329-2120.
    • 9:00 – 10:00 – 2 years old in Spanish
    • 10:00 – 11:00 – 3 years in Spanish
    • 11:30 12:30 – 4 years Spanish
    • 12:30 – 2:00 – 4 years English
  • Franconia Rec Center is excited to announce our monthly Skate Night! Here is a flier with additional information. The Rec Center started a monthly Skate Night event last May to give another recreational outlet to students in our community year-round. 

  • Extended Hours for School-Age Immunization - Health Department

    Appointments are available during regular clinic hoursExtended hours are now also being offered for school-age children to catch up on their school-required vaccines. Please call ahead, appointments are required. Schedule your appointment by calling 703-246-7100.

    Date and time


    Wednesday, October 18

    4:30 pm – 8 pm

    Annandale District Office

    Annandale, VA 

    Friday, October 20

    1 pm – 6 pm

    Annandale District Office

    Annandale, VA 

    Wednesday, October 25

    4:30 pm – 8 pm

    Herndon-Reston District Office

    Reston, VA

    Wednesday, November 1

    4:30 pm – 8 pm

    Mount Vernon District Office

    Alexandria, VA

    Saturday, November 4

    9 am – 2 pm

    Mount Vernon District Office

    Alexandria, VA

    Wednesday, November 15

    4:30 pm – 8 pm

    Annandale District Office

    Annandale, VA 

    Friday, November 17

    1 pm – 6 pm

    Springfield District Office

    Springfield, VA 

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, October 17th - RHES Advanced Academics Expansion Informational Session, via Zoom
  • Friday, October 20th - Edison Football Game, Run the Field!
  • Thursday, October 26th - Make-up Picture Day
  • Friday, October 27th - Book Character Day
  • Saturday, October 28th - PTA RHES Annual Trunk-or-Treat
  • Friday, November 3rd - Quarter 1 Ends, Early Release, 2pm
  • Monday, November 6th - No School (School Planning Day)
  • Tuesday, November 7th - No School (Teacher Work Day)
  • Tuesday, November 14th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • Wednesday, November 15th - Harvest Luncheon
  • Friday, November 17th - RHES PTA Annual Fun Run

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